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    Default I think my camera is broken

    I got my Nexus delivered today, but something is definitely wrong with the camera.
    I bought camera zoom fx, but it doesn't change anything. The photos have a lot of noise in low light. And the noise seems to have a purple tint.
    It only gets a little better when I'm setting the exposure to -2.
    Should I return the phone?
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    Have you tried going to "manage apps" and clearing data and cache? If so then the picture doesn't look right. Sorry to hear, good luck to you.

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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    Did you remove the film from the back of the phone? If I recall correctly, it does not have a camera cutout...
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    Yes - obviously added software incompatibility is the first thought.
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    There is a camera cut out, I tried peeling the lens but there is nothing there.
    I haven't installed any apps, except zoom fx, but after I'd seen that it's not working properly.

    In good light the camera works fine, it looks all right on the screen, but when I'm moving the phone around and the angle of the light changes, it becomes like the photo above.
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    No improvement after the factory reset... I can't believe it, so much pain to get the phone, and now this...
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    In poor lighting conditions (how poor are we talking about?) you may need to reduce the resolution from 8MB to something appreciably lower. I have a camera that requires that; might be worth a try.
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    Did you remove the film from the back of the phone? If I recall correctly, it does not have a camera cutout...
    It has a cutout. This just looks like you have a defective unit, just return it.
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    You probably would have noticed this, but do you have HDR mode on? I notice purple glare when I shoot in HDR (though not this bad).
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    It looks better with HDR on, same as with exposure -2. With zoom fx it works fine with ISO 100 and 200, from 400 it becomes much worse.
    I posted a video, the quality is not great.

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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    I think it's just broken, you have to send it in for a replacement.
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    Looks defective. I mean yes pics have some noise in low light but that's nothing like that.

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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    Yeah... the nexus 4 camera isn't the best in low light situations and is better in higher light but this is just terrible. I really think you should get a replacement device shipping (or you don't really care since I won't use the camera that much)
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    Default Re: I think my camera is broken

    I contacted Google and they are going to send me a new device. The weird thing is that the phone works fine now. The camera repaired itself after 2 days.

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