How To Test Your Android Device To See If It Works Properly

How To Test Your Android Device To See If It Works Properly

by Gary Oldwood on 20 February 2017 · 583 views

Most technical features in Android devices contribute to their proper functioning. If any of them is not working properly, your experience and pleasure may become limited, therefore you want to ensure the proper functionality of your device. Here is how you can have your Android device checked to see if everything is working as it should.

Device sensors

Newer Android devices have built-in sensors which measure distance, orientation, and various environmental conditions.

Without a doubt, they make up the device’s most useful features, which maximize your experience during daily use.

How many sensors does your device have?

Most users don’t know how many sensors their device has, therefore don’t even know if they’re working correctly or not.

Movement sensors

These are sensors which measure acceleration and rotation in three axis. This category includes accelerometers, gravity sensors, gyroscopes, and rotation sensors.

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Environment sensors

These are sensors which log various environmental conditions. These are temperature, atmospheric pressure, lighting, and humidity.

This category includes barometers, light meters, and thermometers.

Position sensors

These sensors measure the physical location of a device. This category includes orientation sensors and magnetometers.

Testing your device's sensors

It’s natural that whatever checks is performed for the device’s sensors is performed through Android apps as well. These small apps analyze all features, creating a complete overview of the sensors’ functionality.

Sensor Box for Android

Sensor Box for Android is the simplest and most direct app you could ask for.

This app may be even more useful if you’re about to buy a new device. If you are able to install the app in the new device, you will be able to know immediately if the sensors are functioning properly or not.

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There are nine icons, which test Android’s sensors. If any of them is not present in the device you’re testing, the app will inform you about it.

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At the same time, Sensor Box for Android is an instrument that can work as a spirit level, as well as a tool for measuring decibel and lighting.

Physics Toolbox Sensor Suite

Physics Toolbox Sensor Suite is the most advanced free app regarding the sensors of your device. It’s ideal for Android power users.

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This app tests thoroughly the device to check if its sensors are working properly. The app logs the maximum range of the current active sensors capabilities. Additionally, you can save specific results of the tests and keep a record for future reference and comparisons.

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At the same time, Physics Toolbox Sensor Suite is a multi-purpose tool that can be used as a ruler, compass, etc.

Hardware

If you have a new Android device, then you probably believe that everything works correctly. However, as time passes, it’s easy to overlook hardware issues that might appear.

Additionally, sometimes you might want to buy from a physical store a used Android device. In this case, you might want to demand from the seller to download and install the following apps to check if the device is functioning properly.

Z – Device Test

Z- Device Test has the same simple structure and usage as Sensor Box. Its difference is that it extends to other technical specifications of the device.

There are 30 icons, and all of them test either sensors or other hardware specs, such as the processor, battery, and others.

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Icons marked with a green  symbol indicate that they are available and work properly. Icons with a red  symbol indicate that they are either not present in the device, or that they are not working properly.

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With this simple and easy-to-use app, a complete Android check is performed, and you can see the condition of all technical specifications of the device.

Test Your Android

Test Your Android provides 22 different tests for the device’s functions, with a simple tap on the corresponding icon.

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The app has a colorful interface and is very easy to use. It allows you to check most critical technical features of the device, such as the screen’s multitouch feature, camera, and others.

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At the same time, in the Information tab you can see in detail useful information regarding the device.

CPU Temperature

CPU Temperature is one  of the most useful apps, with which you can perform a thorough check of the Android device to measure the processor’s temperature. This small app can be downloaded from here.

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Normal values for the CPU’s temperature’s range up to 59°C- any higher than that indicates a problem with the processor, or that some active apps need to be disabled.

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CPU Temperature also allows you to enable the alarm in case that the CPU’s temperatures rise a lot. This way, you can interfere immediately to find the cause of overheat.

Elixir 2

Eixir 2 allows gives you the ability to check in a simple way all features of the device.

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Inside this useful app, a detailed analysis of the Android device is performed, for every feature of the device. It also includes a sensor check for sensors that exist in the device.

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Additionally, the app can transfer apps to the SD card, if they can be transferred.

Is an Android check necessary?

An Android check allows you to know your device better. If it’s new, you’ll know everything about its technical specs. If it’s used, make sure that everything works normally. Even if you’re sure that your device has no issues, it’s useful to perform frequent tests.

If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to post in the comments section below!

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