HTC Sense 4.1 helps international HTC One X score nearly 6000 on Quadrant

HTC Sense 4.1 helps international HTC One X score nearly 6000 on Quadrant
Was it really just 19 months ago when we were raving about the 2700 Quadrant Benchmark score posted by the Motorola ATRIX 4G? Back then, models like the latter were being called Superphones, a name that quickly disappeared. Good thing too, because the Superphones of those days are now entry-level handsets that come cheaply for those signing a 2-year pact. Three months after the Motorola ATRIX 4G wowed everyone, the Samsung Galaxy S II penetrated the 3000 barrier.

We bring this up because of a leaked version of Sense 4.1 for the international version of the HTC One X that made its way in ROM form to XDA Developers. Instead of trying to be too clever for its own good with Sense 4.0, HTC had worked on making things faster. This carried over to Sense 4.1 and the HTC One X with the leaked ROM scored close to 6000 on the Quadrant Benchmark test.

The version that leaked, 2.15.401.5, included some fixes including the removal of lags on Live Wallpaper, a dedicated button added in the camera app to switch between front and back camera (no more having to go into the menu), a dedicated button added to the browser to switch tabs (again, no more trips to the menu) and all 3-D effects were removed from the launcher to remove the lag. With the ROM comes Android 4.0.4.

Other changes include a new kernel described as being "blazing fast" which is obvious considering the improvement in the Quadrant score, the ability to remap the recent apps button switching between recent apps and Home as Menu, a fix of weak Wi-Fi signals, and most importantly, the ROM brings a longer battery life of 5+ hours of screen-on time compared to 3+ hours on Sense 4.0.

For a complete changelist and information on the ROM, click on the sourcelink. Just remember that this is for the Quad-core powered, Tegra 3 flavored, international version of the HTC One X only.

source: XDADeveloper, GEEKSABER via Phandroid

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One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh

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38 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

I thought sense 4.1 is match with android 4.1 because its 4.1 :( Oh well, still cool :) I can't wait...

2. wendygarett unregistered

WTF!!! NO 3D EFFECT??!!

10. MeoCao unregistered

JB does not use 3D either

11. wendygarett unregistered

I know :) I still wanna get this update because of baterry life :)

34. anjkiii

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

battery life improved or still same??

32. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The 3d effect is barely noticeable in sense 4.0

36. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

Im glad there'll be no more 3d... On my one s' pentile screen the 3d effects looked awful!

38. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

You definitely won't miss or notice the 3D effects, and the battery life difference is very very noticeable.

3. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Tegra 3, 4+1... international only... lmao... GO GO USA, keep those carrier restrictions as tight as possible! We dont need the same tech level as the rest of the world, dual-core's work just fine!

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

thats sarcasm if anyone cant tell... I still have single cores that work just fine, hell even better with JB :D

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, my Dinc2 is running fine with JB @ 1.4Ghz. Although I'll be moving up to the Sensation 4G soon and I can't imagine having 2 whole cores and twice the GPU power. As you can tell, definitely not an early adopter...

5. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I hate Sense! its doesn't feel anyway near like ICS, and sure its will not be anything like JB !! HTC is just screwing up! make more simple and minimal skin.

7. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Or no skin... it is an option.

15. wendygarett unregistered

You never appreciate the beauty of android (choice)...

20. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

HTC's Sense and me have a LOVE/HATE relationship... I LOVE the settings menu, notifications menu, icons, and much more of the skin, I just HATE the launcher/rosie... ADW Launcher EX + Sense Icons and everything else Sense= inLove

26. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

just use a custom launcher, problem solved.

8. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

This is cool nice job HTC..

9. wendygarett unregistered

Nice job? We can't even get playstation certified yet :(

12. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

that would be sony my dear....and the Xperia S is PS certified.

13. wendygarett unregistered

But HTC promise us to receive PS soon during Sony E3 event, dont you remember?

14. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

No actually I dont......lol that would be cool tho....HTC? Playstation certified?? wow

16. wendygarett unregistered

This might refresh your memory :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNwiCZKK0cI

17. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

Sony and HTC as partners? Man o Man that's going to be REAL interesting.... Hope to see more of that..

18. MeoCao unregistered

companies are partners and competitors at the same time, that's nothing surprising. eg. SS and HTC surely are fierce competitors but HTC buy screens and components from SS and sells image chips to SS at the same time.

22. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

Yea I know that man, Just like I know sony makes the iphones camera.....Nothing new right? But considering the fact that you will be able to have a playstation certified phone other than on a sony one... Is really quite interesting to say the least......

23. MeoCao unregistered

Sony is in danger of losing the mobile game war. Gaming on mobile phones and tablets are threatening Sony's portable game consoles. So Sony obviously realized that they must enter mobile phone and tablet game market and they cannot do it with Sony phones alone. for Sony HTC is obvious partner as SS and Apple do not need Sony's games to succeed.

28. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

yea im pretty sure they are hurting in the portable game console area with the PS Vita out....LOL... Shut up dude...Sony just seen this as a great move and a way to expand what they have... To, yes gain money, but because they're hurting in the portable area?? get real....and is mobile gaming really that big to even say somthing like that?............ sigh

30. MeoCao unregistered

As things stand now there's little need for Sony to do that. But you have to think a little bit ahead of time. The power of phones and tablets is growing fast and it will exceed even TV game console soon. And people will spend more time playing games on their phones and tablets. If you doubt what Sony's strategy is you should look at One Sony strategy where everything will revolves around the phone including games.

37. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

I guess man but i just dont see phones outdoing the PS vita any time soon.......peace

33. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

htc one x screens are manufactured by sony

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