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Google Nexus 4 benchmarks

  • DisplayThe scientific display measurements allow us to inspect the quality of this extremely important component in such a great depth that is not possible with the naked eye. Armed with a colorimeter device and some specialized software, we study the various aspects of smartphone and tablet screens, such as their brightness, color temperature, gamma, color gamut and accuracy.
    • Screen measurementsOur ‘Screen measurements’ table is like a quick, yet very detailed overview of a display. With just a quick glance, you can discover a great deal of important data, including the maximum brightness, contrast ratio, gamma, color temperature, etc. Hover over each category to learn more about it and what makes it important!
      Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Google Nexus 5 485
      (Good)
      10
      (Average)
      1:996
      (Average)
      6786
      (Excellent)
      2.05
      2.88
      (Good)
      3.11
      (Good)
      Motorola Moto G 429
      (Good)
      17
      (Poor)
      1:914
      (Average)
      7625
      (Average)
      2.56
      4.10
      (Average)
      6.45
      (Average)
      Google Nexus 4 427
      (Good)
      14
      (Poor)
      No data
      No data
      No data
      No data
      No data
      Samsung Galaxy S III 294
      (Poor)
      20
      (Poor)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      7990
      (Average)
      2.14
      7.67
      (Average)
      6.11
      (Average)
      Samsung Galaxy S4 289
      (Poor)
      9
      (Average)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      7316
      (Good)
      2.16
      5.52
      (Average)
      7.31
      (Average)
      Motorola Moto X 218
      (Poor)
      21
      (Poor)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      6634
      (Excellent)
      1.86
      7
      (Average)
      4.62
      (Average)
  • Performance BenchmarksIf there’s one thing smartphone consumers value extremely highly, that’s lightning-fast system performance. But how do you tell if a device has the necessary power to carry you through the seas of demanding apps and beyond? The answer is simple - through synthetic benchmarking! Thankfully, there are now tools that are professional enough to give us a good idea about the punch our devices really pack.
    AnTuTu
    Higher is better
    LG G2 35376
    Google Nexus 5 26340
    Samsung Galaxy S4 24701
    Motorola Moto G (2014) 18249
    Motorola Moto G 17014
    Google Nexus 4 16749
    GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen
    Higher is better
    LG G2 21
    Google Nexus 5 23
    Samsung Galaxy S4 16
    Motorola Moto G (2014) 10.7
    Motorola Moto G 11
    GFXBench Manhattan on-screen
    Higher is better
    Google Nexus 5 9.4
    Motorola Moto G (2014) 12
    Vellamo Metal
    Higher is better
    LG G2 1229
    Google Nexus 5 1166
    Samsung Galaxy S4 704
    Motorola Moto G (2014) 608
    Motorola Moto G 499
    Google Nexus 4 600
    Basemark OS II
    Higher is better
    LG G2 772
    Google Nexus 5 891.3
    Motorola Moto G (2014) 523
  • Camera SpeedA good camera is the one that’s always there when you need it. Quality matters, but so does speed, and that is why we do a series of tests to determine if a smartphone’s camera has what it takes to be a reliable tool in your photographic activities. We measure camera speed by running the cross-platform benchmark program CamSpeed, and by performing our own proprietary speed test.
    Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
    Google Nexus 4 2.8
    4.3
    434
    395
    Motorola Moto G 3
    5
    416
    366
    Samsung Galaxy S4 3.4
    4.75
    1016
    486
    Google Nexus 5 3.5
    4
    406
    347
    LG G2 4
    6.5
    395
    377
    Motorola Moto X 4.2
    5.8
    373
    379
  • Audio OutputIf power never feels enough when it comes to your favorite tunes, then you’ll surely find our audio benchmark quite useful, as it allows you to find the handsets and tablets with the strongest speakers. We also measure power of the earphones output, but hey - be careful with that volume control - you’ll need those ears!
    Headphones output power (Volts)
    Higher is better
    Motorola Moto G 0.53
    Motorola Moto X 0.49
    Samsung Galaxy S4 0.38
    Google Nexus 5 0.36
    Samsung Galaxy S III 0.3
    Google Nexus 4 0.28
    Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
    Higher is better
    Motorola Moto G 87
    Motorola Moto X 76
    Samsung Galaxy S4 77
    Google Nexus 5 71
    Samsung Galaxy S III 79
    Google Nexus 4 80
  • Battery LifeNothing can replace a reliable, long-lasting battery that can easily carry you and your smartphone through at least a day of heavy usage. Of course, you can always get one of those chubby battery cases, but how uncool would that be? Instead, we’d suggest that you take advantage of our battery life ratings, which are based on our own, custom-designed battery test, to see how the phones compare.

    We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

    hours
    Higher is better
    Motorola Moto G
    7h 12 min (Good)
    Motorola Moto G (2014)
    6h 17 min (Average)
    Motorola Moto X
    5h 50 min (Average)
    Apple iPhone 6
    5h 22 min (Poor)
    Google Nexus 5
    4h 50 min (Poor)
    Google Nexus 4
    4h 47 min (Poor)

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