Author: Ronan THEPAULT

Ronan is part of the sales and marketing team. His passion ? The battles! He particularly likes to measure the applications and to oppose them!

The battle of the week: ADA vs Europcar

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In this period of departure on vacation, we are interested in rental vehicle applications with ADA and Europcar. These two applications make it possible to select and reserve a vehicle for rental for a specified period.

In the left corner ADA, created in 1984, is a French car rental company, a subsidiary of the Rousselet group.

In the right corner Europcar, created in 1949, is also a French company, the European leader in car rental.

The weighing

At weighing ADA is the heavier application with a weight of 94.5 MB. Its opponent Europcar is much lighter with a weight of 55.7 MB, or 41% less.

The fight

All the lights are now turned on the fighters and the match can finally begin.

In the first part of the match which consists in measuring the impact of the launch phase of the application, Europcar takes the advantage, consuming 26% less than ADA. The second part aims to find and choose a rental vehicle by going to the booking phase. Once again, Europcar wins this round by consuming 22.4% less. To end this confrontation, we have set up two decisive rounds of idle observation for each opponent. During the idle background Europcar consumes less than 6%. Finally it is also Europcar who wins the last run by consuming 3% less than ADA on the idle foreground phase.

The bell rings, end of the match! The match went one way with Europcar domination for each round.

The winner is…

Without any surprise, the Europcar application is declared victorious against ADA on a score of 14.5 mAh at 18.3 mAh, by consuming 21% less energy.

For those who like numbers

ApplicationVersionDownloadsPlaystore GradeApp weight (MB)Exchanged data (MB)Memory (MB)Energy consumption (mAh)
ADA5.13.010 000+3.094.51.9828918.3
Europcar2.7.01 000 000+3.755.70.96322714.5

On a scenario of a reservation during 1 minute, Europcar consumes 40% more than an application like Discord. ADA‘s consumption is equal to Instagram‘s one. (Source: Study Consumption of top 30 most popular mobile applications)

The measurements were carried out by our laboratory on the basis of a standardized protocol, respecting a specific user scenario (launch of the app, search for a new car available, selection of a car, reservation during 1 minute). The other scenarios are the launch of the application (20”), inactivity in the foreground (20”) and inactivity in the background (20”).

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The battle of the week: Deezer vs Spotify

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Today we are interested in two streaming music platforms : the pioneer and Swedish leader Spotify and the French Deezer. Audio services have invaded our daily lives and the market share of streaming music is becoming more and more important. While it is sometimes difficult to choose from so many possibilities, we have chosen to study these two actors in order to compare their energy consumption.

In the left corner Deezer, created in 2007, is a french service of streaming music.

In the right corner Spotify, created in 2006, is a swedish service of streaming music, and one of the main competitors of Deezer.

The weighing

At the weighing Spotify is the heaviest application with 115 Mb. It’s opponent Deezer is lighter with 89.5 Mb.

The fight

All the lights are now turned on the fighters and the match can finally begin.

In the first part of the match which consists in measuring the impact of the launch phase of the application, Spotify takes the advantage, consuming 11.6% less than Deezer. The second part aims to search a music in the app and listen to it for a minute. Once again, it is Spotify which dominates its opponent consuming 4.6% less. To end this confrontation, we have set up two decisive rounds of idle observation for each opponent. During the idle background Spotify is consuming 6.25% less, while in the foreground it is Deezer which wins consuming also 6.25% less energy.

The bell rings, end of the match ! Spotify app has been better overall and has won 3 of the 4 rounds of the duel.

The winner

On a unanimous decision, Spotify wins against Deezer on a score of 13.2 mAh to 13.9 mAh, then consuming 5% less energy than its rival.

For those who like numbers

ApplicationVersionDownloadsPlaystore GradeApp weight (MB)Exchanged data (MB)Memory (MB)Energy consumption (mAh)
Deezer6.1.5.104100 000 000+4.189.5246.3204.613.9
Spotify8.5.13.637500 000 000+4.6115148.8179.113.2

On a scenario of listening music during 1 minute, the last version of Spotify is more consuming than the one before. The consumption of Deezer is almost equal to the one of an app like Whatsapp Messenger. (Source: Study Consumption of top 30 most popular mobile applications)

The measurements were carried out by our laboratory on the basis of a standardized protocol, respecting a specific user scenario (launch of the app, search for a music, select a music, listen for 1 minute). The other scenarios are the launch of the application (20”), inactivity in the foreground (20”) and inactivity in the background (20”).

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The battle of the day: AirBnb vs Booking

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Today’s match will oppose two applications of the travel and local informations category. Indeed, the fighters are AirBnb and Booking.

In the left corner AirBnb, created in 2007, is a community platform for renting and booking accomodations between individuals.

In the right corner Booking, created in 1996, is an online accommodations booking platform.

The weighing

At the weighing AirBnb is the heaviest application with 202 Mb. It’s opponent Booking is almost two times lighter with 104 Mb.

The fight

All the lights are now turned on the fighters and the match can finally begin.

The first part of the match consists in mesuring the launch of the application, and it is Booking which takes an advantage consuming two times less battery than AirBnb. For the second part we search for an accommodation according to different criterias and we start a booking. This time again the winner is Booking, but only slightly, consuming only 1% less than its rival. So far Booking is dominating the fight. The duel ends with two decisive rounds of idle observation. During the idle background and foreground Booking wins once again by consuming 18% and 10% less energy.

The bell rings, end of the match ! Booking seems to be the winner after a very controlled fight.

The winner

On a unanimous decision, Booking is declared winner. The score is 14.9 mAh to 16.7 mAh which represents 12% less energy than AirBnb.

For those who love numbers

ApplicationVersionDownloadsPlaystore GradeApp weight (MB)Exchanged data (MB)Memory (MB)Energy consumption (mAh)
AirBnb19.2750 000 000+4.52026.8274.616.7
Booking18.3100 000 000+4.71043.6226.914.9

Booking app is consuming two times more energy than an app such as Spotify. It’s consumption is almost equal to Clash Of Clans. The consumption of AirBnb is equal to an app such as UC Browser (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.UCMobile.intl). (Source: Study Consumption of top 30 most popular mobile applications)

The measurements were carried out by our laboratory on the basis of a standardized protocol, respecting a specific user scenario (launch of the app, looking for an accommodation, choice of an accomodation, booking). The other scenarios are the launch of the application (20”), inactivity in the foreground (20”) and inactivity in the background (20”).

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The battle of the week: Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix

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Today’s match will oppose two applications of the video services on demand category. Indeed, the fighters are Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

In the left corner Amazon Prime Video, created in 2006, is the video service on demand created by the giant Amazon, Netflix’s first competitor on the market.

In the right corner Netflix, created in 1997, is today the most used application to watch a serie or a movie on a smarthpone.

The weighing

At the weighing Amazon Prime Video is the heaviest application with 107 Mb. It’s opponent Netflix is clearly lighter with 77 Mb.

The fight

All the lights are now turned on the fighters and the match can finally begin.

The start of the match is pretty tight but Amazon Prime Video take a small advantage, consuming 0.8% less battery. The fight goes on, with the movie watching scenario during a minute, and this time Netflix reacts and overturn the situation consuming 4.3% less than Amazon Prime Video. For now the suspens is still here since none of the competitors seems to be really better than the other. The fight ends with two decisive rounds of idle observation. During the idle background, Amazon Prime vidéo dominates its opponent consuming 8% less energy. However, during the idle foreground, Netflix consumes 3.5% less.

The bell rings, end of the match ! The fighters having both won 2 rounds, the final decision will be a points decision.

The winner

After counting the points and despite an extremely tight score it is Netflix which is declared winner by the judges, 12.1 mAh to 12.4 mAh.

For those who like numers

ApplicationVersionDownloadsPlaystore GradeApp weight (MB)Exchanged data (MB)Memory (MB)Energy consumption (mAh)
Amazon Prime Video3.0.253.182041100 000 000+4.310773.9414.612.4
Netflix7.16.1500 000 000+4.577192.1286.712.1

Netflix app is consuming two times more than an app as Discord. Their consumption is almost equal to Microsoft outlook or Yahoo Mail. (Source: Study Consumption of top 30 most popular mobile applications)

The measurements were carried out by our laboratory on the basis of a standardized protocol, respecting a specific user scenario (launch of the app, looking for a movie, watching the movie). The other scenarios are the launch of the application (20”), inactivity in the foreground (20”) and inactivity in the background (20”).

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SNCF vs Trainline

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Today we attend a match in a new category: Train ticket booking applications. The duel is opposing the OuiSNCF app to the Trainline app.

In the left corner OuiSNCF (formerly known as voyages-sncf.com), created in 2000, is the SNCF distributor and an online travel agency.

In the right corner Trainline (Formerly known as Captain Train) which was created in 2009. It is a travel agency and a trade intermediary dedicated to the online sale of train and bus tickets in Europe.

The weighing

At the weighing OuiSNCF is the heaviest app with 54.2 Mb. With 41.9 Mb TrainLine is 1.3 times lighter than his opponent and appears as the lightweight of the fight.

The fight

All the lights are now turned on the fighters and the match can finally begin.

In the first seconds of the fight TrainLine put some pressure on his opponent with a loading phase consuming 20% less battery. The fight goes on with the train ticket purchase scenario, and one more time TrainLine is consuming 10% less than OuiSNCF which completely derails and is now in the ropes. The match ends with two rounds of idle observation for each opponent in which OuiSNCF will fight equaly with TrainLine.

The gong sounds, the match is over! With an unanimous decision from the judges TrainLine is declared the winner of this fight.

The winner

For this second battle, the two opponents fought well but TrainLine wins 10.35 mAh to 11.48 mAh against OuiSNCF, consuming overall almost 10% less energy.

For those who love numbers

ApplicationVersionDownloadsPlaystore GradeApp weight (MB)Exchanged data (MB)Memory (MB)Energy consumption (mAh)
OuiSNCF61.045 000 000+4.254.21278.0211.48
TrainLine481 000 000+4.441.90.11150.3310.35

OuiSncf app is consuming two times more than an app such as Discord. Their consumption is equal to Snapchat or Orange Mail. (Source: Study Consumption of top 30 most popular mobile applications)

The measurements were carried out by our laboratory on the basis of a standardized protocol, respecting a specific user scenario (launch of the app, selection of a destination, scroll on the results page, choice of a ticket, scroll on the ticket options page, add to the cart). The other scenarios are the launch of the application (20”), inactivity in the foreground (20”) and inactivity in the background (20”).

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The fight of the week: Amazon vs Cdiscount

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The battle of the week opposes this time two m-commerce applications. Indeed, it is a duel between the french app Cdiscount and the american app Amazon.

In the left corner Amazon, created in 1994, is an american company, e-commerce world leader.

In the right corner Cdiscount, created in 1998, is a french company, main Amazon challenger in France.

The weighing

At the weighing Amazon is the heaviest app with 156 Mb. With 117 Mb Cdiscount is 1.3 times lighter.

The fight

All the lights are now turned on the fighters and the match can finally begin.

Early in the match Cdiscount shows that it did not come to fill the blanks, with a loading phase consuming 9% less energy. The fight goes on, with a buying item scenario, and one more time Cdiscount is consuming 16% less than it’s opponent. It’s a big blow for the american which is hurt but doesn’t admit to be defeated yet. The match ends with two rounds of idle observation for each opponent in which Cdiscount give the final blow to Amazon consuming each time less energy… KO!

The bell rings, the match is over ! With no surprise, Cdiscount is declared winner of this fight.

The winner

For this third battle, we attended to a fight dominated from the begining to the end by Cdiscount who wins 19.8 mAh to 23 mAh against Amazon, by consuming almost 14% less energy overall.

For those who like Numbers

ApplicationVersionDownloadsPlaystore GradeApp weight (MB)Exchanged data (MB)Memory (MB)Energy consumption (mAh)
Amazon61.04100 000 000+4.315615.57334.4923.06
Cdiscount485 000 000+4.11172.12522.3019.84

Amazon app is consuming 3 times more than an app as Spotify. Their consumption is almost equal to Opera Mini or Tik Tok. (Source: Study Consumption of top 30 most popular mobile applications)

The measurements were carried out by our laboratory on the basis of a standardized protocol, respecting a specific user scenario (launch of the app, looking for of an item, scroll on the results page, selection of an item, add to the cart). The other scenarios are the launch of the application (20”), inactivity in the foreground (20”) and inactivity in the background (20”).

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Which application choose to follow the 2018 World Cup without draining your smartphone’s battery life?

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Do you want to follow the FIFA World Cup 2018? Know minute by minute how accurate your predictions are? And most importantly, you don’t want to run out of battery before the end of the match! We have selected for you 10 applications that allow you to follow the match live results.

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