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Is HTC cheating to increase battery life?

18th April 2014, 09:01 AM   |  #1  
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I have checked various sources about HTC One M8 benchmark, *and ALL anti-cheating benchmark like BaseMark X, Antutu X or Geekbench 3 M8 showed unreasonable low scores compared to Galaxy S5 (the difference of 801ab and 801ac is not that big) *

I suspect that HTC is doing something with the CPU to improve the battery life. That's why they are cheating with normal benchmarks (toggle can be turned off with normal apps, not benchmark applications - Anandtech). The difference of the real world performance maybe negligible but I think we want to be cheated.

Anybody can help me by renaming benchmark apps like quadrant or Linpack and comparing to S5 result? Thanks.
18th April 2014, 09:02 AM   |  #2  
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well htc one m8 has and performance mode and you can disable it
so you cant say htc is cheating
18th April 2014, 09:04 AM   |  #3  
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If you call software/hardware optimization a cheating in order to improve battery life, i hope they cheat ever more!
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18th April 2014, 09:27 AM   |  #4  
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I recognized what OP said before from a review on ePrice (Taiwanese). HTC is definitely doing something subtle.

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well htc one m8 has and performance mode and you can disable it
so you cant say htc is cheating

I thought that Anandtech said the toggle allows your normal apps can run with the CPU level in benchmark, not to turn the "benchmark optimization" off.

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If you call software/hardware optimization a cheating in order to improve battery life, i hope they cheat ever more!

I totally agree about battery optimization. But the way HTC doing is they want to deceive customer that they are the best of both world: benchmark and battery. I don't care about benchmark, just the real performance but many people care. Just think about the benchmark scores, if they didn't cheat and all reviews show that the scores are only 3/4 compare to S5, what would you think? Antutu X showed only 27k, which is equivalent exactly 3/4 of GS5 (36k).
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18th April 2014, 09:31 AM   |  #5  
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If you call software/hardware optimization a cheating in order to improve battery life, i hope they cheat ever more!

It's cheating intended. Lower the CPU with the performance similar to to 1.9 2.0 GHz but still advertise as 2.5 GHz CPU!
18th April 2014, 09:35 AM   |  #6  
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It's cheating intended. Lower the CPU with the performance similar to to 1.9 2.0 GHz but still advertise as 2.5 GHz CPU!

It sounds like an automatic CPU battery saving mode, not "optimization", lol
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It's cheating intended. Lower the CPU with the performance similar to to 1.9 2.0 GHz but still advertise as 2.5 GHz CPU!

2.3* if you want to be a stat who're buy a GS5 my M8 does everything I ask of it.

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2.3* if you want to be a stat who're buy a GS5 my M8 does everything I ask of it.

Sent from my Renovated Elemental M8

Oh 2.34 GHz. Actually I agree with you. Last year Snapdragon 600 on my M7 is totally enough. We only need better GPU, no need for CPU. But I'm still waiting for any manufacturer dares to lower down the CPU "officially" to increase the battery life (not in a subtle way like this), similar to HTC itself shrinked down the number of MPs for a bigger pixel size.
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