Honor Play discussion thread

sam9s

The High 5 Flyer
Poco news coming that cant play full HD netflix .... and also cannot play Asphalt 9 the latest game, the game cant even be installed, some tech limitation ..... No such issue on Honor Play. just an FYI..nothing against the phone .....
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Poco news coming that cant play full HD netflix .... and also cannot play Asphalt 9 the latest game, the game cant even be installed, some tech limitation ..... No such issue on Honor Play. just an FYI..nothing against the phone .....
That Asphalt 9 issue exists in Zenfone 5Z as well. As for HD netflix, amazon prime playback, that would require Widevine L1 DRM but F1 has L3 DRM only.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
https://www.xda-developers.com/huawei-p20-huawei-nova-3-honor-play-cheating-benchmarks/

Summary: 2018 Huawei/Honor phones caught cheating in GPU benchmarks
AnandTech notes that in their review, the Huawei P20’s performance had regressed compared to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. At that time, the publication was told by Huawei that it was a firmware issue, but in reality, that wasn’t the case. Huawei and Honor’s newer phones were coming with a benchmark detection mechanism that enables a much higher power limit for the SoC with a higher thermal headroom.

As explained by AnandTech, this means that for certain whitelisted applications, the latest Huawei and Honor phones perform much higher compared to what users will expect from other similar non-whitelisted software. This practice results in higher consumed power, lower efficiency, and reduced battery life.

The net result is that performance numbers are higher than what they actually should be. These numbers are unrealistic to achieve for any user in a true performance scenario. The publication also states that the efficiency of the SoC decreases when doing this, as it’s being “pushed well outside its standard operating window.” All in all, it makes the SoC look worse for the sake of higher benchmark numbers.

AnandTech states that Huawei’s benchmark behavior exceeds anything the publication has seen in the past. The publication used custom editions of benchmarks, so they can test with detection mode on and off. In their words, the massive differences in performance between the publicly available benchmarks and the internal versions that they use are “absolutely astonishing.”

Honor didn't need to do this. There should be no problem if benchmark scores are a bit lower. Honor cheating in benchmarks despite using their top end SoC was not expected.
 
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