Oneplus 9 and Oneplus 9 Pro are the latest models launched from the mobile phone manufacturer of the same name. It was launched in the spring of 2021 and is equipped with, among other things, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 system circuit. Despite the system circuit in the flagship class, it now appears that the phone is performing seriously poorly in many popular applications.
While checking the phone Anandtech Discovered Strange ResultsPopular apps like Chrome and Twitter didn’t take advantage of the phone’s full capacity but seemed to be stifled in terms of performance. However, it does not affect dedicated performance tests, such as those provided by Geekbench. And so the phone seems to be able to achieve a level of performance that never happens, at least not for apps that seem to be used the most.
Geekbench therefore chooses to block the affected models from its performance comparisons and tests and will test other models from the company. Exclusion of performance testing apps is tampering with test results and a misrepresentation of the actual performance of the phone.
It should also be noted that social media or entertainment applications are not only limited in terms of performance, but also include the entire Google suite with standard applications, Oneplus special applications and functions built into the operating system. The theory put forward is that maybe it’s all about improving battery life, which in and of itself isn’t necessarily weird.
Optimization happens on most devices for a variety of different reasons and it’s not at all uncommon to prioritize or use certain types of accounts, for example, to save battery. It simply falls under normal optimization. What raises criticism is how Oneplus chooses to prioritize this. The performance of the application does not appear to be restricted based on functionality, but rather based on the name or identifier. It is configured in such a way that critics consider it to reside in the frontier zone between improvement and disinformation.
Oneplus has experienced overheating issues on both Oneplus 9 and 9 Pro. It is also one of the interpretations that the company itself refers to in a statement XDA Developers.
Our top priority has always been to deliver a great user experience with our products, based in part on acting quickly based on critical user feedback After the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro launched in March, some users told us about some of the areas where we could improve devices battery life and heat management. As a result of this feedback, our R&D team has been working over the past few months to improve hardware performance when using many of the most popular applications, including Chrome, by matching the application processor requirements to the most appropriate power. This helped provide a smooth experience while reducing power consumption. While this may affect hardware performance in some benchmarking applications, our focus as always is to do what we can to improve device performance for our users – Talesperson för Oneplus
According to Oneplus, the performance limitations that occur is something that was introduced after launch and improved based on problems and needs reported by users. They think it’s about improving battery life and heat generation and that the most popular apps usually account for a large part of the load. According to Oneplus, the sorting done is just to give users a better experience.
What speaks volumes about Oneplus’s explanation is the fact that no one else seems to have actually encountered the problem before Anandtech discovered it, which they also pointed out in their report. However, what doesn’t quite match up correctly is that it will be offered post-launch, as early tests of both. Diary And the My voice He asserts that it has apparently been implemented from the start. There is also a lack of transparency as to why prioritization appears as such.
For a more detailed description of how the restriction occurs and how to detect it, it is recommended Anandtech’s original article on this topic.