Xiaomi has spoken out and explained the performance adjustment in favor of benchmark applications

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According to John Poole, results in single-core tests were about 30 percent lower on the ‘disguised’ version of GeekBench compared to the regular one, while multi-core tests showed results about 15 percent lower.

GeekBench developer John Poole last week revealed that Xiaomi is adjusting the performance of its smartphones to show better results on individual benchmark applications.

Poole took the results of Xiaomi 11 on GeekBench as an example, which differ when a regular version of an application is launched and one that is “disguised” in a video game, such as Fortnite or Genshin Impact.

As the results varied significantly, which worried users, Xiaomi gave an official statement for the Dutch portal Hardware Info .

“Xiaomi applies temperature management strategies to ensure an optimal product experience, especially in demanding applications that are often used for extended periods of time. On many of our devices, we offer three types of modes of operation, allowing users to adjust the balance between performance and energy efficiency, ”say Xiaomi.

They also pointed out that at the system level, all optimizations related to application performance, assess many important factors, such as energy consumption, performance and thermal impact. In other words, Xiaomi did not deny Poole’s accusations, but also acknowledged the use of a “temperature management strategy” for better performance.

Although the Chinese manufacturer mentions three types of modes that allow users different levels of performance and energy efficiency, it should be noted that such “benefits” are mainly their more expensive phones. So, it seems that this adjustment of performance according to the name of the application in the end only happens on Xiaomi’s premium devices, writes Gizmochina .