At Google’s Android Dev Summit, the company shared a slideshow image showing that phone’s screen uses different battery power in different colors. In this regard, the search giant used its Pixel smartphone to support these points.
It is not a hidden fact that dark mode/night mode apps can prolong the battery life of smartphones with OLED screens. It’s true both for Android, and iPhone as well. On the other hand, white and bright colors of the apps can consume more battery power. The reason behind the fact is the individual pixels of the screen have to do less work on dark modes and practically no work when the apps displaying black mode. The company used its original Pixel smartphone for these data points.)
The company also shared a comparison of two phones running YouTube at different degrees of brightness and the phone displaying dark mode uses 60 percent less battery power than a smartphone running app with a white or bright colored screen.
Interestingly enough, the company has recognized the value of dark mode. YouTube and Android Messages already using the dark mode to prolong the battery life, and Google is also interested to bring the feature to its Phone app and it is in the trial phase in the mobile Google Feed.