HTC One X vs Galaxy S II vs Note vs Nexus: Benchmark comparison

HTC One X vs Galaxy S II vs Note vs Nexus: Benchmark comparison
Please note that we're doing this comparison using the international versions of all handsets, and the Galaxy S II is running a Gingerbread ROM. This means that it may get significantly better results if it's running ICS.

The HTC One X was so anticipated not only because it marks a new beginning for the manufacturer, but also because it features the brand new quad-core Tegra 3 processor. This being the first phone to hit the market with this chip, it was very interesting for us to compare it against some of the best handsets out there.

We decided to compare the One X with the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus. All are fearsome opponents, save for the Nexus, which isn't so good at benchmarks, but we decided to throw it into the deal anyway. As can be seen from the results below, the One X literally obliterates the competition in most tests, except for the graphically-centric NenaMark 2, where the Galaxy S II reigns supreme, probably due to its significantly lower resolution. In other tests, though, especially the system-wide AnTuTu, the One X's Tegra 3 has shown that it's a force to be reckoned with.

Check out the results we got with the handsets, and don't forget to share what you think with your comments!



42. Dutch1

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

HTC- Acura Samsung- BMW iPhone- Mercedes

40. thelegend6657 unregistered

HTC one x last year's android flagship

38. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

We'll just wait for the Galaxy S3 to kill this...

37. hueythecat

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

The S2 with an uptodate ICS ROM and Siyah Kernel clock in at around 4300+ on quadrant. Its pretty awesome sans the bloatware

29. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

The Galaxy S2 they are using has outdated firmware. It's not even the latest version of Gingerbread...this test is unfair and inaccurate.

25. jump454

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Why didnt this review have the skyrocket in the review rather than the regular s2? And this test should really say non U.S market HTC one x. So not to be confused with the one were actually getting. Then benchmark them all again when they actually get a version of it to test.

26. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

They chose the fastest variant.

24. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Kinda been disappointed with HTC the American versions at least it always seems shipped only 90% cooked hopefully ics helped.... Ex. Sensation rebooting issue loved the phone but no thank you amaze battery life and bulky

43. Dutch1

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2012


17. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

close enough !!!

15. ph00ny

Posts: 2086; Member since: May 26, 2011

Odd. I'm getting 43 fps with the note. Stock speed

14. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

This is the third post today where Ray S has got several complaints........

13. BrandonRico

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The One X is a definite game changer.

23. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

But....everyone is waiting for the gs3 ...true game changer

41. BrandonRico

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I completely agree with you about the GS3. That's the phone I really want. Currently, I have the Epic Touch 4G and I love it, but I seriously doubt that Sprint will be getting the GS3 anytime soon. My guess is later in the year. Until then, I'll be getting the EVO 1 to hold me over. Hopefully, the EVO 1 will be quad-core. Every article that Phonearena has put out says the E1 will be dual-core. If it's not quad-core, I won't be getting it.

44. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

You must have deep pockets to buy one phone and then buy another one only 3 months later. Deep pockets and little patience.

45. BrandonRico

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I wouldn't say that I have deep pockets. I have a good job and I work hard for the things that I want. I usually buy two phones a year. That's only $800 a year if you really think about it, considering I get up to $130 for my trade ins.

46. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Fair enough. You sound like you would be a good candidate for the Best Buy Buyback Program. At your rate of adoption, you would be able to get back ~$300 per phone trade in. I'm mostly glad you don't buy apple. Nice avatar btw.

12. gayasarafe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

*waiting of s3*

11. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

The S4 in the lower end model HTC One S beats Tegra 3. I'm glad the US variant will ship with the S4 instead and have LTE on board!

33. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yep. Dual-core S4 beat the quad core processor of the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL or whatever, which was claimed to be the fastest. Now it's just S4 vs Exynos.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This doesn't matter until the One X with the quad core hits the US. So far we will be getting the dual core so give us a dual core rating comparison.

9. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

i get 4000+ scores on quadrant with sgs2 with 4.0.3. Samsung Galaxy S II still rocks..!

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Lol. Exynos fanboys? No way that those could exist.

5. ogiveyakuza

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

benchmark is nothing, what more important is the real life experience....

16. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Very true. Unless you're planning on running AnTuTu to try to impress your friends, real life beats meaningless benchmarks - most made up to make the CPUs or GPUs look good. For those few pathetic people who are extolling their phones to other geeks because of their benchmark score - you need to get a life.

36. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

I agree that real life > benchmarks but no need to get all uptight about it.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Amazed.... But if the S2 was rooted and clocked at 1.5mhz, would have been near-nuff?????? Think so.....

2. Rotate

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

this doesn't seem fair... S2 with stock ICS gives over 4000 in Quadrant... why is it tested with a GB rom, when ICS is already out, and it that gives the proper scores?

19. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

My guess, based on the picture, is that they're using the i777, us att version, of the galaxy s 2, which is still running 2.3.6 because att has not yet pushes an official ics rom.

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