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Nexus 5 first benchmarks surface: top-shelf performance

0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2013, 15:25 posted on

The Nexus 5 is out and so are the first performance tests. It is no secret that the Snapdragon 800 system chip is the exact same silicon powering…

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:32

1. doonroy (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Hi guys! sorry to ask a noob question!
If I buy the Nexus 5 directly from Google Store, is it unlocked? can I just use it on T-mobile network?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:34 4

6. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


you can use it on most GSM networks including T-Mobile.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:34 8

7. adolert15 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Nexus 5 is unlocked and you can use it on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:38 2

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


cool, so It comes unlocked? Nice, so all I would have to do is buy a T-Mobile sim right?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:49 1

20. adolert15 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


That's right mate. Just need to know the Nexus 5 sim card size.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:49

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


cool thanks

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 17:07

47. Beaustir45 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


are you sure you could use it on sprint?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 17:08

48. Beaustir45 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


I mean, bought directly from Google play store, and not from sprint. I ask this because I'm sure you won't be able to buy the phone directly from sprint for anywhere near $350

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 21:31

63. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5652; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


But Sprint doesn't uses SIM CARDS

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 22:43

69. Commentator (Posts: 2184; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Sprint's HTC One comes with a SIM card. I'm not positive, but there's probably a way you could get one from Sprint. Y'know, if you begged or something.

(Hee hee, comment 69...! Happy Halloween!)

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:54 7

45. akki20892 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


We don't know how much we hate iPhone but truth is still iPhone easily blows away every smartphone in this test.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:54

60. bibekpachhai (unregistered)


Even though it doesn't have the quadcore processor and the 2 gb ram, Iphone is a smooth device.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 20:44 11

62. wilsong17 (Posts: 266; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


one app at a time

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 22:49 7

70. Commentator (Posts: 2184; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


1,000,000+ pixels less at a time.

(Although I'm not positive these tests take pixel-count into consideration or not.)

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 23:29 4

71. mittalmailbox (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


at twice the price and low resolution/screensize

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:04

55. steedsofwar (Posts: 50; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


yes you can

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:32

58. madmikepr (Posts: 68; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


yes the kraken has been Release...

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:32 5

2. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Whats the use of being fast when the battery runs out in 4 hours!!! and the camera pics is yellowish

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:08 7

25. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


The battery on your nexus 5 runs out in 4 hours?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:17 20

26. jsebago (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


I am sick of this guy comments...

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:24 9

33. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


You and me both

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:15 1

57. akki20892 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nop but we all lol. Just kidding GrapeEyes.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 23:41 1

72. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 560; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


This "GrapEyes" idiot thinks he can influence the sales of android devices by juz Trolling....
LOL... I pity him...

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 21:31

64. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5652; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


so is youre icon pic

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:33 1

3. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 84; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Very interesting.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:33 6

4. BillyG (Posts: 304; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


iPhone 5s blows them all

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:39 17

13. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


except the note 3 (:

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:20 8

29. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Boosted results. You can pretty much look at the G2 for actual benchmark scores. Same exact hardware and also has a bloated version of Android as well.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:52 21

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6648; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What makes you so sure Apple doesn't boost their scores?

You use the same exact argument without knowing what Apple does. Typical.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:59 1

52. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I was about to hop all over him with this but you beat me to it. +1 for you

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 20:43 1

61. GeekyGene (Posts: 87; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


"What makes you so sure Apple doesn't boost their scores? "

Hello straw man. Typical indeed.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 21:55 1

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


I hope you realize the n5 is using stock android. How many times does this have to be said? Its less ram hungry than the G2. Stop spewing bs man.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 23:43

73. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 560; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Relax.. They dont understand technology.. They are juz Trolling to defend their iDevice

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:41 7

14. fanboy1974 (Posts: 998; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Yes but I don’t notice that my 5s is 2x faster than my wife’s iPhone 5. Paper specs/benchmarks is one thing but actual use is another. I expect the same for people going from an iPad 4 to an iPad Air. There are no apps today that push the A7 processor so why brag about it if you can’t truly feel it. Maybe in a few weeks or a few months, who knows.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:24 1

32. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Turn the animation off with motion off and enjoy that A7's real power.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:54 1

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6648; Member since: 14 May 2012)


A7 shows very very little to no performance difference against the iPhone 5. You'll see it in gaming though.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 21:58 1

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


His comment sounds like something an android fan would say. Turn off this and that to make it run smoother. I bet he would be the first one say "why do you need to turn off x an y to make the device run?" Typical hypocrite.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:43 9

17. sum182 (Posts: 217; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


On on-screen tests cause you dont have an HD screen, but off-screen notice the Note 3 beat it and the Nexus 5 is equal.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:17

27. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


How do you explain CPU performance?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:22 1

31. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


He cant. Bay Trail and the A7 are clearly more advanced. Snapdragon 800 at 2.3 Ghz? Talk about leaning on clock speed to make up for dated architecture.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 22:31 3

67. vincelongman (Posts: 639; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Ok, for example the Xperia Z1, because Sony don't cheat.
Geekbench 3
2699 - Xperia Z1
2523 - iPhone 5S

Linpack
1004 - Xperia Z1
970 - iPhone 5S

Also browser/JavaScript benchmarks test the browser's JavaScript performance, which is why the iPhone 5s is faster in Sunspider, even though its CPU is slower.

The A7 does have the fastest single core performance, and isn't much slower, there would be no noticeable real world difference.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:46 6

51. joey_sfb (Posts: 1976; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple fan quite boosting about how great your iPhone 5s is. 81% of smartphone user already know what Apple offer and are not interested.

We choose Android for one reason or another but still we want Android period.

sum182 its Full HD (Nexus 5) vs a non HD screen (iPhone 5s) non HD screen remember me of cheap LCD TV that is placed on floor heavily discounted and yet no one want to buy.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:09 3

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 9321; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"Apple fan quite boosting", should read "Apple fan quit boasting.

"non HD screen remember me", should read "non HD screen reminds me"

"81% of smartphone user", should read "81% of smartphone users"

"offer", should be "offers"

"no one want to buy", should read "no one wants to buy. A couple commas would be nice too.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 00:17 1

74. joey_sfb (Posts: 1976; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Thanks for the English lessons. English not my native language but i am keen to learn.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:26 1

35. medicci37 (Posts: 554; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Yeah iPhone 5 definitely blows. +1 for you

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:47

39. guest (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Yep the 5s is about the right height to blow the Nexus 5 and especially the Note 3. I don't think the 5s would even have to bend its knees!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 17:07 1

46. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


IPhone 5s has a much lower red than the android 1080p displays.
Of course its on screen marks will be higher.
Look at the off screen for a better comparison.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:02

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 9321; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mmm hmmmmm

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:34 1

5. sniper1087 (Posts: 311; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Nice I can see the iphone did win in the GPU department, is not like I play games on my phone, that is why I have a tablet. Waiting for my nexus to come now.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:35 1

8. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 84; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Yes Doonroy. I think you are correct. However, T-Mobile is a GSM Network hence a CDMA Nexus 5 like the one for Sprint wouldn't work. I think that is how it is set up, unless it can run all bands of service.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:38

12. doonroy (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Thanks!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:42 1

16. digitalfiz (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Actually the Nexus 5 is both so it will work on both Spring and T-Mobile. Check the specs on the play store. Sorry can't link to them :-(

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:36 2

9. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Sunspider is pretty pointless if we talk hardware performance.. I get from 550 to 900ms on the Note 3, depending on the browser used (not taking the Puffin browser's desktop-beating result into account due to off-device page rendering)

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 22:36

68. vincelongman (Posts: 639; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Exactly, Sunspider (and other browser benchmarks) test the browser's JavaScript performance, not the CPU, although a CPU helps, its mainly the that tested.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:37 4

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Doesn't seem like the best benchmark speeds but with stock android and "first served" updates, who needs benchmarks?

Only question is, how's the battery life?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:41 2

15. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


HTC: Android 4.4 KitKat coming to the One within 90 days, Google Play edition within 15 days...Where is the news about this?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:20

30. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


I don't believe this but we'll never know

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:25

34. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


I think its legit, They have to do something like this to make the One more enticing to buy. HTC needs a miracle, a Kitkat miracle.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:40

37. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


I'm an HTC guy before but I had to pass on their recent flagships because of the lack of expandable memory and removable battery. And it looks like everyone is going to that route except for Samsung. Oh well.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:47

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's the carrier branded One's that will get 4.4 in 90 days, HTC said the developer edition and unlocked One's will get it in 30 days. That's a bold statement, but I believe they can do it. They were the first ones to update a device to 4.3 (aside from Nexus/Google Play devices), it only took 2 months. They could get out 4.4 to carrier-free device in a month if they really concentrate on development. The carrier branded One's might be a bit tricky though *cough* Verizon *cough*.

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