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OP5 - Benchmark cheating!

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By TwinAdk, Senior Member on 20th June 2017, 07:36 PM
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Hi all!

See this news article:

Long story short - all cores on a test device were bumped to max performance (and stayed there) whenever a benchmark app was run.
This was done by identifying the app name (package name). Very simple and crude implementation.

Graph of performance when running a custom build app with no identifiers:

Same when running standard apps with regular identifiers present (the phone is now cheating):

Dick move OnePlus! Still ordered the phone though
20th June 2017, 08:14 PM |#2  
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Are you sure this is called cheating? It's really the max performance of the phone, and it doesn't overclock itself. And yeah, it's a bad move to identify those apps, but I wouldn't call it cheating.
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20th June 2017, 08:18 PM |#3  
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The article suggests its cheating, thats there wording Personally i partly agree with you though. But locking at max is not every day behaviour
21st June 2017, 12:23 AM |#4  
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Have OP learned nothing?!
21st June 2017, 12:34 AM |#5  
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I can care less about the benchmarks. I care about smoothness and ram management. I hope it is better than my Pixel XL. Time will tell.

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21st June 2017, 01:18 AM |#6  
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The 3T was one of the best android experiences I have ever had. I'm looking forward to receiving my Oneplus 5
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21st June 2017, 05:04 AM |#7  
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Agree benchmarks are not important in everyday life, or actually not even when choosing phone.

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21st June 2017, 05:46 AM |#8  
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i ordered OP5 right after the launch event.. and i couldnt care less for the benchmark scores..

yet, this is cheating..
i dont think most people want to know how the device performs at its peak before burning itself.. instead actual real-life performance is the focus..
it (the "cheat") gives false impression/expectation on performance to those non-techie people with non-normal/in-lab-only usage pattern..

and if you think this is not cheating, why not apply it to all use cases instead of only target at particular benchmark apps, if its such a wonderful behaviour to have?
21st June 2017, 06:03 AM |#9  
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Battery Life Only Benchmark that Matters
Since the 801 -- which still speeds along my 1+1 plenty fast for me -- I typically skip all the benchmark scores (boring!) and look for the one thing that matters most to me -- the battery life experienced by the reviewer. And according to ArsTech*, the battery life on the 1+5 is stellar!

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24th June 2017, 01:48 AM |#10  
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Who cares? Does it affect your use of the phone? No. Does it make oneplus look bad? Yes.
24th June 2017, 02:11 AM |#11  
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Just done a benchmark rated top
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