Performance testing complete systems—and mobile devices in particular—is challenging, but it’s one aspect of product reviews we take very seriously. From selecting benchmarks and testing hardware/software to designing our own tests to crafting a methodology for gathering accurate data, a lot of thought and research goes into our testing process to ensure you get useful information you can trust.
Building this trust requires transparency, which is the primary purpose of this article. It also aims to inform; the information in this article provides a deeper understanding when reading our reviews and will, hopefully, help you see through less rigorous “reviews” and data presented by other media outlets and marketing firms, allowing you to make better buying decisions.
We’re never satisfied, however. There’s still improvements to make and holes to fill, so how we test mobile devices will continue to evolve. We want you to be a part of this process too. Is there something we’re missing that you would like to see? Do you have an idea for improving our methodology? Let us know.