UL Delists Huawei Benchmark Scores After Cheating Discovered

UL Delists Huawei Benchmark Scores After Cheating Discovered

In order to determine if Huawei had tricked the system, the company used two versions - the publicly available variant and a private one that can't be recognized by phones - of its benchmarking app to test the devices' performance.

As a result of their benchmarking tests, UL has chose to blacklist Huawei's devices, specifically the P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3, and the Honor Play.

Huawei reportedly claimed that the peak of productivity during the startup benchmark application, was "intuitive leap", based on the work of artificial intelligence.

To prevent confusion around current benchmarking results, after discussion, UL and Huawei have temporarily delisted the benchmark scores of a range of Huawei devices, and will reinstate them after Huawei grants all users of Huawei handsets access to the Performance Mode. You might be surprised to know that Huawei was found guilty for tweaking its smartphone to offer an increased score while running benchmark applications.

Following reports of benchmark cheating, a number of Huawei smartphone models have been blacklisted by a certain testing company from their benchmark test - another blow to the smartphone company's approach to getting larger market shares.

At the very least, Huawei's Dr. Wang told AnandTech that the company would perform benchmarking with third-party verification in the future.


Third, benchmarking companies have other methods to test a device's actual expected capabilities, which is a good thing. Huawei has a path to redemption in the eyes of UL after this sanction, at least.

Huawei respects consumers' right to choose what to do with their devices.

What just happened? Once again, a phone manufacturer has been caught using questionable (i.e., cheating) means to improve benchmark scores.

From here, we know that Huawei automatically switched to Performance mode when a benchmark app is detected. They do, however, provide information about the smartphone's performance during heavy stress.

Huawei admitted that some of its phones run faster in benchmarking tests than in normal performance. then said everyone else does it too, and performance tests aren't real anyway. Huawei did this to boast the powerful performance of Huawei smartphones and impress the customers.

What IS clear is that Huawei will enable users "open access to "Performance Mode" in EMUI 9.0 "so that the user can choose when to use the maximum power of their device".

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