Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 graphics performance

By Peter Chubb - Sep 28, 2013

When Apple released their iPhone 5S we could see the advancements made to the hardware, more so with the new A7 64-bit chip that helped to increase graphics performance. We have since learned that Samsung plans to make use of the same technology when they launch their next flagship handset.

However, there were rumors that the Nexus 5 could also make use of a 64-bit chip, although the manufacturer might not have had time to do so. Nexus 5 specs will need to be impressive because it not only has to take on the Galaxy S4, but the Sony Xperica Z1 as well, which we know is a powerhouse when it comes to its hardware.

We have seen so many rumors of late in regard to the Nexus 5, but it seems the latest one has given us some hope we will soon get a Nexus handset that is on par in terms of performance next to the big boys. The reason we say this is because there has been a recent Nexus 5 benchmark, and it smashes the Galaxy S4, which isn’t a surprise considering Samsung’s handset is now 5 months old.

Graph thanks to PhoneArena.

Nexus 5 graphics benchmark results

Nexus 5 graphics benchmark results

What has surprised us in a Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5S benchmark test to compare graphics performance sees the former almost level with the latter. In the T-Rex 2.7 test, which puts the maximum strain that gamers would do on a mobile device, both scored around 23 frames per second, and while we cannot verify these scores reported by GFXBench, it could give us an indication that the Nexus 5 will be a beast in terms of hardware and performance.

Taking this into consideration, we have to ask who buys a phone based solely on its graphics performance, and so we cannot wait to see more Nexus 5 benchmark test result, just to see how it will perform in other areas?

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  • Todd Hyle

    I bought the HTC One because I like to listen to Internet radio and don’t want to use headphones. One of the most important features I look for in a phone is how it sounds. I wish manufactures would pay attention more to that aspect of their phones they are making. The Nexus 5 sounds tempting if it can run on Sprint…..

    • Daniel Noel

      Apple said that they would not focus on speaker quality since over 50% of customers use headphones on their iphones. To each his own, but I hear where your coming from.