I was waiting for the final word on this before doing a post. It seems the final word is now in: HTC admits boosting One M8 benchmarks; makes it a feature.
If someone would like to get around this benchmarking optimization there are ways to do so, but we think most often this will not be the case.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
And then there’s some BS about a “High Performance Mode” — which isn’t even available yet in American units.
If “High Performance Mode” is supposed to measure their device’s strength, then it should also be used to measure their device’s battery life.
You can’t have it both ways, HTC!