The HTC Windows Phone 8X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core Krait processor.
HTC recently announced two new Windows Phone 8 devices, the 8X and 8S, which will compete with such phones as the new Samsung Ativ S. The first of HTC's new devices is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core Krait processor, with a clock speed of 1.5GHz; the same chip is in the AT&T version of the company's flagship One X unit. In addition, the two devices also share the same battery - an 1800mAh unit.
However, we now know, thanks to tests by GSM Arena, that the newer 8X uses its power source more efficiently than the One X model. The phone performs better than the larger model across a number of parameters - talk time (11 hours and seven minutes; the AT&T One X managed 10 hours and 35 minutes and the second version lasted only nine hours and 57 minutes), web browsing (six hours and a minute; the AT&T One X clocked five hours and three minutes and the second version four hours and 18 minutes) and video playback (six hours and 27 minutes; the One X and the Desire V managed six hours and 26 minutes).
The 8X also beat out other significant contenders, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 (Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich versions) and both the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S in the talk time tests.
Battery test results
The web browsing test places the iPhone 5 top of the charts, lasting nearly four hours more than the 8X, but the latter did beat out a range of its cousins, including the Evo 4G LTE and the Sensation XL.
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The video playback test confirmed the 8X really uses its battery well, running considerably longer than the standard One X (although it lasted only a minute more than AT&T model), the One V and a number of other models from Samsung and Sony Ericsson.
Finally, endurance test results suggest the HTC 8X will run for 31 hours (with phone, internet and video use) on a single charge, with a standby time of only 59 hours.
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