New Nexus 5 benchmarks leak, reveal stunning graphics prowess
0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2013, 09:31 posted on
The Nexus 5 appeared on GFXBench’s website. The handset scored brilliantly on two game simulation tests…
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6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Nexus 5 will have high specifications, newest Android OS, reasonable price and will be released somewhere close to the holidays, it will be a hot cake!
10. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
But the real question is.... what carrier(s) and will it be on Google Play or will it be subsidized and wayoverpriced ala Moto X. A lot of people are waiting on a version that can be activated on Verizon/Sprint but bought through Google Play.
12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yep, I'll be one of them, though some of the reports I saw said this thing will have every North American frequency/band with exception to the VZW LTE.
"Well, today, the LG D820 authorization documents are back. And we are looking at a 3GPP/3GPP2 handset that runs nearly the full North American wireless airlink gamut:
W-CDMA 1900/2100+1700/850 (band 2, 4, 5)
CDMA1X/EV-DO 850/1900/800 (band class 0, 1, 10)
LTE 2100+1700/850/700/1900/800 (band 4, 5, 17, 25, 26)
TD-LTE 2600 (band 41)
The only notable omission is LTE 750, VZW's currently boutique band 13 -- possibly left out for political reasons, since VZW has a strained relationship with Nexus devices, or for technical reasons, as band 13 has an inverted FDD uplink/downlink duplex. But in a nutshell, this handset looks like it could be headed to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, covering all of their bases.
14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
T-Mobile is going to pick it up for sure. They know how to properly handle Nexus devices unlike Verizon and Sprint.
16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Talking about carriers and subsidies, I don't know since I'm from Europe and this question is more relevant for U.S. consumers. In my country, there is no subsidies for mobile phones also phones are not locked to a certain carrier even if you buy it on a contract. Also we can use prepaid SIM cards. Usually I buy phones without any contracts. Main problem here is that Google doesn't support sales to my country, at least that was with Nexus 4. So we have to buy it through other country or wait till resellers and or carriers will get it, but usually that won't took long.
Talking about Motorola Moto X price, in my opinion Motorola Moto X was overpriced because it was manufactured in U.S. And if Nexus 5 will be manufactured by LG, then it will be manufactured somewhere in asia.
75. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)
U.S. consumers dont get any subsidies in the real meaning of the word.
76. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't know but people from U.S. talks a lot about subsidies it this community.
82. FYoung (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
PhoneArenaUser, you're correct in saying that people often say that US cellphones are subsidized by the carriers; so, it's understandable that you used that terminology.
However, strictly speaking, kassi is right since US phones are not actually subsidized. Unbeknownst to most buyers, they are sold full price (which is usually undisclosed) in two-year installment plans that are called voice and data contracts. The difference between the phone's real price and the downpayment that is often falsely advertised as the price is commonly, but inaccurately, called a subsidy. Actually, it is an advance or loan, not a subsidy, since it will be fully repaid to the carrier through inflated data and voice rates that disguise the true price of the phone.
The only phones that may be subsidized are the Nexus phones sold by Google at low prices in certain markets even though they are not locked to a voice and data contract. However, even here, it's arguable that the phones are not subsidized, but merely sold at wholesale cost, which is about half of the retail price. Presumably, Google sells the phones at cost in those markets where it hopes that it will be able to make its profit through the Google Play store.
Sorry for the lecture if you already knew all this.
7. lovefist (unregistered)
Oooolright! Gaming on the nexus 5 wasn't the reason im buying it but damn this really excites me.
69. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Adreno 330 will be required to fuel my emulator addiction.
9. Sakeem (Posts: 520; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Please...........please work on VZW network. PLEASE!!!
11. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Hopefully they come out with a variant that runs on Verizon's network.
15. roldefol (Posts: 4308; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Yes, I would wait for a Verizon Nexus 5. It would bring the best of the G2 without its clunky software. I highly, highly doubt it's coming though. Verizon doesn't want nor need it.
17. Ninetysix (Posts: 2451; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Google will say it's "sold out" after a few minutes for you know..marketing hype.
22. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Funny cos Google doesn't have to lie or manipulate numbers to create flase hype like a certain company, they just focus on creating a phone with high end specs with mid range prices and let the consumers who actually have a brain to do the rest.
25. Ninetysix (Posts: 2451; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
So you believe Google when they say that currently have 1.75M Android "activations" per day?
27. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Why not? Android isn't just held within the constraints of Samsung, HTC, Sony & LG, there are lesser brands like Huawei, Oppo, ZTE and clone manufacturers like Goophone. The latter being extremely prominent in China, so it's not hard to believe.
23. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Google and LG didn't expect the Nexus 4 to be as big as it was and it took until Feb of this year to get the supply up to where it needed to be. Sales estimates on Google's part were way off and LG called them out for it. If they do the same with the 5 then shame on both of them. If they don't have 4-5 million ready to go at launch then hold it off until you do!
59. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Yes, you are. You are completely ignoring the point of the article and diverting to something completely irrelevant in relation to this article.
In other words, spin.
24. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Can't we just use the new Kindle Fires as references since they have the same GPU?
26. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
N5 for me, and wifey.
This'll be our break from HTC.
benchmark aside, I thought iPhones big deal was its 64b cpu?
not its gpu this time around, with that said in my mind this N5 with a old 32bit quad 800 with a skinless os is going to hassle that big nasty 64bit dual core of iPhone's, benchmarks as well.
Entertaining an somewhat exciting times near ahead.
28. Ninetysix (Posts: 2451; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
You don't have to wait. You can gauge what the CPU benchmarks will look like. LG G2 uses the same CPU and MSM8974 have been tested already.
31. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
what the hell is it with you and that damn article, your just plain obssesed your almost worse than mxy!
60. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
That's all he does now. He didn't use to post this much. Notice how he's around more since the 5s announcement. He's just using these links as an excuse to be right all day.
32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Not necessarily true! For example LG G2 use the same Snapdragon 800 (8974) as Sony Xperia Z1 but benchmark results are different.
37. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
Yes, but the n5 is based on the g2. Likely to be substantial similarity.
42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Even not talking about hardware, there will be software differences between LG G2 and Nexus 5. There won't be heavy LG user interface and other bloatware. Also Nexus 5 may come with latest Android version and all these software changes will impact benchmark results for sure.
50. Valdomero (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
the most important difference I care is the price, don't forget about the price.