BENCHMARK Posts on XDA

[UPDATED STATEMENT] Do NOT Trust OnePlus 5 Benchmarks in Reviews – How our Review Unit is Grossly Cheating at Benchmarks

Earlier this year, we published a report that denounced OnePlus (and other companies) for their improper behavior in regards to benchmark manipulation on newer builds of OxygenOS. Today, we sadly must follow-up on our accusations as the company has once more been inappropriately manipulating benchmark scores in the OnePlus 5. While no customers have a device in...

Benchmark Cheating Strikes Back: How OnePlus and Others Got Caught Red-Handed, and What They’ve Done About it

A few years ago there was a considerable uproar, when numerous major manufacturers were caught cheating on benchmarks. OEMs of all sizes (including Samsung, HTC, Sony, and LG) took part in this arms race of attempting to fool users without getting caught, but thankfully they eventually stopped their benchmark cheating after some frank discussions with...

The Inherent Problems in Speed Test Videos and Their Validity as Performance Benchmarks

Clarkson, Hammond, and Mays line up, each of them driving one of the world's fastest “Hypercars." Millions of in dollars metal, aluminum and carbon fiber waiting to barrel down the track, each wanting to take the throne as the fastest of the litter. If you aren’t familiar with the description above, this scene took place in...

More than a Meme: Google uses TheVerge.com to Benchmark Nexus Devices

Digging around in AOSP is a great way to make new discoveries about Android, and this time we've come across something rather hilarious. For some time, users have reported that the technology website TheVerge.com provided slow performance on mobile devices. Now to their credit, their website performance has improved over time in my experience. Plus, it's not...

Benchmark Results: S6 Obliterates M9, What Happened?

Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and...