The OnePlus 3T, which we analyzed earlier is one of our favorite devices, because it has great specifications and compared to its competitors it is cheaper.
One of the main strengths of this device is its extreme power, although it seems that the device takes advantage of it to not be quite right at any time. We caught up to 3P OnePlus cheating with its its benchmark score.
This, unfortunately, is not the first time we hunt for a device by cheating on benchmarks. Samsung has historically been a clear example of the art of distorting scores. How do they get this? In a very easy way.
Actually, in the benchmarks all they measure is raw power, so keeping a high frequency throughout the test you get to raise the score to the maximum. The 3T has been hunted by XDA Developers, as they have done a thorough analysis of the behavior of the terminal cores. The terminal effectively detects a benchmark application, and activates a special mode that keeps the cores running to the fullest.
The truth is that it is a pretty sad practice, because with a Snapdragon 821, 6 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen you can reign in the benchmark without cheating. OnePlus has admitted the trap, and promises to solve the problem in future updates. Its justification has been that the phone has a high-performance mode for games and demanding tasks, and benchmarks are one of them.