Nice cant wait to see it in action
Akinaro, 26 Feb 2018As far as I understand concept of unifying battery testing... those data will be fake as any b... moreOur test routines won't change with this automation, so it's not a benchmark. Here are a few examples of what will happen.
1. The app will automatically replay our test video - something we had to do manually each hour.
2. The app will automatically redial the call number after each hour as there is a network security limit of 1 hour per call. We had to do this manually on every 60 minutes.
3. The app will keep track of what happens in standby and we can give you the reason why the standby numbers are outside the norm - high or low. Until now we were just throwing wild guesses, but we could never pinpoint the exact reason in case such wasn't visible in Android's battery stats.
4. The app will keep the screen on for when our automated battery script is running (it is the same script we have used since day 1 that emulates web browsing by loading different pages every 10-20 seconds or so). The script hasn't changed, it was always been the same. But we had to keep the screen turned on manually if the phone didn't have an option for never to turn the screen off. We had to tap every 15-30 mins on it. Now something will do it for us.
And here are the two great benefits of this new automation:
1. The phone will recharge automatically after it reaches a critical percent, and then start doing or continue to do battery tests. This will shorten the time to complete a battery test by a mile.
2. We will have rich background statistics and we would be able to say if a test was plagued by issues, or if it's the phone that has an issue needed to be fixed by a firmware update. This way you - our readers - will know if a phone has a problem at launch that may severely cripple the battery life.
We will try to interpret all of those results into something meaningful to you - our readers. We are not doing it for as e benchmark - we never did. We want to give as helpful information as possible and that will continue to be our goal in the future.
Hope this helps.
Akinaro, 26 Feb 2018As far as I understand concept of unifying battery testing... those data will be fake as any b... moreI bet you arent a fan. If you consider real life heavy usage to give you two days worth of juice. That is light usage. Heavy usage won't give you more than a day, if that.
As far as I understand concept of unifying battery testing... those data will be fake as any benchmark. We will end with another useless statistic that have nothing to do with reality. In real life phone is speedy and run everything fine, but on benchmark it have 1-4% less numbers in score and people put such device in trash saying its slow. Now we gonna have the same with batteries. In real life phone will last even 2 days of heavy usage, but your automatic test will give it some weird score and people will bash it for no reason.
So no, im not a fan of it. I would prefer real person opinion and test, not plain data that have no use in life.
Haha Samsung, Sony, Nokia and Xiaomi are unveiling something in WMC, why should our fav. GSMArena.com should stay behind? :P
Is about time!! Can't wait to see some meaningful data.