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Submitted by Vyralize 669d ago | opinion piece

By rigging the performance of Galaxy devices, who is Samsung really trying to impress?

Vyralize: For the second time, it’s been revealed that Samsung has been rigging its benchmark scores. Given that they had done it once before with the Galaxy S4 smartphone, many tech reviewers were skeptical as to whether or not Samsung would do the same with the Galaxy Note 3, turns out they did. (Galaxy S IV, Industry, Phones, Samsung)

eferreira  +   669d ago
Funny how quiet this comment section is. Oh wait. It's not bashing apple.
SilentNegotiator  +   669d ago
Exactly what I was thinking. The Techspy community is way too fervorous in its Apple-hate/Samsung-hump focus.

I don't like Apple and I love the Galaxy series, but I don't see a point to all of this trashing of Apple. Apple creates a new version of iPhone every few months with minor improvements; so do all phone companies. Apple uses DRM; so does everyone else.

But I can understand why people like Apple. They DO make good hardware, overpriced or not.
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iamnsuperman  +   669d ago
"I don't like Apple and I love the Galaxy series, but I don't see a point to all of this trashing of Apple. Apple creates a new version of iPhone every few months with minor improvements; so do all phone companies. Apple uses DRM; so does everyone else. "

I really hate this. I would rather phones come out less often but with bigger upgrades. You buy a phone, a month later it is out of date and the company has brought out a new phone.

More on the article but I have no idea what Samsung is doing. Do they really need to do this. Most of the people who buy Samsung get it because they think Android is Samsung (talking about the people who do not come here). Samsung is getting to become that company. This is down right misleading

My annoyance to Apple is different. It is because they treat the consumers as if they are idiots (in the press conferences) by using over complicated buzzwords to sell the product (their adverts are no better). That is what annoys me about Apple. There are few companies I like because I hate being spoken down to instead of been spoken at
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sync90  +   669d ago
Apple make good hardware? Apart from Applemac's the rest of there stuff is 'made in china' cheap garbage
SilentNegotiator  +   669d ago
"I really hate this. I would rather phones come out less often but with bigger upgrades. You buy a phone, a month later it is out of date and the company has brought out a new phone"

That's just something we have to deal with in technology. Almost all electronics work this way, other than closed platforms like video game consoles.

" Apple make good hardware? Apart from Applemac's the rest of there stuff is 'made in china' cheap garbage "

Everyone makes their stuff in China. It's about design.
kevnb  +   668d ago
apple makes a new phone every year, twice as fast as the last one. They dont try and fool customers like samsung and other android oems do. They arent rigging benchmarks or throwing specs around that are meant to sound more impressive then they really are. Apple is all about actual quality and user experience, the only other company I see doing the same is HTC with the HTC one. (even htc has been caught cheating on benchmarks, probably to keep up with samsung)
I picked up the samsung galaxy s4 and it still pauses and stutters when doing simple things, the htc one works great and my iphone 5 is still the smoothest user experience ive had since I cant find a 5s.
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Upbeat  +   669d ago
Maybe because your the first to comment ? lol
Dasteru  +   669d ago
Honestly i do not see anything wrong with this, a benchmark should be determining the maximum capabilities of the hardware, not the dumbed down "Desktop" clocks. If the CPU firmware is capable of dynamic clock adjustment for apps than that is what should be scored.
SirBradders  +   669d ago
Thats what i was thinking, i said on another article that if the phone is capable of producing them scores on benchmarks then developers could utilise that same power.
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tehnoob3  +   669d ago
That's what I thought, but the power that is going to the benchmarks is not accesible by devs.

Any computer has a limiter on its processor heat, but during benchmarks the Samsung devices forgo that limiter. The devices let themselves overheat to inflate benchmarks.

Source : AnandTech
kevnb  +   668d ago
they push the phone past the limits it would operate at, on a short benchmark they can forget about thermals and battery life.
LordDhampire  +   669d ago
thats not rigging, the cpu can run like that in other intensive apps. rigging is changing the scores not the phone boosting its own speed
Speed-Racer  +   668d ago
I like how this thread still ended up turning into an Apple bashing session even though it was strictly an Android topic.
SilentNegotiator  +   668d ago
LOL yeah...what can ya do?

....oh right, you're an admin. There's a lot you could do.
Speed-Racer  +   668d ago
I could hide eferreira's comment but then you all would accuse me of being biased. I really can't win in any situation, huh? lol.
SilentNegotiator  +   668d ago
If you're concerned about people calling you biased for marking a comment off-topic, pass the torch.

Only idiots will call you biased over that. The community knows you well enough not to think that of you.
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denero1  +   668d ago | Funny
Don't worry you always win the battle of love lmao
Speed-Racer  +   668d ago
Made my morning with that comment xD
FinalomegaS  +   668d ago
is it possible to just show his comment as "hide" *this comment has been altered by the admin.*
Speed-Racer  +   668d ago
Yea but I figured it wasn't too off topic. A heated debate indeed but not offensive enough to call for it to be hidden. Just funny how it played out like that. xD

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