1. Exergy's Avatar
    I was reading some reviews last night that ran the N4 through a bunch of performance tests. Surprisingly it did not perform as spectacularly as they would have thought with the godly specs. I used one in the tmobile store and it was blazing fast. The reviews thought it might be some run error in android 4.2. What do you guys think? I'm a little concerned.
    11-20-2012 09:00 AM
  2. corance's Avatar
    Those test don't mean anything. That's what I think.
    11-20-2012 09:11 AM
  3. qnet's Avatar
    I was reading some reviews last night that ran the N4 through a bunch of performance tests. Surprisingly it did not perform as spectacularly as they would have thought with the godly specs. I used one in the tmobile store and it was blazing fast. The reviews thought it might be some run error in android 4.2. What do you guys think? I'm a little concerned.
    As long as it's fast to you and you like it, I wouldn't worry about the performance test.
    11-20-2012 09:12 AM
  4. greydarrah's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about it. The reviewer might have been an iphone fan. Every review and persons opinion I read about this phone says it's amazing. If it were some issue with 4.2, that's an easy fix handled by an update.
    11-20-2012 09:12 AM
  5. Matt Beaulne's Avatar
    I would not be concerned. the GNEX still preforms in the real world, very, very well. The N4 will preform real world, and you will not have any problems with it. Its like playing a video game at 60 FPS vs 120 FPS. You will never notice a difference. Ever. I know these test are often alarming, but you will love your new N4.
    11-20-2012 09:12 AM
  6. DirkBelig's Avatar
    The focus on synthetic benchmarks is little more than e-peen measuring. It's like PC gamers say about a new video card's scores: "No one plays 3DMark. We play GAMES. How smoothly and beautifully do games run?"

    For a phone, you should feel it's snappy and responsive, without lag or stuttering. If the phone whips from task to task without hiccuping, then all is well.
    11-20-2012 02:51 PM
  7. jtshaw's Avatar
    I unboxed this thing today and it is blazingly fast compared to my Galaxy Nexus, which I never really thought of as a slow phone to begin with.
    11-20-2012 03:01 PM
  8. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    I was reading some reviews last night that ran the N4 through a bunch of performance tests. Surprisingly it did not perform as spectacularly as they would have thought with the godly specs. I used one in the tmobile store and it was blazing fast. The reviews thought it might be some run error in android 4.2. What do you guys think? I'm a little concerned.
    Test benches stats and others don't really matter. You tried the phone and it was fasy, my Nexus 4 is very fast as well. I havent had any lag of any kind with this device. People crying about LTE also need to try this device out first. I went from GS3 on LTE and find that the data speed of the Nexus 4, in my area, are very good on HSPA+.
    11-20-2012 03:11 PM
  9. yfan's Avatar
    I was reading some reviews last night that ran the N4 through a bunch of performance tests. Surprisingly it did not perform as spectacularly as they would have thought with the godly specs. I used one in the tmobile store and it was blazing fast. The reviews thought it might be some run error in android 4.2. What do you guys think? I'm a little concerned.
    Can you link us to some of the reviews you were reading?
    11-20-2012 03:22 PM
  10. Exergy's Avatar
    Can you link us to some of the reviews you were reading?
    This one made it look really slow:
    AnandTech - Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Performance Preview

    This one had a more favorable review, discussing that it may be 4.2 slowing the processing down:
    Nexus 4 Review: Not Exactly Perfect, But Close Enough For Me | TechCrunch
    11-20-2012 11:29 PM
  11. still1's Avatar
    benchmarks are stupid imo. and I think many would agree that.
    dont worry about the benchmark. Its stupid because it depends on the OS you use as well. these benchmark apps are not optimized for Android 4.2

    if the experience is better thats all it matters and i can guarantee it performs well. its smooth and fluid
    11-20-2012 11:43 PM
  12. YoSaintLaurent's Avatar
    It is because the benchmarks aren't optimized for Android 4.2. My Nexus 7 now benchmarks lower since the update but it's still plenty fast. I would worry about the real world performance more than those numbers.
    11-21-2012 06:13 AM
  13. zer0vette's Avatar
    performance tests are stupid. This is the fastest, smoothest phone... ever. i love it. i was pleasantly surprised to see how bad the N4 puts the galaxy nexus to shame.
    11-21-2012 06:50 AM
  14. jian9007's Avatar
    This one made it look really slow:
    AnandTech - Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Performance Preview

    This one had a more favorable review, discussing that it may be 4.2 slowing the processing down:
    Nexus 4 Review: Not Exactly Perfect, But Close Enough For Me | TechCrunch
    Anandtech said it was due to the thermal throttling (which is fine as it keeps the processor from overheating). You'll be fine with it on a daily basis. Any software issues will be updated in short order (which is exactly why we like Nexuses) so no worries there. Once 4.2 gets a few kinks worked out it will benchmark faster, but you won't be able to tell during everyday use. It's plenty fast so just pull the trigger and get it. You won't find a better phone for the price.
    11-21-2012 07:00 AM
  15. jpprice's Avatar
    Benchmarks don't mean anything. Using the phone in real world use, everything is quick and smooth.
    11-21-2012 07:42 AM
  16. peejay1977's Avatar
    I watched this thinking it would be an "impartial" review but this guy seems to have a massive hard on for iOS.

    11-21-2012 07:48 AM

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