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The New HTC One Has A High Performance Mode Just For Benchmarks

HTC has confessed that its new HTC One is able to detect benchmark testing tools and throw more resources at them, although rather than fudge the issue as Samsung did when it was rumbled pulling the same trick, HTC says this “High Performance Mode” is actually a feature.


Samsung Rigged The Note 3 To Perform Better In Benchmark Tests

After pulling the same dirty trick with the Galaxy S4, Samsung has been caught rigging the Galaxy Note 3 to perform better in benchmark tests than it does anywhere else. It’s like all Samsung phones are on performance enhancing drugs or something.


The State Of Cheating In Android Benchmarks: Everybody's Doing It

Samsung has been blamed before for fudging the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3 in order to make the phones perform faster than it does naturally in benchmarks. But Anandtech has run the numbers and found that pretty much every smartphone maker is cheating.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Australian Review: Mightier Than Ever

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. For the Galaxy Note line of handsets from Samsung, they’re hoping that the S-Pen is mighty enough to sway you into buying the new Galaxy Note 3. Thanks to a few little tweaks and changes, this is the first handset where a stylus actually makes sense.


iPhone 5s Australian Review: The Best iPhone Yet

You could be forgiven for thinking that this year’s crop of iPhones is a festival celebrating very little. But under the hood, quietly lurking beneath the surface is something special, and makes it the best iPhone yet. Here’s why.


iPhone A7 Chip Benchmarks: Forget The Specs, It Blows Everything Away

We just ran benchmarks on Apple’s new iPhone 5s, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, crushing every other smartphone out there on both computational power and graphics. But if you look at common specs like core-count and clock speed for the hardware, you’d never know it.


Samsung Denies Trying To Artificially Inflate Its Benchmark Scores

Yesterday, it was reported that Samsung had rigged the Galaxy S4 to perform better in benchmarks. Today comes Samsung’s terse response, which answers some questions, but leaves others flapping in the wind.


In Theory, This Is How The Xbox One Compares To The PS4

There’s no doubt that on paper the way Sony’s designed the PS4 and the AMD components it’s selected offer 50 per cent more power in the GPU department over the Xbox One. But does it really make any difference when you get down to playing a game?


Samsung Rigged The S4 To Unnaturally Perform Better In Benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a damn fine phone. It’s fast, it’s big, it’s thin and it’s completely deserving to be in most people’s pockets. But apparently that’s not enough for Samsung. Samsung has been caught cheating benchmark tests to make itself look better. Basically, the S4 is specifically tweaked to be better at benchmarking than anything else it does.


Early Benchmarks Show The New Nexus 7 Is Blazing Fast

The first batch of new Nexus 7s are in the hands of testers, so what’s the first thing everyone does? Run benchmarks, of course. And what do they all tell us? Google’s new tablet is blazing fast; especially considering it’s saddled with last year’s top-of-the-line processor. It’s almost as fast as an HTC One for goodness sake.


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