Google Nexus 5 Posts Best Gaming Benchmark Among Android Smartphones

Rumors around the what and when of Google’s upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone have been plentiful, and ahead of the supposed release date on Halloween, a benchmark score for the handset has slipped out from Rightware, and it’s downright impressive.

According to Rightware’s Power Board, the Nexus 5 delivered the second-highest Benchmark X gaming score among smartphones, behind only the iPhone 5S, making it the most powerful Android-based handset in the land. The LG-made phone shares a GPU (the Adreno 330) with the third-place Sharp Aquos SHL23 but bested the latter handset with a score of 14.27 to 13.10.

Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 5

Both blew away the Samsung Galaxy S IV (GT-I9505) and Motorola XT1080, which posted scores of 8.2 and 8, respectively.

Rightware Power Board Google Nexus 5
Source: Rightware

A leaked user manual revealed that the Nexus 5 will boast a full HD 4.95-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor (2.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, and 8MP rear- and 1.3MP front-facing cameras. The device will also feature wireless charging capabilities, support for NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, a micro SIM slot, and UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility.