There’s little denying the fact that the iPhone is perhaps the most popular smartphone in the last 5 years. It was after all called the Jesus phone in its first few years. The popularity however has its downfalls. Any issue, big or small, will be highlighted all over the web and scrutinised severely. One such issue was the purple tint issue with the camera on the new iPhone 5. Aiming the camera at a bright source of light caused the images to show a strong purple tint on them. It was so blown out of proportion that Apple issued an explanation regarding the purple tint issue.
Well now it seems as if the latest and greatest Nexus 4 from Google also exhibits the purple tint issue. The image above is taken from the review done by Anandtech. The strong purple tint is very visible.
The second image above also has the same tint. In both these images the result is due to the bright source of light.
So are both Nexus 4 and iPhone 5 with faulty cameras? No. This is a limitation of all cameras, even expensive DSLRs. The purple tint issue doesn’t always rear its head, but it will eventually if you keep on taking pictures near bright sources of light.