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

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Samsung caught boosting benchmark scores for smartphones

Samsung has been caught boosting its benchmark score for some benchmarking applications, allowing the CPU and GPU to run at full speed when being tested, but once it has finished the Samsung smartphones clock back down to lower pegs. Testers found the Samsung Galaxy S4 international variant GPU runs at 533MHz during a benchmarking test, however