Samsung accused of faking benchmarks - again

02/10/2013

Samsung Accused Of Faking Benchmarks   Again

Samsung has, once again, been accused of faking benchmark results for its mobile phones, this time the device in question is the Galaxy Note 3.

According to ArsTechnica, the company is "artificially" boosting the results for its new phablet's processor performance during benchmark tests.

The technology detectives discovered that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is much faster than the LG G2, despite having the same 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor.

ArsTechnica then discovered that Samsung's new phablet enters a high-power processor mode that is activated when it is running any of the most popular benchmarking apps.

When selected this, theoretically, locks the device into 2.3GHz mode while switching on every core to deliver all the power the processor can muster.

However, this isn't the first time that Samsung has been accused of faking benchmark tests to boost its performance. A similar report emerged in July when the company was accused of doing the same thing with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The company denied doing anything wrong when it was accused earlier this year, but has yet to comment on this latest allegation.

Posted by Peter Robinson

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