BatteryXPRT 2014 for Android is a tool to evaluate the battery life of Android-based phones and tablets. Its five-hour runtime allows you to complete a full evaluation in one work day or while you’re sleeping. Though you shouldn’t work on your device while BatteryXPRT 2014 is running, its interface is easy to use, and its results are simple to understand.
When you buy a phone or tablet, it’s good to know how long it will last on a normal day and how often you’ll need to charge it. Before, you had to rely on the manufacturer’s estimate; now, there’s another option. BatteryXPRT 2014 for Android provides an easy, objective tool that accounts for daily activity and network connectivity as it measures battery life.
BatteryXPRT 2014 for Android is part of the larger BenchmarkXPRT family of tools, or XPRTs, a set of apps that help you learn how all kinds of devices perform. In the tech biz, many people refer to these tools as “benchmarks.” The XPRTs test a wide range of devices on a level playing field, which means you can be sure you’re getting unbiased, fair information. We encourage you to explore all the tools at BenchmarkXPRT.com.
BatteryXPRT 2014 for Android runs a test on your phone or tablet to tell you two things:
Battery Life: Your device’s estimated battery life, measured in time.
Performance: How well your device handles some common tasks. This is a relative number; to make sense of it, you compare it with performance scores from other devices on BatteryXPRT.com.
The performance score is available because BatteryXPRT is modeled in part after the MobileXPRT app, which you can read about here. Running simulations to measure battery life allows the app to give you that performance score, which identifies how well your phone or tablet handles common media tasks. If you want to get a sense of how well everyday apps will work on a device, this is the score to look for.
You can run BatteryXPRT 2014 in one of three modes:
Airplane mode estimates battery life for a device with no Internet connectivity. If you don’t connect your device to Wi-Fi or cellular data, choose this option.
Wi-Fi mode estimates battery life for a device connected to the Internet via a Wi-Fi connection. If your device is usually connected to a network via Wi-Fi, choose this option. While individual devices vary, the estimated battery life in Wi-Fi mode is generally about 10% less than that of Airplane mode.
Cellular mode estimates battery life for a device connected to the Internet via a cellular data connection. If your device is usually connected to the Internet via a wireless data service plan, choose this option. While individual devices vary, the estimated battery life in Cellular mode is generally about 10% less than that of Wi-Fi mode.
BatteryXPRT 2014 for Android only needs to run for five hours and fifteen minutes, but if you want to experiment, you can increase the number of times the 45-minute test runs – up to and including a full rundown. (That’s when you run the test until the battery dies.) Most older battery life tests required a rundown, so the ability to test for only five hours is a huge improvement.
For more information on how BatteryXPRT 2014 can estimate battery life in less than 6 hours, community members can read the design document. We’re also working on a public white paper that will explain all the details. And, of course, if you have any questions, you can always contact us at BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com.
Technology manufacturers, developers, and sellers; tech-review websites, and consumers like you. BatteryXPRT is a great resource for anyone who wants to explore the battery life and performance capabilities of an Android device.
The BatteryXPRT User Manual provides detailed instructions for device configuration and testing. The user manual is also available inside the BatteryXPRT UI, just click the question mark icon on the main screen.
The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving benchmarks, including BatteryXPRT 2014 for Android. If you are not currently a community member, we encourage you to join! (And yes, that means you – our community is open to everyone, from software developers to interested consumers.) Not only will you get early releases of future versions of the apps, but you’ll also be able to download the source code (available to members only) and influence the future of the apps. Register now, or for more information, see the BenchmarkXPRT FAQ.