LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10 get benchmark tests done, can now be compared to the competition

November 3, 2012
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Nexus The LG Nexus 4 and the Google Nexus 10 are just 10 days away from launch. That’s exciting news for Nexus fans. Over the last month or so, we’ve gotten a lot of information about the Nexus devices. We know their specs, their ship date, some exciting features coming on Android 4.2, and apps being updated to work with the Nexus devices. Of course, it’s not all good news, as there is some bad news about the Nexus devices as well.

One thing people won’t have to guess at is the real world performance of the Google devices. They are sure to be awesome. But how do they stack up against the biggest and brightest devices out right now? AnandTech got their hands on both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 and ran it through a number of benchmarks to answer that very question.

If you’d rather view it than read it, the pictures are below. You may notice that there is no Quadrant Benchmark scores or any other kind of graphical scores. This is likely because graphic tests are generally taken with a grain of salt as they don’t measure real world performance very well.

So how did the Nexus devices do on the benchmarks?

They did very well, but not as well as some would expect. While the Nexus 10 topped at least a couple of the tests, the Nexus 4 had a lukewarm performance. Granted, all these test scores are impressive, but there was a little higher of an expectation there.

In addition to being tested against other Android devices, they were also texted against iOS devices like the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S. Needless to say, they blew the iPhone 4S out of the water. It’s to be expected when you put this year’s tech against last year’s tech.

AnandTech also notes that there are a few tests where the Nexus 4 should at least be doing as well as the dual core Snapdragon S4 devices. Spoiler alert, it didn’t. There are a few times where the Nexus 4 was beaten out by devices like the US variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the AT&T HTC One X.

You can view the results of each test below. Are you a little disappointed in the scores, or is just being among the best in the world good enough? Let us know your thoughts.

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