When it comes to the actual performance of any smartphone, no one should rely on the benchmark scores. Smartphone companies usually tinker with the settings to manipulate the benchmark scores. A few months ago it was reported that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were programmed to cheat in the benchmark scores. The CPU frequencies were tinkered to run better for the benchmark apps resulting in high-performance scores. OnePlus later issued the statement saying it wasn’t intentional and happened because of merging the operating system. They promised to solve this issue in the next update of their OxygenOS.
OnePlus has recently announced their new flagship for this year, the OnePlus 5. XDA – Developers got their review unit 10 days ahead of its official launch and they have found that OnePlus 5 has this same problem. But this time “it is more blatant and consciously introduced.” According to the XDA – Developers, the cheating mechanism maximizes the performance of the device within benchmarking apps to gain the high scores. OnePlus has yet to issue any official statement on the matter.
The OnePlus 5 features a 5.5 inches full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB/ 8GB of RAM, the all new dual camera setup and a non-removable 3300 mAh battery. You can find the detailed technical specifications here.
The base model of OnePlus 5 starts at $479 and is currently available to pre-order in the US. Stay tuned for the updates.
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