The HTC Amaze 4G is expected to be the most powerful and fastest phone on T-Mobile’s 42 Mbps HSPA+ network when it goes on sale on October 10. We can talk about specs all day long, but we’re pretty sure you guys want to see how the dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor and 42 Mbps HSPA+ chip perform in the real world.
Running network speed and processor benchmarks aren’t really an exact science, but they do give us a general idea of how different phones compare to each other. First up is a SpeedTest comparison between the HTC Amaze 4G and the T-Mobile G2X. The Amaze 4G didn’t have any issues outperforming the G2X, reaching download speeds over 14 Mbps. Those numbers don’t even come close to what we’ve seen from Verizon’s 4G LTE devices, but they’re certainly impressive when compared to Sprint’s 4G WiMax network.
The video below also gives us a look at the Quadrant scores for the HTC Amaze 4G. Compared to NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chips, Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon processors typically produce much lower numbers. In the case of the Amaze 4G, the dual-core 1.5 GHz makes it through Quadrant with a score of 2,477 — a respectable number, but still lower than 2,600-2,800 scores produced by phones like the G2X with a dual-core 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2.
Impressed? Disappointed? How do the Quadrant benchmark scores and SpeedTest numbers affect your opinion of the HTC Amaze 4G?