it's time to stop trusting benchmarking apps altogether.
Good luck with that. They've existed since the beginning of (computer) time because people really want them. Like fortune tellers, astrology, and computer 'analysts' like Pachter, it doesn't even matter if they're mostly wrong. Trust is entirely beside the point.
Partisans want them as confirmation bias, normal users want them as a score on the decision they made. If your device is near the top that's bragging rights. If it's average, well, it's pretty good. If it's near the bottom that can either feed into a victimization complex or a hate-on for your device (another form of victimization complex). Or you can perversely decide to revel in it. LG Optimus owners know what I'm talking about.