Nubia Z5S and Z5S Mini get benchmarked!

ZTE’s latest flagship devices from the Nubia franchise get AnTuTu benchmarked!

The Nubia Z5S and the Z5S, are refreshed and more powerful iterations of their base models, and were launched earlier this week. Here’s a look at how the two fare on the benchmarking department:

Nubia Z5S AnTuTu

Nubia Z5S Mini AnTuTu

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While the Z5S packs the quad core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz, Z5S Mini gets the Snapdragon 600 which again is a quad core, but operates at 1.7GHz per core. What is disappointing is that both devices score lesser than their counterparts that are powered by the same processor, which is something we hope will be rectified with future updates from ZTE. While Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 scores a hefty 5000 points more than the 28,066 of Nubia Z5S, the Z5S Mini at 21012 points falls short of quite a few other Snapdragon 600 powered devices like the Xiaomi Mi2S.


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  1. zaikatanox
    November 24, 2013

    I think Nexus 5 scored similarly (high 20k rather than low 30k), despite also having a Snapdragon 800.

    • jeib
      November 24, 2013

      phones that get over 30k mostly have script to boost their performances

      • zaikatanox
        November 25, 2013

        Ya, and this is precisely why it’s hard to trust AnTuTu results, unless it’s AnTuTu X.

        Even big name manufactures such as HTC, Samsung and even LG have been known to over-‘optimize’ the CPU and GPU speeds when running these benchmarks (especially AnTuTu), so I hope now more and more people are also running AnTuTu X whenever possible while testing these phones.

        • jeib
          November 25, 2013

          yeah, and I think benchmarking apps like game bench where they record fps and performances of real life scenarios are the most accurate