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OnePlus defends its app-throttling on the 9 Pro, Snapdragon 888 'overkill in certain scenarios'

OnePlus defends its app-throttling on the 9 Pro, Snapdragon 888 'overkill in certain scenarios'

Following the news that OnePlus was throttling the performance of 9-Series phones, the company has taken to its forum with a more detailed response, explaining in greater detail the logic behind its actions. In short, OnePlus claims that modern chipsets are "overkill," and there's no need to run at full power for simple tasks like scrolling on a webpage or social media. So, the company throttles performance to improve power consumption and heat dissipation under the argument that it extensively tests these changes for negative effects.

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OnePlus confirms it throttled the performance of 300 popular apps

OnePlus confirms it throttled the performance of 300 popular apps

OnePlus always used flagship specs in its devices, even when its phones were undercutting the competition's price. The days of "flagship killers" are long gone, but the company still chooses high-end processors each year. In theory, that should make the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro some of the fastest phones you can buy today — indeed, our reviews say basically the same thing — but it turns out that many applications are being held back from reaching peak performance.

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Qualcomm's Vellamo Benchmark Suite Goes 2.0, Brings Beautiful New UI And Brand-New CPU Benchmark

Qualcomm's Vellamo Benchmark Suite Goes 2.0, Brings Beautiful New UI And Brand-New CPU Benchmark

Do you enjoy knowing how fast things are? Then Qualcomm's revamped Vellamo suite is probably something you should check out. Vellamo has been the web benchmark of choice on Android for some time now, but this new update brings some major improvements.

First, the UI: it's completely different. It's actually really nice, certainly the prettiest benchmarking tool I've ever seen on Android (I mean, who really cares, but still). Just look at the screenshots:

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The next big change comes in the form of a brand-new CPU benchmark called Metal. Metal compiles the results of a number of benchmarks like Dhrystone 2.1 and Linpack into a single, overall score, allowing you to get a feel for your CPU's overall performance.

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