Google Nexus 5 impresses in benchmarks

Google Nexus 5 impresses in benchmarksThe much-leaked Google Nexus 5 is still very much unofficial, though it’s widely tipped to launch alongside Kit Kat Android 4.4 in mid-October.

In the meantime, it’s purportedly popped up in some benchmarky things, giving the various big-name flagships a run for their proverbial money.

Specifically, it’s GFXBench measuring the graphics performance of the Google Nexus 5, and the results don’t disappoint.

In test numero uno, ‘2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen’, the Google Nexus 5 achieved a score of 23.1fps, which is better than the Samsung Galaxy S4 (17.2fps average), on par with the Sony Xperia Z1, and just under the iPhone 5S (24.7fps).

Moving on to ‘2.5 Egypt HD Offscreen’, the Google Nexus 5’s 59.2fps beats the Samsung Galaxy S4 (43.9fps) and iPhone 5S (56.7fps), but falls just short of the Sony Xperia Z1 (60.6fps).

As always, benchmark scores should be taken with a pinch of delicious salt, but assuming the results are genuine, it’s probably fair to say the Google Nexus 5 is looking more than capable.

Rumoured Google Nexus 5 specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2-3GB of RAM, and a display in the 5in 1080p arena. It’ll also debut Android Kit Kat, possibly alongside a spanking new Asus-built Google Nexus 10.

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