Nexus 5 likely coming with an OIS camera

Nexus 5 likely coming with an OIS camera

Optical Image Stabilization is great.It's always there for you, and it can mean the difference between anunwatchable 'action' sequence and a clip that's actually enjoyable.Unfortunately, for one reason or another, most manufacturers haveignored the tech, with a few exceptions, like HTC, Nokia and mostrecently: LGwith its G2.

So what does all of the above have todo with the upcoming Nexus 5? Two things. First, it appears verylikely that LG's great work with the Nexus 4 has convinced Googlethat it should manufacture the Nexus 5, as well. And second, if thestreet has the truth of it, the Nexus 5 will be based on the LG G2,to a certain extent (probably a smaller screen, no rear buttons). Weknow that, because of a wildly publicized FCCfiling from yesterday, which requested a “class 2 permissivechange” for the LG G2. What went under the radar, however, is thatthe torn-down Nexus 5 actually uses the very same OIS camera unitthat the LG G2 does, even though as far as the looks go, the Nexus 5is completely different in that regard. This means that the nextNexus will probably be the newest device to join onto thecamera-loving bandwagon, and this is certainly good news.

Forthose of you who haven't had the chance to catch up yet, the Nexus 5's release date is expected to take place by the end of the year, or at worst -- early 2014. As we said earlier, the screen will probably be smaller, at thereported 4.96-inches, and so will the battery – down to 2300mAhfrom G2's hearty 3000mAh unit. And though we're expecting the Nexus 5to be a great performer, courtesy of Snapdragon 800 and the 2GB of RAM its said to pack,the most eye-catching feature of the device for most will probablyend up being the alleged Android 4.4. KitKat its said to arrive without of the box.

source: SmartFan, AnandTech

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Nexus 5
  • 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)



1. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013


13. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Lets hope so. The Nexus 4 was based off the Optimus G but only got a 8mp camera as opposed to the 13mp camera on the Optimus G If costs is an issue I expect them to cut corners somewhere with the N5....probably the camera. The battery is already looking smaller than its G2 cousin

26. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Google realized with the nexus 4 they needed to improve the camera and screen colors.

29. Ihateregisteringtocomment

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

Camera and battery life. The screen colors can be adjusted.

27. UCLAKoolman

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

There were two versions of the Optimus G, one with the 13mp camera, and one with the same, mediocre 8mp camera that was used in the N4.

28. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

There was 1 version. The international model. That was the first and main version and that phone had a 13mp shooter. Only the N4 and AT&T O.G had the 8mp camera. All other versions had the better, 13mp camera

31. dancorcal

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

How can you say there was only 1 version and then go on to describe the "2" different versions. The one ATT sold in the US and the international.

35. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

How can you be stupid? There was 1 LG optimus. All others were variants based on the Korean LG optimus. Next

36. dancorcal

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Versions or variants what ever you want to call it...there were two. You say "versions" plural in your on post. There was one with the 13 mp an one with 8mp period.

38. killroy134

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Yes there were two versions. The AT&T phone has the 8 MP camaera. The Sprint phone had a 13 MP camera. They were also slightly different in size. I believe the Sprint phone was slightly slimmer than the AT&T version.

2. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Lg is really doing great in camera department!!

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

And if it will be the Sony Exmor RS, I'll be so happily get rid of my 5-day Nexus 4...

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Sony Exmor RS is nice wonder why Sony didn't put an OIS on Z1.

17. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Because many people do not even know what an OIS is, while they know what 20 megapixels are, even if the 20 megapixels of the Z1 do not deliver the same quality of other cameraphones with less pixels but better sensors.

16. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

No, thanks... don't be fooled by the name... giving a name to a sensor does not mean it is good, and the Exmor RS is not a good sensor... it's too noisy and Sony phones are still behind the competition. Besides, it lacks the optical stabilization. The iphone, GS4 and G2 all have better quality and have an anonymous sensor (altough we know that the iphone sensor is manufactured by Sony itself).

20. alexfiran

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

i don't know about the g2 but the s4 uses sony's sensor, plus the iphone has the last year sony's sensor but better software and so it takes better pictures.

25. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The Exmor RS is fine, Sony just has bad software.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Interesting. Nexus fans can wait until late 2013 or early 2014 for the N5. Or, they can get a G2 now. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

18. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You're contradicting your own statement. Why would Nexus fans get the LG G2? It won't get the latest releases directly from Google + it's not stock Android :S

4. DLanor1107

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Looking forward for this

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Interesting why glass on camera eye is so wide? Because now it looks a bit silly.

6. hadouken

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

That would be awesome. That's 1 of the weak points of the current nexus. The n4 camera is OK, I can get great pictures if I put in the time to get the right setting. Auto usually result in bad quality. LTE is also a plus :)

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1529; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Does the G2 take 4k video and slow motion? I really want to get it but i don't know how good the camera is. I'm ready to drop my iPhone 5 for it. I hear its better than any phone out there.

14. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Heard great reviews about it's camera. And i think g2 cannot record 4k videos. Besides 4k video is not much needed. 1080p with 60fps is great which g2 can record. currently its one of the best flagship smartphone available.

19. Derekjeter

Posts: 1529; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Is true that it has slow mo?

9. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Is it just me that thinks Google purposefully leaked the 5! Thumbs up if you agree!

10. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Why can't this come with Verizon bands in it :(

30. Sailingmaster

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Google won't let Verizon have another Nexus phone without some sort of guarantee not to interfere with software updates. Greedy Control Freak Wireless.. ahem. I mean, Verizon Wireless probably isn't ready to give that kind of deal to Google for a phone that won't sell well outside the techie culture.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, I need OIS in Nexus 5 and everything close to G2.

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Since the G2 takes great pictures, I really hope it will have the same camera module! It's probably the best camera module out in this moment, since it has the same quality of the GS4 but adds an OIS.

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