Even though benchmarks are not the best way to take in real life use of a smartphone, it is a good way to grasp how much the user can push the phone and it seems the LG Nexus 5 will live up to expectations as one of the most powerful players on the market.
With this new leaked Nexus 5 benchmark score, it shows the smartphone is equal to the iPhone 5S with new 64-bit chipset and faster than the Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy S4, two of the powerhouse smartphones on Android.
This does not mean the CPU raw power is any faster, it just means graphical fidelity and speed will be more apparent on the Nexus 5. Developers would still need to take advantage of this faster power to really make it seem any different, but the phone may incur less lag and stutter.
We should see the Nexus 5 come with the Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, possibly helped along with the new version of Android. Internally the LG Nexus 5 will also have 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, 2400mAh battery and 10.5MP camera with OIS.
According to insider sources, the Nexus 5 will start at the same price as the previous Nexus 4, at $299 for the 16GB model and $349 for the 32GB model. They will both be sold on the Google Play store and we may see an AT&T variant, at this price it will most likely be free on contract.
The Nexus 4 did have a few shortcomings to make up for the price, the lack of LTE, full glass design and poor camera were three of the major decisions making the product a little less exciting than the competition. The Nexus 5 does not seem to have any of these problems, with LG and Google working to make something not only competitive in the Android space but a step up from the others.