Automated touchscreen test device shows off the accuracy of smartphones

Automated touchscreen test device shows off the accuracy of smartphones
Remember that touchscreen test video that displayed how just about anyone can simply test out the accuracy of their smartphone by using a generic paint or drawing app? As we've seen, the iPhone's touchscreen seemed to perform the best out of all the devices that were tested. Although some can't agree with the conclusion, partly due to a human being actually running the test, the Moto Development Group decided to take matters into their own hands. They concocted this automated device that simulated a finger touching the screen and performed the same exact tests – it eliminates all of the variables that can possibly affect the test due to the inaccuracies of the human finger. As you watch the video, there clearly seems to be a winner out of the handful of smartphones they tested. It looks like the iPhone performed the best using the automated system versus the competition with some other devices getting close to the same level of performance.

via Gizmodo

Robot Touchscreen Analysis from MOTO Development Group on Vimeo.



1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

can we test an HD2, incredible, and the Evo when it comes out? :)

2. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I downloaded the AnDrawing for my Droid from the market and did the same test. I used different thicknesses for the lines and different speed and touch and I came out with the same results as the Iphone's. I registered almost no waviness.. In fact they were almost straight lines. So I don't know what Droid he was using as my Droid was as good as the IPhone results. I think that that's a prejudiced test to favor the IPhone. So people do your own tests and see the results by yourselves. Don't listen to these biased opinions...for sure that that was a flawed test by their part.

3. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Not that PA is overly accurate, but it says this was tested by Moto Development.

4. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Well the thing is that Moto Dev. Group is not associated with Motorola. Moto is a private company. I wouldn't be surprised if they have Apple in their portfolio. Like I said in my post I did the test and my Droid passed it with flying colors.

5. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 2009

Stupid conspiracy theorist. The iphone just must be better at that one small thing. I side with the article, yours is flawed by using your finger.

6. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

You really must be the stupid one..... Like I said do the test yourself and you'll get a different result... Check the Engadet site and you'll see Droid owners having the se results as the IPhone's.... And let me ask you did you do the same test? I guess you're ass then....Nitwit......

7. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

will you guys give it up already. im the happy owner of a telus milestone but even i can tell u that the iphone will win this one hands down. I had a 3gs before the milestone and can honestly tell u that the 3gs is the silkiest touchscreen on the market. Hate all you want, but there arent any devices yet to overtake it in this department.

9. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I'm not saying that the Droid is better than the IPhone. My problem is with the test itself. To me Moto have an agenda to make the Droid look as bad as can be. I was waiting for the IPhone to get to Verizon so I couldve gotten one. But let's be fair and not confuse anyone out there.

8. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

yea people dont get confused, this isnt motorola running the tests, but moto. . also, even though drawing lines on a phone has no function when using it for anything, these tests may, or may not be ideal

10. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

@theman10......i guess you're going to draw with the robot finger that moto used on your iphone...draw with my finger? stupid ass...don't you use your finger on your iphone? and i'm the stupid theorist? look at the test and tell me is not flawed....and do your own test and then called me stupid.....and i'm getting minuses? please i know that you all suck apple(s)..but be realistic people.....

11. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

dude i read all your posts, and i'll have to saythat you're the first person ive seen on this webite that makes any sense. These people and this website are totally bais.

12. ohwhyfanboywhy

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Some people may be a little biased, but some of them prove very valid points and ideas. I'm not saying luis is wrong. But it does look a little hard to invalidate a visual test with a machine that is made to do something such as this.

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