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Google Nexus 4 Camera Suffers from Purple Fringing – Just Like the iPhone 5

Turns out the LG-made Google Nexus 4 also has the purple haze issue — just like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Purple flare haze Nexus 4

Yeah, you’re right: nothing is perfect, not even the latest flagship device that is expected to push up Android’s already high market share. As the above image shows, not even the Google Nexus 4 escapes when it comes to purple haze.

This is exactly the same issue which was first reported by unhappy iPhone 5 owners: the otherwise very capable camera makes bright light appear with purple lens flare in the pictures. When contacted, Apple’s reply was simple enough: it is the camera’s normal behavior.

Well, as the above image shows (taken on a Nexus 4), we now have the “scientific” evidence: this is indeed the normal behavior of these camera sensors. We can only hope that the next-generation devices won’t feature this nasty purple haze issue.

Maybe a good accessory maker could save the day? Well … hope is everlasting.

[Via PhoneArena]

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  • Rishi

    Not the same issue at all. Purple haze when facing a light source is natural. IPhone 5 had issues even when the light source was not in the picture. Do you have such images taken on a Nexus 4 to back up your claim?

  • farsyte

    All I know is that my iPhone 4 rarely had this problem..3 out of 5 shots with my iphone 5 show up with the p-haze FAIL!