Mar 06 AT 1:45 PM Nick Gray 45 Comments

HTC One X and HTC One S benchmark scores


Mobile World Congress was huge for HTC, but as you may have noticed there is not much news floating around this week. Fortunately for all of you, we did a little digging and came across a video on YouTube which you may find interesting. We’ve seen a few benchmark scores from the HTC One S already, but now we have a few videos which walk us through benchmarks from Quadrant, Linpack and AnTuTu and Nenamark2 on both the HTC One X and HTC One S.

Before we dive into the videos, we’d like to stress that benchmark scores do not always give a clear representation as to how a handset will perform with specific games or applications, but they do give us an idea of what the handset should technically be capable of. With that being said, here’s a quick look at the numbers.

HTC One X benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 4,560
  • Linpack: 62
  • AnTuTu: 10,112
  • Nenamark2: 52.0 fps

HTC One S benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 4,828
  • Nenamark2: 60.6 fps

The quad-core Tegra 3 processor inside the HTC One X should produce higher scores than the dual-core S4 processor in the HTC One S on all of these benchmarks, however the resolution difference plays a huge role in 3D benchmarks since the graphics are rendered at native resolutions. The 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) on the One X features 78% more pixels that the 4.3-inch (960 x 540) display on the One S. It’ll be interesting to see the benchmark numbers for the QualcommS4 powered HTC One X which is heading to AT&T this spring.

The benchmark scores for the two HTC One phones clearly show that the Tegra 3 and Qualcomm S4 chips are a lot more powerful than the processors found in last year’s phones. We’re not ready to declare a winner yet between the two, but we’re definitely excited to get out hands on more phones powered by both chips.

What do you think about the benchmark scores for the two phones? Will your purchase decision be influenced at all by the numbers?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Jeff Pan

    Awesome scores

  • Alan Reboli

    Benchmarks are nice, but real use is a totally different ballgame. I can’t see how a Tegra 3 device could fail, but we’ll see :)

    • Moosa Mahsoom

      Lack.of quad core optimized apps actually.

      • Moosa Mahsoom

        I did some research. It seems the processor.on the one x is powerful than the one on the prime. Maybe, beating Qualcomm s4. Quadrant is for one x because actually one x is pushing in more pixels.

  • Wunako

    Wow nice to see that the S4 is on point with Tegra3, I get more excited about seeing these 2 phones I’m just hoping that they announce the OneS release date for TMo soon hopefully it’ll be end of this month or early april

    • inviolable

      I thought they had already said april

      • Nick Gray

        No, T-Mobile has not released any dates yet. All we have heard from them in “coming soon”

        The HTC One S will be available in Europe starting on April 5, but since T-Mobile was one of the first to launch the HTC Sensation 4G last year, I’m hoping the One S launch will be in the first half of April.

  • Hall Lo

    Awesome scores as expected. Want these bad boys so much.

  • Nard

    Does anybody know if Terga Quad core supports Tmobile USA AWS band?

    • inviolable

      Doesn’t support LTE. Pretty certain the international version works on T-Mobile US.

      • Nick Gray

        International version will not work on T-Mobile’s 3G/4G network.

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  • jonathan3579

    I would never purchase a phone solely on benchmarks.

  • Jake

    Bit surprised the S4 isn’t available in more chips, it really seems like a choice between a quad-core atom and a Core2Duo, where for everyday tasks the dual cores are faster while for massively threaded tasks the quad core option is better.

    Considering just 12 or so months ago we were using single core phones and iPhones have been smooth since before Cortex A8′s were around (i.e. offloaded to old GPU), I probably won’t need quad cores for most things, give me more efficient, more zippy dual cores instead and work on making my phone last 3 or more days.

    • Moosa Mahsoom

      Per core performance is higher on the s4, it can do a lot more than tegra. S4 also has a 64 bit out bus.

  • spazby

    love these numbers…

  • Nick Gray

    I think most people will agree that the AT&T HTC One X with a S4 chip will be powerful enough for their everyday needs.


      this. I can’t wait for this phone to land at AT&T. With this said, anyone want to buy a SGSII (I9100)? :)

  • Darkseider

    Just want a One X on T-Mobile with the Tegra 3. If it isn’t released stateside hopefully it supports AWS and I can just get one unlocked.

    • WlfHart

      Sadly, it doesn’t support T-Mo 3g/4g. :(

  • CTown

    Would the screen on this phone be an improvement over the Galaxy S display (which is in my Vibrant)? I’m thinking it would help.

    On topic, I bet the One S gets boost for using a newer ARM implementaion and a lower screen resolution. Can we get a ruling on battery life anytime soon, that’s what I’m intrested in?

    • CTown

      Opps, forgot to mention that I was talking about the One S’ screen (has this shares traits with the Galaxy S’ screen such as a pentile SAMOLED display)!

      • Nick Gray

        The display technology is the same, but it does have a higher resolution which should be noticeable (qHD 960 x 540 versus WVGA 800 x 480) since it features about 30% more pixels

        • Dags -

          Yes, compared to the SGS but less sub-pixels than the SGSII, which honestly does not have a great screen by current standards.

          • redraider133

            the sgs2 has the 800×480 resolution.

    • Moosa Mahsoom

      According to the videos, the amoled screen on one S is one of the best. Despite, being pentile, the dottiness is below noticeable.

  • Nathan D.

    Thanks for this! At least this will give us some in site in how they both perform.

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  • KC

    Spectacular they may be, but HTC broke away from the very roots of an Open System device.

    1. They have non-removable (embedded) batteries which effectively incapacitate your device for at least a week when your battery conked. All your privacy and security will be compromised during this downtime. As it is, HTC is already very bad with poor batteries, now there is no way we can easily swap another better and more powerful batteries (whose technology has improved so much that by end of 2012, a whole range of differently designed batteries will be out) like Motorola Razr MAXX.

    2. HTC has removed the slot for external microSD cd insertion, literally, killing off a cheap, versatile and easy avenue for exchange of data. Same with Samsung Google Nexus.

    Basically, Google and HTC has become CLOSED like iPhones. They are killing the very basic foundation on which Android was built on. They are destroying the Open System concept.

    Get back! Get back to where you once belong…

    • redraider133

      nexus s didnt have an sd card slot either…… not to mention can’t leave out moto and their non removable batteries plus even worse…Locked, encrypted bootloaders.


      I’m sorry. I don’t really see the parallel to “closed” and no sdcard / no removable battery. Maybe if they weren’t somehow supporting unlocked bootloaders or rooting, but they clearly give you some sort of an avenue for that with

      1. my Galaxy Tab has no removable battery or sdcard slot, yet I’m running ICS AOKP.
      2. my Galaxy S II has both a removable battery and a sdcard slot, yet I never use my sdcard. I’ll be selling it with my SGSII when the time comes. I will agree that it was nice to trade out my 1650mAh battery for a 2000mAh battery on this phone.

      The small battery storage is one big beef I do have with HTC. I’m curious to see how this phone will be with regards to that (having a large, high res screen along with LTE (AT&T version))

    • Nick Gray

      I know it’s disappointing to see phones with only built in storage and non removable batteries, but HTC is much better than the competition when it comes to being open.

  • damambt

    Awesome. Its nice to know that one of these bad boys is going to AT&T!

  • KRS_Won

    I’m interested to see how Intel compares. It’s a very exciting time we live in.
    Go Team Android!!

    • Nick Gray

      We ran benchmarks on Intel powered phones at CES and we were fairly impressed. Our only concern there is how a faster clocked single core processor fairs with battery life.

  • dVyper

    Scores are good and that but these scores mean pretty much nothing to me.

  • pekosROB

    So from the way it is described, benchmark scores are the computer equivalent of a human IQ test? Not really how it performs but how good it COULD perform, right?

  • redraider133

    Nice to see they are producing these kinds of scores. Now to see how it holds up in real world performance over time.

  • redraider133

    I can’t wait to see what htc comes up with for verizon and how the s4 chip performs with verizons lte.

  • Grandmaster

    He dropped it!!!!!!!!!

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  • Somebody

    Maybe quadrant and nenamark are not optimized for quard-core processors. It is interesting to look at the one s results in antutu.

  • Bas

    Wohoow, my one x got after the android 4.0.4 update at quadrant an awsome score of:……… 5867!!!!!!!!!

  • Brian A

    Recently, I updated the software to Android 4.0.4 (OTA official update). I got over 5700 using Quadranr Standard which is over 1000 more than with Android 4.0.3