Video call

Here we present the measurements for making and receiving a video call.


Experiment details


Power consumption when making and receiving a video call.



Technology used:


Number of tests:



During the measurements the other air interfaces (BT and WLAN) are switched off.


In each test the power values for video calls have been obtained by making and receiving a video call of one minute duration and calculating the average of the power levels. Results of the average values are shown in the Figure below. Tests have been performed using a SIM card from 3 in Aalborg, Denmark.


Power consumption for making and receiving video calls when the phone is connected to UMTS networks.

Parametrized model


Energy = P_action * Duration


Action P_action [mW]

Making a video call


Receiving a video call



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