Overclocking, a feat otherwise hugely reserved for PC components has also been done on smartphones as well, of course not to that ‘extreme’ degree but we’ve seen plenty of achievements over the course of the last few years. As smartphone chips get faster, beefier and more efficient overclocking becomes something that can quite easily be done with custom kernels. It happens that HTC’s pride, the HTC One was given a recent overclocking treatment.
The Snapdragon 600 SoC inside the HTC One originally ticks at 1.7GHz, which is more than fast for an Android flagship. Yet folks at Pocketnow stepped into the uncharted territory by pushing up the clock speed by 300MHz up to a stunning 2.0GHz. Yes, that’s not a lot in mainstream overclocking terms but it’s still something exceptional as far as smartphones are concerned.
They of course tried stressing it further to 2.1GHz; the smartphone did not last long at such speed, however, causing it to shut itself down. So right now 2.0GHz seems to be the sweet spot, not to mention the benchmarks which were off the charts! Check out the full video below: