Benchmark scores are often held up as a holy grail of device performance. There’s good reason why that shouldn’t be your only criteria.
Ars Technica has an excellent article up right now detailing alleged very dirty dealing by Samsung in relation to its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.
Specifically it appears that if the Note 3 spots a benchmark being run, it forces all the cores on the smartphone to run full tilt, artificially inflating the eventual end score.
Dodgy stuff indeed if accurate, and a great breakdown of how this was uncovered.
So go and read it now!
Source: Ars Technica