Nexus 5X leaks through Geekbench, once again suggesting Snapdragon 808 SoC and 2GB of RAM

Nexus 5X leaks through Geekbench, once again suggesting Snapdragon 808 SoC and 2GB of RAM
As is customary, the closer we get to an official announcement of a highly anticipated device, the more substantial related leaks get. Just yesterday, we spotted an Amazon listing detailing some key specs of the rumored Nexus 5X — expected to be built by LG for Google. A hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 2GB of RAM, and a 12.3MP rear camera being the ones of note. Today, we just got word that the Nexus 5X (believed to be code-named 'bullhead') passed through Geekbench, once again suggesting that what we have as preliminary intel may very well be the real deal.

The pass yielded rather unimpressive results: 1,000 in the single-core test and 2,919 in the multi-core one. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 averages about 1,500 and 4,500, respectively. This is likely explained by the Snapdragon 808 chip/2gigs of RAM combo on board, though even the LG G4 (which is identical in that regard, except for the gigabyte RAM extra) scores better. This leads us to believe that the Android Marshmallow build on board the captured Nexus 5X is not final yet, and will go through more optimizations — after all, the device is expected to ship with a comparatively frugal, 1080p display.

For an overview of all the leaked intel concerning Google's upcoming Nexus 5X, you should refer to our extensive rumor round-up, available here. The phone is expected to be announced alongside a larger, Huawei-made Nexus on September 29th.

source: Geekbench via Techtastic

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Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)



1. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Nexus 5X looks so midrange

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nexus 5 (2013) Single: ~900 Multi: ~2900 That's like a 10% improvement over 2 years lol But CPU speed is the lowest on my wish list Battery and camera are where the improvements are more needed


Posts: 944; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I think they will keep the price low with this one and have the bigger version aimed at the higher end of the market.

48. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

not that i really NEED more but... why.. :( isn't the 820 supposed to be more efficient than the 808/810 anyway?


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Even the Lumia 950 has higer specs.........

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And it will melt in your hands. Thanks but no thanks, 810 is disaster

5. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Lumia 950 is Snapdragon 808 Lumia 950 XL is Snapdragon 810


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You live in the past, the heat issues has been fixed for months now!

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

We'll see when Z5 comes out

14. jellmoo

Posts: 2656; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Fixed? Not really. They're still throttling it and adding heat sinks. It's been patched at best.

25. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

BUT...BUT...BUT... As per Qualcomm the SD-810 never had any overheating problems...So how can you fix something that was never broken.... But YES! I agree! Effectively what they have done is place a bandaid on a ruptured artery...They've fixed nothing...

4. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

This thing is so huge - and hexa-core, come on. We all know that the hexa-core is just a stupid marketing-gag and serves no purpose in the real world.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*We all hexa-cores and octa-cores great in the real world (when done right) AnandTech are saying even a Deca-core could help improve performance per watt

7. fancollo unregistered

These are only rumors. But I seriously hope that the 5X won't be a "lesser" version of the 6P. I have no idea what exactly makes manufacturers think, that we need bigger screens. Didn't know that in the last 3 to 4 years our hands grew in the same rate compared to the last x-million years. But then creating "smaller 5-inch" displays with lower specs? We should start ignoring those high end phones to make clear we don't want them!

20. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Problem is that we live in a society where bigger is always viewed as better....

22. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I agree. it took me a lot of whining to switch from my 4" htc incredible lte to the m7 which was 4.7.. and as much as i loved the 5" nexus 2013 i just can't justify getting the 2015 version with such mediocre specs.. i LOOOVE the nexus series. i really want a nexus, but like you said. just because it has a "mini" 5" screen shouldn't mean it has half the specs of a 5.5 screen.

40. fancollo unregistered

exactly. i have my own theory why the use bigger screens: they want to adopt 4K displays. The bigger the screen, the more "sense" it makes from a marketing point of view. Because a smaller screen up to 4.7" with 720p is so totally enough but won't sell anymore. so 5/5.2 with FullHD is a must. But this won't sell anymore. But 5.7" with 4K is new and can be sold because people are simply stupid to believe it's necessary. If a manufacturer created a phone with max 5", a 4000mah battery, screen of very high brightness in sunlight but with at least 2 days heavy use without charging.. plus i don't need the most powerful CPU if it just gets hot while having to run a 4K display... that's so nonsense. A great camera, a bright screen, huge battery and stable near-stock software. and it doesn't have to be thin, because i want something tough in my hands. this should be a Nexus!

11. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please don't just compare to a flagship samsung phone, compare to the nexus 5 2013 as most will be upgrading from this phone.

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2656; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Okay, but compare a Galaxy S4 to a S6 and then compare the Nexus 5 to the Nexus 5X. Two years, and this is the upgrade?

43. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I'll give you that. But we need a Nexus 5 and the Qualcomm chips it seems that the SD808 is the best to be put on this device. That's the key part, the processor, other than that I'm not sure anything else needs upgrading. The 2GB of RAM seems low though. Hope they have a model with at least 3.

13. javaprof

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

ı give this phone only 350 doar

15. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

to bad about the low spec :\ why not wait till SD820?..

23. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

After the botched SD-810, that Qualcomm claims has NEVER had heat issues, I wouldn't count on the SD-820 being any better. But I could be wrong...

26. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015 can`t get worse right? :)

27. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Depends... Is Qualcomm taking the problem seriously? If they are then we could see the next gen soc set at a lower clock speed with other performance enhancements. If not we could be going from using our devices as hand warmers to using them as hotplates to cook eggs and soup on, maybe even grilled cheese. Im not an electronics engineer by any means but to me with the performance we are seeing out of CPUs in mobile devices this day and age, we really don't have much more room to improve without figuring out a way around the heat they generate. Its not like a computer where there is room for a cooling fan, nor would it be practical to put a fan in mobile devices who already have such limited space/battery capacity. To be honest what we really need right now is improvements in battery life...

38. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There are a lot of changes between the architecture of the 810 and 820. 810 = 4 x A57 + 4 x A53 in big.LITTLE config, 20 nm process 820 = 4 x Kryo, straight quad-core config, 14 nm process If they can't properly cool their own 64-bit architecture on a smaller (Samsung) fab, they don't deserve to be in the business. Qualcomm cannot screw this one up, and I can't imagine they will given how many big name customers they have depending on them.

17. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i want a nexus because i want updates on time, but their phones are so lackluster...

18. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$299 starting price for the 16GB actually makes sense now.

21. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Exactly. Sadly if it had 3GB I would get on board.. 3Gb is minimum from me after my "traumatic" event of Android L

19. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Nexus phones is best phones in terms of real life performance and in updates because it comes with stock android with no bugs. Stock android means not so much load on processors.

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