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Basemark X benchmark now listing the Nexus 5 as the 2nd-best gaming phone

0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2013, 08:11 posted on

As we noted earlier today, it's been a Nexus 5 day so far, and a leaked benchmark for the Nexus 5 is really serves to complete the picture...

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posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:12 6

1. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Damn you, Apple.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:18 4

4. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOL! They're pretty close, actually.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:29 9

11. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Dude, you got problems.

15.5 and 15.4 might be close, but 15.5 and 14.3 (giving Nexus the benefit of the doubt) is NOT PRETTY CLOSE.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:48 39

20. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Sure.. Whatever...

What really matters is that doing any sort of 'gaming' (or anything else for that matter) on a 4 inch display of less than 720p resolution is likely going to be far less enjoyable than performing the same on a 5 inch display at 1080p for anyone with remotely average sized fingers.

It's really not too difficult for Apple's iPhone5/5c/5s to get marginally faster performance numbers when it has so few pixels to push due to its sub-720p and comparatively minuscule display.

But of course you (as expected from such a biased brand fanatic) fail to take THAT 'Inconvenient Truth' into account.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:59 7

28. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Boom! Ardent is such a ridiculous pain in the ass to try to have a discussion with. You put him in his place. Well done sir.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:32 3

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh trust me, WE know.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 15:20

62. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


First word you see now in the ifan dictionary is "offscreen"....

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:07 2

42. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


"It's really not too difficult for Apple's iPhone5/5c/5s to get marginally faster performance numbers when it has so few pixels to push due to its sub-720p and comparatively minuscule display."

Except this was an offscreen benchmark. Better luck next time broski.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:36 6

45. shahrooz (Posts: 767; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


this is an on-screen benchmark read the article before commenting

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:49

48. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Must suck not knowing how to read graphs.

Post #38 has your answer.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:55 5

26. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3038; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Actually it is, considering how far the rest is. Besides that, in the Egypt offscreen benchmark, where screensize and res doesnt matter, they are even when it comes to speed.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:21

30. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


standard deviation: 0.85
%RSD: 5.7%

Yeah, that's pretty close actually.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:39 5

46. E34V8 (Posts: 84; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


Don't forget - Nexus 5 has a 5" full HD screen, and the iPhone 5s has a sub HD 4" screen. Which one do you prefer ?

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 15:04

57. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Considering it's measured in frames per second, that is very close. An 8% increase is negligible.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:22 2

31. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


And as soon as someone gets it rooted, a few tweaks will easily put it past the iPhone.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:31 2

32. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Is that all that matters? Seriously, a few points on a benchmark? Who cares? iPhone owners will have a fast gaming device that Android fans will still turn up their noses at. Nexus/G2/Note3 owners will have a fast gaming device that iPhone users won't give a second thought. Everyone wins.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:29 10

10. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


eh, but of think of the price difference between the 2

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:31 2

12. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Better yet, think of the resale values. Apple devices generally end up costing less to own based on depreciation costs, ceteris paribus.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:53 7

25. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


What? Not even close. Nexus line has the best value on the planet. Apple can't come close.

Nexus 4: Avg. retail: $325 Avg. Swappa resale: $251
Apple iPhone 5: Avg. retail: $749 Swappa resale: $449

http://swappa.com/buy/nexus-4-unlocked/us
http://swappa.com/buy/apple-iphone-5-unlocked/us

And that's using the original Nexus 4 price, not the $100 discounted price. With the discount, a year old Nexus 4 INCREAED in value.

And giving Apple the benefit of using an unlocked iPhone resale price. Non-unlocked values have to be reduced $100 in resale - which is more typical of a carrier locked iPhone. It's no contest.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:34 8

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


ardent is going to reply to you now that you've proved him wrong. He'll just give his side, disregard yours and leave when the argument isn't in his favor.

Weak.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:36 1

37. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Haha! Thanks Papa smurf! I was expecting an argument about other Android non-Google branded smartphones. That, I will agree, is a whole different story. Samsung is close but nowhere close to as good as the Nexus line has been. Some of the other OEMs are way off too.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:03

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


isn't*

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:34

44. improv (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I think you also have to account that the iPhone 5 still has a pretty good resale price due to it not being officially available via retail anymore. Ideally speaking though, shouldn't the resale price of the Nexus 4 be lower since Google was selling the 16gb in new condition for $250? I guess some people don't know... Like when thousands are buying refurbished tablets for ridiculous prices on groupon.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 09:36

35. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Don't worry, I will still use Nexus 5 to game any day bc I can't see out of that little screen on 5S

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 15:19

60. madmikepr (Posts: 138; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


give it a break thats pretty awsome for a phone that cost $349.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:14 2

2. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


The Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5/5s/5c are the devices to own for best experience in the mobile space. Nexus for pure android and Apple for its ecosystem and design.

Waiting for the Nx5 to hit the streets

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:17 7

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How's the iPhone 5s listed as the best gaming phone? I know it's benchmark, but the iPhone 5s has a small screen, so it's not the best gaming phone.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:23 1

5. Chris.P (Posts: 560; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


It's a benchmarking tool, after all. Factors such as the above aren't taking into account, for better or worse.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:26 4

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, but then titles are misleading.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:48 3

21. Chris.P (Posts: 560; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


I actually agree completely, a smaller screen is pretty detrimental to the gaming experience.

But I can't agree that the title is misleading, it clearly states that Basemark X puts it as one of the best devices, which is consistent and true.

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