How to use Geekbench 4

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childsuccess

29 Dec, 2017 10:25 PM

I am not a geek and recently purchased the app for my iPhone 5s and iPad 4 mini. Wanted to test battery but not sure how to do that. No instructions or info. Do I just run the benchmark test and still be able to use phone and/or iPad?
Thanks for any advice.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Colin on 02 Jan, 2018 07:45 PM

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    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us about this, and I'm sorry for any confusion. The Geekbench battery score provides an overall measure of your device's battery life while performing processor-intensive tasks. To run a battery test, you can simply start the test and allow it to run, without plugging the device in or turning the screen off. The battery benchmark cannot be run while you're doing other things with the device, so we recommend choosing a time when you don't plan on using the device as normal.

    Like all Geekbench scores, battery scores can be compared to scores from other devices to evaluate the performance of your device. Your can read more about interpreting Geekbench scores on our Knowledge Base here.

    We intend to release more documentation about the battery test soon which may clear up some confusion, and we are planning to release an update which clarifies some benchmark functionality in the app itself. I'll let you know as soon as I can once we release this documentation.

    ​All the best, Colin
    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by childsuccess on 02 Jan, 2018 07:52 PM

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    Thanks for info. Is that also instructions for CPU and computing tests. I had tried the compute test but was using the phone for part of the time but test was still running after 20 hours even when not in use overnight.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Colin on 02 Jan, 2018 08:00 PM

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    Hi,

    Those instructions also apply to the CPU and Compute test, with the exception that you can plug your device in during the CPU and Compute tests if you wish. CPU and Compute benchmarks aren't expected to take longer than 5-15 minutes; it sounds like you're putting Geekbench application in the background during your benchmarks, which prevents it from performing the tests, or that the application is freezing during your tests which isn't expected behaviour. Could you let me know if the tests work on your device when Geekbench is left in the foreground?

    All the best,
    Colin
    Primate Labs Inc.

  4. 4 Posted by childsuccess on 02 Jan, 2018 08:30 PM

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    They all finished quickly with it running in foreground. My scores husker than benchmark for my model phone. That's a good thing right?

    Thanks for help.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Colin on 02 Jan, 2018 08:44 PM

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    Hi,

    I'm happy to hear that the benchmarks completed without issue. Pardon, do you mean that your scores are higher than the example score for your phone's model? If so, that's a good thing; higher scores are better, with double the score indicating double the performance. If that's not what you mean, could you please provide a bit more detail about what you'd like to know?

    All the best,
    Colin
    Primate Labs Inc.

  6. 6 Posted by childsuccess on 02 Jan, 2018 09:29 PM

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    The scores were higher than the example for my model. Thanks again.

  7. 7 Posted by sree on 05 Jan, 2018 05:56 AM

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    Hi,

    To run the test i have to leave phone unused for 20 hrs.? Can it be in charging mode or non-charging mode during the test because battery charge getting reduced during the test. Request you to provide response

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Colin on 05 Jan, 2018 04:14 PM

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    Hi sree,

    Running the battery benchmark requires leaving the Geekbench 4 application in the foreground for the duration of the test, which means no other apps can or should be used. The battery benchmark also evaluates the rate at which your device is discharging, so it cannot be charging during the benchmark.

    The battery benchmark's Full Discharge mode can take up to 20 hours on some devices, but for most phones it takes a substantially shorter time. The battery benchmark's Partial Discharge mode runs for 3 hours at most, though it may provide slightly less accurate results.

    All the best,
    Colin
    Primate Labs Inc.

  9. 9 Posted by childsuccess on 05 Jan, 2018 04:49 PM

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    Thanks I have already received help and instructions from the team. No more help is necessary.Thanks Larry

          From: Colin <[email blocked]>
     To: [email blocked]
     Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 11:14 AM
     Subject: Re: How to use Geekbench 4 [Geekbench #23097]
       
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  10. 10 Posted by Sridharan Subra... on 06 Jan, 2018 04:32 AM

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your response.

    I started the application on my iPhone 7 at 6.30am when battery was 100%. The application run till 9.10am by the time battery becomes zero and closed. The score shown as 1554. Is it good score or bad? Request your help since the score displayed at your website is 3427.

    Request you to confirm.

    Thanks

    S Sree
    Sent from my iPhone

    On 05-Jan-2018, at 9:44 PM, Colin <[email blocked]<mailto:[email blocked]>> wrote:

  11. 11 Posted by Sridharan Subra... on 06 Jan, 2018 04:36 AM

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    S Sridharan
    Sent from my iPhone

    On 05-Jan-2018, at 9:44 PM, Colin <[email blocked]<mailto:[email blocked]>> wrote:
    Hi,

    Thanks for your response.

    I started the app at 6.30am when battery was 100%. But by 9.10am, battery comes to zero and stopped. The score shows as 1554. Is it good or bad. Since the score given in your website was 3427, request you to confirm battery status with this score.

    Thanks

    Sree

  12. 12 Posted by childsuccess on 06 Jan, 2018 01:05 PM

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    Stop sending these emails. I have gotten support and these are not even from me.

          From: Sridharan Subramaniam <[email blocked]>
     To: [email blocked]
     Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 11:36 PM
     Subject: Re: How to use Geekbench 4 [Geekbench #23097]

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  13. 13 Posted by childsuccess on 06 Jan, 2018 01:07 PM

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    Stop sending me these replies. They are not requests for assistance from me. from this email.

          From: Sridharan Subramaniam <[email blocked]>
     To: [email blocked]
     Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 11:32 PM
     Subject: Re: How to use Geekbench 4 [Geekbench #23097]
       
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  14. 14 Posted by Sree on 06 Jan, 2018 02:34 PM

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    I started this app at 6.30am at 100% in iphone7 and at 9.10am battery became zero percent and closed. The score I got was 1554. Is it good or bad and your website score shows 3427. Request you to confirm. Thanks

  15. 15 Posted by childsuccess on 06 Jan, 2018 03:46 PM

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    See you are responsible needing to the wrong person. Delete my email.

  16. Support Staff 16 Posted by Colin on 09 Jan, 2018 06:09 PM

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    Hi,

    @childsuccess, I'm sorry for any unwanted emails to your inbox. You're currently receiving email notifications from the Primate Labs support forum, and will likely need to access this thread here in order to unsubscribe from further notifications: http://support.primatelabs.com/discussions/geekbench/23097-how-to-u...

    @Sree, you can search for individual battery benchmark results on the Geekbench Browser here to help provide more context for your score, or you can use aggregated battery scores based on user submissions on the Geekbench Browser here. We'll be releasing more documentation to help you to evaluate your battery score soon, so please keep an eye out for that!

    All the best,
    Colin
    Primate Labs Inc.

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