For the third time in its short history, OnePlus is embroiled in a controversy over the performance of its phones. This week, AnandTech he published a report in which he said he found the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 accelerates the capabilities of its Snapdragon 888 processors when running popular apps like Chrome, Twitter and WhatsApp. AnandTech it hasn’t been able to pull off a full list of all the apps where both phones limit their CPU output, but what’s remarkable about the outlet’s results is that the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 don’t limit it. benchmarking tools.
Then AnandTech released its report, GeekBench, one of the most popular tools for benchmarking, conducted a separate survey and continued to remove the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro from its graphics. “It’s disappointing to see OnePlus phones making performance decisions based on app identifiers rather than app behavior,” the company said. he said. “We see it as a form of benchmark manipulation.”
OnePlus responded to the report. He said XDA Developers it changed the behavior of the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 in response to complaints that people had about battery life.
Our top priority is always to provide a great user experience with our products, based in part on acting quickly on important user feedback. After the launch of OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro in March, some users told us about some areas where we can improve the battery life and heat management of the devices. As a result of this feedback, our R&D team has been working in recent months to optimize device performance when using several more popular apps, including Chrome, by adapting the processor requirements of the app with the most appropriate power. This has helped to provide a smooth experience while reducing energy consumption. While this may influence device performance in some benchmarking apps, our focus as always is to do what we can to improve device performance for our users.
If you’ve been following OnePlus for a while, you know that the company is no stranger to this kind of controversy. Back in the days of the OnePlus 3T, the company has included code in OxygenOS that will artificially increase the clock speed of the phone’s Snapdragon processor when running some benchmark apps. XDA he took the company by storm something similar with the OnePlus 5.
In view of things, the situation here is different. OnePlus limits the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 to save battery life. And while most people won’t realize it unless they have another Snapdragon 888 device next to their phone, the company was still falsely presenting the capabilities of these devices based on the fact that they limit benchmarking applications.
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