OnePlus confirms that its phones limits the performance of popular apps
OnePlus confirms that its phones limits the performance of popular apps

For the third time in its short history, OnePlus is embroiled in a controversy over the performance of its mobile phones.

AnandTech has released a report that the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 will limit the performance of the Snapdragon 888 processor when running popular apps.

These apps include WhatsApp, Google Chrome, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Discord, Firefox, Microsoft Office, Zoom, etc.

AnandTech has not been able to publish the complete list of all the applications that limit the functionality of the processor on these two phones. However, it should be noted that the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 do not restrict any standards.

After the report was published by AnandTech, GeekBench, one of the most popular benchmarking tools, conducted a separate survey and removed the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro from its chart.

GeekBench said, “It's disappointing to see OnePlus phones make performance decisions based on app identifiers rather than app behavior. We think this is a standard process.

OnePlus responded to these reports, saying that it changed the behavior of the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 in response to people's complaints about battery life.

OnePlus phone limits the performance of popular apps

She added, "Our number one priority is to provide a great user experience for our products." Part of that depends on quickly responding to important user feedback. After the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro launched in March, some users told us about areas that could improve battery life and thermal management.

"Our R&D team has been working hard over the past few months to improve the performance of the devices," she said. This is the case when most of the most popular applications are used by matching the application processor requirements with the most appropriate performance. This contributes to a smooth experience while reducing power consumption. However, this can affect hardware performance in some benchmarking applications. Our goal is to do our best to improve device performance for our users.

It should be noted that OnePlus is no stranger to this kind of controversy. In the OnePlus 3T era, the company put code in OxygenOS to artificially overclock the phone's Snapdragon processor when running certain benchmark apps. Additionally, the company has been found to be doing similar things with the OnePlus 5.

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