Google Nexus 5 Review, Premium Android Experience

Benchmarks: SunSpider and BrowserMark

Our first two benchmarks are what you can consider "general purpose" compute performance as well as web browsing metics.  SunSpider is a JavaScript based test and Rightware's Browsermark measures a browser’s performance in JavaScript and HTML rendering in APIs like WebGL, HTML5 and CSS3/3D. 

BrowserMark 2.0 and SunSpider
General Performance Testing

Google's Nexus 5 drops into the number 2 and 3 positions amongst all of the top smartphones we've tested recently. One thing to note is that both the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG's G2 are also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, with the Note 3 sporting a larger 3GB RAM system memory config.  The Note 3 and G2 are running Android 4.3 and 4.2.2, respectively, while the Nexus 5 is driving Android 4.4 Kit Kat.  Apple's iPhone 5S is still top dog in both of these tests but the Nexus 5 is not far behind and offers the fastest overall web browsing performance of all Android phones we've tested to date.

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