Last month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain, HTC introduced three new flagship smartphones under their “HTC One” branding. The One X, The One S and The One V were the three devices and they are heading to 140 carriers worldwide.
The top of the line phone out of this family is the HTC One X. When HTC introduced the One X they talked about an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor however the slide behind HTC CEO Peter Chou said something about a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It was later revealed that because Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processors don’t play well with LTE. AT&T will be the sole provider of the HTC One X in the US and since they want to put the One X on 4G/LTE AT&T customers were stuck with the Qualcomm dual core processor.
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Well we’ve learned thanks to benchmark tests by an HTC One X tester that the Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 Krait processor outperforms the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor by a wide range. Most people were led to believe that by having 4 plus 1 cores the Nvidia would be a super fast processor.
The tester, who goes by the alias phonegeek, found out that it wasn’t just faster, it was a lot faster and tested multiple times. It was also found out that the Qualcomm processor in the U.S. version of the One X also benchmarks twice as fast as the Galaxy Nexus.
After all the hype of the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and then the lackluster sales performance of Tegra 2 devices this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to us.