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Samsung caught inflating benchmarks on the Galaxy Note 3, again

By Scorpus ยท 20 replies
Oct 2, 2013
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  1. Back in July, AnandTech discovered that Samsung had included a portion of code in the Galaxy S4, called the "BenchmarkBooster", that unfairly optimized the phone for benchmarking applications. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the company has...

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  2. And that's innovation, children.
    PC nerd likes this.
  3. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Y U do dis?

    You're making yourselves look like total mongs.
  4. Squuiid

    Squuiid TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +16

  5. Are we surprised?

  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,984   +2,874

    You go Samsung. I hope they pulled the same trick on my phone then I can fool my mates into thinking my Galaxy Y is almost as good as their HTC One's etc. at a mere fraction of the price of theirs. That would be a gas. :)
  7. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 280   +89

    Let get real here Apple users aka "Guests". Who ever buys a phone based on benchmarks? If you said you did, you are lying. People will buy their products based on the apps, their loyalties to a company (apple user put your name in here), look and feel, user interface, price, colors, accessories, and the list will go on. But for users who buy on benchmarks????? --> are either lying or your just stupid. I mean, c'mon...
  8. And buying and posting great reviews on the net?
  9. Well atleast Samsung isn't stealing money from customers, unlike Apple.
    OneSpeed likes this.
  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    Actually I do look up the benchmark for the phones... but I take that in with a grain of salt... or however the phrase goes. I do not buy phones based on the apps. Only loyalties to a company is that of a superior high quality product.... mainly the hardware such as processor and memory. Open you eyes man, I wont call you stupid, but you sure as hell sound ignorant.
  11. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    This was in reply to OneSpeed. Funny name, one track mind... at one speed. herderherder
  12. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 280   +89


    If you don't buy a smart phone based on benchmarks, then you'll find this article's argument moot as well. As for the components of "a company is that of a superior high quality product", guess where their A7 CPU's comes from - Samsung, ironic. I'm not calling you stupid for using an iPhone, but really, a CPU from Samsung in an iPhone? Really??? BTW, memory from SK Hynix, another Korean company associated with Samsung. Superior in every way...lol
  13. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    On a side note, I will never buy an iPhone... or another Apple device for that matter... did you really think I was saying Apple was a superior company? lmfao!
  14. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 280   +89

    Yes. Can spot a Apple fan-boy a mile away. Must hurt bad for you to say otherwise. Keep up the good work.
  15. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

  16. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I feel bad for Samsung because everyone is also doing it but they are taking most of the smack for it.
    OneSpeed likes this.
  17. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,762   +435

    They are a major market share holder.

    We should just be using stealth versions of the benchmark tools if that is the way around it.
  18. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    I suppose it's probably just my opinion, but I didnt think benchmarks were every to really be taken so seriously... but then again maybe somewhere what I thought I read as a fact was indeed just another poor fools misguided opinion.
    OneSpeed likes this.
  19. Paul Kershner

    Paul Kershner TS Rookie

    I'd like to add a comment about Samsung's, Galaxy Note 10.1. I purchased one and with everything it came to like $550.00. Some where in that range. It's a nice tablet, but the thing that I really hate is the way it runs all these apps at once, and you have no idea what apps it's running in the background. All the apps have to have rights to your info, network, everything! If I'd have known this when I bought it I'd would have gone to the APPLE store and bought their tablet instead at least with theirs you can find out what's running and turn it the hell off if you wish, and your info isn't going out to the entire planet. I like having control over my computing but with this tablet control is the last thing you get. What were they thinking at Samsung when they came up with IOS I have to be honest I don't know what the tablet can do or what it's capabilities are. All I know is what I've learned from fixing my brothers "Samsung" II, 7' tablet. Which I've done several times. The bottom line to me is that there isn't enough control over your personal and computing data for the user. What is Samsung going to do if people start suing them because their product allowed for identity theft?
  20. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +629

    Tl;dr - people who know nothing about the difference between a smartphone and a PC are surprised that a benchmark is flawed (as it always has been on mobile).
    OneSpeed likes this.
  21. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    Looks like he's a bit older...(if he is who he has as his aviator, no offense) and just a matter of time before he learns that you need to hit the third button from the left, it's a touch button, and it shows you all the things that are currently running. It looks like two windows... then you swipe left to close each one. Or you can download a task manager

    TheGCU, I see you are new. I really hope that Techspot removes you, not just censors some of your words, if you keep posting comments that just bash people instead of having, even if slightly, a remotely helpful word in it. This is where people post their comments, you choose to read them at your free will.

    Also, let me state that I didnt read through his entire post, and just picked out one thing that I read that he was having a problem with.... maybe you can help him with the rest. :p

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