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We performed a comparison between AWS Device Farm and Perfecto based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Mobile App Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed AWS Device Farm vs. Perfecto Report (Updated: September 2023).
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Pros
"I rate the stability an eight out of ten.""What I like best about AWS Device Farm is that it offers actual physical devices that let you do more accurate testing because physical devices depict the live testing scenarios much better as opposed to emulated devices. AWS Device Farm is a pretty nice solution. Because it's an AWS service, you can use the CLI to tie in several steps that can create the pipeline, and run it efficiently. AWS Device Farm also gives you monitoring ability, observability, logging, etc., so I'm pretty satisfied with the solution."

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"It creates a faster production cycle and is quick to market. Things get deployed earlier because the testing happens on time. We can do a lot of panelization, so a lot of test phases can happen in a panel. People don't have to wait for a device to come to them. They can access multiple devices at the same time and do testing at the same time.""It saves on the cost and effort of having to maintain our own virtual testing environment. Even our onshore team is not in the city that we work in, so that helps a lot. Even if we didn't invest a lot in getting multiple devices, having to share those devices would become a hassle.""The quality of our software has improved since we implemented this solution.""There are a whole bunch of things that I like about the solution, but I really love the interaction it has with mobile devices, the testing capabilities, as well as reporting capabilities that we get from the application. The reports are very detailed.""I also like the reporting functions. We are constantly downloading these reports and sharing them with our final customers. They help us understand what kind of bugs are happening through the applications. The recording feature is handy because it lets us see a video of the process we run through the pipeline and discover the point at which the automation is breaking.""In terms of cross-platform testing, they offer all of it, every device available in the market. It covers real scenarios that mimic production so that we don't miss out on any devices that our clients might be using to run the applications we develop. It's been great and very helpful.""We are able to offer a quality product that has been tested fully, which improves our customer satisfaction. That is a good thing. It has also reduced our IT infrastructure cost. We don't have to spend a lot on setting up infrastructure, which becomes redundant or obsolete very soon. It helps in offsetting that cost.""In terms of Perfecto's ability to perform cross-platform testing, I would rate it a ten out of ten."

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Cons
"It is slow. It is super slow. Performance is an area that can be improved.""An area for improvement in AWS Device Farm is that it lacks a lot of features that would tie it in with other AWS services. The solution doesn't have great connectivity with other services offered by AWS, for example, AWS Secrets Manager. This should be improved because a lot of times, that missing functionality hampers the quality and engineering standards in terms of deploying the full AWS suite of services. What I'd like to see in the next version of AWS Device Farm is for it to link better, or have some type of enrollment that would tie it in with other AWS services, such as EventBridge, Lambda, Secrets Manager, and any other new service from AWS."

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"Previously, we used the cradle. Every time the mobile was blocking it, we would have to ask Perfecto to provide another one. That took a lot of time away from us.""One improvement would be speed of execution. If it is an iOS native app, we have noticed that the speed is a bit slower. Perfecto might need to make some improvements in this area.""We've had a couple of issues lately with videos not loading or browsers dying after some execution, although that happens very rarely.""We don't use Perforce's BlazeMeter with Perfecto. From my perspective, it's not really relevant.""I'm hoping they can support on-premises instances. We have been working on a JIRA integration with Perfecto—and I'm extremely impressed that they have that—but at this time they're not supporting onsite JIRA instances, which is what we have.""We feel that Perfecto is a little slow. If they could improve on that slowness in accessing the app, when we want to click a button, that would be great because we feel the difference. An improvement in the connectivity speed is required.""If we could run an accessibility test in Perfecto against builds, it would help us a lot. Currently, that's a very manual process for us. We haven't found a tool that can do accessibility scans for iOS and doesn't depend on engineering effort. Having a feature related to that would be really awesome for us.""Going by the dashboard or analytics capabilities that Perfecto or Perforce is looking to offer in its roadmap, it will certainly help if they also cater to executing and enabling decision-making, rather than just focusing on standard testing metrics such as execution, efficiency, and defect rate. These are good metrics, but they don't necessarily enable decision-making for SLTs. Any improvements in the dashboards and reporting tools should focus on metrics or SLAs that can help with decision-making."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "AWS Device Farm is an expensive service overall. You pay per device, and the cost for each device isn't cheap. My company paid for a device slot. It's a yearly subscription for a single device slot, so that's more cost-effective for my company. On a scale of one to five, where one is very expensive and five is very cheap, I'd give AWS Device Farm a two. It's on the more expensive side."
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  • "I am not sure about its pricing, but from our perspective, licensing has been easy. Anytime I have new users or requests for users that want to get added, it's a very simple process. I just give the architectural owner of the product the name and email address, and they're able to easily add a new user. We don't have any issues in regards to getting licenses, but I don't have any insights into pricing."
  • "Pricing is an area where Perfecto can do a little better. When we obtain additional licenses, we enter into negotiations with them."
  • "Although Perfecto is a good product for us to use, it is a bit expensive. It takes management a bit of work to find the appropriate funding for us to keep Perfecto. I imagine there could be some way to make it more accessible."
  • "Perfecto is about 30-40% cheaper than Device Anywhere. That was a big reason why we switched. Perfecto also solves some of the issues that we had with Device Anywhere. We have grown by 100% since we started to use Perfecto, and now we have devices roaming. When we look at the competition, we would still stick with Perfecto."
  • "Pricing-wise, it is fine. It is not as expensive as what we used to have in the past from HP, IBM, and others. It is decently priced."
  • "It's definitely on the higher end of prices for this type of service."
  • "Perfecto has definitely saved us on the costs and efforts of having to maintain our own virtual test environment. We lost about 20 devices in the past to maintenance and audit. That was a massive loss for us, as a company, because we were giving devices to someone, but don't know whether we would get it back or not. Having those virtual labs, we don't need to worry about these kinds of things. We are easily saving $5,000 to $10,000 a month on device costing."
  • "Perfecto's price is excellent compared to other products with similar features. It was the lowest of the three we evaluated. We also established a partnership with Perfecto, so they provide discounts when we sell Perfecto projects and licenses to our customers."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I rate the stability an eight out of ten.
    Top Answer:AWS Device Farm is an expensive service overall. You pay per device, and the cost for each device isn't cheap. My company paid for a device slot. It's a yearly subscription for a single device slot… more »
    Top Answer:It is slow. It is super slow. Performance is an area that can be improved. Whenever we upload our Zip files to that particular platform, you know, it takes quite some time, especially if the file is… more »
    Top Answer:Mobile testing is the most valuable feature as it has reduced dependency on physical devices. We are located offshore and we don't have the physical devices, and shipping physical devices after every… more »
    Top Answer:Perfecto's price is excellent compared to other products with similar features. It was the lowest of the three we evaluated. We also established a partnership with Perfecto, so they provide discounts… more »
    Top Answer:It is slow compared to physical device testing. The interactive speed could be improved. And sometimes we have issues with our app not working properly with Perfecto. Even though it is working… more »
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    Also Known As
    Perfecto Mobile, Perfecto Web
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    Overview

    AWS Device Farm is an application testing service that lets you improve the quality of your web and mobile apps by testing them across an extensive range of desktop browsers and real mobile devices; without having to provision and manage any testing infrastructure. The service enables you to run your tests concurrently on multiple desktop browsers or real devices to speed up the execution of your test suite, and generates videos and logs to help you quickly identify issues with your app.

    Perfecto is a cloud-based mobile app testing tool that is designed to help test applications on different operating systems and devices. The solution lets users automate processes related to advanced test scenarios and access browser versions and devices according to individual requirements. With Perfecto’s smart test execution capabilities, teams can manage testing across web and mobile platforms using a single script, conduct parallel testing for large test suites, and design advanced user-based test scenarios to accelerate app release cycles. The solution is also helpful for IT departments, providing insights into biometrics, device vitals, audio injection, network throttling, packet loss, and rotation data to meet desired end-user conditions that align with business priorities.

    Perfecto Features

    Perfecto has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Live Stream analysis
    • Reporting/analytics
    • Activity dashboard
    • Action-word testing
    • Bug tracking
    • Debugging
    • BDD & codeless automation
    • Model-based testing
    • Real-time monitoring
    • Role-based permissions
    • User management
    • Test failure analysis
    • Real user simulation

    Perfecto Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Perfecto. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Streamlined test creation: When you use Perfecto, test creation is easy for your teams. Testing frameworks, like Appium, allows you to scale automated test scripts without any issues.
    • Scalable test execution: Perfecto enables you to accelerate your mobile app testing and is elastically-scaled with no single point of failure, so you can get the testing cadence you need. In addition, the solution makes it possible for you to execute tests from within IDEs as well as through CI servers like Jenkins.
    • Superior application quality for mobile: By using Perfecto, you can maximize continuous testing and shift quality by combining the solution with BlazeMeter. Together, these two solutions can help you measure mobile user experience, produce high-quality test data on demand, and create realistic mock services.
    • AI-driven test automation dashboards: The solution’s unique dashboards and heatmaps give you high-level visibility with timelines and trends.
    • Cloud-based lab: Perfecto’s Smart Testing Lab gives you the tools you need to quickly test your mobile app against thousands of permutations.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Perfecto is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has fantastic testing, reporting, and automation capabilities.

    Roland C., QA Lead at BMO Financial, says, “The most valuable would be their Live Stream analysis, where I can see the live analysis of all the executions on a single device or multiple devices as well as track them. The live analysis and reporting would be the single most valuable feature.”

    Andy B., Systems Engineer at a financial services firm, writes, “I really love the interaction it has with mobile devices, the testing capabilities, as well as reporting capabilities that we get from the application. Perfecto is excellent when it comes to executing cross-platform testing.”

    A Director, QE Automation & Analytics at a financial services firm, says, “The most valuable feature is cloud-based automation and testing.”

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, Kristina B., Product Manager at a manufacturing company, states, “The solution allows us to do seamless cross-platform testing, saves time, and comes with excellent customer service.”

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    Sample Customers
    NFL, Etsy, Tableau, Gannett, Miniclip, Allstate, Rainforest, goibibo, mysmartprice, Zillow
    Virgin Media, Paychex, Rabobank, R+V, Discover
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Insurance Company7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm44%
    Insurance Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business4%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise92%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS Device Farm vs. Perfecto
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Device Farm vs. Perfecto and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    AWS Device Farm is ranked 5th in Mobile App Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Perfecto is ranked 3rd in Mobile App Testing Tools with 18 reviews. AWS Device Farm is rated 6.6, while Perfecto is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of AWS Device Farm writes "Gives more accurate results through physical devices that depict the live scenarios much better than emulated devices, but it doesn't have great connectivity with other services, and it's expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Perfecto writes "Its reporting allows us to have a clear view regarding what tests have been executed". AWS Device Farm is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Kobiton Mobile Device Testing, OpenText UFT Digital Lab, pCloudy and Digital.ai Continuous Testing, whereas Perfecto is most compared with BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, Appium, Katalon Studio and Tricentis Tosca. See our AWS Device Farm vs. Perfecto report.

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