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3 Reasons the Camera of the Nexus 6 Was a Disappointment

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The Nexus 6 was supposed to bring Google into the phablet market.

After the success of the Nexus 5, many people expected Google to deliver an even better Nexus phone. However, in reality, the company failed and the Nexus 6 is seen as a disappointment. A big part of the reason why the Nexus 6 failed to meet the standards and expectations of the fans is the camera. Here are three reasons why the camera was a disappointment.

Complex Operations

One of the reasons, why the Nexus 6 had a bad camera, is the easy access and usage of the camera. While most companies and their phones have a designated button in the camera app for video recording, things are complicated on the Nexus 6. In Google’s latest phone, in order to start video recording, you must first start the camera application, then swipe to bring up a menu and from there select video. After that, the camera will switch to recording video. It takes more than five seconds to complete this operation, which is a lot more than the shortcut access offered by the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the LG G4 for example.

Poor Auto Mode

The Nexus 6 has a Stock Android camera application, and that is one of the reasons the camera is a failure. The UI offers has just one camera mode, which is the auto mode. However, in auto mode, there are limits to what you can do. While you have control over HDR, the control over exposure is catastrophic and you need to tap on the “dot” buttons to get to basic settings.

Awful Video Recording

If you like to record a video with the Nexus 6, good luck. Chances are you will end up with a blurry and shaky video. The Nexus 6 doesn’t have optical image stabilization for video recording and the camera UI doesn’t even allow to tap on the screen to refocus. Simply put, the Nexus 6 has little to no options for video recording.