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Lies, damned lies, and Android benchmarks


I’ve been making, evaluating, and using benchmarks for decades. Along the way I’ve seen vendor after vendor try to play games with them so that their products would look better than the competition. So, I wasn’t surprised when the news broke that Samsung had fudged recent Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks to make its hot new smartphone look better. I’m even less surprised that AnandTech has subsequently discovered that almost all Android device OEMs have rigged their devices to show their best on certain benchmarks.

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