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If the feature set, hardware and new Sense 5 overlay of the HTC One hasn’t won you over yet, perhaps the ridiculously impressive benchmark scores will grab your attention. Sure, benchmark scores aren’t everything and if the phone can’t run its software well enough, the scores mean nothing — but it’s an amazing look at just how far Android hardware development has come since the G1.
The Quadrant Benchmark test took the One’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor for a drive and well, just look at that score. Forget the HTC One X, the One blows everything else out of the water. For reference, the Snapdragon S4 Pro tucked away inside the Nexus 4 comes close to 5000 in Quadrant, but the HTC One hits 12,417. As for the individual markers you’ll find a CPU score of 37,304, Memory at 10,922, and I/O at 10,566. Comparatively, the Nexus 4 comes in with a CPU score of 10,687, Memory at 7,612 and I/O at 4,340.
The impressive nature of the benchmark scores aside, what really matters is how the phone performs in the real world. Initial hands-on yesterday from any number of tech sites all seemed to echo the same high levels of praise. We’ll have to wait to get our hands on a demo unit to decide that on our own, but one thing is for certain, HTC packed the One to the brim with great hardware. That’s good news for T-Mobile customers everywhere.