HTC Sense 4.1 reportedly faster with better battery life

A leaked ROM for the HTC One X featuring HTC's Sense UI 4.1 is reportedly delivering a big bump in speed and a significant improvement in battery life.

A leaked ROM for the HTC One X featuring HTC's Sense UI version 4.1 is in the hands of bloggers, who have reported that the update brings a big bump in speed and is much more power efficient than the software seen on the HTC One X at launch.

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According to Geeksaber, the new HTC ROM delivers a 20 per cent performance boost, evident in the results produced before and after the ROM's installation in the Quadrant benchmark tool, available through the Google Play store.

"New, blazing-fast kernel. We mean it. It scored a pretty impressive 5900+ in Quadrant benchmark (compared to 5100+ on Sense 4)," wrote Geeksaber.

Perhaps more impressive, and arguably more important, the same post points to a significant improvement in battery life, with the One X capable of "5-hour plus screen-on time" with the new ROM. This is something we'd be happy to see for ourselves, after the One X managed only 3-hours and 20-minutes of Wi-Fi web browsing in our own tests in the CNET labs.

Geeksaber reported numerous other tweaks and fixes too, including the addition of a Tabs switching button in the web browser, and the removal of the 3D-like effects across homescreen navigation.

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