It comes as no surprise that yesterday, in the hours leading up to the launch of the Nexus 5, it appears that someone has decided to leak the Nexus 5’s graphical performance to Rightware’s Powerboard. While we wait for the actual launch to happen today, we’re happily supplying you guys with any and all information that we get about the new Nexus 5 running Android Kit Kat.
If you head on over to Rightware’s Powerboard, you can usually dig around and find some interesting benchmark scores for GPUs and browser benchmarks. Usually someone forgets to pay Rightware to use their benchmark, which means that the result automatically uploads to Rightware’s Powerboard at which point the company can either review the benchmark and let it go public, or make a nice phone call to the company to ask them if they’re aware of the issue. I have heard multiple benchmarking companies state this kind of an occurence happening multiple times, and it looks like someone has gotten their hands on a pre-production version of the phone once again.
If you look at the Nexus 5 benchmark results details on Rightware’s site, you can see that a lot of the device’s specs are being exposed. Even though, realistically, we pretty much know everything there is to know about this phone right now. You can see that it does in fact have a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800, 1920 x 1080 resolution and that the version tested was a stock model and was not carrier branded. Truthfully, this doesn’t give us much information other than what kind of graphical performance we can expect out of the phone, but that isn’t much of a mystery either considering that it is a Snapdragon 800 based phone.
Now, if you look at the benchmark score and compare it to the VERY similar LG G2, we’re wondering if maybe the Nexus 5 is actually going to be faster than the G2 in more than just Basemark X. It could be possible that Android 4.4 formerly known as Key Lime Pie and now known as Kit Kat will bring some serious graphical optimizations that could result in a noticeable performance difference.
We will have to wait and see until Google officially launches the Nexus 5 to see why the performance difference is so great and whether it can be attributed to just this benchmark or all graphics benchmarks.