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Analysis on the Power Efficiency of Smartphone According to Parameters



Smartphone enables diverse applications to be used in mobile environments. In spite of the high performance of smartphones, battery life has become one of the major constraints in mobility. Therefore, power efficiency of the smartphone is one of the most important factors in determining the efficiency of the smartphone. In this paper, in order to analyze the power efficiency of the smartphone, we have various experiments according to several configuration parameters such as processor, display and OS. We also use diverse applications. As a result, power consumption is dependent on the processor complexity and display size. However, power consumption shows the unpredictable pattern according to the OS. Smartphone using android OS consumes high power when internet and image processing applications are executed, but It consumes low power when music and camera applications are executed. In contrary, smartphone based on iOS consumes high power when game and internet applications are executed but it consumes low power when camera and processing applications are executed. In general, smartphone using iOS is more power efficient than smartphone based on android OS, because smartphone using iOS is optimized in the perspective of the hardware and OS.
Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
Vol. 18, No. 5, May 2013 10.9708/jksci.2013.18.5.001
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