Nexus 5 Alleged Benchmarks Suggest It Will Crush the Competition


We don’t know anything about Google’s Nexus 5  just yet, but if it’s at all like the rumors it’s shaping up to be quite a powerhouse. Alleged  benchmark results for Google’s next flagship have leaked online, suggesting that it may be able to run more demanding graphics than Android phones on the market today.

The Nexus 5 reportedly ran a game simulation at 23.1 frames per second during  GFXBench’s offscreen test, tying up with Apple’s iPhone 5s. The Sony Xperia Z1 was the Android runner up, reaching 21 frames per second during the same test. The Galaxy S4 and HTC One lagged at the bottom with scores of 16 and 15 respectively, while the LG G2  beat these two flagships with a rate of 20 frames per second.

GFXBench’s alleged results are just another indication that Google may be getting more serious with the hardware for its Nexus phones. The current generation Nexus 4 features mid-range specs and lacks an LTE radio, but is appealing because of its low  price point for an unlocked phone. Recently, Google slashed its price down from $299 to $199 for 8GB and from $349 to $249 for 16GB, furthering suspicions that the Nexus 5 will debut soon.

The Nexus 4 successor, however, is rumored to come with a roaring Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5 or 5.2-inch 1080p full HD display, and a 13-megapixel camera with Nikon’s technology built in. Google is expected to unveil the Nexus 5 next month alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, so we may not have to wait much longer to see what the search engine giant has in store.

Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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