- Low-fi testing is conducted very early on the product development – usually on paper prototypes. Where as hi-fi testing is conducted late on the product development usually on a complete product.
- Quick feedback – low-fi testing provides a quick feedback as the complete features are not built, where as hi-fi testing provides a late feedback
- In low-fi testing, moderator must be very familiar with prototypes and should ensure that the user is comfortable and understands the task in hand. In hi-fi testing moderator will have limited responsibilities
- Not all aspects are tested in low-fi testing. Aspects of graphic or visual design do not come in to play in low-fi testing.
- Interactivity will be less in low-fi testing, where as it will be more in hi-fi testing.
- People tend to comment on low fidelity prototypes, where as people will be bit hesitant to comment on things that look final
- Can easily create and test a series of low fidelity mockups, not so in hi-fi testing.
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