PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 925 vs Nexus 5


Processing power and speed

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Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

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GLBenchmark 2.5

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity


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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Google Nexus 5 

PhoneRocket recommends the Google Nexus 5  based on its graphics.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 925 vs Nexus 5

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Lumia 925
8.3 fps
Nexus 5
57 fps
It has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Nexus 5 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia Lumia 925

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 925

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly longer standby time 25,920 min vs 18,000 min Around 45% longer standby time
Front view of Google Nexus 5

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Much faster graphics 57 fps vs 8.3 fps More than 6.8x better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Significantly faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Significantly sharper screen 445 ppi vs 331 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,300 mA·h vs 2,000 mA·h 15% more battery capacity
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Lighter 130 g vs 139 g More than 5% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 925  vs Nexus 5 

Meanwhile, above the display, we spot its peculiar shaped earpiece, light & proximity sensors, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.
Nexus 5

Almost a year on and the Nexus 5 is still excellent value for money, but it now has some tough competition.
Nexus 5


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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 925  vs
Nexus 5 
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 768 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 331 ppi 445 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Windows Phone 8 Android 4.4.4
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Lumia 925  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 139 g 130 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.6 mm
Size 70.6 x 129 x 8.5 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.2 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 1,098 min 1,020 min
Standby time 25,920 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 2,300 mA·h
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