Smartphone cameras are becoming a really big deal, one of the most sought after features on a smartphone these days. Cameras and the software that powers them gets better and better each day, allowing for cameras with mediocre specs to take amazing photos like their more powerful cousins. That’s the case in today’s photo shootout, where we pit the LG G2 and the LG Nexus 5 up against each other in a photo fight to the death. Who will come out on top? Read on to find out.
If you’re familiar with the LG G2, you’d know that the device is no slouch. LG’s flagship smartphone is a sight to behold, touting a 5.2 inch display and a 13MP camera. LG’s Googly Nexus 5 rocks a 5 inch display, and a 8MP camera.
So clearly, the G2, with the 13MP camera would best the Nexus 5 with only an 8MP camera? Wrong. The Nexus 5 pictures look not only more clear but more vibrant and less washed out than those of the LG G2. Why, you may ask?
While megapixels are important in a smartphone camera, so is the light sensor and software. For example, the HTC One technically has a 4MP camera, but has an advanced CMOS Sensor and optical lens system that helps capture more light than 13MP cameras. Software is also another key component of a good picture, and it looks like the Nexus 5 has the G2 beat in that department. Usually, Nexus phones take a backseat in the camera department, but Google has made sure that their 8MP shooter was up to snuff.
The Nexus 5 is running on Android 4.4 KitKat, while the LG G2 is stuck on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. KitKat does include a number of camera bugfixes and HDR+ which seem to help the Nexus 5 beat out its sibling in the photo department.
So check out the pictures below and tell us what you think, which do you prefer?