1. mike31082's Avatar
    I'm looking to get a new phone and I was leaning towards the G2 because of the better camera and battery (although I would prefer the Nexus 5 for a stock experience and timely updates), but I was wondering how the latest update that fixed the camera on the Nexus 5 actually compares to the G2?

    I haven't been able to find any kind of comparisons of the 2 after the camera update. Only solo updates against how the Nexus camera performed before.
    01-18-2014 10:48 AM
  2. p3ntyne's Avatar
    I'm looking to get a new phone and I was leaning towards the G2 because of the better camera and battery (although I would prefer the Nexus 5 for a stock experience and timely updates), but I was wondering how the latest update that fixed the camera on the Nexus 5 actually compares to the G2?

    I haven't been able to find any kind of comparisons of the 2 after the camera update. Only solo updates against how the Nexus camera performed before.
    After the update to 4.4.2, the camera focuses much quicker, switches between normal and HDR+ modes and generally gives a much improved and (while not the best camera ever) more fun experience. (I hope that makes sense...)

    As I believe the G2 has 5 extra megapixels and 30 extra fps, it'll still be a little better but the nexus should be fine just for simple shots. IMO, if you are considering either the nexus 5 or G2, then the camera could not possibly be too important...

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    01-18-2014 04:33 PM
  3. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Why don't you read this Photography Blog that mainly reviews real cameras but gave the Nexus 5 it's highest rating for a phone camera.


    This is the Rating & Conclusion page for the Nexus 5 with the 4.4.2 update.
    01-18-2014 09:39 PM
  4. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    After the update to 4.4.2, the camera focuses much quicker, switches between normal and HDR+ modes and generally gives a much improved and (while not the best camera ever) more fun experience. (I hope that makes sense...)

    As I believe the G2 has 5 extra megapixels and 30 extra fps, it'll still be a little better but the nexus should be fine just for simple shots. IMO, if you are considering either the nexus 5 or G2, then the camera could not possibly be too important...

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    The G2 has one of the best cameras on any phone. It's severely underrated in this respect.

    The Nexus 5 has a great camera also, but lacks a few features compared to the G2.

    IMO the benefits of having a Nexus outweigh the differences in camera performance between the two.

    Sent from my TegraNote-P1640 using Tapatalk
    01-19-2014 03:27 AM
  5. Ess_78201's Avatar
    I was spoiled with the HTC One camera for awhile so everything else is kind of meh. However, the Nexus 5 camera really isn't far off from the G2 which I also used for a while. Low light situations are this phone's achilles though.

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    01-20-2014 05:19 AM
  6. TraderGary's Avatar
    Isn't it interesting how experiences can differ. I too came from an HTC One. My results with low light have been quite good. I turn off the flash and leave it off as it just isn't needed. My Nexus 5 handles HDR beautifully.

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    01-20-2014 07:12 AM
  7. bjrosen's Avatar
    I'm very happy with the camera on the N5. Here are a couple of examples

    How does the camera (post update) compare against the LG G2?-2014-01-08-19.09.08.jpg

    How does the camera (post update) compare against the LG G2?-2014-01-20-12.38.33.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails How does the camera (post update) compare against the LG G2?-2014-01-08-19.09.08.jpg  
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    01-20-2014 11:45 AM
  8. TraderGary's Avatar
    Here's my cat and we have no snow in Atlanta.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Attached Thumbnails How does the camera (post update) compare against the LG G2?-1390240804765.jpg   How does the camera (post update) compare against the LG G2?-1390240858318.jpg  
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    01-20-2014 12:01 PM

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