Benchmark scores become one of the benchmarks in testing smartphone capabilities. Currently there are several applications commonly used for benchmarks, namely AnTuTu, 3D Mark, and PC Mark. The greater the score obtained, it means that the performance of the smartphone need not be doubted.
Because of the importance of a benchmark score, there are vendors who intentionally improve smartphone performance while being tested, one of which is OPPO. The benchmark UL as the company behind 3DMark revealed that two OPPO smartphones, namely OPPO Find X and OPPO F7 were removed from the 3DMark database list.
When running a public version of 3DMark on the Google Play Store, OPPO Find X gets a high score, 4,576 points. But when running the ‘private’ version of the application, the original score is only visible, only 3,344 points. The difference in scores between the public and private versions reached 41%.
UL himself had contacted OPPO to confirm this. The answer is OPPO recognizes that they do allow the processor to run at maximum speed when running games or benchmarks that require high performance.
OPPO Find X was previously ranked 4th in the list of the best smartphones in the 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme. Now, the smartphone disappears from the list. Before OPPO, another vendor that cheated the Benchmark was Huawei. No half-hearted, there are three series that are proven cheating, namely Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Nova 3 and Honor Play.