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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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Cheating at Android benchmarks isn't new


Tuesday 01st of October 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
Should we hate the player? Or hate the game? Both, probably.With today's shocking revelation that it's possible to cheat Android benchmark apps, it's worth a quick reminder that we've always been able to manipulate Android benchmarks. And, frankly, it shouldn't come as any surprise that manufacturers do everything they can to score as high as possible.I quite fondly recall sitting in a Hell's Kitchen bar in 2011 2010, just hours after the launch event for the original Samsung Galaxy S. I had a brand new Motorola Droid X in my pocket — announced just a week prior —and (now former) Samsung engineers asking to see how it benchmarked. Not knowing better at the time, I happily obliged.Here's the thing: We have only ourselves to blame for this nonsense.Android sites— ourselves included for some time— have long made a big deal about benchmarks. And here's why: They're easy to do. Fire up an app and a video camera, and watch the fun begin. "It benchmarks 9,000!!!" is a joke we still make today, long after Android Central
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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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Android phones cheating in benchmarks??


Thursday 17th of October 2013 / androidforums.com
My friend says benchmarks shouldn't be use because many phones cheat in benchmarking by setting the software to run faster when benchmark apps are detected. But how is this cheating? I call this "stepping up to the challenge." When you run a marathon, you don't walk. You run. When you go to a job interview, you don't under perform. You outperform. Same with phone benchmarks. Some people say what matters is real life use, so they go into and out of some apps and swipe around the home screen to see how fluid it is. But this doesn't tell you anything about how demanding apps will perform. This simple swipe test is stupid. It's like someone shows up for a job interview and you ask simple questions. Benchmarking software is the best we have to see how phones perform when they are challenged.
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Note 3 Delisted by 3Dmark for cheating Benchmark


Monday 25th of November 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Futuremark have released a statement regarding attempts to cheat their 3Dmark Android Benchmark tool. Checking the rankings the Note 3 is now Delisted! Along with the HTC One... Naughty Naughty Samsung and HTC. Full details
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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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