For the third time in its history, OnePlus was caught cheating the definitions. This time, the manufacturer has decided to limit the performance of many of the applications that are widely used in its OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
Protecting the capabilities of the batteries is on the good side. OnePlus This excuse was also used to explain why some of the most popular apps (including Chrome, WhatsApp or Twitter) are banned from its latest smartphones. Following the feedback from users who want better autonomy, the manufacturer states that the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will reduce the performance of the Snapdragon 888 for these applications.
Performance was restricted to the most commonly used applications
The problem is that on the one hand OnePlus does not allow this control to be disabled, on the other hand the manufacturer has avoided getting involved in this matter. It is reminiscent of Apple, which has done the same thing to reduce the impact of greedy apps on the batteries of older iPhone 6s and 6s. So, it is obvious that OnePlus did not learn anything from Apple’s unfortunate experience.
In addition, OnePlus does not control the performance of benchmark applications such as Geekbench: therefore, both smartphones performed on the Snapdragon 888 chip. But when using offensive applications, the control is very sensitive. So Geekbench has decided to remove the measurements made from the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro from its databases. Also the platform will check if this clamping is not implemented on other devices of the brand.
It is disappointing that OnePlus handsets see performance results based on app identifiers rather than app behavior. We see this as an important manipulation. We have listed the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro from our Android benchmark chart. https://t.co/G40wmWeg7o
– Geekbench (ek Geekbench) July 6, 2021
This is the site Anandek Who realized that the applications on these devices were not running at full power. If Geekbench gives the expected results, it does not apply to online tools accessible from the browser. However, the latter are artificially controlled, which explains the difference in performance …