Note 3’s benchmarking “adjustments” inflate scores by up to 20%

While benchmarks are often a good way to get an idea of a phone or tablet’s general performance, they only work if they’re treated the same as any other app. Now that this artificial boosting has shown up in multiple Android devices, we’ll be keeping a much closer eye on how phones and tablets behave while running these benchmarks in the future. We’re also seeing some evidence that Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 tablet is exhibiting the same behavior—we’ll be posting that review later today.