Nexus 5 camera compared against Nexus 4, spot the differences

Nexus 5 camera compared against Nexus 4, spot the differences
The Nexus 5 has finally arrived and we already know it offers top notch performance with the Snapdragon 800 system chip at a very affordable price, but question remains whether its 8-megapixel camera can hold its ground. Truth comes in comparison and this latest images shows just how much of an improvement the Nexus 5 camera brings when fared against the 8-megapixel shooter on the Nexus 4.

This set of images comes courtesy of Google Plus user Adrian Salcu, an early Nexus 5 owner, and focuses on the low-light performance of the two Nexus phones. And the difference is huge.

Even though both the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 4 feature an 8-megapixel camera, you can see just how little this tells about the actual image quality. The difference comes because the two phones use totally different sensors and camera setups. The new Nexus has a larger 1/3.2" sensor and a wider f/2.5 aperture.

The images below are a great illustration of how this results in more light making way into images. The new Nexus also features optical image stabilization and this could be one of the reasons why many of the images below look sharper even in these dim-lit conditions.

Take a look at the camera samples from both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 below. Looking in comparison, it seems that the Nexus 5 camera really is a huge leap from the shooter in the Nexus 4, doesn’t it?


source: Adrian Salcu

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Nexus 5

PhoneArena Score:

9.5

User Score:

9.4
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nexus 4

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.5
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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