We decided to put the new Google Nexus 4 up against the iPhone 5 and the original Google Nexus handsets using a few different benchmarks including Geekbench, GL benchmark and SunSpider which is a browser benchmark.

Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5 vs Galaxy Nexus – Benchmark Side by Side

If you want to check out the benchmarks themselves, we’ve got a compilation video for you right here, we’ve even skipped passed some of the boring bits so you can really see how they stand up against one another.

Geekbench really shows who is the clear winner, which is a little surprising since it clearly out paces Apple’s A6 processor in the iPhone 5 with: 1884 to the Nexus 4, Apple scoring (1276) the original Nexus rounding in at 1,010. But the thing is that when you’ve got the devices in your hands you won’t actually be able to tell the difference in terms of performance.

GL Benchmark Results 1024x576 Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5 vs Galaxy Nexus   Benchmark Side by Side

The GL benchmark is really too close to call, and obviously the Galaxy Nexus won’t be coming in on top for this one either.

The results of the browser benchmark SunSpider and Browsermark show a somewhat different picture, here the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus are closer than you would think, one would expect that the iPhone 5 and the Nexus 4 here in a similar range. This shows that performance in the mobile browser is more dependent on the software than the hardware well.

iPhone 5 Nexus 4 Galaxy Nexus
Sunspider 929,3 1919,3 1923
Browsermark 190.642 90.917 97.261

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