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

0. phoneArena 28 Mar 2014, 19:53 posted on

Last year, Samsung was accused of putting technology into its high-end Android phones that could determine when a benchmark test was being run, and boost the frequencies of the CPU on the device. Samsung did admit that "the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 maximizes its CPU/GPU frequencies when running features that demand substantial performance."...

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posted on 28 Mar 2014, 22:09

25. SayMobile (Posts: 103; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)

in other words HTC admits of cheating

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 22:42

31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Nope, on Laptops when you buy the i5 or i7 CPU laptop there is a switch which has 2 options, stamina and speed, the laptop does not have smart thinking app installed to switch to speed mode, so we need to manually glide it to speed mode, which there it will crunch through more 8 thread application and switch on the fan CPU to high mode.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 22:42 2

30. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

These benchmarks are horse s**t, i just used the X antutu on my G2 and i scored 33965. I beat out the beast z2? Yeah ok i believe that, these benchmarks IN NO WAY determine how good a phone is. I just went to verizon today to check out the m8 and i can't even believe how ignorant 99% of the people are that said negative crap about it.

First off, it's not a huge phone and it looked the same size as the original if not a bit bigger. Secondly, the 4ultrapixel camera DOES NOT suck at all and is even sharper than my G2 i'd argue. The front facing camera is JUST AS sharp it was a beautiful phone. The weight, are you people panzies? Because even with the whole anti steal lock on the phone it was not heavy at all idk what the hell people are talking about but the m8 Is sick as hell

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 23:27 2

35. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Thanks @zackhattack. Ppl are just brainwashed, the expert reviewers say that the HTC one m8 is the best device ever released, some say (experts only) that the camera is a little let down for an almost perfect device and some say that the camera is acceptable and competitive. I don't see anyone using their phones for professional photography. So ppl cut out your jokes and tell Sammy that you want to cancel the payments from Sammy for false advertising.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 10:11

65. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)

The M8 is a gorgeous fone hands down.
But a couple of things keep me from buying it.

●No User-Removable battery. For me its a must.
●I absolutely hate OnScreen buttons.
●That black bar with the logo is stupid. They could have removed it and reduced the footprint a bit

These are deal breakers for me. Which is why im sticking to my Note 3 for now.
Beautiful fone no doubt, but not for me :)


posted on 29 Mar 2014, 00:40

37. VLaRueC (Posts: 178; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

Been in wireless sales for 13 years. No sane person Weber buys a phone based on these tests. Complete waste of time.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 03:59 1

46. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1415; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Without them there wouldnt be traffic, trolls, views, ads, money for sites like phonearena

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 01:13 2

39. GMS85 (Posts: 209; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Regardless, I'd pick the M8 anyday, Cheers!

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 01:14

40. khaledmhawesh (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Got a 29k on m7 when overclocked :ooo

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 06:19

55. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

37 k on my N5s with a mild over clock.
Don't believe, check XDA nexus 5 forum.. Mine is far from being too dog.
These new phones have no performance edge over last year's that is leaps and bound better.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 01:38

41. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

benchmarking apps are just for marketing...

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 03:50

45. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1415; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

I wish they did real world bechmarks for phones like the do with graphical cards on pc, for example how many FPS you get on demanding games, how many miliseconds it takes to open an app, and things like that, I dont care for points but for real world usage.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 04:30

49. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

big lie in gsmarena the 2.3 version of m8 get 37000 score in "an tu tu" and now the 2.5 version get 27000?
it,s just another troll
in few day,s the 2.5 version test come out
the 2.3 version have great score and this cpu + htc sense = fastest user inter face ever

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 06:30

56. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

Lolz. You look like a clueless kid in a supermarket. What about if i tell you GSMArena probably didnt use AnTuTu X and they posted an article about this. You might want to do your homework. Or some Despicable Me instead?

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 12:28

72. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

and you big guy when a master site like this site or gsmarena test an tu tu x i,m talk about it and now yes i,m a kid stay for it

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 05:16 2

53. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

I still feel like if something is benchmarked you should have the opinion to choose if its going to be used at its maximum potential or not.. cause if i want to know how "strong" a device is in benchmarks i want to see it maxed out not being half-a**ing through the Test..

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 07:17 1

57. karkavelas (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)

Good job Samsung lover's.. brace the Samsung for that ugly phone.
You are gonna get the same phone next year with plastic again, because they now that you are gonna buy any kind of sh*t they are gonna put in the market.
HTC one m8 for me this year I was thinking for LG g2 but this one is so beautiful.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 07:54

58. rangoj (Posts: 46; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)

So what? Apple is all about optimization, they do this on iPhone/iPad benchmark tests, why is cheating optimization forbidden for Android.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 12:10

70. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

No good.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 12:24

71. evarod48 (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

N5 has 30000 on Antutu X

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 13:23

73. vgking (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

My note scored 36249 on the new Antutu X app

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 14:37

74. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

Need to admit that Bechmarking scores are now a major feature. Its a competition that who makes the fastest smartphone. Nobody cares that it works stable or not.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 05:21

82. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

In a response to an inquiry made by CNET, HTC confirmed that its engineers optimize the device to produce the highest possible performance in certain scenarios, including benchmark tests. The Taiwanese manufacturer however, does not consider such tweaks as cheating, as, it views that benchmark tests are designed to show the maximum performance of a chipset.

HTC went on to confirm that the M8 features dedicated High Performance Mode which can be switched on and off in the device’s developer settings. The function is not yet available on US devices, though it will arrive via a future software update.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 05:38

83. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

high performance wow whit out any root and by your own choose in setting
htc did it great and very cool
i know samsung fan boy,s come and say it,s useless but if s5 have it then it,s great and a revolution

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