Manufacturers of Android smartphones was accused of inflating the benchmark results
Flagship smartphone OnePlus and Meizu 3T Pro 6 can boast impressive results in terms of performance, judging by the synthetic test AnTuTu, GLBenchmark and Quadrant. However, in the study, Xda-developers it became clear that manufacturers artificially inflate the benchmark results.
Usually the frequency of the computational cores varies within a certain range and dynamically adapts to the current load level. Stated by manufacturer frequency, as a rule, maximum and kernel work when you run any demanding applications like games or benchmarks. Some manufacturers use this mechanism to “fraud” with the test results.
As it turned out, a number of the top models of Android smartphones notice run benchmarks and translate the device in a more aggressive mode. This means that during the test, the processor works much more efficiently than it would in other conditions.
To confirm this, benchmarks, renamed, and re-assembled under the guise of other applications: when the device didn’t recognize them, the performance dropped sharply. The difference in the results exceeds 10%, and at the time of the test chips another and heated to 50 degrees. This behavior was recorded at least two top models 3T OnePlus and Meizu Pro 6.
Representatives of the OnePlus responded to the statement, calling the incident a mistake. The device firmware does work system that defines the games and tests, making the smartphone work in a more aggressive mode. This means that it really produces peak performance under a heavy load, but after investigation, this function will be removed for the benchmarks to make the tests more fair. Games OnePlus 3T will continue to operate at full.
Earlier, Samsung was accused of inflating the benchmark results in the smartphones of the Galaxy series. So did Sony.