OnePlus 5 caught cheating on multi-core benchmarks

21 June 2017
The way it cheats is similar but not quite the same as the OnePlus 3 before it.

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  • HaL

reminds me of the volkswagen emission scandal.

  • AnonD-190634

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2017How the heck did you managed to not have it blow up at 90 C? ... more90c is exactly blow the t-junc so it's the maximum safe temp. it's still pretty stupid and harms your battery.
I never benchmark any of my phones anymore. it might harm them D:

  • Anonymous

Hockeybro13, 22 Jun 2017Why's this even still a thing? Now everyone's going to say OnePl... moreCan you run you phone in this mode with any application?

No!

Some people, like you, just don't get it.

  • anonymous

cool

  • haha

nokia user, 22 Jun 2017You can not trust any (Any means ANY) chines brand whether they ... morenokia is manufactured in china

  • AnonD-195701

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2017Wrong. Lg g6 don't have military grade protection and it will bo... morehttp://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g6/quality
tbh I hate LG....but the one plus 5 disappointed me big time

  • AdamBoy64

This is sad news. Things like this can tarnish a brands reputation.

  • Anonym

Zoser, 22 Jun 2017Carl Pei has cleared it on twitter: Carl Pei twitter: Optical... moreThis company really has a thing with "enhanced reality"...

  • Anonym

Hockeybro13, 22 Jun 2017Why's this even still a thing? Now everyone's going to say OnePl... moreA lot of VW buyers here... people who don't want to understand what doctored results are, that don't actually happen in the real world (aka what every benchmark tries to measure), with the added grievance that it may actually damage the SoC due to how it bypasses critical safeguards.

Why's this even still a thing? Now everyone's going to say OnePlus is "cheating" again when they aren't at all. Tell me how showing the full potential of a chipset is cheating? Isn't that what the benchmarks are for? To test the max performance of a device? I guess not in this world because apparently that's labeled as cheating. Honestly petty and sad that this is even still news. I like how it's against OnePlus still too and not one other company, but they complain about there phones having lowers scores... And there by complaining that the phone they chose from whatever brand isn't "cheating" as well

  • Anonymous

AnonD-190634, 22 Jun 2017yeah disgusting... benchmarks are stupid anyway. and this phone ... moreHow the heck did you managed to not have it blow up at 90 C?

Cos if that is 90 F then it's only 32 C.

  • Anonymous

J o m s, 21 Jun 2017Stop spreading BS, this isn't cheating at all. If you want to te... morebut if it heats up so much (50 degrees they said it is?) then it might be dangerous

  • Smartphones Fan

it is crap phone as plus one been all are crap

  • AnonD-190634

yeah disgusting... benchmarks are stupid anyway. and this phone was great without the benchs!

My note 4 (or s4!?) heated up to 90 degrees during antutu c: that's just stupid.

and not to mention during any use my battery is always hot. even on my s7 D: that way the battery dies faster!

  • nokia user

You can not trust any (Any means ANY) chines brand whether they make mobile, toy or any other item.

  • unknown

Pixel87, 22 Jun 2017Well I'm not surprised at all, Asian companies are the most corr... morei think u get that problem in base of how bad user u can be..! i used a fiew lg and never got any problems at all..!

  • Pixel87

Well I'm not surprised at all, Asian companies are the most corrupted on planet earth. They can recycle anything and rebrand it as new just to rob the public. LG will sell u a phone only to leave u hanging with bootloop issues few months after, Samsung will build similar looking devices with glorified plastic and curved edges, advert rated to 10x just to buy the minds of naive fans and equally ripped them off their hard earned money, if the curved screen happens to break you end up paying almost half the cost of the phone just to fix a damn screen. I actually loved what oneplus started, the idea of budget friendly phones but I'm disappointed at what they did to heat up benchmark scores. I just dislike these brands, top on the list is LG, bootloop giant lol

  • AnonD-8008

Personaly i dotn't care about benchmarks.
If the device gets the job done in dayly use im happy.

  • Fear

Samsung did it 1st! :)

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2017I found this about the zoom: OnePlus also appears to be cheat... moreCarl Pei has cleared it on twitter:

Carl Pei twitter: Optical zoom is at 1.6x, the remaining 0.4x is realized through SmartCapture multiframe technology.

The sad is that, in advertisements, it was all overlooked implying that it was optical and
some or many people bought the phone thinking about it. Now they can not cancel the reservation / purchase if you look at the forums and only give them the option to decline the package when it arrives.