Being an intelligent customer has never been more important in society. In this modern world, new products, namely in the tech industry, seem to appear on a daily basis. Companies use marketing practices to entice customers to remain on top of the wave, so to speak. But ‘newer’ doesn’t always translate to ‘better.’
Results from a Touch Panel Performance Tester, orchestrated by OptoFidelity, show Apple’s handsets had “significant fail rates.” The test used a robotic ‘touch’ arm to mimic a person’s use of a touchscreen device, universally the same for each test subject. Exact coordinate were ‘touched’ on each of the three and the sensitivity and time delay was measured side-by-side.
According to the report, found here in PDF format, both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C fell short, “especially around the edges and toward the top of their displays.” Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was “largely accurate across the middle of the screen, but had errors around the edges,” as well.
Next, the stock typing keyboards were scrutinized. Again, Samsung’s handset resulted as “far more accurate in its response to touch inputs.” The team concluded that since the touch accuracy on S3 is more advanced, users will see less typing errors and “letters which are close to the edge are working better,” than compared to the same components on both iPhones.
Again, for the full report, click here.