Majority of the people uses Chrome as their default browser, but Microsoft claimed by doing certain tests that Microsoft Edge last longer with more battery life. Microsoft Edge is designed to prioritize power efficiency and deliver more battery life, without any special battery saving mode or changes to the default settings.Their testing and data show that you can simply browse longer with Microsoft Edge than with Chrome , Firefox or Opera on Windows 10 devices.
To understand the impact, Microsoft compared leading browsers. First, they measured their power consumption in controlled lab environment. Second, they examined the real-world energy telemetry from millions of Windows 10 devices. Finally, they recorded time-lapse videos of each browser performing the same tasks until battery dies. Microsoft Edge wins out every time, which proved that it has longer battery life.
The lab environment test used Surface Books browsing with Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Opera. Each device completed the same tasks such as,“opening websites,scrolling through articles, and watching videos, opening new tabs for each task.The same websites you spend your majority time on were used(– Facebook, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Wikipedia and more).”
For these browsing activities, the tests show Microsoft Edge is a more energy efficient browser on Windows 10, with up to 36% to 53% more battery life to get what you need done.
To measure Windows efficiency and identify opportunities, they measure aggregated telemetry from millions of Windows 10 devices around the world.The billions of data points from these devices are consistent with the lab results,demonstrating that Microsoft Edge is more efficient in real-world, day-to-day use than the competition.
They compared what happens when watching videos on Surface Books running latest version of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Opera. They streamed video wirelessly on each device and set video camera to record the laptops until each one died, they noted the time when each device stopped working.
The result of the research says that Microsoft Edge works better than others, delivering 17% to 70% more battery life than the others. Microsoft Edge lasts three hours longer than Google Chrome.