A quick way to check the potency of an Android device is by running a set of synthetic benchmarks that are available on the Google Play Store. The final score gives a clear picture of how well the device will be able to handle graphic and CPU intensive tasks. Now some investigation by a forum member followed by a validation from Anand Tech reveals Samsung is boosting the GPU clock frequency of the Exynos 5 Octa-powered Galaxy S4 that enables the device to achieve a higher score.
Some more digging also revealed whitelisted benchmark apps that when opened, bumped the GPU clock frequency to maximum (532MHz) while rest of the apps and games were limited to use 480MHz.
Head over to the source link below for an in-depth analysis and will hopefully make Samsung and other manufacturers not resort to such “optimisations” unless it will benefit the end consumer.