Of course benchmarks can't be compared with real life. Of course the N4 with S4Pro is a good choice and of course its damn fast on daily usage.
The S600 and S4Pro are pretty the same type of SoC except a little bit more Power via Clock and a little bit more power via LPDDR3. But why is Quadrant benchmark more than 100% percent faster? The SoC data don't speak this language. It shouldn't be such an performance improvement.
So, under these conditions i can understand the question from OP. (i asked myself the same question)
Ok, Quadrant is an old benchmark and maybe not optimised for 4.2. Hmm, i'm pretty sure HTC One is running 4.1.2 JB and the step to 4.2 shouldn't have such an performance drain....
So, to be honest to all you guys who are f**ked up with benchmarks. Can you explain why the Quadrant result HTC One vs. N4 gives the One such an performance improvement?