If you think that the smartphone industry is full of companies that never cheats on their phone benchmarks. You might think again! Oppo is another big name in the smartphone mobile market to be in the list of phone makers found cheating on benchmarks.
Oppo’s mobiles delisted from the 3DMark phone benchmarks
The so called UL Benchmarks, has delisted Oppo’s Find X and F7 phones. They are totally wiped out from the 3DMark charts, after testing themselves and that Tech2 revealed that both of the devices were artificially ramping up processor performance, when they detected the test by name.
Oppo as a company acknowledged that it always stepped things up when it detected “games or 3D Benchmarks that required high performance,” but claimed that any app would run full bore if you tapped on the screen every few seconds to signal your actions.
UL, however, rejected the justifications. It was clear that Oppo was looking for the benchmark by name and not the extra processing load involved, according to the outfit. Moreover, tapping wouldn’t be an effective solution if Oppo treated apps equally — you couldn’t get consistent results.
Oppo did indicate that it might change. It was planning on “upgrading the system” and trying to “distinguish” between the demands of everyday apps and what users wanted. The company didn’t strictly promise that it would stop cheating, however.
We’ve seen HTC, Huawei, Samsung and other familiar smartphone names in the business cheating before. The mentality is from kindergarten where they simply say that we have to do it, because others are doing it too.
UL’s move might not convince the companies to mend their ways and submit honest results, but it might negate some of the incentive to play fast and loose with the truth.
Consumers should buy smartphones that simply Works for them
Benchmarks is only numbers for some. For other consumers that uses their smartphones for playing games a lot, it is something else. Performance is something that should always be correct. Finding companies that gets delisted from benchmark services is not good. Consumers shouldn’t stick their head into the stand. Instead you should goto your smartphone company and tell them what you think about the fake benchmark results.
Cheating to get more consumers to buy your products might drive more sales in the beginning. But once the truth comes out and it is fake. Consumers will write about you and a negative circle starts to flow until the cheating phone benchmarks company is totally broken.
Always deliver correct benchmark results. Consumers likes it and they do have the power to knock you down if you cheat.