Everything You need to Know about Nexus Camera App

Nexus 6P is an amazing Android phone in terms of design, display, build quality, battery life and camera. Talking about camera, which means image quality that 6P can capture, you can take shots that stand up to the iPhone 6S, Galaxy S7 or other recent flagship Smartphone. But, the truth is the camera app that comes with Nexus phone is not so good.

It sounds awkward right? You can pick up a Nexus 6P, take a snap and come with something great. But every other flagship phone released this year is exactly same. However, one thing about those phones is they provide you all sorts of manual control for exposure, ISO, white balance and shutter speed. In case of Samsung, the camera app sets the bar; you need to double tap the home button shortcut to open it. While in iPhone, you can count on those quick “auto” photos to come out the way you intended. Talking about Galaxy Note 5 or S7 Edge, fixing white balance was just couple taps away and given with creative flexibility which is totally absent on Nexus devices.

Why does buying Nexus make users to settle for a camera App that can’t compare to Samsung’s?

Nexus phones are not only missing manual controls; the camera app lacks something as basic and fundamental as an exposure slider. Thus, the exposure slider has now become a staple on pretty much every other Smartphone. Google’s camera app once had an option to make exposure adjustments but now it disappeared. Even on Motorola’s Nexus 6, exposure control disappeared and not yet returned. Yet, the camera’s metering is often good on Nexus but there will be some occasions where it misreads the things.

How it is possible for the same company that created Google Photos to be satisfied with this?

You may say, even iPhone lacks manual control. But, in case of iOS, there are lots of third-party camera apps that offer controls that are missing from Apple’s built-in camera application. However, that supposed to be true on Android at least in theory as the manual camera on Nexus phone rarely works as promised. Just changing the white balance does nothing or the exposure dial is broken for some reason.

Nexus phones are made for technology lovers. Hence, still many Android users are on a view that they are on a pedestal that other phones can’t quite reach it. So, why does phone for nerds lack a fun and nerd way of making our pictures more beautiful? This makes no sense, especially after Google mastered the photo library app which was once worried no company would pull off with Google Photos. Later they crushed it which has a five-star review average on Apple’s App Store. Yet, when you open Google’s camera, you can’t bang the exposure or tweak the white balance. That stuff feels more important than Photo Sphere, as this thing keeps from using Google’s fantastic Nexus hardware full time.