Samsung has released an official statement to CNET, which denies all allegations of fabricating its benchmark tests carried out on the Galaxy Note 3. It’s a second time in the past few months that the South Korean giant has come up to defend allegations like this.
Earlier, Samsung was accused of the same tactics with Galaxy S4 benchmark tests and false advertising over HTC One.
A Samsung spokesman said, “The Galaxy Note 3 maximizes its CPU/GPU frequencies when running features that demand substantial performance”.
“This was not an attempt to exaggerate particular benchmarking results. We remain committed to providing our customers with the best possible user experience.” He added.
The statement is intended to put an end to the clamor that has arisen at this time around the Galaxy Note 3 which, according to AnandTech and ArsTechnica, use software optimization to improve performance of the Snapdragon CPU during most popular benchmark tests. As per company’s statement, these optimizations occur every time the new Galaxy Notes 3 runs features that require outstanding performance.
A more in-depth study by Ars Technica revealed that the scores of the Note 3 were much better than rivals like Xperia Z1 and LG G2 in spite of the fact that they have same quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC. Galaxy Note 3 boosts its core to their full 2.3GHz frequency while only running popular test programs like AnTuTu, Geekbench and Quadrant. Otherwise the core remains idle while running other apps or renamed versions of same apps to prevent overheating, and it contradicts Samsung statement.
However, it’s not only Samsung to use optimizations for the benchmarks, but almost all manufacturers of Android devices follow the same procedures except Google and Motorola. Samsung has yet been the only one to deny any wrongdoing officially.
The benchmarks are used by many tech sites for reviews of products, so as to give a general indication of the power of a device from its competitors. Precisely, for this reason, manufacturers take into account these parameters, sometimes using some tricks to increase figures as much as possible.