Browser Battery Wars: Opera hits back at Microsoft


Microsoft recently released a statement that it’s Edge Browser is better for your laptop’s battery life than Chrome, Opera and Firefox.

Now, Opera Browser who introduced a power saving mode in its browser last month has released a statement in a blog post saying their browser has the battery performance edge.

In the post, Opera said that Microsoft had not revealed its full test methodology, and so they were unable to run the same tests. This prompted Opera to run and publish their own tests which found Opera to come out on top.

Opera says that the Opera Developer (39.0.2248.0) with native ad blocker and power saver enabled is able to run 22% longer than Microsoft Edge (25.10586.0.0) on a laptop running Windows 10, 64-bit, and 35% longer than the latest version of Google Chrome (51.0.2704.103).


Opera also detailed its methodology in the post challenging Microsoft to better. “If Microsoft really wants to prove that its browser performs better than others (in any regard), the company should be transparent about its methodology so that others can replicate it.” says Błażej Kaźmierczak, Director of Software development at Opera.

Watch Opera’s test in the video below:

One thing that both companies can agree on is that Chrome is terrible for your laptop battery life.

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