Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rigging Benchmark Scores

Back in August, reports about Samsung’s Galaxy S4 apparently cheating in benchmarking apps have caused an outrage in the tech community. According to a report by AnandTech, Samsung has applied some tweaks to the S4 so that whenever a user runs a benchmarking app, the device goes into overdrive to inflate the test scores.

 

Back in August, reports about Samsung’s Galaxy S4 apparently cheating in benchmarking apps have caused an outrage in the tech community. According to a report by AnandTech, Samsung has applied some tweaks to the S4 so that whenever a user runs a benchmarking app, the device goes into overdrive to inflate the test scores.

And it seems that this strategy has been carried over to another Samsung flagship device – the Galaxy Note 3. The tweak allowed the Note 3 to score higher in many popular benchmarking apps even though its processor is almost identical with other devices from other manufacturers. In fact, it was Tech website Ars Technica who noticed that the Note 3’s processor is comparatively faster than LG’s G2 even though both phones are using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chip with a 2.3GHz CPU.

See Also: Samsung Allegedly Caught Cheating In Android Benchmark Tests

Unfortunately, Samsung isn’t the only one implementing this tactic. AnandTech has just published a new report that shows Asus, HTC and LG have similar CPU optimization on at least one of their devices.

Now, a beefed up benchmark score wouldn’t be a deal breaker to majority of consumers, but it does raise some questions with regards to the reliability and accuracy of manufacturers’ claims on how their products perform. What do you think?

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