Nexus 5 benchmarks seem to confirm a Snapdragon 800

Nexus 5 benchmarks seem to confirm a Snapdragon 800
We've had a rash of Nexus 5 news today, and it isn't stopping yet. We've seen a real world leak of the device, and a new 3D render built off of the various leaks we've seen of the LG Nexus. That covers the outside of the device for those who are interested, but right now we want to talk about what could be inside the device based on new benchmark leaks.

According to the GFXBench results page (which we should mention are one of the easiest things to fake), the Nexus 5 comes with the codename Hammerhead. Google has a long history of using sea creatures as codenames starting with the G1 (aka Trout), Nexus One (aka Mahi mahi), Nexus S (aka Herring), Motorola XOOM (aka Stingray), Galaxy Nexus (aka Maguro (Japanese for tuna)), Nexus 4 (aka Mako), Nexus 7 2012 (aka Grouper), Nexus 10 (aka Manta), and Nexus 7 2013 (aka Razor, which we assume refers to the razorback whale). So, Hammerhead fits in well in that lineup. 

The benchmarks also have the device listed as having Key Lime Pie running on it, which would make sense since even the internal docs for Google have called Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie in order to keep the secret that it would actually be KitKat. The display resolution which is listed as 1794 x 1080. rather than the expected 1920 x 1080, but that is likely because the test doesn't include the pixels designated for Android's navigation buttons. But, the real news is that the benchmarks seem to confirm that the Nexus 5 is packing a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.26GHz. That should do well to provide power. 

source: GSMInsider

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Thats cool

30. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

How can the OS be Key Lime Pie if it doesn't even exist? Google said it was Kit-Kat.

2. jjjsong

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

It's not showing 1920x1080 because the screen real estate does not include the navigation area.

7. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You'd think people reporting phone news would have that one down. I also hate when people just assume the resolution is 1080P when it's a tablet. IT"S 1920X1200!

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

For that matter, 1080"P" is a misnomer. P is for Progressive Scan, as opposed to I for Interlaced, which only really applies to CRT screens. LCD and OLED screens are by definition non-interlaced. I still like to think of 720p and 1080p as RGB stripe as opposed to PenTile, but that's just me.

29. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Hm, thanks for that nugget o knowledge.

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

Holy geek, if this ring is priced like the nexus 4, man oh man this is gonna sell in less than 10 minutes

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

Dam auto correct

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nexus 4 was like this when it came out. It sold out immediately every time they restocked it.

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Make it available worldwide with the same price as that of the US and all hell in Google's phone sale history will break loose! I bet it will come head to head with Samsung if priced liked the Nexus 4.

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Maybe Google knows that the ones buying this phone will be us phone nerds. So by leaking things about it like this, it's like perfect advertising for us; its true market? Just a thought because there's no reason Google should have this many accidental leaks.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This N5 is looking good.

9. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Nexus 4 aka MAKO SHARK Nexus 5 aka HAMMERHEAD SHARK...

22. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

it almost seems like people at google are playing too much hungry shark 4

10. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

This, the Moto X (when prices drop), the G2, or the longshot Asus Padfone (if it comes to T-Mo). Looking forward to Christmas pricing on all four of them before making a decision. Any information on why the area around the camera lens is so big? From close up shots I've seen, it looks like a normal small lens, just surrounded by a big cover.

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I really would like to consider a Nexus device, but there's always something missing. Like when the Google Nexus came with a 5 MP camera, the Nexus 4 was missing LTE. So I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop on the Nexus 5. Or maybe, just maybe... This Nexus will have it all. Let's hope!

19. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Actually, the N4 does not miss LTE/4G. You can enable it through *#*#INFO#*#*, while using either stock .33 radio or latest radio slightly "touched"by XDA.

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Damn, now I wish I had gotten one, lol! Thanks for the info. +1

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

didnt show batt, hope its like before specs was 2300mah change it google..

13. LG_is_the_best unregistered

As I've said it's gonna be a sexy beast! :)

14. AndroidistheFuture

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Where's the speaker?

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Really dude?? Renders of the Nexus 5 just popped up and you're asking about the speaker's position already? Well, one thing can be's somewhere around the phone so you don't have to worry much

15. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I for one am snagging this piece when it comes out!! See ya Note 2.. Hello Nexus 5!!

24. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

how can you go from 5,5' to 5'? i wish i could. i am still waiting for 6' nexus!!

16. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

The pricing for this will be interesting. Just hope they go to 16/32GB memory rather than 8/16GB. But this must mean a price increase. If they can keep it to $400/450 for 16/32GB unlocked, then they'll have backorders for months. Even $450/500 would be reasonable, though no longer a steal...

20. Lifengineer

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

I personally don't think the Nexus 5 will host S800. It will be illogical and they will enter in direct competition with other android smartphones manufacturers. Remember that the Nexus 4 used S400 Pro even when S600 was already in market. However even with S600 and a good price it will always be a hit. I will be torn between some devices in the near future: -Nexus 5 -LG G2 -Note 3 -HTC one max -HTC butterfly S

23. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

The first smartphone to feature the S600 was about 6 months newer than the Nexus. S4 pro was the best SOC available back then, period.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I think it makes sense for Google/LG to use the newest state of the art processor so developers know what Android will be capable of in the next year. That's been the MO for all previous Nexus phones. One: 1 Ghz Snapdragon S: 1 Ghz Hummingbird GNex: 1.2 Ghz OMAP 4470 dual 4: 1.5 Ghz S4 Pro quad

27. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

How does this compare with all of the newer phones?

28. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The OS build version is KeyLimePie instead of KitKat

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