Who Wins the Device Torture Test Challenge?

Mobile Hardware TestingIn-the-wild testing is imperative to making sure your application will work correctly in the hands of real users in the real world. While there are any number of reasons your app might fail (poor connectivity, slow load times, bugs, crashes, bad usability, incorrect content, misinterpreting your target audience, etc.) the real world is equally harsh on hardware.

While we at uTest love bug hunting, it’s a lot more entertaining to watch hardware go through in-the-wild testing. Let’s chalk it up to the awe factor. We’ve posted quite a few videos showing mobile devices being put through the wringer (or blender) but in the end, which device holds up best to the rough and tumble of real life? CNET looked at several tests (there were some extreme ones) and complied these results:

iPad

  • Drop Test: Survived
  • Cold Test: Survived
  • Heat Test: Survived
  • Water Test: Survived
  • Liquid Nitrogen Test: Survived
  • Post Liquid Nitrogen Drop Test: Survived

Nexus 7

  • Drop Test: FAILED
  • Cold Test: Survived
  • Heat Test: Survived
  • Water Test: Survived

Surface

  • Drop Test: FAILED
  • Cold Test: Survived
  • Heat Test: Survived
  • Water Test: FAILED

Nexus 10

  • Drop Test: Survived
  • Cold Test: Survived
  • Heat Test: Survived
  • Water Test: Survived

Kindle Fire HD

  • Drop Test: Survived
  • Cold Test: Survived
  • Heat Test: Survived
  • Water Test: Survived
  • Snow Test: Survived
  • Snowboard Impact Test: Survived
  • Bearcat Impact Test: FAILED

iPad Mini

  • Drop Test 1: Survived
  • Drop Test 2: FAILED
  • Water Test: Survived

Read more and see photos and videos at CNET >>>

One Response to “Who Wins the Device Torture Test Challenge?”

  1. Ian said:

    Perhaps you could include power on test, I have two iPads that both failed that after about 14-15 months…..

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