According to a team at Stanford University, badly coded mobile websites can drain a smartphone’s battery life, more than what is necessary.
The team took a number of leading websites and compared the energy consumption using an Android smartphone. The tests on the mobile websites blamed poor coding choices for unnecessary battery consumption.
The report said,
“Despite the growing popularity of mobile web browsing, the energy consumed by a phone browser while surﬁng the web is poorly understood. We hope this paper demonstrates the importance of building a mobile site optimised for mobile devices but sites that do not, end up draining the battery of visiting phones. This can potentially reduce traffic to the site.”