Dual-Core and Quad-Core HTC One X Models Benchmarked Side by Side
A new video shows us how the U.S. version of the HTC One X compares to the international version of the phone.
The video of the two phones comes from YouTube user Josh Krek who tested the Rogers version of the HTC One X which uses a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU and the international version which uses the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. The AT&T version of the HTC One X will use the Snapdragon S4 like the Rogers version.
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The video shows the dual-core version of the HTC One X lagging behind its quad-core sibling in almost every test that’s thrown at it.
The first test, AndEBench, shows the dual core One X with a 4117 native score and a java score of 161. The quad-core variant has a native score of 9997 and a java score of 311. The result should mean that the quad-core version is twice as fast as the dual-core version, but other tests show less of a disparity between the devices.
For example, the second test, CF-Bench gives the dual-core version an overall score of 9531 and the quad-core version an overall of 13719. The difference is because the dual-core version scores lower on the native side, but beats out the quad-core version in the Java test of CF-Bench. The dual-core version also beats out the Tegra 3 One X in other aspects like native disk read and java memory write.
The overall theme of the video is the Snapdragon S4 version of the One X doesn’t perform as well in benchmarks that test the speed of the CPU. Some of the tests like AnTuTu show the U.S. version of the One X has slightly better graphics performance, but it doesn’t completely overshadow the Tegra 3 version’s graphics.
It is worth noting that the dual-core version of the One X in the video is running on a different Linux kernel than the quad-core version. That difference could make the dual-core phone slower, as it is running a “heavier” version of the kernel according to one YouTube commenter.
These benchmarks can often vary even on the same device. While Quadrant Standard might show the U.S. version of the One X lagging slightly behind in one test, another test might show the International version scoring lower.
With the benchmarks, it is tempting to say the Snapdragon S4-equipped One X doesn’t compare to the Tegra 3 version, but benchmarks can only tell us so much. What really matters is how well users think the phone performs. It would be nice if the numbers were a bit closer, though.