The Chinese manufacturer was found to have rigged the benchmark results of some recent models such as Huawei P20 Pro, Nova 3 and Honor Play, to get higher scores. The situation looks like the Dieselgate scandal that hit Volkswagen. However, this time it is a smartphone version.
The tick was discovered by the engineers behind the 3DMark test software. Once the test software was detected, the model’s performance soared to inflate the benchmark scores. They tested each model with the public version of 3DMark, available from Google Play, and a private version of 3DMark that is not available to the public or manufacturers. At the end of the test, the results were quite surprising. Scores were clearly higher with the public version of the app.
Huawei was quick to remind the rest of the world that other brands are engaged in the same kind of manipulations, which is not false looking at several previous cases of manufacturers attempting to rig benchmark results to favour their smartphones. Is Huawei case one more reason why benchmark scores should not be taken seriously?
The second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world has now decided to reach out to its users, by giving them access to the GPU turbo software.