Alleged OnePlus 5T benchmark nets one of the highest Snapdragon 835 scores

Alleged OnePlus 5T benchmark nets one of the highest Snapdragon 835 scores
OnePlus 5T tips, specs and renders are being hurtled at us incessantly these days, indicating that the launch is near, and, indeed, it is expected to be unveiled as soon as next week, on November 16th. This time around, however, we have something more tangible to lean on than mere speculation, as a OnePlus device coded as A5010, just made a pass through the Geekbench database.

While the numbers it scored are top-shelf, and in line with the other top Snapdragon 835 benchmarks - those of the HTC U11 - we are more intrigued to find a confirmation that the OnePlus 5T would indeed have a model with 8 GB RAM again, as listed in the benchmark results. 

As for the price of that one, it remains to be heard, but the OnePlus CEO already hinted that it will "probably" come at a sub-$600 tag. Oh, well, this is the year when we actually have to be content with such pricing, given that popular top-shelf phones from Apple, Samsung, and the like, are pushing awfully close to the $1000 price mark.


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5T
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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57 Comments

1. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

without cheating?

2. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Great question. I owned a OnePlus 5, but eventually returned. Performance wasn't as great compared to my Pixel XL. Also, I had the jelly scroll issue. The 5T looks decent, but not a real big fan of the company.

35. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I don't believe you. OP5 is a great smartphone that performs so well, even better than Pixel 2 xl (speed tests have proven that). Jelly effect is nothing compared to it's awesome price and customizable UI.

39. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Performance includes more that speed E.g. smoothness where the Pixels are King The Jelly effect also makes the OP5 less smooth

42. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You know what? The jelly effect doesn't have to bother people unless they are too curious and start scrolling up and down quick just to see the effect. I mean, who in the world scroll up-down through the screen quick and continuous? Jobless people. It is not noticeable if you scroll it slowly as if to read something. No one will notice it's there.

43. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Depends on the person I found it noticable scolling down at my "regular" scrolling speed I suppose if I used it more everyday I might eventually get used to it

40. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

OP5 won in many YT speedtest

13. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

All android phone makers (besides Google) program their phones to overclock when they detect benchmark programs. Samsung started the cheating trend and many Samsung devices are banned from benchmark sites. That's why if other android makers want to compete, they have to also program their phones to cheat the same way as Samsung or they will be at disadvantage. Even with cheating, android phones still far from the genuine high scores achieved by Apple phones.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1473; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Most Android phone manufacturers have long since stopped benchmark cheating, some never did it to begin with. Apple was no stranger to benchmark cheating with their computers in the past either. They got caught several times. Bit of a pot meets kettle.

24. SteveS

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Please cite one example of Apple cheating on their benchmarks. Apple is one of the few companies that have taken the high road here and doesn't participate in that nonsense.

30. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1473; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Power Mac G5 was a confirmed case back in the day.

21. Khyron

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

I think Apple always cheats too Wheres they superior perfomance of a11 over android's flagships

49. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Apple has never cheated with any iphones. Don't make baseless accusations.

22. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Let's get one thing straight. Did samsung overclock beyond what their hardware was supposed to run at? FYI some of samsung's own apps did the same when running on their phones where they max out the clock speed to run smoother. Also link to the article where samsung was the first one caught with this "cheating" in benchmarks. i seem to recall few OEMs getting caught well before Samsung

26. SteveS

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

They don't actually overclock. All phones have thermal limitations. When the device starts to get too hot, they throttle down the CPU to lower speeds. However, some of the Android OEMs have written code to specifically look for benchmarks applications running and if they are detected, the phone will bypass the normal throttling that will occur. OnePlus 5 argues that they do this to show the true "potential" of their phone. The problem with their line of reasoning is that this is not representative of performance of third party applications as they will be throttled when the phone gets hot.

50. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

At least OnePlus is honest to admit to it unlike Samsung who originally repeatedly denied any cheating on benchmarks. But after many detailed investigations, Samsung could no longer lie.https://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/10/03/samsung-denies-cheating-in-benchmarks/

34. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Even Samsung down clocked their SD in the note 8 and it still runs like a champ. Don't mind the haters

48. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Samsung was the first one to get caught for cheating but it's possible there might be others cheating before them. However, Anandtech did an investigation into the issue in 2013 after the Samsung cheating exposure and found nearly all Android companies cheat to some extent with the exception of Google and Nvidia. They found Samsung cheated the most by far.

56. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

"Genuine" high scores. Ha! Apple has been caught cheating in the past. Android OEMs have stopped cheating and they did a while ago. That's why Apple always has better scores on benchmarks, yet Android phones come out on top in real-world stuff. Apple just hasn't been caught because they're probably paying off the government and companies who run the benchmarks. The US economy relies too much on Apple and so they'll never shut it down.

25. SteveS

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Of course not. In the face of being caught cheating, they doubled down on their losing position and attempt to defend the reason for cheating. Pathetic. https://www.xda-developers.com/oneplus-5-benchmark-cheating-reviews/

38. hellhr

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

I doubt that.

52. Ace76

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

OP didn't cheat the first time.

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Lets hope the Jelly Effect is not on the 5T i had to return the 5 like so many others because of it.

4. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Collecting data?

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If OnePlus doesn’t then Google will

15. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

These days, besides Apple, all companies do the same data collection. Your computer browser along with any spyware you've accumulated from the web collect far more data than your phones though.

18. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1473; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Apple also collects and shares data with third parties from your usage of their products, but like with Google and most other companies, it's anonymized.

41. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"besides Apple" you really believe that? lol

5. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

no oreo !?

53. Ace76

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

OP's Oreo platform is still in beta...but it's right around the corner now so expect the OP3/T, OP5/T to get them all around the same time.

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