OnePlus Caught Manipulating Benchmark Score

OnePlus has done it again by manipulating benchmark score of its new flagship OnePlus 5.

XDA Developers; a mobile software development community has recently caught OnePlus for manipulating benchmark scores of its newly launched flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 and also claims that top companies like Samsung and other tech giants are also in this new cheating game.

Oneplus 5 Score Xda

"OnePlus introduced changes to the behavior of their ROM whenever it detected a benchmark application was opened. Such application names were explicitly listed by their package IDs within the ROM in a manifest that specified the targets. Then, the ROM would alter the frequency in relation to an adjusted CPU load — our tools showed CPU load would drop to 0% regardless of obvious activity within the application, and the CPU would see a near-minimum frequency of 1.29GHz in the big cores and 0.98GHz in the little cores. This minimum frequency reduced the effective frequency range, which in turn reduced the number of step frequencies; in benchmarks, this resulted in slightly lower variance and, as we showed, higher sustained performance as the higher minimum frequency could not be overridden by thermal throttling." reads a recent blog post by XDA.

The community opinioned that the officially launched the Oneplus 5 and the device has specifications that look spectacular on paper but when it starts to behave in real life, the games changes.

Also read: Is OnePlus 5 Worth The Money?

“People use benchmark apps in order to ascertain the performance of their device, and we want users to see the true performance of the OnePlus 5. Therefore, we have allowed benchmark apps to run in a state similar to daily usage, including the running of resource intensive apps and games. Additionally, when launching apps the OnePlus 5 runs at a similar state in order to increase the speed in which apps open. We are not overclocking the device, rather we are displaying the performance potential of the OnePlus 5.” a spokesperson of OnePlus reportedly said.

OnePlus has done benchmark manipulation before and this is the second time company is caught red-handed, and now it looks like the company is ready to go as far as they can to make their smartphones looks good.

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Last updated on 22-06-2017. Published on 22-06-2017.
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