Originally Posted by hjb I agree with you that benchmarks do not matter, especially to those anything but Apple people here.
Originally Posted by Neo42
Benchmarks don't matter... unless there is some reason to use them in order to bash 'Fandroids'. I don't know what's more pathetic, the increasing tendency of articles leveraging off other companies' apparent failure/error or the rabid, mindless preemptive ranting and bashing in discussion.
So if benchmarks don't matter and no one uses them, why did Samsung, Asus, HTC, LG, and others feel the need to cheat on the benchmarks?
And why do so many reviews of phones include benchmark results?
Originally Posted by akqies
It's not genuine. It's been hacked — hence the name Hackintosh — so it can run on some other HW. This is why you see HW configurations that are very different from what Apple offers, which includes overclocked CPUs and high-end GPUs.
At least Android can be freely downloaded and altered legally which you not only fail to account for but go to the ridiculous end to say that a modified version of Android, which is the nature of Android, is somehow cheating.
It's clear that Samsung, LG, Asus and HTC have cheating by artificially throttling the CPU when different benchmarks so why do you feel the need to make shit up? All it does is make us reasonable Apple users look douchie when you make such foolish claims.
No one is making anything up - except your silly arguments.
Why in the world are you accusing Apple of cheating because some independent third party creates a Hackintosh?
The two scenarios are worlds apart. In one case, Samsung, Asus, HTC, LG and others actively create hooks into their software that creates fake benchmark results. Users see official results from the vendor giving a specific benchmark result - a result that is meaningless in real life. In the other case, someone outside of Apple and with no ties at all to Apple creates a Hackintosh (in violation of Apple's TOS and specifically without Apple's consent or approval) and publishes a benchmark which is clearly NOT an Apple machine and there's no risk of confusion.
How in the world do you consider those situations to be comparable in any way?