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Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4: here's the difference optical image stabilization makes for video capture

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Nov 2013, 05:36

Last year’s Nexus 4 made an impression on us - it was an amazing design for a killer price, but it lacked sorely in one department and that was the camera…

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posted on 19 Nov 2013, 05:42 4

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Excellent! Such an improvement over the Nexus 4, image quality, stabilization and microphone. Wish you guys gave these gadgets away haha.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 08:49 2

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

For cameras, OIS is pretty much the gold standard for a must-have feature. Expect OIS to be a requirement for flagship smartphones in 2014.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 09:13 5

17. gofmarat (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

And 60fps on 1080p videos or 720p120

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 05:45

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

N4 Camera was a disaster. Good thing that they have learned from their mistake.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 16:42

18. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Ya it is,

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:00

3. kilmanik (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

nexus 5

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:00

4. mateusz (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)

Poorly tested there should be at least walk or ride a bike to show real advantage!

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:02 9

6. Victor.H (Posts: 775; Member since: 27 May 2011)

We are walking around shooting the video, look closer.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:08

8. mateusz (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)

I've notice it so the IOS is awesome!

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 07:06 12

13. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:05 1

7. sss_ddk (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Still doesn't justify me moving from N4 to N5, especially when i'm thinking of switching back to 4.3 just to get my Apps Permission and Network activity indicators back.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:22 4

9. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Better camera, better screen, better processor, back that won't crack/break and you'd give up all that for a apps permission and network activity indicators which will be added back in custom ROMS anyway, that's being dumb, your head isn't just an ornament on your shoulders, use it

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:43 4

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

First switching is money, especially if like me, he bought the Nexus 4 a $100 off recently, a full price you won't get when you sell it, so there's nothing dumb for not handing out like $200. Also, the Nexus 5 cracks just like the 4, maybe even more so, and has manufacturing issues with the speaker (bad placement, see XDA). Last but not least, you could express your thoughts without acting like you have a giant d!ck on your shoulders and can't stop rubbing it like a 13yo boy who just hit puberty.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 07:16 1

14. sss_ddk (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

...and the universe invents a better idiot

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:55 1

11. NexusPhan (Posts: 632; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

I understood the argument that the N4 wasn't worth the upgrade over the galaxy nexus. But, the N5 is in a different league than the N4. Literally every single detail has been upgraded. Battery life is astonishingly better. I get double what I got with the N4. That alone was enough of an upgrade for me. But, I also get it with a much (much) better screen, faster processor and LTE. For the same price. How is it anything but a justifiable upgrade?

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 07:03 5

12. sss_ddk (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I said it doesn't justify "ME" upggrading, and I definitely didn't say that the N5 was inferior to the N4.
For now, the N4 handles all tasks i throw at it without a glitch. It has the same battery life as the reviews say about the N5 (may vary depending on usage patterns), has a great screen (to me 720p is great, and enough), and i don't have LTE. No reason for me to throw my 350 Euros on something that won't make any difference in my day to day life.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 07:32

15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

OIS is awesome.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 22:43

19. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

Great job PA! The half screen comparison was really cool IMO.. Allows for real time comparison.
PS: How different is OIS handled in different phones? Like N5/G2/Lumia phones? G2 should have similar results since it is LG, but does it vary at all from device to device is my question.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 01:21

20. techsurround (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Nov 2013)

That is cool, Nexus 5 features very much updated comapritively nexus 4, it is really improved. And now Wireless charger is also launched for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Tablet 7 which will be available today on google play. Wirews technology magazine just posted Nexus5 wireless charger pic.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 07:25

21. taojj (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)

Black colour Nexus 5 Sold Out in India within a few hours.

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