HTC One hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 19 February 2013.
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Tags: HTC, Android, Hands-on

HTC One benchmark performance

The HTC One comes with a brand new Snapdragon 600 chipset, which is the first to offer four 1.7GHz Krait 300 CPU cores and we were pretty curious to find how much of a performance boost it brings.

To be honest we were taken by surprise by the HTC One processing prowess. We did expect it to deliver some of the best performance out there, but some of the scores were simply amazing.

The BenchmarkPi score that the HTC One posted made us want to pinch ourselves. The smartphone topped the previous best result (courtesy of Sony Xperia Z) by more than 100ms.

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • HTC One
    151
  • Sony Xperia Z
    264
  • HTC Butterfly
    266
  • Oppo Find 5
    267
  • HTC One X+
    280
  • LG Optimus G
    285
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    305
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    330
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    350
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    359
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    362
  • Nexus 4
    431

The HTC One also took the first place in the multi-threaded Linpack test, although the margin of its victory wasn't as big here.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    646
  • Sony Xperia Z
    630
  • HTC Butterfly
    624
  • LG Optimus G
    608
  • Oppo Find 5
    593
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    214.3
  • Nexus 4
    213.5
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    189.1
  • HTC One X+
    177.7
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    175.5
  • HTC One X
    160.9
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    141.5

The all-in-one Quadrant and AnTuTu benchmark scores were as impressive as it gets - HTC One continued its clean sweep, comfortably beating the other devices we have tested so far.

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    22678
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15547
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • HTC Butterfly
    12631

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    11746
  • Sony Xperia Z
    8075
  • HTC One X+
    7632
  • LG Optimus G
    7439
  • Oppo Find 5
    7111
  • HTC One X
    5952
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    5916
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    5450
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    5170
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    4814
  • Nexus 4
    4567

We also run some browser test with the stock web browser - the HTC One took the second place in the BrowserMark 2 test, while a few phones turned out to be better on the Java-script SunSpider benchmark. Obviously HTC still needs to work on optimizing its browser, but even so the performance is close to the best out there.

BrowserMark 2

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G
    2555
  • HTC One
    2262
  • Sony Xperia Z
    1865
  • Oppo Find 5
    1797
  • Nexus 4
    1794
  • Nokia Lumia 920
    1774
  • Nokia Lumia 820
    1760
  • Samsung Omnia W
    1632
  • HTC Butterfly
    1475
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1247

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Samsung Ativ S
    891
  • Apple iPhone 5
    915
  • Nokia Lumia 920
    910
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    972
  • HTC One X+
    1001
  • Motorola RAZR i XT890
    1059
  • HTC One
    1124
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1192
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    1312
  • LG Optimus G
    1353
  • HTC Butterfly
    1433
  • Sony Xperia Z
    1906
  • Nexus 4
    1971
  • Oppo Find 5
    2045

It seems the HTC One and the Snapdragon 600 platform are the new Benchmark champion, topping even the just released Xperia Z flagship. If raw power is what you are after, this should be the smartphone to look forward to.

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