Slightly more than a month ago, it was reported by many Apple iPhone 5 users that they found purple haze issues on their camera. Now, we are seeing that the same with the Google Nexus 4. Thanks to a Google+ user who has uploaded a rather coarse Photosphere shot. It showed the Google’s handset is prone to producing abundant amounts of purplish lens flare, too.
Earlier, soon after the iPhone 5 went on sale, mobile owners started complaining the purple color came from the camera. At first, Apple denied the issue stating that the purple haze produced by the iPhone 5’s camera depends on how mobile users are framing. In addition, an AppleCare representative replied to an iPhone 5 user’s complaint regarding the issue of finding the color was “considered normal behavior “for the iPhone 5’s camera.
Later Apple posted a support article stating that “you can find purple color when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. Moving the camera slightly to change the position at which the bright light is entering the lens, or shielding the lens with your hand, should minimize or eliminate the effect.”
Well considering the price difference between LG Nexus 4 and Apple iPhone 5, the purple haze issue cannot be blamed directly on the Nexus unlike in the case of the costlier iPhone. Anyways we expect some solution from Google or LG in this regard.
If we have any solution from the support teams, we will bring you more updates soon.