The Samsung Galaxy S7 promises to be one of, if not the best smartphone of 2016 just like it’s predecessor. As you would expect carriers here in Australia will all be carrying this phone and have had it in testing for quite a while. There is nothing worse than buying a new phone for a lot of money and have it not work on your network of choice (*cough* Nexus 6P) and as such the testing you would imagine would be quite rigorous for what will most likely be the best selling Android phone of 2016.
Telstra today have released on their blog the testing process they put the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through and it is indeed rigorous and seemingly arduous. The testing included:
- 3,360 unique types of tests for each phone
- 1,068 person hours testing with a team of testers working in parallel
- 68 hours of drive testing each phone testing voice and data services on the network in urban and regional areas
- 4500 test voice calls
- Transferred 530 GB of data on the road 1.1 TB of data in our labs
In the past Telstra have been criticised for their often over-rigorous testing of software updates and phones, delaying releases. Obviously in this case Telstra have had the phone for quite a while to have been able to perform all these test on it and have it ready for the March 11 release to the public. According to the Telstra blog these tests are performed on all phones released on their network. One thing they are promising is a perfectly functioning Galaxy S7 on the Telstra network come March 11.