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Samsung Cheating and the Benchmarking Brouhaha

For the second time this year, Samsung has been accused of cheating on benchmarks. Now Anand Lal Shimpi and Brian Klug have discovered “optimization” devices from more Android OEM’s. I do not find anything surprising here. When you see devices, with the same hardware having statistically different synthetic benchmark results, well, that should raise some

Are quad core smartphones useless?

It started with benchmarks being posted showing the dual core Motorola Moto X outperforming quad core smartphones. With the Apple iPhone 5S being released with a dual core processor and performing rather well in benchmarks, the question is being raised again. Are quad core phones useless? The answer is, it depends on which benchmark you