What happens when the HTC One is overclocked to 2.0GHz?

What happens when the HTC One is overclocked to 2.0GHz?
There's a lot to love about the HTC One. Not only that it is beautifully designed and loaded with features, but it is also powered by a super-fast quad-core SoC – the Snapdragon 600 chip running at 1.7GHz. However, have you ever wondered what would happen if that figure is pushed a little further? Well, the folks at Pocketnow wanted to find out, so they took an HTC One and cranked the gigahertz knob up to 11. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

By using a custom kernel called ElementalX for the HTC One, the clock speed of its processor was first set at 2.1GHz. The smartphone did not last long at such speed, however, causing it to shut itself down. Then a second overclocking attempt with a clock speed of 2GHz returned much more stable results. And yes, benchmark results were off the charts. Check out the video below to learn more about what it is to have an overclocked HTC One!

source: Pocketnow

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Overclocking a 4.1.2 android device.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

HAAHAA! My avatar picture has a better car than yours! Ok ok that was a joke. Lexus is awesome.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Off topic bro! -_-'

19. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

My turbo FR-S fits in here, :D But off topic, I wouldn't overclock this just because it's already super butter in terms of smoothness. As easy as it is to just flash a kernel and go, I wouldn't want to deal with the extra bit of heat on the case and the extra speed is almost negligible. Not that long and we will have a 4.2.2 AOSP with no bugs. But by the time that happens, 4.3 will prob be out.

38. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

the only awesome lexus is the lfa, other than that..nothing

5. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

What's your point? The Android version doesn't matter. It's about overclocked hardware tested via third-party benchmark software, which circumvents the stock Android installation.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You have a point, if it was 4.2.2, it would score slightly higher ®

40. thelegend6657 unregistered

Performance wise 4.2 and 4.1 are identical

14. galaxymega6.3

Posts: 33; Member since: May 08, 2013

the question ask what happened ? my answer, the phone will hot and melt like a s***

36. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

what a beauty with a beast inside it.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Great, the art of Android™ Ftw® The One is one sexy, sleek, stylish, constructed looking phone.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ooo......the One is so sexy! x)

33. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

piece of garbage!!... 5 hrs to recharge, oh yeah on the bright side it looks great :P

34. Rager722 unregistered

My HTC ONE lasts me all day with atleast 30% battery by the end of the day! Don't know what you're talking about. You must play alot of games and watch alot of videos on the phone

39. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

he didnt say the phone didnt last long he just said it takes a while to recharge..which he is right, it takes a while to recharge. its not as long as my nexus 7 by no means...i dont even want to get started on that thing

49. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

At least it has TWO bright sides. Use the Battery Saver Setting, make sure BT and WiFi turn off when not used (and try not to use both). Turning off GPS and getting Data only by WiFi also saves a bit of juice. Look at your Battery Usage Application to see where all your juice is going and work from there. Mine does not take 5 hours to charge, get yours checked while it is still in Warranty. . The POINT of this Article is that using the ElementalX Build of the Kernel it is possible to overclock your Phone by 20%. That is about as much as you could expect. That Kernel (if you had bothered to check) also supports underclocking and undervolting to save your Battery. Hold up a mirror when you face us, then you will look bright too.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So if the S4 was overclocked to 2.0Ghz the highest, scores on Antutu would roughly be the same! And if the S4 Exynos5410 A15 was overclocked to 2.1Ghz, it would score 35000+, so the S800 would still loose to the A15 E5410....? ®

11. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Ppl like u are stressed out about numbers on benchmarks, bro get a life, I could have 1 phone vs the other phone and the other phone beats it by a long shot I don't care atleast 1 phone performs faster or on par with other phone. Its good to have benchmarks cause they give an overall cal of the phone but still man wake up.

32. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Yeah you right coz S800 Krait 400 only have the 70% near A-15 that why it will lose in Exynos 5410 A15

9. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

+2.x ghz= untameble, this phone is like the new evolution to tech I'm getting it soon still have some love for my htc one x.

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Other than games, what is the benefit of an over-clocked S600? Web pages open a tiny bit faster? I doubt e-mail will be quicker, since the One with a stock S600 opens e-mail plenty fast. Now, if it were possible to somehow speed up the broadband connection (faster downloads), I would be all over that.

42. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

makes your music play faster too. :-D

10. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Ya android really is such wonderful OS. There is no doubt that it is the most advanced os to date but the main disadvantage is the lagginess in the OS. I know google reduced it alot in jellybean but it is still there in some occasions i heard that the lag is caused by VM in android if that's the reason my next wish feature of next android version is removal of VM from android (don't know how hope google could find it out) hope android be fluid as WP and IOS

15. Shubham412302

Posts: 586; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

well dalvik vm is the machine which runs android app and so it cannot be removed. we know even in pc vm dosent works as good as a direct installed os. only google can do is encorage dev to write apps in native code and keep vm till all apps are written in native linux language so they work flawlessly. and even sandbox results in strict access of apps to system and full hardware control

13. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

that it still isnt worth buying over the gs4?

16. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Oh noes, PA copied taylor martin's content

17. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lmfao... 2GHZ Quad-core and it still lags

18. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Oh i see... thanks for the information "shubham412302"

21. amtheguy

Posts: 11; Member since: May 20, 2013

pls whats the laucher?

23. nadarbsm

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

what launcher was that..??

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