Many mid-range Android phones are more powerful than the high-end Android phones of a few years ago. However, that doesn’t mean we should stop pushing the limits. Your phone may even have a “High Performance Mode”.
What is high performance mode?
High performance mode is kind of a vague feature on Android phones that support it. In general, the idea is that you increase the performance of the CPU and GPU to their full potential. You may think your phone is always running at peak performance, but often that’s not the case to save battery life.
Back when custom ROMs were more popular and Android devices had more performance issues, it was common to “overclock” the CPU. Basically, this would force the CPU to run higher than intended and could cause problems. High performance mode is a safer way to do it.
Instead of overclocking the CPU, High Performance mode will typically use the high performance cores instead of the low performance ones. This comes at the cost of using more battery, but it improves performance, although you may not notice it much.
Exactly how much of a difference you’ll notice with High Performance mode will depend entirely on your specific phone and its CPU and GPU. An already very powerful phone like the Galaxy S22 Ultra might not feel significantly different. While OnePlus Nord can benefit more.
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Does my phone have a high performance mode?
Unfortunately, High Performance Mode is not a standard Android feature. This is something that the manufacturers themselves add. At the time of writing, the feature is mostly found on Samsung phones and more niche brands like OnePlus.
Samsung calls the feature “Enhanced Processing” and doesn’t have much of an explanation of what it does. In settings, it says “Get faster data processing for all apps except games. Use more battery”. If you want better performance while playing games, you should use the “Game Booster” tool.
If you have a Samsung phone with the feature, it’s easy to turn it on. First, swipe down from the top of the screen once and tap the gear icon to open settings.
Next, go to the “Battery and device care” section.
Now scroll down and select “More battery settings”.
Turn on “Enhanced Processing.”
That’s really all there is to it. You may or may not notice a significant difference in performance. In all honesty, you’re more likely to notice worse battery life with the feature enabled. However, if you feel that your Samsung phone is not fast enough, you may be satisfied with the results.
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