Microsoft has recently conducted a test between Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera to check their battery efficiency for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The test was conducted by streaming one video across all four web browsers on identical devices until their battery exhausted. In accordance with Microsoft browser battery life test results, Edge takes the top spot leaving other browsers behind.
By making use of three identical Surface Book laptops running Windows 10 build 16299, Microsoft browser battery life test has shown that how long it will take the systems to drain their batteries. During the test, the latest versions of the major web browsers have used to stream an HTML5 video in the full-screen mode.
As per Microsoft, Edge browser was able to outlast Google Chrome by 19 percent, Mozilla Firefox by 63 percent, and Opera by 40 percent. In terms of time, Microsoft Edge managed to last approx 16 hours and 8 minutes, while Firefox came in at 9 hours and 53 minutes. On the other hand, Chrome hit around 13 hours and 31 minutes. Thus, Edge ranks at the top position in the Microsoft browser battery life test.
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Despite the fact that Microsoft’s methodology is consistent across each test platform, it may not consolidate with most real-time scenarios. For instance, the volume was set to mute, the ambient light sensor was turned off, and Bluetooth and location settings were disabled.
For now, there’re a few details about Microsoft browser battery life test available as the Company only showed that how long each browser was able to ‘stream video’ on similar Surface Book notebooks. The leaked video indicates that the test utilized a continuously looping HD streaming video, but it’s still unknown what video codec was used or if it was streaming for a local server or the Internet.
Microsoft says that its Edge browser is best for battery life as it beats all competitors in Microsoft browser battery test. Interestingly, the Company didn’t post results for Opera web browser in the video, which is an unfortunate omission. However, some vague reports reveal that Opera came in second behind Edge, beating out both Chrome and Firefox.
In addition, Microsoft doesn’t indicate that which versions of each browser were used in the test, which can have a magnificent impact on overall results.
The Redmond tycoon also went ahead claiming a faster and safer web browsing experience than Chrome. In results, Edge managed to emerge 48% faster and 18% more secure than Chrome. These are truly remarkable results but whether it will lure users to make use of Microsoft Edge still remains to see. Check out the video below to know more about Microsoft browser battery life test:
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