Cheating in Android Benchmark Is Widespread

Latest Samsung is caught in optimizing their products under benchmark tests, but they are certainly not alone.

Benchmark tests cannot be used to much if manufacturers do not fight on a level playing field. An illustration created by anandtech.com, shows that it is relatively common to try to cheat the benchmark programs, so one’s own devices will get a better result than his competitors.

A form of cheating is to detect that the device will be tested by a benchmark program and turn up the performance during this period as the unit perform significantly better than the consumer will experience under normal use.

The table shows a subset of the devices that have been tested and the benchmark programs recognized by the phones which then screws up for performance.
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February 25, 2016

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