nexus-6-review-cameraWhen it comes to camera performance, it really isn’t a secret that Google’s Nexus lineup of phones aren’t that good. While the photos captured by the Nexus handsets are passable, they’re definitely not on the level of Apple’s iPhones or Samsung’s Galaxy S-series, but hopefully they will be more functional after the latest update.


Google has recently updated the Google Camera app on the Google Play Store which will basically target Nexus users. According to the changelog, the camera app has been updated with performance improvements. For the Nexus 6 running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, it has been updated to capture photos faster in non-HDR+ mode.

However for those who prefer shooting in HDR+, there have been some improvements made in that area as well which will also cover the Nexus 5. As for the Nexus 4, the app has been updated to introduce improved stability overall, thus leading to less app crashes and fewer viewfinder errors, but this will require users to run Android 5.0 or later.

All of these updates requires the user to have at least  Android 5.0 to take advantage of it, so if your phone is still running KitKat, perhaps it’s time for an upgrade. Google has also made updates to the Lens Blur feature to improve its quality as well as to the user interface to show new capture and focus indicators. The update is available for download via the Google Play Store so if you haven’t done so already, perhaps this is an update you’ll want to check out.

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Product NameNexus 4Nexus 5Nexus 6
Diagonal (inches)4.7"4.95"5.96"
Battery Capacity (mAh)2100 mAh2300 mAh3220 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragonSnapdragon 800Snapdragon 805
RAM Options2GB2GB3GB
Street Price$115 Google Nexus 4 on Amazon$195 Google Nexus 5 on Amazon$349 Google Nexus 6 on Amazon
Link to full specsGoogle Nexus 4 Full specs and detailsGoogle Nexus 5 Full specs and detailsGoogle Nexus 6 Full specs and details
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