There was plenty of talk about the upcoming HTC One X on AT&T and about the device in general. Now the biggest concern I expressed in some of my previous articles was in regards to the different processors employed. A privileged smartphone aficionado started working on a very interesting test and now we can show you a very peculiar versus: HTC One X against the HTC One X! (there is also a video involved but first we’ll talk about the differences and what this versus involves).
The two variants of the device are the Tegra 3 model and the Qualcomm model. Both of these processors are incredibly powerful. The big difference between them is the support for LTE connectivity and seeing that the Tegra 3 model does not support this, HTC employed the same Snapdragon S4 used in the HTC One S.
Now the two devices are booted up at the same time and the Tegra 3 model already takes the lead there. The handset manages to boot up within just seconds and despite the fact that the tester is waiting to unlock the screen in order to try to give an edge to the Qualcomm processor, the Tegra 3 powered One X still loads the Sense UI faster.
The only benchmark that ran on the two devices was AnTuTu and in that regard, the Tegra 3 variant managed to take the lead again. Sheer speed wise, the model using the NVIDIA solution manages to finish up the benchmark a full 30 seconds before the Qualcomm model, but do not think for a second that Qualcomm’s processor is a slouch.
Recently, the HTC One S (using the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor) managed to score an amazing 5,000+ points in Quadrant. Note that such synthetic tests are by no means a definite way of noting which one is better in day-to-day usage, since there are plenty of tests out there that are showing the S4 inching ahead of the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU.
Overall, I would say that both models are very quick indeed, however, for the higher resolution display, the Tegra 3 processor manages to take the lead.
HTC One X Release Date at AT&T
As most of you know, the HTC One X release date at AT&T is scheduled for May 6th. The carrier has set the price tag at $199.99 (on a two year contract). However, RadioShack set up an even sweeter deal for the AT&T HTC One X if you pre-order the smartphone from the retailer.
If you are looking for a snappy device, the HTC One X is the one to go for, but remember that if you want LTE, you can only get the Qualcomm variant (which, judging by this test, leaves other handsets in the dust).
Drop us a line with what you think and if this test changed your opinion in any way about buying the upcoming HTC One X with AT&T. Stay tuned for more!