OnePlus smartphones have always been above average when it comes to performance. Lately, the company, mainly its OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro phones, has been undergoing a controversy that undermines this very fact about the Chinese OEM. The phones in question are accused of limiting CPU performance in many popular applications. Now the company, through a post on the OnePlus forum, has detailed the reasons for limiting the processor’s performance.
We recently informed you of the fact why OnePlus selectively chooses not to highlight the water and dust resistance rating on the OnePlus 9 Pro. Now we learn the reasoning behind limiting CPU performance in apps like Google Chrome, WhatsApp, Facebook , Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Discord, and a few others.
According to the blog post On the brand’s forum, the performance of Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 is overkill for many day-to-day tasks. In its statement, OnePlus clarifies that in order to respond to user feedback on battery life and heat management on the OnePlus 9 series, the company allows the Snapdragon 888, including the super-powerful X1 CPU core, to provide full power to the game or an application that demands energy.
In doing so, and to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation, OnePlus reduces performance in applications that consume less power, such as web browsers or social media applications, so a clean and smooth experience remains unimpeded for the gamer. per se. To be clear, the statement says that this optimization is only finalized after testing to ensure that “the actual user experience is not adversely affected.”
A sincere OP fan would have expected the brand to clarify the performance-limiting approach early on. Nonetheless, it is a bold ploy by the Chinese smartphone maker to fully explain the reason behind the performance acceleration. The idea of limiting processor performance is not a great one, but even if the company wants to stick with it, users should have the option, if they want to.