Software Measurement of Energy Consumption on Smartphones

  • Thomas VincentEmail author
  • Olivier Philippot
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Energy of mobile devices can be measured in three different ways: hardware measurement using a dedicated measurement instrument, software measurement relying on energy models, and software measurement using an Application Programming Interface (API) to embedded measurement hardware.

This chapter discusses the strengths and drawbacks of each methodology, and then it focuses on the last one and presents some results obtained from the measurement of several videos.



This work was partially supported by the European Celtic-Plus project CONVINcE.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GREENSPECTORNantesFrance

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