GSMArena.com partners with SmartViser for automating its battery life test for phone reviews

26 February 2018
After months of prodding and fine-tuning, we’re almost ready to deploy an automated system for testing the battery life of the phones we review.

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  • guy
  • CA%
  • 16 Apr 2021

Hooray for GSMArena😃

    Doesn't support CUBOT Phones tho,CUBOT not even on mobiles list,they do exist GSMArena 😱

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      • Sasso
      • rRy
      • 16 Jun 2019

      Congrats guys n gals on ur team. I ALWAYZ mention you to anyone who is interested in phones. I've been with you guys like 15 years now and I'm always checking your website like 10 times a day. Imagine zombie for you guys

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        • Bench guy
        • pvd
        • 07 Mar 2018

        Hi, Smartviser test android phone with the same protocol with iPhone phone ?

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          • L337
          • LcH
          • 27 Feb 2018

          You could update the battery tests for some phones that had unrealistically low battery life, despite being a 'carbon copy' of a different phone that got a completely different result.

            Kaloyan, 26 Feb 2018Our test routines won't change with this automation, so it'... moreI want my username to have stars and moons like yours. Help. XD

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              • AnonD-558092
              • r7b
              • 26 Feb 2018

              That is great! That will give us more accurate tests so we can make better choices!

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                • LLL
                • tDS
                • 26 Feb 2018

                Kaloyan, 26 Feb 2018Our test routines won't change with this automation, so it'... moreHowever I have a concern with you guys using such automation.
                Will the app itself be a background battery hog, so much that it can noticeably alter the end results of all tests onwards??
                Perhaps you can do a before-after comparison to double check on that.

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                  • Anonymous
                  • LaT
                  • 26 Feb 2018

                  Thumbs up :)

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                    • peachy001
                    • myM
                    • 26 Feb 2018

                    Kaloyan, 26 Feb 2018Our test routines won't change with this automation, so it'... moreGreat stuff. Any chance that you could do this on some of the older, previously tested devices? I know you say that it will be broadlybaimilar, but just for kicks?

                      Hopefully you will find some app to test camera battery endurance also. Like how many shots it takes without hiccup or overall, how long it can record 4K as one file or per battery. With camera being main feature, it should be tested same as for wifi/calls/video.

                        Kiyasuriin, 26 Feb 2018you do need to understand it's a unified test. One hour of ... moreThere is, indeed, right here https://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3 :)

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                          • MaRies
                          • AwS
                          • 26 Feb 2018

                          Please try to simulate the following
                          - driving with google maps navigation
                          - paired bluetooth radio
                          - listening to spotify via LTE and bluetooth
                          - starting with 20% Battery, trying to charge up
                          most phones get so hot, charging stops entirely of like the sony z5 compact, get a lag/stuttering in navigation and sound. This is an absolute No-Go due to delayed navigation information (like 1km late on a highway). The only way to make this phone usable was active cooling via dangling it in front of an air outlet set to cold.

                            Akinaro, 26 Feb 2018As far as I understand concept of unifying battery testing.... moreyou do need to understand it's a unified test. One hour of Talking, ome hour of Video Playback and one hour of web browsing PER DAY without doing anything else. running from full battery, to completely flat.
                            there is somewhere a costum tester that allows you to use THESE parameters with different times.

                              So happy for you Team GSMArena! I can't wait to see results from the test engine!

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                                • AnonD-682599
                                • 3LM
                                • 26 Feb 2018

                                Great that you improve yours method on battery life.

                                For me, battery life is an essential information !

                                  Congrats to gsmarena team!
                                  Keep innovating and the good work!

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                                    • Masoud
                                    • am@
                                    • 26 Feb 2018

                                    I think it is highly mandatory to reproduce some of the recently tested battery results using the new automated technique.

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • PA7
                                      • 26 Feb 2018

                                      Thanks team gsmarena, keep innovate.
                                      The best team on mobile review, hopefully there is battery review after used in flagship for a year to prove which manufacture provide the durability battery since all flagship use noremoveable battery.

                                        Kaloyan, 26 Feb 2018Our test routines won't change with this automation, so it'... moreNice details. Why dont you publish the app on play store it will help users with older devices get idea on how much their battery last after all these years of use and if there is some problem with your review unit user with same unit can correct you easier