Is this LG's Nexus 5 2015 or G4 Pro? Mysterious LG device with Snapdragon 808 and 4GB RAM visits Geekbench

Is this LG's Nexus 5 2015 or G4 Pro? Mysterious LG device with Snapdragon 808 and 4GB RAM visits Geekbench
Despite what we suspect are relatively unimpressive sales figures, Google's Nexus program is still quite relevant in the minds' of techies, and so the rumor mill has been churning related reports and leaks for a while now. What's next for Google's evangelist line? Word on the street is that both LG and Huawei are working on a new Nexus phone, with the former supposedly focused (according to some sources) on a successor to the Nexus 5, while the latter will be attempting to fill Motorola's shoes after the Nexus 6. 

Focusing on LG, we were just tipped about the existence of a Geekbench pass from an unknown device from the company, dubbed LGE LG-F600L (consistent with the G4's F500L model number). While the benchmarking suite didn't capture too many details around the mysterious handset, it did get a hold of its processor and operating memory: a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and 4GB of RAM, respectively. These two added up to a score of 1,082 (Single-Core) and 3,298 (Multi-Core), in line with what the similarly decked-out LG G4 manages. As you can imagine, it's hard not think about the possibility that this may just be the upcoming Nexus 5 2015... or G4 Pro?

In case you're unfamiliar with the G4 Pro, this is simply how we tend to refer to LG's promised flagship device for the second half of 2015. Indeed, according to an interview from March with LG's chief of mobile, Cho Jun-ho, the company is prepping something even more high-end than the G4, and the F600L might be it. If so, this would disprove previous rumors of the phone apparently being readied with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

Which one is it, if either? Unfortunately, for the time being, all we can do is get comfy and wait for more intel or, you know, an official announcement.


Thanks Roland!

source: Geekbench via @rquandt

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50 Comments

1. th1994

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

808?no810?

2. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

808 > 810

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

not true... the 808 is basically an 810 without one of the cores (so it has a dual core and a quad core instead of two quad cores), the only advantage of the removal of one of the cores is that it doesn't overheats (or, it overheats less).

6. Roshi unregistered

810 without 2 cores, portable oven, DDR4 support and weaker GPU. Maybe others too that I don't know. But being a portable oven is a huge problem.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Been a troll who spread propaganda is even worst.

54. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also no ufs support, but as lg not using it, it no big deal, but I do think the CPU is at a very low end spec inside of it with its design

15. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

No there's a big difference. The graphics for instance are much weaker. I wouldn't buy anything with a lesser gpu then the Sg6 I already own

22. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Why would you want to replace your SG6 so soon? These days phone CPUs have generally reached parity, the rest of the experience is what counts. That being said I think an underclocked SD810 is better than an 808.

45. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

what are talking about ...??? GS6 have the worst GPu on a flagship i have both G4 and GS6 .. Mali mp8 its not optimized .. Bugss all the time with heavy games at high graphics setting i get only 21 FPS Somtime game crash .. the oly thing that i like about the s6 is the display its note close to real life but the colors are pleasant to the eyes the G4 hass the Best GPu Perfome even better then the Adreno 430because s808 made specialy for LG devicesits the mist optimized CPU on any android Phone .. No Lag .. heavy game you got 31FPS .. norml settings 60FPS better camera better Design with bigger display and slim bezels LG Ux is the most costomized UI soryy my bad english

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

and with a much weaker GPU.

20. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nope... S810 > S808 GPU: adreno 430 > 418 Video Encode: h265 > h264 Camera: 55MP dual ISP > 21MP/8MP Display: 4k > 2k Memory: DDR4 (25.6GBps) > DDR3 (12.8GBps) Storage: UFS > emmc 5.0 CPU: 4xA53 + 4xA57 > 4A53 + 2xA57 OEMs acted dumb and allowed S810 cpu cluster to go wild...they should've kept the max frequency in check and control frequency scaling aggressively. 8 cpu cores will make more heat than 6 for obvious reasons. And as a proof... I have verified HTC One M9...it's really fast and doesn't show any overheating characteristics...I recorded 4k video for 5 mins and surface temperature was just warm...not HOT...just warm...which is due to metal body of device...aluminum dissipates heat better than plastic/glass. EDIT: While I stand by the fact that S810 is better than S808...I personally don't like arm's big little architecture...I'd recommend people to rather wait for S820 based devices than buying S810.

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

This is the most logical response i ever saw about the SD810. Not a single customer for all Telus in canada returned a M9 for overheating.. There was a big propaganda troll war on Qualcomm initiated by Samsung. First report of SD suposely overheating came out from Korean media this alone shoul be a good indication.

35. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

So true, Samsung was the troll that made Sony, HTC, LG and other devices overheat (and/) or throttle like mad (down to SD800 performance levels). That's really what Samsung needed because their own hardware wasn't capable on its own. Never mind the countless in depth articles (Anandtech, Tweakers, GSMarena, etc.) showing and explaining the overheating issues in detail. The first overheating and insane throttling came from the LG Flex 2, in preliminary bench tests and in the hands of (p)reviewers. Well before any Korean media reported about it. *insert manical laughter* Someone is still in denial.

37. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Lol, Snapdragon 810 was rejected by Samsung for S6 as it didnt meet their standards. But they never issued any statement on 810. All bad reports were hands on issues faced by reviewers on the inital batch at the time of launch. HTC did release an update to fix heating issues. Samsung is one of the biggest clients of Qualcomm. They didn't do any unethical marketing on the media.

41. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Inside a modern CPU are features to prevent damage through "overheating". In the event of cooling failure, the CPU will throttle then shut down beyond a critical temperature threshold to avoid "damage".

46. curiousDillan

Posts: 46; Member since: May 26, 2015

How do you know no one returned one to Telus for overheating? Proof please. Anyone can make unsupported statements.

48. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

You really think so?http://www.androidauthority.com/htc-one-m9-overheating-594799/ How will you explain this?

52. NULUSIOS

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

clueless?

10. waddup121 unregistered

808 all day.

24. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's the LG G Pro 3.

25. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Why they r giving 4 gb rams to sd808? Just for gimmicks?

3. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

I don't know why nexus phones are usually pricey in my country. Not to mention the availability which is so poor. Google needs to do something about this. There are many fans who prefer stock UI rather than OEMs UI, including me.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

4gb... it's probably just the G4 Pro.

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

If lg G4 pro has SD 808, it will have same fate as G4. Also if LG is not going for SD820 on LG g4 pro, it won't go for nexus as well. Huawai nexus, here I come.

39. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

you don't need an SD820 for a phone with "just" a fullhd screen... the nexus 5 is still fast and smooth, and it has an sd800! What's more, a Nexus has a lighter firmware than a samsung, an htc, a sony etc. A phone with stock android, 1080p screen, sd808 and 3 or 4 gb of ram would be super fast and affordable.

40. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yep, It would be fast and more than a user needs, but I want QHD because of VR, 3 or 4 gb RAM is ok with me. I would still go for SD 820, as it would be more future proof.

53. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

EDIT: Deleted, misread what you were saying.

7. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

G4 Pro.

9. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Why can't Qualcomm give the Snapdragon 808 the Adreno 430 GPU? That would at least give the phone better graphics support. I wonder if the Adreno 430 GPU is the cause for the overheating and not the CPU.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Bottlenecking?

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