Mobile Testing - Device Vs Application


Device Testing

This type of testing is generally being done to ensure the quality of a mobile device. Testing includes hardware and software testing for a mobile. We will discuss here the different types of testing which are generally being carried out on a mobile devices.

Unit Testing

Unit testing is a test phase when portions of a mobile device development are tested, usually by the developer. It may contain hardware testing, software testing, and mechanical testing.

Factory Testing

Factory testing is a kind of sanity check on mobile devices. It is conducted automatically to verify that there are no defects brought by the manufacturing or assembling. It mainly includes the following testing −

  • Mobile application testing
  • Hardware testing
  • Battery (charging) testing
  • Signal receiving
  • Network testing
  • Protocol testing
  • Mobile games testing
  • Mobile software compatibility testing

Certification Testing

Certification testing is the check before a mobile device goes to the market.

Application Testing

Mobile application testing is a process by which application a software developed for handheld mobile devices is tested for its functionality, usability, and consistency. There are different types of testing which can be performed on a mobile device. For example,

  • Functional Testing
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Memory Leakage Testing
  • Interrupt Testing
  • Usability testing
  • Installation testing
  • Certification Testing
  • Security Testing

Key Points

  • Device testing is generally being carried out to check the mobile device itself, whereas Mobile application testing involves testing of an application which will be running on the chosen device.

  • When we call it device testing, hardware testing becomes a part of it. In case of mobile application testing, it depends, i.e., if the application under test requires hardware integration, then hardware testing will be involved.

  • Automation is possible for Mobile Device testing as well as for Mobile application testing.