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Does Windows Phone need less power than Android?

With the Nokia Lumia 535 in mind (and its Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor), does Windows Phone need less power under the hood than Android?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Nov. 12, 2014 at 19:34

Yes, Windows Phone 8 is a lot less power-hungry than Android.
Consider the fact that Rockstar were able to release a version of GTA San Andreas that plays okay on entry level Lumias! On Lumias with 512MB RAM...

Mind you: the Lumia 630 is noticeably slower than midrange Android devices or a higher end Lumia, but apps run fine, the gallery can load 1,000s of images without any lag...

Android, of course, is a complete hog when it comes to resources.
And whenever the hardware progresses, the OS and apps get spiked, and progress is nixed again. iOS devices, BB10, WP all are more efficient... But then: Android, arguably, works harder. More multitasking, more background action, sharing between apps etc etc...

The other OSs limit what you can do, and in return you needn't worry about the latest, fastest hardware.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 12, 2014 at 19:34

Yes, Windows Phone 8 is a lot less power-hungry than Android.
Consider the fact that Rockstar were able to release a version of GTA San Andreas that plays okay on entry level Lumias! On Lumias with 512MB RAM...

Mind you: the Lumia 630 is noticeably slower than midrange Android devices or a higher end Lumia, but apps run fine, the gallery can load 1,000s of images without any lag...

Android, of course, is a complete hog when it comes to resources.
And whenever the hardware progresses, the OS and apps get spiked, and progress is nixed again. iOS devices, BB10, WP all are more efficient... But then: Android, arguably, works harder. More multitasking, more background action, sharing between apps etc etc...

The other OSs limit what you can do, and in return you needn't worry about the latest, fastest hardware.

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