Gmail vs Yahoo Mail vs Outlook.com: An Android Email Apps Performance Comparison (Data, Battery, CPU, and more)
*This week’s M2 Community Report compares the performance ( battery usage, data, usage, CPU, memory, and more) of the three most popular Android email apps: Gmail vs. Yahoo Mail vs. Outlook.com. *
With a recent VentureBeat article revealing that 65% of emails are opened on mobile devices first, the battle among Android email apps is heating up, with the three main players being Yahoo Mail, Gmail, and Outlook.com. Since Android consumers are using Android apps more and more these days, it is important that the Android email app of choice does not consume excessive resources, such as battery drain, high data usage, and more.
To help you find which most popular Android email apps may be draining vital Android resources, here is a new M2 Community report, provided by M2AppMonitor, a free app monitoring app available on Google Play.
Yahoo Mail Data Usage : 25 KB/minute
Gmail Data Usage : 20 KB/minute
Outlook.com Data Usage : 20 KB/minute
The Yahoo Mail Android app has a data usage rate of 25 KB/minute, which far exceeds the 20 KB/minute rate shared by the Gmail Android app and the Outlook Android app. If you find yourself on a data budget, Gmail and Outlook are the most data-friendly options.
Yahoo Mail Data Usage : 17%
Gmail Data Usage : 15%
Outlook.com Data Usage : 12%
Once again, the Yahoo Mail Android app CPU usage of 17% makes it the most inefficient Android app. A high CPU usage can slow down the performance of your phone. The Gmail Android app CPU usage of 15% was slightly better, but the Outlook Android CPU usage rate of 12% takes the cake as the most CPU-efficient Android email app.
Outlook.com Memory Usage : 18 MB
Yahoo Mail Memory Usage : 15 MB
Gmail Memory Usage : 13 MB
After being the most efficient Android email app in the previous two criteria, Outlook.com comes in as the highest memory user. Performing more efficiently with 15 MB memory is the Yahoo Mail Android app. The Gmail Android app turns out to be the most memory-efficient email app, taking up only 13 MB.
* Yahoo Mail Battery Usage : 679 mW*
Outlook Battery Usage : 606 mW
Gmail Battery Usage : 567 mW
The Yahoo Mail Android app battery usage rate of 679 mW means it is the highest battery using Android email app. The Outlook Android battery drain rate of 606 mW is an improvement, but the Gmail Android app battery rate of 567 mW proves to be the most efficient battery email app. So if you are in a no-charger-in-sight situation, Gmail may be the best option.
Yahoo Mail Background Battery Usage Rate : 138 mW
Outlook Background Battery Usage Rate : 103 mW
Gmail Background Battery Usage Rate : 33 mW
Background battery drain rate can be the silent killer. In order to deliver the most recent email communications, these Android email apps are often running in the background. The Yahoo Mail Android app background battery usage rate of 138 mW is four times higher than the Gmail Android app’s 33 mW. Outlook also far exceeds Gmail with a 102 mW background battery drain rate. A high background battery drain rate can really eat away at your battery, even when you’re not using it, so Gmail is the best Android email app for preserving battery life.
To stay on top of your battery life, download Battery Widget Pro, a free Android widget on Google Play that gives you updates on your device battery health on which apps are draining your battery life.
Conclusion: Gmail Android is the best performing Android email app.
From our M2 Community study, gauging the app usage habits of users worldwide, we have determined that the Gmail Android email app consumes your resources much more efficiently than Outlook and Yahoo Mail.
Our posts are presented to help you discover great new Android apps, that aren’t only discovered based on the number of downloads they have, but by how well they perform on your device and how other users enjoy them.All data is aggregated and collected anonymously from M2AppMonitor, now available on Google Play.
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