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[PC Mag] HTC Tweaks HTC One M8 for Benchmarks via 'High Performance Mode'

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The entire issue of "benchmark cheating" recently hit the airwaves based on early reviews of the newly announced HTC One M8 Android smartphone. That, and HTC blatantly admitting that it kicks its smartphone up into a high-performance mode whenever certain applications are detected. In other words, if the smartphone sees that a user has fired up a popular benchmarking suite, it pushes the pedal to the floor – regardless of what it might do for a device's battery, for example – in order to squeak out the best scores possible.

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Samsung did this with the SGS4, seems like its a normal thing now, least if we go by how HTC responded in the article
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Benchmarks for phones are silly. I don't have a problem with showing the maximum potential of a phone on a benchmark.
Kinda boring to bench 'stock' anyways!
I just want to see no slow downs and good battery life, only two 'benches' I care about.

Now who's going to be the first to water cool a phone for this bench off?
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Samsung did this with the SGS4, seems like its a normal thing now, least if we go by how HTC responded in the article

Samsung and HTC were doing before the S4.

Samsung however has stopped doing this.
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I'd have to agree, benchmarks on phones are a bit pointless. Phones can do everything we need nowadays without a problem.
Side note, i'm loving my HTC One M8 more and more.
Switch from my iphone 5s because that screen is just too small... 5" is perfect IMO.
post #5 of 12
Great another article posted like this.

Phone is set not to throttle; benchmark companies consider it cheating. Ban companies' devices.

Computer is set not to throttle; benchmark companies welcome it with open arms. Commends/awards users'.
 
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I'd have to agree, benchmarks on phones are a bit pointless. Phones can do everything we need nowadays without a problem.
Side note, i'm loving my HTC One M8 more and more.
Switch from my iphone 5s because that screen is just too small... 5" is perfect IMO.

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Great another article posted like this.

Phone is set not to throttle; benchmark companies consider it cheating. Ban companies' devices.

Computer is set not to throttle; benchmark companies welcome it with open arms. Commends/awards users'.

I don't get it either, what's wrong with pushing the max out of the phone? Would like to see a button to active this "über" mode though, so you can use it in other tasks (unless there is one already).
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I don't get it either, what's wrong with pushing the max out of the phone? Would like to see a button to active this "über" mode though, so you can use it in other tasks (unless there is one already).

 

I don't think it is wrong. But I hate it when manufacturers like Samsung actively tried to hide and cover it up. At least HTC flat out said it happens.

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I don't think it is wrong. But I hate it when manufacturers like Samsung actively tried to hide and cover it up. At least HTC flat out said it happens.

Now that I can agree to, hiding it is pointless.
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I don't get it either, what's wrong with pushing the max out of the phone? Would like to see a button to active this "über" mode though, so you can use it in other tasks (unless there is one already).
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I don't think it is wrong. But I hate it when manufacturers like Samsung actively tried to hide and cover it up. At least HTC flat out said it happens.
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Now that I can agree to, hiding it is pointless.

Yeah, that's the shady part; and nothing they should really be ashamed of TBH. The only reason HTC didn't hide is because they learned from Samsung's mistake.
 
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