Nexus 5 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 low-light camera comparison

Nexus 5 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 low-light camera comparison
Google's Nexus 5 sports an 8 MP optically stabilized sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1.4 micron pixels. It's been pitted against Nokia's powerhouse of a cameraphone - the Lumia 1020 - in low-light scenarios where the OIS tech present on both handset would give them an advantage against regular non-stabilized phone cameras.

As you can see in the shots below, where first is the test image, then there are crops from the same cut from the Lumia 1020 (on top) and Nexus 5, Google's phone holds up fine against the huge sensor and superior OIS suspension of the 1020. 

Pics from it are, naturally, noisier and not as detailed as from the 1020, but they seem to be as good as the ones from the LG G2, which we already pegged in our camera comparisons as one of the best Android cameras out there. Regardless, the verdict in this quick comparison unsurprisingly favors the 1020:

source: AAWP

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Nexus 5

PhoneArena Score:


User Score:

  • 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
Lumia 1020

PhoneArena Score:


User Score:

  • Display 4.5 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1


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