HTC admits fixing One (M8) benchmarks

31/03/2014

HTC Admits Fixing One (M8) Benchmarks

Before HTC officially unveiled its One (M8) handset a few days ago, benchmarking results suggested that the smartphone would outpower its main rivals.

However, now the Taiwanese manufacturer has confessed that the tests may have been misleading. 

The results had sparked some concerns that the figures were a little dubious and now it appears that the suspicions have been confirmed. People were a little sceptical because, depending on which app was used, determined how well the HTC One (M8) performed.

However, the manufacturer has now admitted that it optimises the performance of its smartphones when they detect benchmarking software.

HTC told CNET: "Benchmarking tests look to determine maximum performance of the CPU and GPU and, similar to the engine in a high-performance sports car, our engineers optimise in certain scenarios to produce the best possible performance.

"If someone would like to get around this benchmarking optimisation there are ways to do so, but we think most often this will not be the case."

Posted by Simon Thomas