Google’s Nexus 5 is here, and boy, is it an impressive Android phone. But one thing we’re sure you have been wondering is just how fast the Nexus 5 is compared to the previously released versions, all the way back to the original Android handset released in 2010. Thanks to PhoneBuff, who lucky for us still keep around every Nexus device ever released, we can now see for ourselves not only how each device has improved in their speed, but also in their design.
The first test PhoneBuff runs on each Nexus device is a simple boot-up test, which shows just how fast each device is when they boot up their respective versions of Android. As you’d expect, the Nexus 5 boots up much quicker than the previous versions of the Nexus line, although it just barely beats the Nexus 4, which isn’t that all surprising.
The second test that is run on each Nexus device is playing Temple Run 2, and once again, the Nexus 5′s performance is flawless when compared to the other devices. The game loads and runs without any issues on the Nexus 5, while older devices like the Nexus One and Nexus S have a bit of trouble when running the game on their aging hardware.