HTC One Benchmark Scores Are Impressive, Most Impressive


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.



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  • Zach Mauch

    how does this compare with the Note 2?

    • Richard Yarrell

      It beats the Note 2 also and it should. I applaud Htc for the Htc One looks like a nice device. Tmobile customers will enjoy that device surely. I will continue to enjoy my Galaxy Note 2 happily until the Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Note 2 is on a total level of it’s own and can only be compared to the Galaxy Note 3 or Lg Optimus G pro.

      • Joseph Lagalla

        G pro doesn’t have a pen as far as i know. still no comparison XD

      • squiddy20

        You say the HTC One “beats the Note 2”, but then go on to say the Note 2 is “on a total level of it’s own”. So which is it? You can’t have it both ways.

        • scottmog

          4.7 inch compared to a 5.5 inch? Sure it can be both ways.

        • g2a5b0e

          “A total level of its own” doesn’t mean it’s necessarily at the top of the food chain. It just means that there is a special place reserved for it & it’s true. There are no other devices that provide the complete number of features the Note 2 provides with all of Samsung’s software enhancements & the S-Pen. So, yeah…you can have both.

        • Richard Yarrell

          It beats the Note 2 in benchmarks which is fine. Day to day use the Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps this silly Htc One device. And we won’t get into the battery life which is industry leading on the Galaxy Note 2. Bottom line here people are trying real hard to catch up to Samsung and all it’s devices. Great job here for Htc i applaud that. But this will never compare to the Galaxy Note 2.

        • thepanttherlady

          I also have the Note 2 but if this phone had an SD slot I’d seriously think about giving it a try. The phone looks great, speakers on the front is a definite plus in my book, and the specs are pretty good.

          Ok, to be absolutely honest, the more I read about this phone I may actually give it a whirl if the 64GB is offered. *yikes*

        • Richard Yarrell

          I can’t blame you actually it looks great htc has always had great hardware. I also like the blink idea it looks wonderful but i just don’t believe the 64gb version will be sold at least not on tmobile. It would be nice if they did sell it i just don’t think tmobile will invest in that model. They will focus on the 32gb version. I myself will never change to a regular phone like the Htc One my next device will be the Galaxy Note 3. My Galaxy Note 2 will become my backup device when I purchase the Galaxy Note 3 later this year. Now i might purchase the Galaxy S4 or Motorola X phone just because i want something new by June. I usually always purchase 2 devices a year so who knows what i will get. Galaxy S4, Motorola X phone, or maybe that Lg Optimus G pro. All i do know is the Galaxy Note 3 will be mines later this year.

        • thepanttherlady

          Sadly, you may be right about the 64GB. :( If T-Mobile only gets the 32GB then I’ll pass for sure.

          BB Z10 has my eye for sure. We’ll see what comes after that. :)

        • squiddy20

          “Day to day use the Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps this silly Htc One device.” And you know this… how exactly? The phone was unveiled only yesterday. You have no clue what the battery life is like, how it runs in “day to day use”, or anything having to do with “real world” usage. You haven’t even SEEN the thing in person, and it will be a month at least before you, or anyone else for that matter, does. Proof that you’re making crap up because you’re a blind fanboy.

        • thepanttherlady

          Alright guys (both of you): Everyone is welcome here regardless of carrier and/or device.

          This constant bickering is worse than my kids and most of us are tired of reading it. Please stick to contributing to the articles.

          Thank you!

        • squiddy20

          1. I can tell by your first sentence alone that you completely missed what I was saying. Let me restate in simpler terms: you stated the Note 2 “pimp slaps” the HTC One in “day to day use”. How would you know this if you won’t be seeing it in any store for a month at least, let alone be able to take it home and really get a feel for it in “day to day use”? Fact: you can’t say that with any certainty for the above reason. What a joke.
          2. “i already have the BEST ULTIMATE all purpose productivity device ever made period.” That is your opinion, not fact. A laptop is far more of an “all purpose productivity device” than a smartphone ever will be. That’s a fact.
          3. “You don’t own the Galaxy Note 2, nor will you ever own the Htc One you have the Galaxy Nexus on Sprint that device came out over 2yrs ago.” Wrong wrong and wrong. The Galaxy Nexus was first available on Sprint April 22, 2012 – not even 1 year ago. Congratulations on not being able to do simple math. Also, in case you’ve forgotten, you never owned the “HTC Thunderdud”, and yet you commented on it all the time. Hypocrite.

        • REVS

          thats your opinion , i myself prefer sense and a lil bit less screen real estate , and a better camera so htc is for me

      • The Note 2 is on it’s own level and the software is 2nd to none. HTC One should have better specs, it’s 7 months newer. The software that Samsung has introduced into the Note 2 is unbelievable, Innovation, innovation, innovation. If you have not used the Note 2 in your every day business you are missing so much. No other phone can touch the innovations that Samsung put into the Note 2. The Note 3 will just blow us away. I can only imagine the hardware that Samsung will put together for the Note 3.
        Thank You Samsung and T-Mobile.

    • Noor Mahmoud

      About double the overall Quadrant score.

    • danny

      Galaxy phones are crap. Yea, I said it. Want proof? Do this: Launch Google’s website on a Galaxy and do the same on an HTC One S. Put them side by side. Tell me which one has a blue, dingy looking screen. SAMSUNG.
      Tell me which one is brighter, and whiter. HTC.
      When I showed this to the T-Mobile store manager (Owns and S3), he got mad and said “Wait a minute, I can change the settings” – Nope, the brightness was 100% in the phone AND the browser but still looked like ‘chit. So, if I can piss off OWNERS of Galaxy phones with my HTC – that’s proof.

      • TechHog

        Grats on winning the Fantard of the Week award. It’s quite the accomplishment.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Stop acting like that troll squiddy20. You usually don’t say these things. Don’t be encouraged by that guy.

      • s10shane

        you do realize the htc one s supports a super amoled screen right? so does the galaxy phones. so your saying because your screen is brighter or more white that your one s is better? that is the stupidest comparison I’ve ever heard. the gs3 is a much better phone and has a way more clearer screen then the one s. also so does the note 2. even my nexus 4 screen looks way better then the one s. oh hows your jelly bean update? oh wait you still don’t have it yet do you? the one s was a big fail. sorry buddy

        • danny

          Yes, dingy blue screens suck. You mad? Good.

        • s10shane

          why would i be mad? i don’t have that issue. i have an isp display so my colors are great. u really need to get a life dude.

  • Josue

    what did they do to sense? I remember sense used to make phones slow down either way that’s pretty impressive

    • Noor Mahmoud

      It still does that. The glory should go to Qualcomm here for their snapdragon 600 being so awesome.

      • Josue

        kudos for SnapDragon for making such SOC but what kills me is the lack of memory card

  • Wow, that is all I can say. Highest benchmark numbers than any phone made today. Must be well put together because those numbers are from a very well designed components that work great together. That is one fast phone.

  • Why do people even care about these benchmarks? They don’t mean much to ‘end’ users…

    • trife

      And by now, shouldn’t we all know that 9 times out of 10, the next “super phone” will outperform those that came before it?

      Sometimes I think these benchmarks scores are more about hyping up a device than actual pertinent information. The average end user has no clue what these numbers truly entail (other than my score is higher than yours), including myself!

    • 30014

      Why do you care why others care about benchmarks? This article clearly isn’t for you so just keep it moving.

      • Why do you care about what I’m commenting on? Ahahahaah, you go away because you’ve added zero to the thread. Thanks.

  • JeffreyME

    Wow, whipping that out should really impress the babes!! Especially if you’re sitting in your ‘vette!

  • Deadeye37

    Now they need to advertise the heck out of this phone! Their commercials need some to be sweet, some funny, some cool, some tongue in cheek. They just need to get everyone aware of how awesome this phone is! If not, Samsung is going to eat them alive….again!

    BTW…Nothing against Samsung. I love my SGSIII. HTC made me a fan of their company with the G2. I would love to have another HTC phone. The One S did not do it for me. The One would, though.

  • evan

    This is one nice looking, and powerful phone, but I think Ill pass. I would love, however, this hardware coupled with pure vanilla android software.

    • Josue

      you can always root the phone…thats what I do to my phones

  • atari37

    “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”

    That is very impressive. However, the Nexus 4 has a crappy score by design. Google throttles the chip during benchmarks. The Optimus G, though not close to this beastly score, has a much better score so I wouldn’t use the N4 as a reference.

  • nickm82

    That’s score is also how many days it takes to get an update after my nexus 4 lol.

  • SIM

    i can wait 5 years for the galaxy S8 with 5GHZ

  • REVS

    IS IT REALLY THAT DIFFICULT TO PUT AN SD CARD SLOT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!!??!?!?

    hive me 4gigs and an sd slot and im fine …ill even buy my own card!

  • tomnewtn

    Impressive, like the build and design. Might pick one up and trade in the old G2x for $100-. HTC always impresses with their designs.

  • M42

    It may be fast, but the antenna is still in the back cover and that means it will have reception problems like all the other HTC phones with this antenna design.

  • boyblue302

    Sure HTC stepped its game up with the One, but rest assure Sammy won’t go out with out a fight. They’re not gonna go from 1st to second place that easy. If the S4 specs are true then they won’t even have a shot except for that The One’s camera is phenomenal.

  • Benchmarks are a barometer to how well the phone can perform with the installed hardware and software. These benchmarks are just sick. This shows how well designed and how well these parts in the phone work together. The HTC One is a bad ass phone and it will be hard for Samsung to beat this. I am a huge Samsung fan and own all their top phones, The SGS4 will be out very soon and this should be very interesting. Android has many great devices to pick from, we are very lucky to say the least. T-Mobile has really stepped up their game by going after the top phones. I have been with T-Mobile forever, I am getting sick speeds on their HSPA+ Network and when they start setting their LTE loose we will be on the way to the top.
    Thank You T-Mobile.

  • TK

    I’d rather get timely updates to Android than have a high benchmark score. I’m Nexus for life.

  • NextDayAdvantage

    HTC One is flawless. I have the One S, and i love it i do wish the one s had a sd because of the limited space, but for the HTC One its space is impressive. For other phones…I dont criticize, i am no developer, engineer, ect. I only say what works or can be changed other than that I have no place to (hate), if you get what im saying…

  • Andrew Jack

    LOL… this phone SHOULD run circles around all of the phones it ran against. It should also run circles around a quad-core SGS3. I mean, I just tested out at 5480, which is still better athann all of the phones they have listed as a comparison.

    Stats and benchmarks mean nothing..They are just theoretical figures anyway.

    • Andrew Jack

      Also.. just ran a second test after clearing ram, and running at full brightness…5721..

  • Mark Long

    Not that impressive, my Google Nexus 4 scored a 17,200 on the exact same test. These tests mean very little anyways. However, I am giving my Nexus 4 to my wife and buying the HTC One off contract directly from HTC. I have always preferred HTC phones because no matter what anyone says they make the best smart phones, hardware and software wise, period.