Saves the black background in Windows Phone, the battery life of the smartphone
Windows Phone offers a lot of visual options, although in Windows Phone 8.1 this aspect of the platform was a little better. One of the settings interface in Windows Phone allows you to choose the background color of the interface between black and white, and in this regard, some users are wondering, does the background color on the battery life. To answer this question tried the editors of the site 7tutorials. For this, they have got four different characteristics of the phone Nokia and conducted some tests of the battery.
For testing we used the following models:
- Nokia Lumia 525 – 4” IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels;
- Nokia Lumia 625 – 4.7″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels;
- Nokia Lumia 720 – 4.3″ WVGA IPS display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels;
- Nokia Lumia 1020 – 4.5″ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×768 pixels.
On each device the authors used the default settings. To check the battery they had installed the WP Bench app. In addition, the authors made sure that each smartphone has installed the latest version of Windows Phone available.
For each of the colors of the background and on every smartphone was performed three tests. Then was calculated the average score for each of the colors of the background and each smartphone. So, let’s see what you got.
Below you can see the average battery life of every smartphone running a test of WP Bench battery. This test loads the phone and drains the battery very quickly. In real life, your smartphone’s battery will not fight slower.
On the chart there is one obvious thing – when using a dark background battery life is not as fast as with a white background.
So that we could get a clearer idea about the level of power saving, the authors have made a table that indicated the percentage saving for each of the four smartphones.
For Nokia Lumia 525 percent savings charge was insignificant. In this test managed to save only 0.69%.
However, on devices with large screen size and a resolution of savings are important. For example, the Lumia 720 was saved 6% of battery life, and in the case of Lumia 1020, the result was even better – 8%.
Thus, we can conclude that depending on the device you can save up to 8% of battery when using a black background interface.