Google X Phone with Android 5.0.1 (Key Lime Pie?) reportedly scores over 15,000 in AnTuTu

by: Chris SmithApril 24, 2013

Google X Phone render

A new AnTuTu entry seems to prove the Google X Phone exists, a device that appeared in a variety of reports in the recent past, and the fact that it will run a different Android version than what’s currently available.

Right from the start we’ll tell you that the listing could be fake, and we wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case, so let’s take it with the appropriate grain of salt. After all, this isn’t the first time an unconfirmed device appears in AnTuTu benchmarks well ahead of its official launch.

Moving to the screenshot, we’ll notice a few things about the device – assuming it’s the real deal, that is – including the Google X name, the Android 5.0.1 OS version and the AnTuTu score. However, not many other details about the Google X Phone are revealed in the screenshot.


We have referred to this mythical new Motorola handset as the Motorola X Phone or the Google X Phone, but the device could be simply called Google X, as the screenshot seems to reveal. Whatever the name, the Google X could be the kind of product that has everyone excited about at Google, from Eric Schmidt, to Jim Wicks to Larry Page.

Moving on to the actual benchmark score, 15479, we would be inclined to believe this Google X Phone won’t necessarily beat the competition’s flagship devices when it comes to raw power, not that this means the Google X won’t be a reliable device – again, assuming the screenshot above is real.

As you can see from our AnTuTu chart below, the Google X score matches the Galaxy S3’s AnTuTu performance, which is not bad considering the we’re talking about Samsung’s previous flagship device and the best sold Android handset to date.

Galaxy S4 Antutu benchmark

However, the two devices are running different Android versions, with Google X apparently packing Android 5.0.1. The OS is yet to be unveiled by Google, and, while the general consensus is that Android 5.x will be known as Key Lime Pie, that’s still not official either.

Should users be disappointed by a device that’s not able to outscore the bestest Android flagship handsets out there? Not at all, after all that over 15,ooo score would be cataloged as mid-ranged by 2013 standards. Furthermore, the same Jim Wicks said that Motorola won’t be chasing specs anymore, suggesting that the inches, megahertz and megapixels races may be over for Google’s subsidiary when it comes to new devices. Instead Google may be focusing on making a device that’s the right size (according to Wicks), can deal with shocks, resist water damage and offer great battery life (according to Page), or a “phenomenal” “phone plus” thing (according to Schmidt).

Moreover, assuming the Google X won’t match the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One in terms of hardware, a previous rumor that said the Google X Phone will be a very affordable device makes even more sense.

We’ll end our speculation here on the Google X Phone, reminding you that this AnTuTu supposed score may not paint the full picture yet, if real, as we’d be looking at a benchmark performed on an unreleased device running a not-yet-final OS, so things may change in the future. Of course, there’s always the chance that the whole thing is a hoax meant to put our imagination to the test.

That said, anyone looking forward to this Google X Phone?

  • AgentX

    This can’t be it, if so it’s very disappointing. If I’m shelling out money I better get the best of the best..

  • Ugo Marceau

    If the X phone can give me 3 days battery with extensive use without looking like an obese phone (GSIII battery packs, I’m looking at you), vanilla Android 5.0 a 4.3 or 4.5 inch screen and honorable specs. I will gladly buy it !

    I’m not spending 500€ on a phone that won’t last me a day anymore.

    • Rambir

      Try a RAZR maxx. they last forever. And they’re Motorola. I think it’s £400 so around 500€

      • New_Guy

        The latest update to JB also strips a lot of the motoblur crap and looks more stock. It also made the phone fast as hell. It really is a good buy.

        • Rambir

          It is Google now

  • MasterMuffin

    Fake, doesn’t AnTuTu show the model like “Gt-I9300” not like “Samsung Galaxy S3”? Fake anyways, under 20,000 is unacceptable

    • Toss3

      Doesn’t Antutu read the model from build.prop? So it could definitely be, and most likely is a fake.

    • As far as the under 20k is concerned, The article does make a good point that its as good as the s3 (which is what everyone will have for a little bit since the signed 2 year contracts, unless they want to shell out 700+ and buy it out right) but it still runs a better version of android and sounds like it has been through a better quality build cycle. Becides those facts, its possible we will see this pull a nexus 4 and be sold at 200 for the unlocked, unbranded version.

  • Alu Zeros

    If it’s rugged and battery last all day with descent internal storage and speakers you got your self a phone that can compete with the spec chasers

  • Toss3

    Someone has finally figured out that software optimisation is more important than simple spec-bumps. But, this means that Android 5.0.1 will run even better on the S4 and HTC One.

    • jackson

      I think that for it to be optimized, it needs to be done on a device to device basis. Not just a simple updated version.

  • Ivan Budiutama

    mmm with 15K antutu but battery that lasts 3 days, and go full charge on 15 minutes. Who need benchmark? :D

  • scsa20

    Fake, anyone with root access to there android can update the build.prop file to be on a different version or makes it so people thinks it’s on a different way version. It could be a GS3 with the build.prop modified.

  • obxsalvo

    That said… Hay yeah!! stepping up from my Droid 1 :) just kidding, hanging on to my Razr until the X get here.