Everyone cheats, so it must be OK to cheat; unless you get caught. Chinese tech giant Huawei got caught. Andrew Orlowski:
The practice isn’t new, and has been carried out by a number of phone makers in the past. It works like this: To boost a system’s benchmark score, the phone detects whether a popular benchmark is running and ramps up the clock frequency.
If you can’t compete, cheat. Anybody else? Steven Zimmerman:
A few years ago there was a considerable uproar, when numerous major manufacturers were caught cheating on benchmarks. OEMs of all sizes (including Samsung, HTC, Sony, and LG) took part in this arms race of attempting to fool users without getting caught
They got caught.