Originally Posted by dunamis
No it wasn't plugged, and I suppose that it does make a difference?...and by hard reset, you mean "FACTORY DATA RESET" from Backup and reset in setting?
Yes it makes a huge difference to benchmarks, you ever played a game while your phone was charging? it gets hot and the hotter it gets the more it will throttle the CPU speed.
Yes, factory reset either from in Android or via recovery.