Nexus 5 camera compared against Nexus 4, spot the differences
posted by Victor H. / Nov 04, 2013, 7:53 AM
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
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
Google Nexus 4 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2 View Full specs
- Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)
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They seem to have learned something from Nokia!
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 7:55 AM 11
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But does Nokia and Microsoft has lerned something from them? P.S. Try to troll harder. ;)
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:05 AM 11
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Nice to see a Nexus device with LTE and a capable camera. Now all we need to see is how battery life is.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:21 AM 2
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You are right... just the battery life. That's the only thing preventing me from getting it and that's why I'm leaning towards LG G2 for now.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:27 AM 0
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I bet the N5 will have almost the same battery performance as the stock G2. LG's absolutely horrible, almost unusable software completely ruins any chance that phone has. Only get the G2 if you plan on rooting and flashing a custom ROM.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:47 AM 3
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Why would it be the same, when the G2 has 3000 mAh and the N5 has 2300? I believe we all would sign for the G2s battery performance. The G2s software is more interesting and customizable than touchwiz, at least in my opinion.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 9:16 AM 0
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Ok , now against S4 and other Androids top (Z1, LG G2 etc.). I don´t care about Nokia. I know that it´s the best camera-phone. But I prefer Android, no offense.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:23 AM 2
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There is a video on the comparison between the n5 and s4 camera, here check it out!https://www.youtube.com/watch?
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 10:17 AM 0
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I'm quite impressed. I would like to see a camera comparison (if possible a blind one) with the iPhone 5S, the LG G2, sony Xperia Z1 and Galaxy S4. It may be the first time that a Nexus can compete against the real flagships. And no, I didn't forget about the Lumia 1020, but I think it's stupid to add it to this kind of blind comparison as it's clear is going to win, and because (and this is just my opinion) it should compete just agains other camera phones. Let's call it the "under 9 mm thick" comparison and call it a day. And no, I didn't include the HTC One casue in the last blind test it was quite clear it had the works camera except for "low light", so it's useless to add it to the comparison.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:41 AM 5
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Campare nexus 5 against past year model is easy...
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 9:33 AM 0
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The point is nexus devices cameras have always sucked and now its good.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 9:42 AM 2
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Yeah the Nexus 4 was awful, even in daylight pictures seemed colorless and dull... So it's good to know the Nexus 5 is a huge improvement, but still waiting on the PA comparison for more in-depth comparing to this year's flagships. I will be pleased with it so long as it out performs the S3, but hope it hangs with the S4!
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 10:38 AM 0
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