Power consumption figures


In this page you can find all the power measurement results we have done for mobile phones. More information on the measurement setup and device settings can be found here.

The table below gives a frame of reference on the power figures.


Power [mW] Example use caseNotes
< 10Rock bottom consumption
10...100Normal standby
100...400Music playbackDisplay OFF
400...1000Video playbackDisplay ON
1000...2000 Social media apps
2000...3000Camera usagePossibility of device heating over a longer period of usage
3000...4000Video callDevice heating over longer period of usage with possible performance issues
> 4000High CPU intensity gaming; concurrent use casesDevice heating up in short period of time, with performance issues
TalkMessagingSocial mediaAudio & videoBrowsingGamingCameraVRStandby

 Notes

Skype and WhatsApp were used over WiFi, while the voice call was used over cellular connection (4G, excellent signal conditions).

Notes

The apps were used over WiFi connection, and the SMS messaging was used over a standard cellular connection.

 Notes

Social media app usage includes updating the news feed and scrolling.

 

Notes

Bluetooth headset was used for audio playback in all use cases.

 Notes

Free browsing consists of browsing to a page and scrolling around the page for a fixed time period. The following pages were used:

  • verkkokauppa.com
  • elisa.fi
  • cnn.com
  • ebay.com
  • stackoverflow.com
  • imdb.com
  • amazon.com

Notes

Internal speaker was used for audio playback in all use cases. GPS repeater was used to simulate the route for Pokemon GO! -measurement.

Notes

Main camera was used during the measurements.

Notes

Bluetooth headset was used for audio playback in VR video playback.

Notes

Background synchronization for all installed apps and accounts was activated during the measurement. Display is off.