AT&T HTC One X benchmarked, results are surprising

If there’s an Android phone that I can’t wait to get my hands on, then it’s none other than the HTC One X. It was announced last month at MWC as a flagship device for HTC, and now some benchmark results are out proving yet again that the One X is no ordinary device. The benchmarks are actually of AT&T’s version of the HTC One X,which comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, instead of a Tegra 3. We have the LTE capabilities to thank for that one.

Even with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, a dual-core chip, the results are proving that it’s not less than any other dual-core chip. Have a look at the benchmark below:

In this one, you can see the device’s score is superior to even the Transformer Prime, which is actually a quad-core tablet. This is one of the devices I am really looking forward to, and these results only reaffirm that. So anybody else looking forward to it? Tell us in the comment box below.

Source PocketNow

  • Very excited for this one. A nice replacement for my GSII. I feel like this one will be at least somewhat future proof. Don’t see screen resolutions getting higher anytime soon. 

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  • Just waiting for it to arrive on Rogers so I can retire my Desire. Decided I want it more than the Galaxy Nexus.

  • I was interested in the Galaxy Nexus until I saw the hands-on reviews and benchmark performances for the HTC One X.  I believe this would be a worthy upgrade to my HTC Evo 3D.

  • Gotta wait for my EVO version.This phones gonna kick ass

  • The result isn’t at all surprising. As you can tell looking at the Nexus S vs. Galaxy Nexus results, the benchmark isn’t multithreaded in any meaningful way. So you have the new Qualcomm S4… this isn’t your father’s Qualcomm.

    Anyone paying attention knows that most of the ARM world moved on to the ARM Cortex S9 in the last six months or more. Well, everyone but Qualcomm. They have an ARM Architecture license, and so they’ve been shipping chips with the ”
    Scorpion” CPU, their version of an enhanced ARM Cortex A8. It’s better than an A8, and can go much faster, but it’s not quite up to the level of the A9. If you look at MIPS per MHz, if the A8 is 2.0, the Scorpion is 2.1, and the A9 is 2.5. Which is why most Qualcomm phones run at 1.5GHz, rather than 1.2-1.3 for TIs and others. They need that boost just to break even. 

    But the Scorpion is old news, and the S4 is the first Qualcomm device with the Krait CPU. This is a big deal.. much faster than an A8, or an A9… the Krait itself is 3.3 on that MIPS/MHz scale. By contrast, the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition is 3.0.  As you can see from the benchmark… much faster. Totally and completely expected.  As Anandtech said, “If you want to abstract by one more level: Krait will be faster regardless of application, regardless of usage model. You’re looking at a generational gap in architecture here, not simply a clock bump.”

    From the chart, it looks as if the memory architecture in the S4 is nicely improved as well. That’s been a sore spot with some SOCs.. the nVidia Tegra2, for example, was much nicer on paper than in real life, due to the memory interface realities vs. what you’d really want. 

    The ARM A15 is likely to one-up the Krait when it ships this summer (in theory), but probably not a by a profound level. So far, only Texas Instruments has announced an A15 design on the way (OMAP5).