Google Nexus 5X Review: A Model Of Efficiency

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Performance: CPU and Device

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of scores—too many to graph so we’re including a look at all the numbers in a table. This test measures subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU (3D), and RAM (speed).

AnTuTu, Mobile XPRT, GeekBench Benchmarks
General System, CPU and User Experiential Performance

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This suite of tests hit a variety of subsystems, largely testing general performance on routine tasks that you're likely to encounter in an average day. The phone couldn't hold a candle to Samsung's latest duo, nor Apple's iPhone 6s Plus, but it stacked up well against everything else. Considering the $379 entry point though, it put up impressive figures.

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The MobileXPRT benchmark runs through a variety of tests to evaluate the responsiveness of a device along with its ability to handle many everyday workloads. The Nexus 5X couldn't match the latest $750 hero devices from Samsung, but we'll cut it some slack given that this handset isn't really engineered to best phones in that space. Pound for pound, and considering the price, it stacks up nicely.

GeekBench Nexus 5X 6P

GeekBench taxes the CPU cores in a handset, with both single and multi-threaded workloads. The Nexus 5X fared decently here, though you can clearly see the gap between the Snapdragon 808 + Adreno 418 (in the Nexus 5X) and the Snapdragon 810 + Adreno 430 (in the Nexus 6P). 

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