You might recall that late last year, it was found that Samsung had been boosting the benchmark scores of several of its flagship devices, not least of all the Galaxy Note 3 (read about those accusations here). This definitely isn’t the first time that it has been revealed that Samsung had been tweaking its device’s performance in benchmarking apps, however it appears that HTC may have been caught doing exactly the same thing with its brand-new smartphone, as shown in a HTC One M8 benchmark.
As the story goes, the HTC One M8 was benchmarked in the slightly older AnTuTu 4 benchmarking app and scored 38815, far above the 34898 the Samsung Galaxy S5 got and the 32768 the Sony Xperia Z2 was able to achieve. Interestingly, when tested on the newer AnTuTu X benchmarking app, which is designed to eliminate performance boosted scores, the One M8 only scored 27171 whereas the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 scored very nearly the same scores as they did on AnTuTu 4. It was later discovered that HTC has implemented a “High Performance Mode” on its Asian variant of the One M8, soon to be updated on the American version.
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