Oppo caught for cheating, devices delisted from the Benchmarking List

Oppo recently gets caught on cheating on benchmark tests for two of its devices including Find X. Huawei was also caught cheating in the same way last month for various mobile models including P20 and P20 Pro.

The said phones were equipped with the technology that can recognize the 3DMark app that is publicly available in the Google Play Store and was programmed to allocate system resources to get a better score. Later these devices were tested again by UL, the company that makes 3DMark. The company used a private version of 3DMark. The company came to know that Find X and F7 were scoring 41 percent lower with the private app as compared to the public one, although, the testing criteria was the same.

As per the UL's benchmarking rules, the phones should optimize performance when the heavier workloads are detected and then optimizing it after looking out for the app's name. As a result, Find X and F7 have been delisted from the benchmarking list of UL.

Oppo has already admitted that it was identifying 3DMark specifically, said UL. As per Oppo's earlier explanations, its devices use the default power strategy but recently it admitted that they allow the SoC to run at full speed when games or other high benchmark applications are running. So, it's clearly understandable that Oppo's devices performance is limited between 70 and 80, and full power is offered after the interaction of the user.

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Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone benchmarks
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