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GSMArena feature labs: The tests

GSMArena feature labs: The tests - read the full textThe GSMArena Labs are tests designed to give an objective account of how a device performs in real-world scenarios. In short, it's about what you can expect from a gadget you're planning to buy. Our tests are constantly being developed...


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> In reply to Samik Chavda @ 2013-02-11 12:46 from v$A6 - click to readIf you bothered reading, they state they use WiFi for the browsing test to keep the playing field even.

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  • 2014-06-21 07:48
  • Xr5}


Your setup for the testing is not detailed enough, is the gps or bluetooth on? is power saver mode on or off?

More info will give us a more accurate comparison.
And it will be nice if you include testing on a 4g/3g connection instead of wifi. I think many of us don't connect to wifi all the time, but on cellular network most of the time.


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  • 2014-06-01 18:40
  • RILE

> In reply to Nexus @ 2013-12-14 11:40 from rKCX - click to readI totally agree with you. Its very important to include gaming in battery test. For some people, gaming time is more important than talking, web browsing or video playback.

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  • 2014-04-10 20:33
  • fqfQ

Hey gsmarena why dont you include gaming test in battery test. Its important. You can run temple run in the test. I think all upcoming phones in 2014 can run temple run. Hope you take my comment in consideration.

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  • 2013-12-14 11:40
  • rKCX

I'm a little disappointed with the battery life test, as with many other users, I believe that when watching movies, the brightness should be set 100% and an HD video playback, since most users will be watching in that definition. Lastly,I find it odd that nobody has mentioned how inaccurate it would be to leave it in airplane mode while watching a video. I believe that most of us will watch videos on our phone while airplane mode is off. The next tests should have all these in for a more accurate reading. Otherwise, the ideology of testing battery life would be redundant. The idea of turning on airplane mode while watching is as if you're trying to save the battery life when battery life tests are all about how quick tasks drains batteries, please do change the concept.

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  • 2013-08-24 06:39
  • RI8Z

> In reply to Annie @ 2012-07-02 12:44 from Jjyx - click to readHeadset not performing well can uuu give any suggestions pls

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  • 2013-07-20 19:51
  • t1$F

my battery is giving problems wen i switch it on it shows a sign of a battery,caution and termometer and it takes tym to switch on.what's wrong?

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  • 2013-06-24 22:07
  • f3P5

where is the review for 2460mAh battery of L7-II (p713)

come on GsmArena... we are waiting.......

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  • 2013-06-09 05:06
  • t7Lq

I have a 9320 bought it new. Have it for a month. The battery dies down very. Quick.

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  • 2013-04-21 22:22
  • 3sEj

I'm really happy with your tests, especially battery test is important for me. But I'm asking only two improvements to it:

1. Don't favor dim screens but put them at about the same brightness, for example 400 nits, most displays can do it (except for some Samsung AMOLEDs). Or maybe 300 for AMOLEDs and 400 for LCDs and IPS' since at least I've noticed that more contrast means that screen doesn't have to be as bright to be comfortable as with lower contrast.

2. Show us the exact standby consumption. I understand that you don't have time to wait the whole battery to drain in standby but you can tell us the consumption in milliamperes.

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  • 2013-04-13 10:46
  • pd6g

That's relaly thinking of the highest order

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  • 2013-03-12 01:02
  • Le}E

It would be best to be able to filter all the phones ( or to sort them in descending order) BY BATTERY LIFE.
Because for me this is the first thing that matters (I'm sure that for most people).
Thanks anywway.

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  • 2013-02-21 12:28
  • MMZI

This is exactly what I wanted. Its best battery review on any website.

It would be generous of you if you answer few queries,
While browsing internet did u used 3G network?
Location of testing and service provider?
Exact resolution of video played?

Samik Chavda.

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  • 2013-02-11 12:46
  • v$A6

i need to know how to delete the folder in galaxy III fon ?? because my fren download one folder which is not good even i delete through use computer oso cannot its still there...already show to many shop still cannot...there must be a solution for this problem. please advise me !!!

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  • 2013-01-01 04:37
  • tZk9

would it be possible to have an additional video test with 720p mkv movies.
i think a lot of people download 720p content rather than SD content and with the latest smartphones capable of even 1080p mkv playback it doesnt make much sense to test video playback with sd content

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  • 2012-11-19 18:08
  • 2@mF

The only difference that i can c between SII /SIII vs HTC is the battery life is better for any Galaxy

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  • 2012-10-26 11:18
  • fpJ4

Is it possible to provide more detail testing procedure ?

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  • 2012-10-06 10:24
  • s}a}

> In reply to Cowz @ 2012-05-23 20:10 from vxKC - click to readagree ,

the screen should view a white page and adjust brightness to obtain defined amount of lux per 1 inch (not tofavour large screens) , thatbrightness level will be the test level, then the web and the movie shouldn't be very dark nor very bright.

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  • 2012-10-05 16:09
  • fXDF

it is impressive to see so professional comparison, I wonder is it possible to list the output impedance of compared phones? because impedance will affect the output power.

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  • 2012-09-27 19:07
  • 4MXa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-22 21:37 from vGkq - click to readHahaha, my thoughts exactly...! How about an Apogee Duet or something?

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  • 2012-09-19 19:49
  • f0x9

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