The main thing you are missing is that the Htc S uses the next gen krait architecture and is fabbed at 28nm while the tegra 3 uses the older arm 9 architecture and is fabbed at 40nm.
We mentioned that in our performance analysis:
"The HTC One S is a model of the upper middle-class and is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (MSM8260A) dual-core System-on-a-Chip (SoC). The SoC is finished in the 28 nanometer format and the CPU cores are based on the Krait architecture."
"CPU Spy shows that the SoC usually runs at 1.4 GHz or 100 MHz. In comparison to the processor of the HTC One S, the Tegra 3 SoC is finished in the 40 nanometer format."
Since they are so powerful can these phones play out to a full hd screen and can u control it with a mouse and keyboard? Ive got a blackberry 8520 bridged to a playbook and love the mouse cursor movement of the optical trackpad in conjunction with the gestures. Need to swap the 8520 with a 9380 and then ive got a cursor enabled by the mouse pad(afaik)!
One, Two, Three. At the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, HTC introduced three Smartphones of the brand-new "One" series. We present a comparison test between the runner-up and the top dog. To be exact: the HTC One S with a dual-core CPU and aluminium case vs the HTC One X with a 4.7 inch screen and a quad-core SoC from Nvidia. Let’s fight!