OnePlus 2 (model A2001) appears second time in AnTuTu, scores over 63,000 points


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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.

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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.

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23 Comments

  1. Stef
    July 21, 2015

    Yeah, like I wrote in my other post ~50k score for SD810 is the hallmark of throttling.
    A non-throttled SD810 (in ARM boards for example) does 60k++

    Of course the question in OnePlus’s case is to throttle or not to throttle. If they throttle the end performance would be very similar to OPO making one fewer reason for people to upgrade, but if they don’t throttle overheating would make the phone unbearable to be used and probably -even- melt its internals.

    I think the only solution is to wait (for SD820) or to not release a Qualcomm based phone at all. Up to now all 2015 Qualcomm SoCs are absolute rubbish (even their mid-ranger overheats way too much)…

  2. Stef
    July 21, 2015

    Yeah, like I wrote in my other post ~50k score for SD810 is the hallmark of throttling.
    A non-throttled SD810 (in ARM boards for example) does 60k++

    Of course the question in OnePlus’s case is to throttle or not to throttle. If they throttle the end performance would be very similar to OPO making one fewer reason for people to upgrade, but if they don’t throttle overheating would make the phone unbearable to be used and probably -even- melt its internals.

    I think the only solution is to wait (for SD820) or to not release a Qualcomm based phone at all. Up to now all 2015 Qualcomm SoCs are absolute rubbish (even their mid-ranger overheats way too much)…

  3. July 21, 2015

    The Antutu score is pretty good. Even the previous one is still more than good enough as no one is gonna render realistic 3D graphics with their smartphones. What remains for us to see is the price.

    • balcobomber25
      July 21, 2015

      Most people never use the power they have available in their smartphones to it’s full potential. Even with the heating issues of the SD 810, it is still a capable processor that is good enough for most people.

      • alan4195
        July 21, 2015

        I agree, but that defeats the purpose of using it in the first place, or buying the phone, in my opinion. Why pay for unused or unusable potential? I personally am waiting for the Helio X20-equipped phones later this year. They should have excellent all-around performance and be much, much cheaper than their SD 810/820 counterparts.

    • balcobomber25
      July 21, 2015

      Most people never use the power they have available in their smartphones to it’s full potential. Even with the heating issues of the SD 810, it is still a capable processor that is good enough for most people.

  4. July 21, 2015

    The Antutu score is pretty good. Even the previous one is still more than good enough as no one is gonna render realistic 3D graphics with their smartphones. What remains for us to see is the price.

  5. AdM
    July 21, 2015

    The question is how much does it score when it gets hot and the throttle kicks in.

    • Stef
      July 21, 2015

      During the test it does get hot (so it must throttle). So unless this score was taken while they had the phone in the freezer (or any such atypical environment) it may show what the real score (of the phone) is.

      Of course such a score also implies overheating, so maybe instead of throttling the SoC they just burn your hands (which is how they achieve those scores) … dunno.

  6. AdM
    July 21, 2015

    The question is how much does it score when it gets hot and the throttle kicks in.

  7. July 21, 2015

    I call that the “Fridge Score”. No joke, the Mi Note Pro also managed to that, but only inside a fridge! 🙂

  8. July 21, 2015

    I call that the “Fridge Score”. No joke, the Mi Note Pro also managed to that, but only inside a fridge! 🙂

  9. Freeje
    July 21, 2015

    Good luck with this one OPO!

    • Gokul Raj
      July 21, 2015

      This nt OPO its OP2.

    • Gokul Raj
      July 21, 2015

      This nt OPO its OP2.

  10. Freeje
    July 21, 2015

    Good luck with this one OPO!

  11. James
    July 21, 2015

    I find this easy to .-.-.-.-.-. to. I hope it can go past 65,000 too – probably needs rom optimizations. By the way, is it confirmed that v2 will be dual sim? Or is it single sim?

    • Gokul Raj
      July 21, 2015

      They already announced it. It comes in dual sim version.

    • Gokul Raj
      July 21, 2015

      They already announced it. It comes in dual sim version.

  12. James
    July 21, 2015

    I find this easy to .-.-.-.-.-. to. I hope it can go past 65,000 too – probably needs rom optimizations. By the way, is it confirmed that v2 will be dual sim? Or is it single sim?

  13. Cpaun
    July 22, 2015

    This is probably the “Performance Mode” score 😉

  14. Mesterio
    July 23, 2015

    Other question is why use sd810 in the first place?? Were they sleeping? Sounds like they settled to me ?

  15. Roman
    July 27, 2015

    That’s probably just an early prototype, no need to make a fuss.

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