Benchmark Cheating Androids Being Delisted From 3DMark Database


Android Cheating

Last month, AnandTech released a report that showed how almost all Android smartphone manufacturers are cheating benchmark scores, with Samsung topping the list with its flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 devices. However, it seems that 3DMark benchmarking app developer Futuremark, is now delisting all cheating Android devices from its database, as pointed out by AnandTech.

“In response to OEMs effectively gaming benchmarks, we’re finally seeing benchmark vendors take a public stand on all of this. Futuremark is the first to do something about it. Futuremark now flags and delists devices caught cheating from its online benchmark comparison tool.

Obviously this does nothing to stop users from running the benchmark, but it does publicly reprimand those guilty of gaming 3DMark scores. “

Currently, the devices that have been delisted by Futuremark are the HTC One mini, HTC One (One max remains in the score list), Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2014 Edition). All delisted devices have been sent to the bottom of the 3DMark Device Channel and the Best Mobile Devices list.

3DMark is a free Android benchmark app available from Google Play.


  • William Hitchen

    Can I be the first to say… Who cares?

  • HitchyRich

    What do you mean? You’re saying it’s okay for companies to game benchmarks? Umm…okay.

  • William Hitchen

    I don’t pick my phone based on benchmarks anyway I look at what it does and does it do it fast benchmark numbers have very little to do with real world use. Also the phone is capable of doing it but not for long periods of time. Anyway I should I don’t care because I don’t just my opinion.

  • Ari

    If it does not matter to you then why did you bother posting? Why don’t you go back to your android in canada site?

  • lol