3 Huawei Devices delisted from 3DMark for Benchmark Cheating
Benchmark is one of the method to measure the performance of smartphone’s hardware. Up to 3 devices from Huawei have been caught benchmark cheating and as consequences Huawei P20, Huawei Nova 3, and Honor Play delisted from 3DMark.
Benchmark cheating occurs when a device maker unfairly tries to game a benchmark by making the results score better than they actually are. It can be happened in any benchmark tests including those that measure the CPU, system, or GPU performances. in order to convince customer their products are capable than other brand.
UL, the company behind the tablet and phone performance benchmark app 3DMark, has delisted new Huawei phones from its “Best Smartphone” leaderboard. It has been done after AnandTech discovered the phone maker was boosting its performance to ace the app’s test.
“After testing the devices in our own lab and confirming that they breach our rules, we have decided to delist the affected models and remove them from our performance rankings,” the company said in a statement.
Huawei responded to the above issue on late Thursday:
Huawei always prioritizes the user experience rather than pursuing high benchmark scores – especially since there isn’t a direct connection between smartphone benchmarks and user experiences. Huawei smartphones use advanced technologies such as AI to optimize the performance of hardware, including the CPU, GPU and NPU.
In normal benchmarking scenarios, once Huawei’s software recognizes a benchmarking application, it intelligently adapts to “Performance Mode” and delivers optimum performance. Huawei is planning to provide users with access to “Performance Mode” so they can use the maximum power of their device when they need to.
Huawei – as the industry leader – is willing to work with partners to find the best benchmarking standards that can accurately evaluate the user experience.”