Quick camera showdown: Google Nexus 5 versus Apple iPhone 5s
posted by John V. / Nov 04, 2013, 1:44 PM
As with most things, most people are curious about how its 8-megapixel camera performs, especially when it’s following after some spectacular handsets that have shown their prowess. Certainly, we can go into detail regarding the delicious set of hardware in tow with its camera, like its OIS module and f2.5 aperture lens, but we’re just going to jump straight to the point.
Below, we’ve taken a few samples from the Google Nexus 5, and its highly esteemed rival in the Apple iPhone 5s. What do you folks think about it?
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
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the flower color is overblown by the iPhone... In my opinion the Nexus showed better results overall.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 1:47 PM 28
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Yes it did. I'm so happy. Finally Google gets it right! Thanks PA. Can't wait till Wednesday to get mine
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 1:52 PM 11
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Are you people blind? You do know that you have to actually zoom and compare the pictures side by side and if you do that you will notice that iphone 5s has more detail and better in door pictures. You can´t compare the colours on these pictures because we do not know the true colour of the scene, so we cannot judge it. Maybe if you could take a professional camera with you next time you are doing these shootouts, phonearena :)?
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 2:10 PM 8
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No you sir are being an izombie. you are looking at the oversaturation and the autobrightening of the iphone and saying it is better quality. You are giving into what teenage girls like. the Autobrighten feature shows less skin imperfections while the over saturation blends their makeup together. It gives a false sense of beauty. While the nexus actually shows the imperfections that exist in everyday life. the very first image of the flower shows this perfectly. the nexus shows imperfections while the iphone shows nothing but a perfectly pink flower. It looks bright and full of color when in reality the flower is not even close to being that color. Compare the two pictures and you will see the nexus takes a picture with its original beauty being displayed. thus making the nexus a much better camera
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 2:58 PM 19
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Dear god, seriously? Does thread that involves both android and iOS devices have to turn into an all out brawl? Was was the point in this comment. No, the person you replied to wasn't correct in his statement, but you are by far just as bad. Dang, so much for rational civilized human beings on the comment sections.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:04 PM 2
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Always fascinating to see how biased almost every post is, and the extremely impolite tone. I've tried the iphone 5s camera but not the nexus, although I've tried the LG G2. The iphone 5s camera has a software that produces warmer tones but also a flash (hardware) that in some situations also produce warmer tones. It also has the largest pixels of all but the HTC one and that also make's the pictures brighter, not by fault but quite opposite, the other phone have a hard time letting enough light in. I for one have never liked the cold tones produced by the galaxy S4 and LG G2 and by the looks of it the nexus is somewhere near them as well. It may look crisp in some situations but more often just cold and stale. White's are bluish and you fell like you're in a hospital and people with light skin complexion look like they're dead. And compared to the galaxy S4 the iphone 5s is blasing fast. the galaxy takes a whole second tho snap a photo. To often that's to long and the moment is gone. again, I haven't tried the nexus so, maybe it's faster and better than the others android phones. It's certainly cheaper. But calling the one's colors false and the other's true is just hilarius, unless you took the photos's yourself and compared on site with a calibrated monitor there's no way of telling. therefore it's down to personal taste. I would like an HTC one with the iphone 5s camera and the "off screen" buttons of the S4 and a snapdragon 800. THAT'S a phone I would buy.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 4:03 AM 0
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NEXUS produce best result here.all thanks to LG And check out this video, you will come to know how bad is 5S camera (Must watch).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 2:12 PM 10
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Well tried iFAN.... How difficult is it to accept the truth???? Let me tell you how to accept truth. (From Android User/Fan)-- iPhone 5S is faster than Nexus 5 juz a split second (0.05 secs or so). iPhone camera is awesome. Nexus camera is equally great and improved a lot(remember the price of Nexus-$349) Nexus had bigger & higher resolution screen. iOS is boring. iOS7 has lot of bugs. Android is more productive. Safari is better browser than Chrome. Android beats any other OS in multitasking. Android has better customization and is user-friendly. iOS is user friendly but there are so many restrictions. I like iOS. I love Andoroid.. Now, the above written are facts. Android fans acknowledge & accept it. Why dont you try the same????
posted on Nov 05, 2013, 11:16 AM 1
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$349 v/s $699
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 1:48 PM 16
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U mean $349 v/s $649
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 1:55 PM 5
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Why people need iphone ????? Just fashion ! The Nexus camera is the same (sometimes superior), and Android is much much better and ... free ! Good job Google !
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 3:28 PM 7
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