Microsoft says Edge is faster, more secure and offers better battery life than Chrome and FireFox


Microsoft has published a new video which claims its Edge browser is faster, more secure and better for battery life than Google Chrome and Firefox.

In the video, Microsoft flaunts the prowess of Edge over its nearest rivals, showing it outperforming Chrome and Firefox in a number of key areas.

In its battery life test Microsoft streamed a 720p video in a loop on three identical laptops using Chrome, FireFox and Edge.

Microsoft says the laptop using Edge lasted for 16 hours and 8 minutes, compared to 13 hours and 31 minutes for the laptop using Chrome.

The one running FireFox ran out of battery after just 9 hours and 52 minutes.

According to ZDNet, Microsoft used the latest versions of all three browsers during the tests, which were conducted on Surface Book laptops running the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. The volume was also muted on each laptop and the brightness set to 50 percent.

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has pitted Edge against rival browsers and given that the tests were carried out by Microsoft, may lead some to take the results with a pinch of salt.

With that being said, a study carried out last year by AVG also found Edge to be superior to Chrome when it came to battery life.

Another ad by Microsoft also says that Edge is faster and more secure than Google Chrome.

“Microsoft Edge is up to 48 percent faster than Google Chrome”, Microsoft says and that “Edge blocks 18 percent more phishing sites than Google Chrome”.


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