OnePlus 5 Said to Manipulate Benchmarks; OnePlus Responds

OnePlus 5 Manipulating Benchmarks to Maximize Scores

Furthermore, benchmark cheating doesn't go especially well next to dropping support for the less than two years-old OnePlus 2, yearly price increase, and nabbing Apple's iPhone 7 Plus design when it comes to improving OnePlus' public image. While the core hardware specifications of the company's latest high-end smartphone are obviously great, the OnePlus 5 also boasts a number of less obvious functionalities and characteristics that differentiate the handset from its competitors. There is minimal frequency variance in comparison to a non-manipulated ROM, resulting in higher sustained performance. At that time, the publication came to a conclusion that it was because of merging of OxygenOS and Hydrogen OS teams at OnePlus. However, this time, it's more "blatant" and "consciously introduced".

Fast-forward to June, OnePlus has unveiled its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. Well, it turns out those numbers may not be telling the whole truth.

OnePlus 5 scored over 6,700 in multi-core performance on Play Store version of Geekbench, while the smartphone didn't manage to reach 6,500 when tested on the site's hidden build of app. OnePlus is keeping CPU frequencies of cores in OnePlus 5 higher so as to obtain better results in benchmark, XDA Developers alleged.

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Unfortunately, it is nearly certain that every single review of the OnePlus 5 that contains a benchmark is using misleading results, as OnePlus provided reviewers a device that cheats on benchmarks.

We expect OnePlus to rectify this mistake via a software update soon. While the benchmark is running, all of the little cores are kept at their maximum frequency of 1.9GHz, causing it to receive scores that are even higher than Qualcomm's own Snapdragon 835 test device.

"In case it isn't evident from the graph above", continues Serrafero, "we polled the CPU frequency every 100ms, and in total, only 24.4 percent of readings returned the maximum frequency of 1.9Ghz when disabling cheating". Those testing the device may find it indicating that the OnePlus 5 outperforms other flagships, such as the Galaxy S8 Plus and Pixel XL; however, those results may not be accurate. We are not overclocking the device, rather we are displaying the performance potential of the OnePlus 5. Therefore, we have allowed benchmark apps to run in a state similar to daily usage, including the running of resource intensive apps and games. Thanks to this manipulation, which OnePlus explains is necessary to fully showcase the OnePlus 5's performance potential, the handset was able to achieve some of the highest scores commanded by a Snapdragon 835-powered device. Opening the Camera app or turning on the LED flash to use it as a torchlight is just a swipe away, much like it was with the OnePlus 3T. OnePlus has denied the charge, and said they are not overclocking the cores.

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