Realme allegedly caught cheating with the benchmark scores of Realme GT

Smartphone makers are often caught misrepresenting information to create hype around their upcoming devices. We’ve seen numerous cases involving the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi etc trying to pass images shot from DSLR as the ones shot from their phones.

Brands like OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi etc have even tried rigging benchmark scores but were called out when users found discrepancies in the overall performance of the device. 

Now the Chinese smartphone maker Realme that was caught red-handed by Antutu for posting incorrect benchmark scores for its flagship phone Realme GT.

In case you’re not aware, Antutu is a benchmarking platform that evaluates the devices based on their hardware specifications. Though these scores do not always reflect real-world performance, however, brands often highlight them to show the prowess of their devices.

According to a report from Gizmochina, Realme’s Vice President Xu Qi had posted a screenshot showing an impressive Antutu score of 770,000 points boasting about Realme GT’s raw power. The phone in question comes powered with the Snapdragon 888 chipset which is Qualcomm’s flagship chipset and is one of the most powerful mobile phone SoCs available in the market.

Antutu, Realme GT

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This post, however, didn’t go well with Antutu and according to a Weibo post, Antutu has stated that the score of 777,000 seems to have been fabricated with the help of other means. The phone in question – Realme GT scored 688,602 in Antutu’s own benchmarking runs.

Since the variance in both the scores was way too high, Antutu has barred Realme GT’s scores from the platform for three months. Antutu has further warned that it will ban the phone permanently from the platform after three months if Realme doesn’t take corrective measures.

Though Realme refuted the claims and posted another benchmark score, however, Realme’s VP Xu Qi has now stated that the company will not officially post the benchmark scores for the upcoming models in the Chinese market and will let the product’s performance speak on its own.

In the end, while it is the brands that have been highlighting high specs count and benchmark scores to one-up the competition, the onus is on the users to not fall for these marketing gimmicks and instead judge the device based on its real-world performance.

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