Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 16:07 UTC

With the exception of Apple and Motorola, literally every single OEM we've worked with ships (or has shipped) at least one device that runs this silly CPU optimization. It's possible that older Motorola devices might've done the same thing, but none of the newer devices we have on hand exhibited the behavior. It's a systemic problem that seems to have surfaced over the last two years, and one that extends far beyond Samsung.

Pathetic, but this has been going on in the wider industry for as long as I can remember - graphics chip makers come to mind, for instance. Still, this is clearly scumbag behaviour designed to mislead consumers.

On the other hand, if you buy a phone based on silly artificial benchmark scores, you deserve to be cheated.

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This really makes the consistent wins for the iPhone 5S all the more impressive. It was these wins that many on these forums called into question because they beat Android phones so significantly.

Apple seems to be quite a bit ahead of the other ARM vendors, which is pretty impressive. More impressive still is that Apple bested these phones with their artificially inflated benchmarks.

What makes you think Apple didn't cheat?

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