Fake Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Geekbench entry leaves Mrwhosetheboss accidentally embroiled in Exynos 2200 benchmark score scandal
Fierce fandom has been creating ripples in the tech world as usual, with Mrwhosetheboss becoming embroiled in the latest conflict between supporters of one product and another. This time around, it is Qualcomm Snapdragon fans facing off against supporters of Samsung’s Exynos processors, specifically in regard to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The situation was kicked off by the somewhat innocuous appearance of a Geekbench result shown in a video ironically about Samsung’s controversial GOS utility, which delivers higher device performance when it thinks it's running a synthetic benchmark.
Fans of the Samsung Exynos-branded S22 devices rapidly started posting a screenshot of this particular result as it shows the Exynos 2200 supposedly scoring a very decent 1,287 points in single-core testing and a frankly amazing 4,288 points in the multi-core test. To put that into context, our own testing of the Exynos 2200 on Geekbench (with the S22 Ultra) resulted in 1,154 points (single) and 3,560 points (multi), which would leave the souped-up device that had its "results" shown in the Mrwhosetheboss video +11.53% and +20.45%, respectively, ahead of our review unit.
However, Snapdragon supporters and rational reviewers soon started pointing out some discrepancies, including the fact that the Geekbench screenshot states that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is running on Android 11, even though it was launched with Android 12. In addition, excellent detective work (especially by Golden Reviewer) has led to the conclusion that the downloaded Geekbench result screenshot clearly comes from a Xiaomi phone and is likely an entry for a Redmi K50 Pro with Dimensity 9000 SoC that has been altered to show the Galaxy S22-related details.
In a smart move, Arun Maini has immediately waded into the growing furor by admitting that the screenshot was simply downloaded and the content of the video did not relate to the score being shown. More importantly, he also stated "We didn't tinker with the photo at all, it's exactly as we downloaded it". In fact, as has been pointed out by a commenter, one of the first images to appear in a Google search for “S22 Ultra Geekbench” is this apparently faked screenshot. It’s an unfortunate circumstance that the popular YouTuber, who consistently offers a high level of transparency in the channel’s videos, has accidentally been caught up in this benchmark-falsifying scandal.
Yeah the screenshot was just downloaded, we didn’t refer to the score itself, it wasn’t the point we were making in the video— Arun Maini (@Mrwhosetheboss) April 2, 2022
We didn’t tinker with the photo at all, it’s exactly as we downloaded it— Arun Maini (@Mrwhosetheboss) April 2, 2022