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How to enable High Performance Mode on the HTC One (M8), and why you may not really want to

How to enable High Performance Mode on the HTC One (M8), and why you may not really want to
With a Snapdragon 801 under the hood, the all new HTC One (M8) is already among the fastest Android smartphones money can buy. It should handle with ease any heavy app or any advanced 3D game you can think of, just like an Android flagship should. Still, there is a way of squeezing out even more processing power out of its already powerful SoC, and in this post we'll teach you how to unleash that extra bit of silicon muscle known as High Performance Mode.

Before you start tinkering with your HTC One (M8), however, you should be well aware of a few side effects that might occur. First of all, there's a good reason for this High Performance Mode to be off by default and hidden deep in the phone's settings. It has an impact on the phone's power consumption, which is why leaving it on indefinitely is not recommended. Also, there might not be any noticeable difference in the phone's performance after you flip the switch on. As we said above, the HTC One (M8) is already pretty swift. You might get a few more frames per second if you're playing a really intensive video game, though. If you still want to have a little fun with a maxed out HTC One (M8) after reading this disclaimer, then let us proceed with enabling High Performance Mode.

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posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:47 8

2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 302; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


useless feature

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:53 6

3. c.sonnen (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


For development and testing purpose..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:56 6

4. renz4 (Posts: 222; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


to win benchmark race

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:37 2

10. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I'd agree with you if they only activated it while benchmarks were running. But they give you the option to enable it anytime, which means you can get that performance out of the phone if you really need it. Lets consider it a "Feature" lol

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 10:07 2

11. hung2900 (Posts: 778; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Arcording to Anandtech, this "feature" is activated with benchmark tests even when you try to turn off in the developer option.
No way to turn off with benchmark!!!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 13:02 1

14. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 268; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Yeah because if it isnt any use to you it must be useless. By that same logic you arent any use to me so you must be a useless person

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 17:22

17. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


That's not logic. That's just stupidity. He was useful in the fact that he allowed you to reply to his post and in doing so, allowed to you to talk about your so called "logic"

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:57 1

5. c.sonnen (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


So these modes was used in benchmark. How come uts cheating?

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 10:15

12. hung2900 (Posts: 778; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


http://www.anandtech.com/show/7893/the-htc-one-m8-review/6

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 08:28 15

6. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Is there a High Performance Mode on the M8's rear camera?

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 08:44 1

7. hassoups (Posts: 281; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Haha lmao

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 08:57

8. cR203 (Posts: 185; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


Lol. That's hilarious.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:08

9. cncrim (Posts: 479; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Great one

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 11:24 1

13. omaianu (unregistered)


No...I guess you professional phone photographers will have to make due with a normal phone camera.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 15:43 1

15. chistoefur (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Huh, so you can enable ART with Sense 6. That's pretty cool actually, running ART for about 4 months now on my Nexus 5 and I can never go back to a dalvik-only device.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 17:18

16. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


In the 8th picture, after the warning note, it says "do not ask me again"

Definitely a Taiwanese device because that doesn't even make SENSE

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