You probably must have heard us saying several times that benchmarks don't matter as much as real world performance, but there is something about a low-cost handset performing on par or better than a much higher priced device, especially when you happen to own the former. Perhaps this scenario would play out for you if you own a Motorola Moto G, announced not more than two days ago. Look for a friend who owns a Nexus 4 and let him know that your $179 (8 GB version) quality Smartphone from Motorola, a Google company, actually manages to outperform his costlier $349 device when it comes to benchmarks (AnTuTu, in this case).
While the Snapdragon 400 SoC, powered by four ARM Cortex A7 cores, is no monster, ample optimization on Motorola's part has resulted in a score which actually exceeds that of a higher clocked Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset (in the Nexus 4). Anyhow, it's the real world performance which matters, and if Motorola's presentation is anything to go by, the Moto G might be cheap but it ain't no slouch either.