Multimedia and battery
Nearby is a station for testing how phones play multimedia software at various codecs and resolutions.
A few feet away, more technicians evaluate handset battery life by running multiple tests for both single use scenarios (Wi-Fi, streaming video, single calls, etc.) and multi-use scenarios (such as simulating an hour spent in an airport where a user might make a call, use the browser, play music, and use an app). What's more, signal strength is varied to affect power drain, the network is switched between 3G and 4G, and a simulation is run to evaluate how a device performs when it's off the network. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take photos of the battery-testing area.
July 21, 2011 4:41 PM PDT
Photo by: Kent German/CNET
| Caption by: Kent German
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