I'm creating an Android application that basically detects the vibration of a car on streets and saves the data in a file that I'll analyze later. But I'm curious to know if there's such a thing as an "accelerometer accuracy" on different phones.

If there is, is it possible to measure the accelerometer quality of a specific phone? What are the parameters I should be paying attention when I want a phone with a very good accelerometer sensitivity and accuracy?

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    I've gotten some specific sensor information on my phone's sensors from an app like play.google.com/store/apps/…. It queries the phone and gets sensor information as well as the sensor data. – DDay Sep 14 '18 at 5:15

The quality of the sensor is mainly determined by the used sensor chip.

For a lot of devices you can find the info which sensor chip is used for providing the accelerometer/gyroscope sensor data. E.g. you can find it in a tear-down article of the device.

With that info you can review the technical data-sheet of the used chip(s) and compare them or ask the electronic tinker scene on the net for their thoughts or recommendations.


If you want to know what sensor is inside your phone, you should download Cpu-Z. It provides information about all hardware inside your phone and gives the name of the chips. So you can google for more information. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cpuid.cpu_z

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