All the rumors on the Nexus 5 does not mean a thing now because one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year is available to buy, which is right around the time of when we expected the release date to be. This means that we will start to see the inevitable comparison between its rivals, which as we know will be the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, LG G2, Xperia Z1 and the HTC One.
While we do not have to worry about what the design of the Nexus 5 is like because it is staring us right in the face, performance is a different matter. When all those rumors were flying about there were some strange claims, some of them suggesting the Nexus 5 would the most powerful Android handset on the market, so how does it stand up in the real world now we know the specs?
We no longer have to guess about this because the first Nexus 5 benchmark tests are in and the results are not what was claimed all those months back. If you were hoping to see the Nexus 5 wipe the floor with its rivals, then you will be disappointed because in all the tests the iPhone 5S came out above it
Don’t let that put you off though; the Nexus 5 is still a very capable handset, which you can see in the results below thanks to Phone Arena.
Three benchmark tests were run with the first being the Sunspider benchmark. The iPhone 5S came out on top, with the Nexus 5 in second. Next was the Basemark X on-screen test, and again it was the iPhone 5S on top and the Nexus 5 down in 4th, with the LG G2 just above and the Galaxy S4 below. The final test was GFXBench T-Rex HD off-screen test, with the Note 3 coming above its rivals. The Google Nexus 5 was third.
We have included all the results above for you, but it is clear to see the Nexus 5 performance is not as we had hoped, but then again did we really expect those early rumors to be true?