In response to Microsoft, the Norwegian publisher publishes its own energy performance test in which, surprise, Opera is at the top. But Internet users have made many critics.
This is the response of tit for tat. There are some days,Microsoft has touted its Edge browser as the least energy of all, in all cases on Windows 10. To prove this, the Redmond company has posted a blog note with video and graphics . Result: Edge defeated soundly in all its competitors, even though Opera with its new energy-saving feature.
In Opera, which has set a goal of creating the browser of mobility excellence , the blood has a beat. The editor has its own battery of tests and, surprise, it’s the browser that is at the top, with 22% of backup time over Edge. To achieve this, Opera has not only enabled the energy saving function, but also its integrated ad blocker.
The Norwegian publisher then provides its testing methodology, that Microsoft did not. “If Microsoft really wants to prove that their browser has better performance, the company should be transparent in terms of its methodology, so others can replicate, “ says Opera in a blog note. And Bam!
The honor of Opera is the exception? Not so sure. The publisher’s test generated much not always very positive. Thus, some users do not understand why Opera Developer version compares her to the public version of Microsoft Edge. Others think that Opera should not activate the ad blocker for his test, because this feature does not exist in Edge and is not enabled by default in Opera.
A customized test?
Still others believe that websites that Opera has included in its test are not truly representative of the majority use.The sample of the Norwegian publisher contains mainly media sites (Chicagotribune.com, elitedaily.com, faz.net, latimes.com …), while Microsoft chose the major platforms such as Facebook, Google, YouTube, Amazon or Wikipedia. One can easily guess the reason: media sites are often clad in advertisements, which Opera advantage and integrated ad blocker. “The goal of this test is to ensure that Opera wins. This is ridiculous, “said Yannick well in a comment.
The last word may return to Adam Kimball: “In this whole battery life, we forget to say that Opera and Edge are both rotten browsers. It’s like watching two horrible daughters to fight for the favors of the king. “ And you, what is your opinion?