Do you want to know how to properly and thoroughly test your Android phone, either new or old?
Testing a new phone is important, as you wouldn’t want to buy a faulty product.
Also, older phones need testing as well to troubleshoot phone issues when it begins to giving faults.
In this post, I am going to tell you how to properly and thoroughly test your Android phone to know if there is any fault with the hardware.
Let’s get started.
1. Sim card and SD card
Put a working sim card and SD card to test if it supports and displays it without problems.
For the SD card, move/send files to the SD card to ensure it is fully supported.
For the sim, make sure it has internet subscription and airtime. Use it to make calls, send text and browse the internet.
2. Charger and Battery
Use the charger provided by the manufacturer, to charge the phone for a little while making sure the battery goes up.
Don’t forget to test the battery(unplugged) to be sure it lasts properly, as all new phones should.
3. Compare IMEI
On the back of your phone, you should see an IMEI ( a 15 digit identification number given to all phones ), two if the phone supports two sims.
If it’s not on the back, go to your phone dialer then input *#06#. This will display the IMEI number of the phone.
Compare that with the IMEI attached to the phone pack.
If the numbers match, you are ready to move to the next step.
4. Network and connectivity
Turn on your Bluetooth, hotspot, wi-fi, and the internet connection and use them as you would normally use your phone.
Connect to a Wi-Fi network, Share network with your hotspot, connect to the internet and also share files, pair to other devices with your Bluetooth.
Open your camera app to test if the camera’s megapixel matches the one stated by your manufacturer.
In the camera app, go to settings, move to the camera section, the select picture size. Make sure the highest picture size there matches the one on the phone pack.
Note: Make sure you run this test for the front and back camera. To do this, switch to the camera you want to check before going to the settings.
Don’t forget to test your camera to ensure it works perfectly.
6. Test the hardware parts
Test your hardware to make sure it matches the specifications you see on the phone pack. Like the earpiece jack, speakers, buttons, fingerprint sensor, etc.
Use can also use a phone app like Device Info
Device Info is a simple app that lets you check out your phone’s hardware and see if everything is working as it should.
Get it from playstore ( Device Info ).
7. Check your Android version
To be sure you got the Android version the manufacturer promised, go to Settings>About phone or for my case Settings>My Phone.
You should see the android version installed on the phone.
Doing the above method for a newbie can be a tiny bit complicated, but it’s very necessary and should not take longer than 20 minutes to finish up.
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