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Nexus 5 camera problems roll on

Under: LG, Mobile Phones
By:Gary | February 17th, 2014

Since Google and LG released the Nexus 5 a few months ago the handset has been well received among those that have used or purchased one, but that’s not to say the device has had a trouble free life as the Nexus 5 camera problems roll on.

The biggest criticism that has been levelled at the Nexus 5 is the handsets camera, which was recently discussed in a video we recently provided you. Some of the problems may not even be affecting all users, while many of the issues faced by owners of the device are likely to be software related.

One problem that keeps appearing is a hissing sound when using the camera to capture video and has been affecting the handset for a few months now, and despite the release of the Android 4.4.2 update for the handset that was to improve the camera, this problem hasn’t gone away.

Google feels that the issue is related to a software problem and sources are claiming that Google is currently working on a fix to be provided in a future firmware update. Some owners of the handset have even traded it in for something else due to the frustrating problem.

There have been issues with a number of Nexus devices since the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update was rolled out to end users, and owners of the Nexus 4 will certainly vouch for that with problems affecting Wi-Fi connections among a number of others.

Have you had issues with the Nexus 5 camera?

Source: GottaBe Mobile.

Nexus 5 camera problems

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  • KID ANDROID

    Have yet to come across a single issue with my N5 and I’ve had it since the first week it was released in the Playstore

    • Robert

      No problems here. Love my Nexus 5.. ..

  • Joe1979

    These people are crazy, I haven’t one issue with my phone. This phone is near flawless.

  • Sohaib

    They are right. The hissing sound is there which is very annoying plus the mic has issues aswell. Fix it google please!

  • kurt

    Never heard that I’ve seen 3 n5′s my gf my friends and mine none of them do that

  • evilclown13

    Mine hisses like a son of a b, in a quiet room if I record just the TV the hissing is so loud, sort of a craclke to that I can’t even hear the TV sound when I play it back

  • Shane Piskur

    Yeah I have the white noise hissing sound when recording but other than that no issues.

  • james

    I haven’t had a single problem with my nexus 5 perhaps, there is something radiating in the space around the device that is interfering with the hardware Or the software can’t distinguish the noise it is creating that would be my guess

  • sing mila

    Ma phone does not hiss…but I do have this sound near the power button…. when I shake it makes sound… Some say it’s nothing but loose objects near the cameraor as a problem

    • James

      That is the power button itself making the noise, nothing to be concerned of

  • Chris Sabu

    Purchased last week and has the hissin prob ..in addition to the wi fi drop

  • Joe1979

    I”m just curious, the guys who claim to have issues did you make Google Play purchases or did you get them from a mobile provider?

  • Matt

    Zero issues with my camera or anything else for that matter

  • James

    My Phone is also working perfectly, Much better than my S3

  • breenger

    Yeah, got a nexus 5 off the play store last week and I have both the hiss + WiFi problem. I’m getting a new router anyways, so hopefully that will fix the wifi, otherwise its going back.

  • Paul

    The camera on my Galaxy Nexus was significantly better than on the Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.2. That’s proof there is an issue with the camera. Also, photospheres stitched a lot better and were much clearer on the Galaxy Nexus. I think it’s a problem with the cameras aperature. While using photosphere the aperature seems to get “stuck” which inherently causes stitching to suck and lighting to be inconsistent.

  • everything fanboy

    Shittest article ever. Factually retarded

  • RichHeart

    Video noise:
    Beware holding the phone near the mic. Partially blocking it can cause the sound (of silence) to be amplified as noise, in addition to the micro finger movement noise

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