Battery Drain Rates of the Most Popular Android Games

Battery Drain Rates of the Most Popular Android Games

When choosing a new Android game to play to pass the time at work, Android users usually scan Google Play and use an app’s number of downloads and star rating to decide what will provide them entertainment; whether at home, school, or work. However, Android users must also consider an Android app’s battery usage because, after all, what’s the point of downloading a free Android game if it’s going to kill your battery after a half hour of playtime? To help Android fans make the best gaming decisions, M2AppMonitor lists 10 of the most played Android games, as well as their respective battery drain rates to see which apps can help you pass the time, the entire time.

This crowdsourced community report is provided by M2AppMonitor, a free Android app available on Google Play to optimize your Android device by showing which of your apps use the most battery, data, memory, and more on your device.

Candy Crush Saga Battery Drain Rate – 929 mW

Candy Crush Android app battery drain rate

Candy Crush, earlier reported by M2AppMonitor as the most played game by our global users, crushes the average app battery drain rate for the average game, which is 881 mW.  The Candy Crush Android app drains battery at 929 mW.

Pou Battery Drain Rate – 875 mW

Pou Android app battery drain rate

The Pou Android game with over 100 million users, lets users take care of their very own alien pet, Pou. Although Pou may get very hungry, the Pou Android app only uses 875 mW, right below the average battery drain rate for the average game.

Clash of Clans Battery Drain Rate – 928 mW

Clash of Clans Android battery drain rate

The massively popular social battle game wages war on both other clans and your Android battery life. The Clash of Clans Android game battery drain rate of 928 mW is almost 50 mW larger than the average top Android game, and is only slightly less battery-draining than Candy Crush.

Subway Surfers Battery Drain Rate – 904 mW

Subway Surfer Android battery drain rate

This addictively fun Android game has over 100 million users traversing over subways, and over the average Android game battery drain rate, slightly. Subway Surfers Android battery drain rate is 904 mW.

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Hay Day Battery Drain Rate – 1013 mW

Hay Day Android battery drain rate

Hay Day is among the top farming Android games today. Users are constantly tasked with feeding hungry chickens, pigs and cows; however the Hay Day Android app also is hungry, consuming battery at over 130 mW higher than the average Android game battery drain rate.

Plants Vs Zombies 2 Battery Drain Rate – 829 mW

Plants vs Zombies 2 Android battery drain rate

EA’s big sequel has been performing well in both downloads and battery performance. The Plants Vs Zombies 2 Android battery drain rate of 829 mW is over 50 mW less than the average Android game.

Hill Climb Racing Battery Drain Rate 675 mW

Hill Climb Racing Android battery drain rate

Of the most played apps among the M2AppMonitor community, Hill Climb Racing is by far the most battery efficient. The Hill Climb Racing Android game battery drain rate of 675 mW is 23% less than the average Android game!

Despicable Me Android Battery Drain Rate 875 mW

Despicable Me Android battery drain rate

The minion-staring game based off the motion picture burns battery at 875 mW, just below the game app average.

Jewels Star Battery Drain Rate – 1077 mW

The classic arcade-style game may have a relatively simple concept, but a very high battery drain rate. Jewels Star for Android has a battery drain rate that is 22% higher than the average Android game.

Angry Birds Battery Drain Rate – 808 mW

Angry Birds Android battery drain rate

The most popular Android game of all time lets players destroy the angry pigs without destroying their battery life. The Angry Birds Android battery drain rate of 808 mW is over 70 mW less than the average game battery average for Android.

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This is the latest post in our new M2AppMonitor Analysis series, where we will present you with information on apps directly from our M2AppMonitor community. This information is packed full of invaluable insights into the Android app ecosystem. If you want to see if any of your apps are misbehaving, download the FREE M2AppMonitor Android app on Google Play today!

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