OnePlus has done an excellent job when it comes to introducing new smartphones. These are excellent machines that give the user above-average performance, guaranteeing excellent performance.
It is precisely a smartphone from OnePlus that is now in the mouths of the world, after a strange discovery has been made. OnePlus 9 Pro will be limiting the power of the SoC when using apps like Chrome or WhatsApp.
Manufacturers’ relationship to performance testing is not always peaceful. There are many cases discovered in which smartphones detect these evaluation apps and manage to mislead the results, artificially increasing their power.
What was not expected was a reverse situation, as has now been discovered with the OnePlus 9 Pro. From what has been revealed, this smartphone will be slowing down its SoC and its performance whenever some apps are run. Interestingly or not, benchmark apps escape this filter.
It’s disappointing to see OnePlus handsets making performance decisions based on application identifiers rather than application behavior. We view this as a form of benchmark manipulation. We’ve delisted the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro from our Android Benchmark chart. https://t.co/G40wmWeg7o
— Geekbench (@geekbench) July 6, 2021
This case came after a user of OnePlus 9 Pro have revealed on Twitter performed very poorly when using Chrome. The comparison performed showed that these values can go down to about 1/5 of what would be normal and even expected.
A exhaustive evaluation this situation showed a much worse scenario than expected. It wasn’t limited to Chrome and went to many more apps, from WhatsApp to Facebook and even OnePlus’s own apps, which were thus limited.
Managing this control is an app by OnePlus, which runs in the background, and which evaluates what is being executed. For identified apps the SoC is limited and it is not allowed to run in its normal performance.
OnePlus’ track record in controlling apps that run in the background is not the best and complaints have grown. What was not expected, and not even understood, is the reason for this limitation of the smartphone SoC. Ultimately, the user experience and overall performance of the phone are limited.
Source: Pplware by pplware.sapo.pt.
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