I suppose if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying right? Well Samsung certainly thinks so as it looks like they’ve been caught purposely boosting their Galaxy S 4′s benchmark scores thanks to the findings by the guys over at Anandtech. According to them, Samsung is performing some simple tricks that essentially boosts the benchmark scores of their S 4. Basically Samsung has set their S 4 to run at higher frequencies when the phone is set to run certain benchmark apps, and it’s not just the CPU but also the GPU seems to be clocked higher when it needs to be.
The guys at Anandtech also found some code dubbed by Samsung as “BenchmarkBooster” which essentially orders the device to raise up its clock speed when benchmarking begins.
To be honest I haven’t used a benchmark app since my old myTouch 4G days. There’s people that swear by it, and people that could care less as it all matters on how it performs in real world usage right? For a more detailed explanation, check out the source link!
Anyways, what do you guys think of Samsung’s trickery? Unfair or much-a-do about nothing?