HTC Justifies Rigged Benchmark Scores With High Performance Mode

HTC’s newest flagship the One (M8) has previously made headlines when an Antutu benchmark score of the phone was leaked online before the handset was officially launched. Based on the leaked benchmark scores, the device received high marks in terms of performance. In fact the scores were too high that it bested all other flagship devices from other manufacturers including the Galaxy Note 3….



HTC’s newest flagship the One (M8) has previously made headlines when an Antutu benchmark score of the phone was leaked online before the handset was officially launched.

Based on the leaked benchmark scores, the device received high marks in terms of performance. In fact the scores were too high that it bested all other flagship devices from other manufacturers including the Galaxy Note 3, which was at the time the top dog with respect to benchmark scores.

So a lot of people was quite disappointed when the HTC One (M8) didn’t achieve the same level of performance when it came out last week. This led a lot of people to believe that just like its predecessor, the M8 also employed a performance booster whenever the phone detects any benchmarking app running.

Today, HTC admitted that they have indeed equipped the One (M8) with such feature. The company also explained and attempted to justify that the addition of such feature is similar to how engineers of a performance sports car optimises in certain scenarios in order to derive the best possible performance.

Moreover, HTC announced that it is making this high-performance mode available to consumers through an option in the developer settings.

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