HTC One preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 1 March 2013.
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Tags: HTC, Android, Preview

HTC One benchmark performance

The HTC One comes with a brand new Snapdragon 600 chipset, which packs four 1.7GHz Krait 300 CPU cores. The same chipset is used by the LG Optimus G Pro, so let's see how they stack up.

The BenchmarkPi shows a significant single-core performance boost over the older Krait cores (like in the HTC Butterfly and Sony Xperia Z). The HTC One adn Optimus G Pro are basically equal, however.

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • LG Optimus G Pro
    147
  • 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 performed closer to phones with the old Krait cores than the Optimus G Pro in Linpack.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G Pro
    743
  • 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 are impressive adn have the HTC One and LG Optimus G Pro trade victories.

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    22678
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    20056
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15547
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • HTC Butterfly
    12631

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G Pro
    12105
  • 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

The Snapdragon 600 chipset still uses the familiar Adreno 320 GPU (it's the 800 that upgrades to Adreno 330), but the higher clock speed used in the HTC One does make a difference. It's enough to put it at the top in terms of raw power - GLBenchmark 2.5 always runs at 1080p resolution regardless of the physical resolution of the screen, which makes comparison easier. But unlike most other phones, the HTC One needs it as 1080p is its actual screen resolution.

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    34
  • Asus Padfone 2
    31
  • Oppo Find 5
    30
  • Sony Xperia Z
    29
  • LG Optimus G
    29
  • Apple iPhone 5
    27
  • Nexus 4
    26
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    17
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15
  • HTC One X+
    12
  • HTC One X
    9

We also run some browser test with the stock web browser - HTC needs to do some more optimizations here as the HTC One came behind older phones with slower cores in both SunSpider (which measures JavaScript performance) and BrowserMark 2 (which evaluates HTML5 performance).

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
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    1011
  • 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

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

Overal the HTC One is blazing fast in terms of CPU and GPU performance and will handle any app without breaking a sweat. The web browser performance leaves something to be desired though.

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