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    Default HTC admits cheating on benchmark scores with the HTC One (M8)

    Now I know benchmark scores are not a big determinative factor, but I found this article interesting

    HTC admits its High Performance Mode pumped up benchmark scores for the HTC One (M8)

    When the HTC One (M8) was run through the AnTuTu 4 benchmark test, the phone scored a whopping 38,815. That topped the 34,898 scored by the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Sony Xperia Z2 scored an impressive 32,768 and the LG G Pro 2 produced a score of 30,068.

    But when the HTC One (M8) was put through the cheat-proof AnTuTu X, the results were much different. The Samsung Galaxy S5 was on top with a score of 35,357. The Sony Xperia Z2 finished second with a benchmark score of 32,508 while the LG G Pro 2 was next with a score of 29,787. The HTC One (M8)? HTC's new flagship had a score of 27,171.
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    Antutu 4 = Original Test (with the cheated results)
    Antutu X = Cheat-Proof Test
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    It's a lot better of them to admit it unlike Samsung who tried to hide it

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    Default Re: HTC admits cheating on benchmark scores with the HTC One M8

    A lot of OEMs cheat on benchmarks now. Samsung did the same with the GS4, I believe. Stopped paying attention to them...

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    Default Re: HTC admits cheating on benchmark scores with the HTC One M8

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    It's a lot better of them to admit it unlike Samsung who tried to hide it

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    True, but it doesn't look like they did it with the S5

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    Well HTC didn't do it with the m7 and samsung did with the gs4, now it's the other way around. I'll call it even lol

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    For some reason this seems like it's 2013 again. Some things never change around here. Regardless, HTC gave a pretty granular explanation of how the processor clock speeds are managed. Also, if I understand their description, any process can explicitly request or maximize the clock speeds.

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    Well, regardless, this thing flies.

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    Bottomline, why did they decide to do that in the first place? Too risky, but it wasn't nice in my case.

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    Its a smartphone, that benchmark means little for 99% of people.
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    I'm sort of impressed how they managed to clock up ~11,000 points on the benchmark test.
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    It is cool that you can enable the benchmark boost mode yourself to get that performance 24/7 though

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    Default Re: HTC admits cheating on benchmark scores with the HTC One (M8)

    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstMach View Post
    It is cool that you can enable the benchmark boost mode yourself to get that performance 24/7 though

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    It's probably not noticeable enough to warrant the tradeoff for battery life

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    It's probably not noticeable enough to warrant the tradeoff for battery life

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    True, but at least there's the option

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstMach View Post
    True, but at least there's the option

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    Really? Where is the option and what is it called?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindtChocolate View Post
    Really? Where is the option and what is it called?
    I read about it in an article. Its in the developera options. I'm pretty sure it's called high performance mode. I'll see if I van find the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindtChocolate View Post
    Really? Where is the option and what is it called?
    Apparently, CNET's coverage was wrong. Mobiletechreview said in their review that the high performance mode was only in the Dev options of pre-release devices and not the consumer ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstMach View Post
    Apparently, CNET's coverage was wrong. Mobiletechreview said in their review that the high performance mode was only in the Dev options of pre-release devices and not the consumer ones

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    That's disappointing. I guess you can only access extra power by rooting.

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