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HTC One S packing Snapdragon S4 processor gets benchmarked

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HTC One S packing Snapdragon S4 processor gets benchmarked
Only a few days ago, we came across a bunch of benchmarks testing the performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chips. And the results were pretty impressive as the silicon simply dominated the competition, at least in theory.

Today, another piece of benchmark results has emerged – that of the yet-to-be-announced HTC One S, which is said to be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor ticking at 1.5 GHz. The smartphone managed to achieve the impressive 60.60 frames per second on NenaMark2 and currently holds the second spot among all devices that have been benchmarked.

So, there you go, folks! We have one more reason to believe that the HTC One S will be a pretty cool smartphone, other than that it is expected to have a waistline of 8 millimeters or under. Rumor has it, that the One S will be released on T-Mobile, so the carrier's subscribers now have yet another exciting device to look forward to. The HTC One S is expected to be announced officially at MWC 2012, so stay tuned for more!


HTC One S gets benchmarked

HTC One S gets benchmarked


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posted on 23 Feb 2012, 09:31 1

1. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


urgh htc phones are a pain in the bu** to root and flash to custom roms..
Pretty impressive benchmarks . i wonder how it will perform with ICS and sense in real life use

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 15:35

10. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Never had any issues rooting an htc. My galaxy s2 however was a different story.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 20:38

13. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


lol pain in the but???? it took me 3 minutes to root my HTC Desire... you either have a very unsupported device or didn't know what you where doing.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 09:36 1

2. remixfa (Posts: 13906; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bout time that htc/qualcomm started posting impressive benchmarks. maybe i can finally quit complaining that my hummingbird is stronger. it only gets about 32fps in nenamark2. :)

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 09:57 1

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


wow. seems that krait is almost as fast as A15

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 10:02 1

4. remixfa (Posts: 13906; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol no. its just experiencing the benefits of the die shrink and faster GPU. Nenamark2 is a GPU test more than anything. Whatever the die shrinks bring (they all are pretty much getting it) will be overshadowed by what the A-15's bring.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 11:46 2

7. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Please stop spreading misinformation, Krait is almost exactly the same performance as the Cortex A15. The DMIPS/Mhz is claimed to be 3.3 for Krait, and the rumor is that Cortex A15 is 3.5.

Krait is an architecture directly equivalent to Cortex A15 in performance and saying otherwise is disingenous. The Snapdragon S4 isn't designed to compete with Cortex A9 SoCs, it is designed to compete with Cortex A15 SoCs.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:56 2

9. remixfa (Posts: 13906; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


OMG, i feel like im having the same conversation every day..lol

ok. there are 2, yes 2 versions of krait coming out.

there is THIS krait, the first generation which is A9 equivilant (the S3 is an A8 equivilant) and is nothing more than a die shrink and a GPU improvement with higher clock speeds...

Q4 of this year will bring out the A-15 equivilant Krait.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5559/qualcomm-snapdragon-s4-krait-performance-preview-msm8960-adreno-225-benchmarks/5

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 18:27 1

11. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Krait is Krait. There is no change in architecture within Snapdragon S4 in the CPU. The Q4 refresh of Krait is when the process has been refined, and much in the same way as the current Tegra 3 for the HTC OneX will get a clockspeed bump, the Q4 refresh should bring faster clock speeds and a better GPU.

This isn't designed to be A9 equivalent, this is designed to beat Cortex A15 SoCs to the punch and get as many design wins and orders as possible to tide over Qualcomm until they can get a new GPU and higher clocks from the SoC.

Oh, and the S3 is more like a Cortex A8.5, neither an A8 nor an A9, so that argument is bunk....

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 18:34

12. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Oh, and if Krait was equivalent to A9, then it wouldn't stand a chance against the Tegra 3.

So how do you explain why Krait absolutely dominates Tegra 3 in lightly threaded tasks?

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 10:26

5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Then how come it scored about twice better than adreno 220, despite the claims adreno 225 should be only 50 percent faster?

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 10:46

6. medicci37 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Also, the display is set at 897 × 540

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:51 1

8. idanielx (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


That thing is so ugly.

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