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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Benchmarking"?

A benchmark gives detailed performance results on a given device and benchmarking software can be used as a comparison tool to gauge two smartphones. However, while a benchmark is a good gauge of how a device will perform, it is not a definitive result that applies to real world usage. There are numerous benchmark software suites that can be used to assess a product.

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