General Performance & Benchmarks
Ah, benchmarks, something I don't like doing on my smartphone, because at the end of the day, who is going to Google which phone is better, and buy one from that? But, we still want to see how it performs against some of the big rivals on the market.
For day-to-day testing, it was the fastest Android-powered smartphone I've used. It easily beat out the previous speed champ, the G2 (funnily enough), and every other Android smartphone that has come through these labs.
We'll start with Basemark X, and go from there.
The Nexus 5 blows everything else away in Basemark X. Starting with 720p results, where we have 27FPS, compared to the next fastest device, the LG G2, with 21.5. In comparison with the original Nexus 4, which only scored 13FPS, the Nexus 5 simply kicks ass.
Moving onto 1080p and 1080p w/8x AA, we see 14.1FPS and 13.3FPS respectively. This edges out the G2, which scored 12.9 and 12.6FPS, respectively.
3DMark's Ice Storm Unlimited test is another testament to the cheap Nexus 5 being worth your money. We see a total score of 17,883 compared to the next fastest device (which is once again the G2), which scored 15,144. Compare this to the Nexus 4, which scored just 11,313.
GLBenchmark 2.7's T-Rex HD Off-screen benchmark dragged the Nexus 5, kicking and screaming, back to reality. We see 23FPS total, in comparison to the G2's 22FPS and Nexus 4's 15FPS.
Fill Rate Off-screen wasn't much better, with 1,361 total for the Nexus 5. Comparing this against 1,344 for the G2, it is just barely faster. However, it blows away its predecessor, which scored just 853Mtexels/s.
Our last test, Quadrant 2.1.1 Pro saw the Nexus 5 slain by the G2, 8,720 versus 20,369. The Nexus 4 scores just 4,702, meaning that the Nexus 5 is close to twice as fast as its predecessor under this benchmark.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- AMD performance issues in Darksiders Warmastered fixed
- Microsoft testing Gears of War 4 PC, console crossplay
- Final Fantasy XV ships five million units in first day
- SSD costs expected to rise by 6-10% in early 2017
- Playdead drops Inside game demo free via Steam site
- ROCCAT SOVA MK Gaming Lapboard Review
- ASRock 990fx extreme4 & Fast- Ultra Fast Boot Issues
- Fnatic Gear Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review
- X99 Professional Gaming i7 and RAM question
- ADATA SV620 480GB Portable SSD Review
- Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 finals confirmed for two weekends in March with more than $600,000 in prizing
- Ultimate Media Ventures teams up with The Coalition for sanctioned December 18 Gears Of War 4 Pro-Am eSports Battle On The Strip Event
- Thecus introduces Scale-Out architecture to meet rising enterprise storage demand
- Plantronics launches RIG 800 series - first 24-hour wireless gaming headset
- Tesoro opens new product line with the release of its Zone Balance gaming chair