If you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that the OnePlus 2 is soon to arrive on the market. We’ve seen OnePlus thank its partners on Twitter for their efforts in manufacturing what the company calls its “2016 flagship killer,” but, as we all know, companies have to test their devices too. The first such benchmark test on AnTuTu showed a score of over 51,000. While the score is not terrible, it does seem to be a bit underwhelming for a device with the latest octa-core processor from the formidable Qualcomm.
A new AnTuTu test with the OnePlus 2 now gives the device a score of 63,700 points, slightly nudging it past the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro while reflecting a score that many would find acceptable. What seems to be the reason for the discrepancy between these two benchmark scores? One such factor seems to be that OnePlus has throttled the speed of the processor so as to prevent overheating – which limits the benchmark scores beneath their maximum. The company could be testing out different speeds of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor inside (that has been revised to version 2.1) to see which speed will be most acceptable for its flagship device. Perhaps it’s the case that OnePlus hasn’t settled on a set clocked speed at the moment, but it could also be the case that OnePlus wants to get as close as it can to a high clocked speed without causing overheating with the processor. The company has gone out of its way to promise its customer base that the Snapdragon 810 with its software update will not overheat like the first software version did.
We’ve seen devices such as the Xperia Z3+, HTC One M9, the LG G Flex 2, and others haunted by the troubling Snapdragon 810 processor, with apps crashing, screens freezing, camera apps crashing permanently, and devices quickly turning too hot to the touch after a few minutes inside intensive gaming apps. While a score of over 63,000 points is excellent in AnTuTu benchmarking, the Snapdragon 810 will seem to be a risk for many but will still find a range of customers who’ll buy it for its rumored 5.5-inch, Quad HD display, fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM support, 13MP Sony Exmor camera sensor, and a 3,300mAh battery.