Samsung caught cooking the benchmark books

Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug for AnandTech:

What this does mean however is that you should be careful about comparing Exynos 5 Octa based Galaxy S 4s using any of the affected benchmarks to other devices and drawing conclusions based on that. This seems to be purely an optimization to produce repeatable (and high) results in CPU tests, and deliver the highest possible GPU performance benchmarks.

Oh Samsung.

  • tylernol


  • Mother Hydra

    Why bother doing something that can be so easily discovered?

    • Sebastian Paul

      Because this news won’t reach those who are the most likely to brag about how much faster their Galaxy S4 is in benchmarks than an iPhone 5.

      And even if you would show them the article – they won’t read it, reading takes time and the article has way too much text for them.

  • rattyuk

    And of course the waterproof “Active” is also not waterproof according to people who’ve actually tested it. And water damage is not covered by warrantee.

  • Wutang Airlines

    I don’t know why it makes me think of this classic scene…