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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RE: Deserve to be cheated?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 16:32 UTC in reply to "Deserve to be cheated?"
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Well, first of all, no one "deserves to be cheated". That's just a lie con men tell themselves to help them sleep at night.

But seriously, benchmarks aren't very accurate to real life scenarios on phones. I don't understand why anyone would take the results very seriously. I think this is what Thom is trying to say. Anyone who took them seriously has already been conned into thinking they were useful.

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