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Samsung caught red-handed in boosting Galaxy S 4 benchmark scores


Tuesday 30th of July 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
I suppose if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying right? Well Samsung certainly thinks so as it looks like they’ve been caught purposely boosting their Galaxy S 4′s benchmark scores thanks to the findings by the guys over at Anandtech. According to them, Samsung is performing some simple tricks that essentially boosts the benchmark scores of their S 4. Basically Samsung has set their S 4 to run at higher frequencies when the phone is set to run certain benchmark apps, and it’s not just the CPU but also the GPU seems to be clocked higher when it needs to be.The guys at Anandtech also found some code dubbed by Samsung as “BenchmarkBooster” which essentially orders the device to raise up its clock speed when benchmarking begins.To be honest I haven’t used a benchmark app since my old myTouch 4G days. There’s people that swear by it, and people that could care less as it all matters on how it performs in real world usage right? For a more detailed explanation, check out the source link!Anyways, what do you guys think of Samsung̵
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Samsung CHEATING in Benchmarks?


Wednesday 31st of July 2013 / androidforums.com
Seems that Samsung have been caught manipulating benchmark results. This soon after the Intel benchmark manipulation fuss. It's the 90s redub! Basically, Samsung's S4 has a built-in check to identify when it is running common benchmarking tools. When it spots these, it cranks up the GPU and CPU speeds beyond those they normally run at (at least, that's my understanding). Obviously, this means the benchmarks are measuring speeds that the phone is capable of running at, but doesn't actually run at - for me, that kinda counts as cheating, but it's a matter of opinion, I guess. Thought this might be of interest as, unlike most phone buyers, I would guess there people on here who actually look at benchmarks before selecting which phone to buy.
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Samsung caught red-handed boosting Galaxy S 4 benchmark scores


Tuesday 30th of July 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
I suppose if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying right? Well Samsung certainly thinks so as it looks like they’ve been caught purposely boosting their Galaxy S 4′s benchmark scores thanks to the findings by the guys over at Anandtech. According to them, Samsung is performing some simple tricks that essentially boosts the benchmark scores of their S 4. Basically Samsung has set their S 4 to run at higher frequencies when the phone is set to run certain benchmark apps, and it’s not just the CPU, but also the GPU seems to be clocked higher when it needs to be.The guys at Anandtech also found some code dubbed by Samsung as “BenchmarkBooster” which essentially orders the device to raise up its clock speed when benchmarking begins.To be honest I haven’t used a benchmark app since my old myTouch 4G days. There’s people that swear by it, and people that could care less as it all matters on how it performs in real world usage right? For a more detailed explanation, check out the source link!Anyways, what do you guys think of SamsungR
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Samsung caught red-handed boosting Galaxy S 4 benchmark scores


Tuesday 30th of July 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
I suppose if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying right? Well Samsung certainly thinks so as it looks like they’ve been caught purposely boosting their Galaxy S 4′s benchmark scores thanks to the findings by the guys over at Anandtech. According to them, Samsung is performing some simple tricks that essentially boosts the benchmark scores of their S 4. Basically Samsung has set their S 4 to run at higher frequencies when the phone is set to run certain benchmark apps, and it’s not just the CPU, but also the GPU seems to be clocked higher when it needs to be.The guys at Anandtech also found some code dubbed by Samsung as “BenchmarkBooster” which essentially orders the device to raise up its clock speed when benchmarking begins.To be honest I haven’t used a benchmark app since my old myTouch 4G days. There’s people that swear by it, and people that could care less as it all matters on how it performs in real world usage right? For a more detailed explanation, check out the source link!Anyways, what do you guys think of SamsungR
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How Are Android Makers Cheating In Benchmarks


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Whenever a new smartphone comes in sight, the benchmark tests are the best way to figure out where they stand in front of other smartphones already released. This comparison is meant to stress the smartphones ( or tablets ) CPU and GPU and offers a score based on how well they managed to deal with the volume of information. And because this can make a difference between a successful and a bad device even before its launch, the Android based makers are aware that the sales depend of these kinds of tests. So they found a way to cheat by including a few tweaks on how their devices are handling the test.Based on the report made by our source, it states that devices from major Android makers are optimized to score unrealistic performances in the benchmark tests, and this way assuring a better percentage among competition. Until now, the suspicion was quite unfounded as nobody could really prove how they do it, but it seems that Android makers forgot to prepare their devices for all benchmark tests, therefore they have set maximum performance for well known tests and did nothing for influe
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Phone shopping? Beware benchmark cheats!


Saturday 05th of October 2013 / androidforums.com
Looks like all the "bigs" (except Apple and Motorola) are cheating on benchmarks, by detecting them and playing with cpu cores, frequency and thermal limits.AnandTech | They're (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks
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Samsung and HTC devices delisted by FutureMark for cheating on benchmarks


Wednesday 27th of November 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
The only surprise for me here is HTC. Samsung is a company that has repeatedly shown itself to have low or non-existent ethical standards, so cheating is par for the course for them. I had thought HTC was more trustworthy. Benchmarking is serious business, and we're not saying that tongue-in-cheek. Buying decisions are often made based on how well a product benchmarks, which is why we spend so much time putting hot (and sometimes not-so-hot) hardware through their paces. However, benchmarks are only meaningful when there's a level playing field, and when companies try to 'game' the business of benchmarking, it's not only a form of cheating, it also bamboozles potential buyers who (rightfully) assume the numbers are supposed mean something. We bring this up because Futuremark just delisted a bunch of devices from its 3DMark benchmark because it suspects foul play is at hand. Here's a look at the devices in question:
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Has HTC succumbed to benchmark cheating?


Friday 28th of March 2014 / feedproxy.google.com
Let me preface this post by saying that I don’t give a rat’s you know what about benchmarks, and I have made that clear in the majority of my reviews. Benchmarks don’t provide real life details, but the fact that companies can cheat on them makes them even more irrelevant. Samsung was caught numerous times doing this, and I would never think HTC would do the same, but when you look at the numbers, they very well might be.In looking at the AnTuTu Benchmarks, the HTC One  (M8) came in at 38,815, which blows away other phones with the same Snapdragon 801 chipset. The Galaxy S 5 came in at 34,898, the LG G Pro 2 was 30,068, and the Sony Xperia Z2 came in at 32,768.Back when Samsung was caught cheating, a number of benchmark companies released different (but the same) versions of their benchmark apps to find the cheaters. AnTuTu was one of them as they released AnTuTu X last October. If you run the same four phones with AnTuTu X, you get a completely different result with the HTC One (M8), but the other three phones didn’t change all that much. The HTC One (M8) dr
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HTC admits cheating on benchmark scores with the HTC One (M8)


Saturday 29th of March 2014 / forums.androidcentral.com
Now I know benchmark scores are not a big determinative factor, but I found this article interesting When the HTC One (M8) was run through the AnTuTu 4 benchmark test, the phone scored a whopping 38,815. That topped the 34,898 scored by the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Sony Xperia Z2 scored an impressive 32,768 and the LG G Pro 2 produced a score of 30,068. But when the HTC One (M8) was put through the cheat-proof AnTuTu X, the results were much different. The Samsung Galaxy S5 was on top with a score of 35,357. The Sony Xperia Z2 finished second with a benchmark score of 32,508 while the LG G Pro 2 was next with a score of 29,787. The HTC One (M8)? HTC's new flagship had a score of 27,171._________________________________Antutu 4 = Original Test (with the cheated results)Antutu X = Cheat-Proof Test
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M8 booted from benchmark for "cheating"


Tuesday 08th of April 2014 / forums.androidcentral.com
So looks like the m8 is no more on one benchmark for "cheating" Honestly don't know in this day and age why people still even worry about benchmarks. But at least they are staying tough on those "cheaters"
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