According to some researchers, paid applications are much less intensive in terms of battery usage, memory usage and data than the free versions.
What we save by choosing a free application? Money. But at the expense perhaps of an eyesore driven by advertising, and some inconvenience of another order. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Queen’s University in Canada published the results of a recent study focusing on the uses (battery, data, cpu) of free applications with ads and comparing them with the paid versions.
And these results are rather “scary” Indeed, they found that the free mobile apps use an average of 16% of battery capacity (33% maximum), visibly reducing the stand-by of the battery of a smartphone from 2.5 to 2.1 hours on average. They also consume about 22% more memory than the ad-free paid apps and increase by 48% the CPU utilization. And finally, they would also use 79% of mobile data in more than others.
Until next contradictory study, try your best to avoid those apps.