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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63. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There we were talking about performance. About price I have mentioned in my comment #6. :)
30. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Since the Nexus 5 uses the Snapdragon 800, doesn't that make it the reference SoC for KitKat? Will other S800 devices be easier to update to 4.4?
35. Taters (Posts: 2090; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Sold. Hope it comes out soon. The work phone 5s I am using is pissing me off already. For some reason it stutters when the icons fly in compared to the iPhone 5. Is it using the M7 for these animations while the iPhone 5 uses the A6. Possibly. But apple better fix it because the 5s stutters more than any Android device I have ever used.
36. Ninetysix (Posts: 1009; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Unless you're jumping up and down while doing these animations, your 5S is NOT using the M7 "Motion" co-processor. I'm sure you know that it's only used for motion data, gyroscope, accel, & compass.
38. Taters (Posts: 2090; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Thanks, I actually didn't know. I am out of possible explanations as to why the iPhone 5 does the icon fly by much smoother than the 5s then. Maybe its not optimized for 64 bit yet?
73. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3495; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Even if it wasn't optimized in 64 bit, it should be able to run in 32 bit very well, or at least that's what Apple said. Maybe they haven't properly optimized iOS 7 for the Rogue GPU?
39. AKumar47 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)
lets be honest, its kinda ugly looking phone, but great specs, what else should we expect, obviously things will be better and better each day... haha!
45. datsyuk (Posts: 146; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Can't they just sell it with Verizon bands in it so I can just activate it on their network? They don't need to actually sell it through Verizon I know they'd hate that. I just want to pop my sim in and have it work. This phone unlike any other Android phone has THE BEST optimization which is unmatched I want this phone bad!
49. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I don't know of any carrier-unlocked devices that can just accept a Verizon SIM and run in CDMA/LTE mode. CDMA and unlocked are pretty much mutually incompatible.
52. datsyuk (Posts: 146; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
CDMA is primarily the issue I'd assume because the Nexus 7 can just use a sim and have LTE working no?
56. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
That's my understanding. Verizon doesn't currently allow you to add a Nexus 7 to your account because they haven't certified it (read: tested to death) on their LTE network yet.
66. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3495; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
But can't Verizon approve the unlocked device sold in Google Play in the U.S to allow it to work with their CDMA network? If Google can strike a deal with Verizon, I'm sure it can happen; but Google would have to sell two different models probably, one for GSM and the other specifically for Verizon's network, but still unlocked. The only thing differentiating an unlocked GSM Nexus and a Verizon CDMA one are the correct bands and Verizon certification.
77. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I don't know if it's worth it for Google to sell an unlocked GSM Nexus (which could be used internationally as well) in the Play Store alongside a carrier-locked Verizon version. I don't think Google needs Verizon that much. Verizon will sell enough Galaxy S, G2, and One units to keep both companies happy. Only the Nexus aficionados will complain, and we're a small minority on Verizon.
79. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3495; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I'm sure Google will work out what's best for them. Maybe if they think there's a big enough demand for Nexus devices on Verizon (based on the Galaxy Nexus), they'll work out a deal with Verizon and make a dedicated, unlocked, uninhibited Nexus specifically for Verizon available on the Play Store. Though, they definitely won't make as many Verizon Nexus as they will GSM.
55. xfire99 (Posts: 347; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
What does it matter which phone have best CPU/GPU perfomance? Who spend whole day playing intensive games or convert HD video files on a smartphone?
Most important is user experience and what u are using the phone for.
For me is Android that are having most user experience and not just limited to smartphone usages.
U can get alot more of android then WP/iOS lockdown OS!
58. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
This is why it's nonsense to get worked up over benchmarks, someone is always going to build a quicker phone at some time in the near future.
61. sarge77 (Posts: 197; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
so we have mass storage any ideas if we're getting sd card support with this devices
68. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I highly doubt it. Nexus devices haven't supported SD cards since the Nexus One.
70. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Awesome, wish google makes enough of this.
72. Trex95 (Posts: 499; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Argue about GPU and CPU and forget that Nexus 5 comes out of the box with KItKat that maybe improved the performance a lot.
80. arf99 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)
It's nonsense to compare GFX benchmarks between Nexus 5, Sony Z1 and iPhone 5S. The IPhone has much lower screen resolution than the Android phones and thus will perform better in graphics benchmarks because there are fewer pixels to process. The 5S has only around 700k pixels per frame, versus almost 2 million on the Nexus, Sony and LG. Unlike CPU benchmarks which measure processor power, Gpu benchmarks like GFX are reliant on the output resolution.