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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 apparently using "benchmark booster" to fix results

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2013, 18:46 posted on

We've seen benchmark results from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 before, and they have always been impressive, much more impressive than results from other devices running the same exact chip, which is a red flag. Samsung has been caught "adjusting" benchmark results in the past, and it looks like the company is doing it again with a "benchmark booster" in the Note 3...

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posted on 01 Oct 2013, 18:49 28

1. stealthd (unregistered)


If you can't beat em, cheat em. You just got Samsunged!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:20 16

22. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


but still note 3 is better than the other ones..

i donĀ“t care if a app opens 0,0003 milisec faster xD

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 02:35 5

66. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


"But still note 3 is better than the other ones."

but still samsung is CHEATING..

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 03:12 1

68. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


every one cheating not just samsung....

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 10:07

79. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


"but still samsung is CHEATING.."

No.
They were CHEATING the Note 3,
It has auto optimization to recognise when more power is needed and bring it on(which is great thing), and they rename some property to fool the device.

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 11:09

82. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I congratulate you coz your fanboyism is at the highest level.you look like a member of a cult that follows whatever his/her master told him/her even if he/she knows it is already wrong..dude believe me, theres still life outside the shadow of samsung.....pathetic fanboy....

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 03:17 5

70. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


The Might Knight of Samsung! Worst than apple fanboys...

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 09:52 2

78. debugger919 (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


because you are a samsung fan boy, so what ever it does is good.

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 15:22

84. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


"AnandTech just published a report that shows ASUS, HTC and other companies using the same 'benchmark detect' function to artificially bump up the numbers."(engadget) It's funny how it's always only Samsung that gets blamed for industry practices, when plenty of other manufacturers do the exact same thing.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:18 7

37. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I thought Sammy is only Superb in marketing, I was blind that they're also good on cheating and manipulating.

I'm going to sue them for misleading costumers about benchmark test results.

Tim Cook

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 03:12 1

67. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Tim cock using Nokia 3310 Lol .

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:25 7

41. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


No they have not gone Samsunged! It shows how unknowledged and unaware you are, then again you come to PhoneArena, so you should be classed as a "Techie"

What they have done was simple" they took the "Reference" device, installed SetCpu: a software to alter, modify the CPUs floating point. Normally all devices are set to "in demand" so 1 core remains active at 300Mhz, while other 3 sleeps. But on this case they went for "Performance" (mode) which the CPUs idles at 1.8Mhz at all times!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:30 4

43. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Rename the benchmark app and benchmarks go back to "normal" values.

Not cheating alright.

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 22:26

85. tuminatr (Posts: 774; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I find this very funny, and you cant truely blame them. Is it gonna stop me from buying a note 3..... NOPE

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 22:21 5

55. samsungIScopycat (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


samsung always issued with cheat benchmark....and now note 3...
never change their policy...
copy + cheat + fraud + corruption = samsung~

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 02:23 4

63. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Nothing new on Samsung..im not surprise anymore in this news...Samsung only know is Copying, Cheating, And hiring students to give negative review on their competitor's product, but still all samsung fans worship samsung..shame on you sammy! .#shamesung

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 18:53 9

3. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


o sammy, cheating at this era? you think your consumers are uneducated fools? (well most people are lols)

well your scores for N3 is lower than Z1 now ....

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:20 10

23. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Samsung fans and Apple fans are just the same...they will love anything that comes with a "S" or and apple.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 22:15 4

54. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


No!
Note 3 scores better even than G2 without this "booster"
By the way , lets see Samsung's anwer, not this be same like the "region lock" iManipulation.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 18:53 5

4. newbey123 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


LOL, not really surprised at this.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 23:58 1

57. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


And you just believe everything you're told.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 18:53 4

5. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I don't see why this matters. The G2, Z1, and a few other devices have the same chip as the Note 3. Wouldn't it be obvious to see if the benches were BS anyways?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:03 10

7. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


no man, samsung fan bois goes crazy and show off when they see the numbers are higher than other OEMs.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:03 3

8. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


love how they find some reason why an android device benchmark is good but on the iphone they take it as the law. iLosers.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:06 8

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ooooooohhhh naughty Sammy. I'm tellin mama. Mamaaaaaaaaaa Sammy cheatinnnnnnnnn!!!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:12 2

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Ha!

+1

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:33 2

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'll get called a fanboy for that, even though I was actually joking in the way kids tell mom lol. My niece is notorious for saying "I'm telliiiiiiiiin" while running to tell. +1

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:07 6

11. willard12 (Posts: 1720; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Wow, PA. This week alone, samsung has copied apple's golden device, had thousands of their devices traded-in for iphones on gazelle, region locked the note 3, their watch does nothing, and are apparently their note 3 phone really isn't as fast as the benchmark scores say they are. Samsung has finally convinced numbers to lie. Meanwhile, at PA, Apple's slo-mo is awesome, their benchmarks are great and real, iphones are selling like crack, and they are better than coke. Of course, since most of those samsung articles turned out to be wrong, I've found it's better to wait until the update is posted in order to get the full/real story.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:07 9

13. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Over-clocking???, its still running at specified speed, they clearly said the Powervr 544MP3 runs at 532MHz, and there are several stock apps that runs at that speed too, what a misleading article by PA again, and because the S800 is running at full speed under stress you call that a problem, anyways its normal if you are ruling, people will nitpick just to show a negative point.

P.S: PA should go and revise the Note 3 biased review

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:14 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Hmmm. I partially agree, so I'll throw you a +1.

P.S. They need to revise the review ASAP.

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