Oppo is back in news, but this time, it’s not for a very good reason. The Chinese smartphone maker has been caught in “artificially” producing benchmark scores that are “high and misleading.” UL Benchmarks, the company behind benchmark app 3DMark has delisted Oppo Find X and Oppo F7 saying that the company has unfairly boosted benchmark results.
According to UL Benchmarks, both the handsets tweak the results on the public 3DMark app by up to 41%. Their scores were lower in the private 3DMark app, which is not available to customers and manufacturers.
An image shared by UL Benchmarks shows that while Oppo Find X‘s score on 3DMark’s public app is 4576, it comes down to 3344 on the private app. Similarly, Oppo F7’s score is 1079 on the public 3DMark app, the private app shows its score as 767.
Oppo has also admitted in a statement that its smartphones have the ability to adjust their performance when a benchmark app is running on them. The company was quoted saying, “When we detect that the user is running applications like games or 3D Benchmarks that require high performance, we allow the SoC to run at full speed for the smoothest experience.”
However, UL Benchmarks had another opinion on it. The company, which analysed the performance of Oppo Find X mobile and F7 on request of Tech2, said, “”The difference in scores tells us that the devices are simply recognizing the 3DMark app by name rather than adapting to the type of work in the test. This kind of detection and optimization is forbidden by our rules for manufacturers.”
After finding out that the smartphones’ scores are unfairly boosted, UL Benchmarks delisted Oppo Find X and F7 from its platform. It is worth noticing that prior to being delisted, Oppo Find X ranked on No. 4 in the list of Best Smartphones for 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme performance test.
Last month, Huawei’s devices including Nova 3 Honor Play and its flagships P20, P20 Pro were also delisted after the smartphone maker was caught in a similar scandal and was found boosting benchmark results.