At the beginning of March, it became clear that Samsung is limiting the performance of many of its smartphones, without users being able to do anything about it. Now Xiaomi seems to be adopting such practices, according to Geekbench developer John Poole. I tested this on Xiaomi Mi 11.
It is possible that Xiaomi software will look at the name of the application to determine if it is present stuffy Should it happen or not. Poole used the regular Geekbench app and a modified version of it, “disguised” as the popular Fortnite game. On the performance scale with masked application, it achieved significantly lower scores: about 30 percent lower than single scores, and multipoint scores about 15 percent lower. This also happened when the Geekbench app was renamed Genshin Impact.
The same device scores significantly lower scores when the benchmark app masquerades as “Fortnite.”
This indicates that certain applications always get lower processor performance, regardless of power consumption or soc temperature. On the contrary, you could say that standard implementations are allowed to exceed standard limits – more testing will be needed to definitively determine which one.
Shortly after spotting similar behavior on Samsung devices, the Korean manufacturer released updates to give Galaxy owners more control over their smartphone performance. It remains to be seen if Xiaomi will come up with such a response.
Update 01-04-2022 16:06
Hardware information received a statement from Xiaomi:
“Xiaomi applies temperature management strategies to ensure an optimal product experience, especially with demanding applications that are often used for long periods of time. In many of our devices, we offer 3 types of performance modes, allowing users to adjust the balance between performance and energy efficiency at a level. system, all application performance improvements weigh several key factors, such as power consumption, performance, and thermal impact.”
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