what happened? The OnePlus, 9, and 9 Pro flagship phones received great reviews earlier this year, however, AnandTech's deep immersion in recent performance has shown that the phone attempts to reveal battery performance and performance in apps, which reduces popularity. This caused Geekbench to remove both the standard 9 and 9 Pro models from its benchmark database.
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro may lower the prices of their main competitors, but it seems that these devices do not offer the full performance of the powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC to their owners.
When testing the OnePlus 9 Pro, AnandTech found that the phone performed in dozens of popular apps, including all major Google and Microsoft Office apps, major web browsers, social media apps, and even the first OnePlus app at significantly discounted party programs. Essentially, OnePlus' restraint mechanisms prevent core loads from using the high-performance Cortex X-1 SD888, because they push them into low-power cores while operating at low speeds. Oddly enough, this behavior was only observed when running popular Play Store apps, and if there were alternative/less known apps, this behavior wouldn't exist.
It's frustrating to see OnePlus phones make performance decisions based on app identifiers. Instead of practical behaviour, we see this as a kind of standard manipulation. We have removed the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro from the Android Benchmark list. https://t.co/G40wmWeg7o- Geekbench (@geekbench) July 6, 2021
Geekbench also noted this development and subsequently removed the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro from the list of Android benchmarks. Kind of a standard tamper.” The only OnePlus 9 model currently listed is the "R" version with the SD870.
Although OnePlus has not responded to the controversy, it appears that the company used performance-limiting measures to ensure better battery life. And performance is an expected compromise in a mid-range/budget device, but it definitely looks out of place in a 2021 flagship.
OnePlus 9 Pro removed from Geekbench due to benchmark tampering