Examination of the device showed that operating system Android που χρησιμοποιούσαν συσκευές που πέρασαν τα reviews είχε πειραχτεί για να παράγει συγκριτικά Results που δεν είναι αντιπροσωπευτικά της πραγματικής χρήσης.
"Unfortunately, it is almost certain that every review of the OnePlus 5 bears a point of reference with misleading results, as OnePlus has provided benchmark sites with a device that can deceive the results," Mario Tomas Serrafero wrote in XDA Developers.
"It is an unjustified move, because ultimately it is an attempt to mislead not only end users, but also the work of judges and journalists by giving misleading data which most are unable to check or verify. The results mislead both authors and readers as performance analyzes are based on skewed benchmarks.”
The cheat code is designed to handle the following reporting tools:
- Geekbench 4
- Nenamark 2
The cheat code can fool the reporting tool, indicating that the system is running at a higher speed than the normal CPU speed during the test.
The charts below show the CPU frequencies during the implementation of GeekBench 4 compared to XDA Developer's "hidden build".
"In case it is not obvious from the above graph," Serrafero continues, "we examined the CPU frequency every 100ms and in total only 24,4% of the measurements returned the maximum frequency of 1,9GHz when we turned off the deception. With the deception activated, it passed with an astonishing 95 percent to the maximum frequency state. "
The cheat bell boosts the OnePlus 5's multi-core performance by about 5%, which sounds like a lot, but as Serrafero points out, "this boost is enough to propel the device ahead of other Snapdragon 835 devices."
OnePlus replied with the following statement:
"Users use reporting applications to determine the performance of their device and we want to see the actual performance of the OnePlus 5. Therefore, we have allowed reporting applications to run in a state similar to everyday use. In addition, when launching applications, OnePlus 5 runs in a similar state to increase the speed at which applications are open. We do not overlap the device, but show the performance potential of OnePlus 5. "
This statement makes no sense since this increase in CPU performance occurs only when selected reporting tools are running.
This is not the first time the XDA Developer reports that OnePlus steals the tests. In January, a fraud mechanism was found in the OnePlus 3T code.