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 case||Notes|
|< 10||Rock bottom consumption|
|100...400||Music playback||Display OFF|
|400...1000||Video playback||Display ON|
|1000...2000||Social media apps|
|2000...3000||Camera usage||Possibility of device heating over a longer period of usage|
|3000...4000||Video call||Device heating over longer period of usage with possible performance issues|
|> 4000||High CPU intensity gaming; concurrent use cases||Device heating up in short period of time, with performance issues|
Skype and WhatsApp were used over WiFi, while the voice call was used over cellular connection (4G, excellent signal conditions).
The apps were used over WiFi connection, and the SMS messaging was used over a standard cellular connection.
Social media app usage includes updating the news feed and scrolling.
Bluetooth headset was used for audio playback in all use cases.
Free browsing consists of browsing to a page and scrolling around the page for a fixed time period. The following pages were used:
Internal speaker was used for audio playback in all use cases. GPS repeater was used to simulate the route for Pokemon GO! -measurement.
Main camera was used during the measurements.
Bluetooth headset was used for audio playback in VR video playback.
Background synchronization for all installed apps and accounts was activated during the measurement. Display is off.