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Google Posts Three Nexus 5 TV Spots – Highlight Photo Sphere, HDR+, and Auto Awesome

Google is upping its commercial game with the launch of three new Nexus 5 TV spots. They are quite short, timing in at just 15 seconds each, all focused (pun) primarily around the device’s camera. Google highlights Photo Sphere, Google+’s Auto Awesome feature, and the camera’s HDR+ setting.

Have a look down below at the four new videos and let us know what you feel about Google’s TV spot work. We are still favoring the Boomer commercial from a month ago. It’s just so sweet.

Photo Sphere


Auto Awesome

  • Valerie Rub

    I am finding cell phone which have facilities of Google map. If in this cell phone have facilities Of Google Map i want buy for Google.

  • Definitely a little weird that Google/LG are going the same route as HTC in advertising the worst part about the phone…the camera.

    • michael arazan

      Hopefully they won’t subject Andy the Android into a hipster car wash

  • giron

    Has anyone with the N5 had problems taking low light photospheres where the majority of the images taken are severely underexposed / nearly black? My Gnex never had this problem…

  • Morbid138

    These adds better be hinting off that a new software update is on the horizon that improves the camera, if not, FALSE ADVERTISING!

  • ferrari187

    cue the “has anyone told them there camera sucks” jokes! this supposed software better help

  • Pratik Holla

    What is hdr+? How is different from just hdr?

    • interstellarmind

      HDR+ uses the actual technique used by HDR in DSLR’S by taking 3 photos, each at a different exposure, then combining them into one shot so you get perfect exposure.

      Regular HDR (on most smartphone camera softwares) just fudges the pixels, I think. Not sure what process is used exactly to achieve “HDR” – but it isn’t what HDR+ does.

  • Guest

    What is hdr+? How is it different from just her?

  • Matt R Carner

    As with all smartphones, they are capable of great photos in the right hands and with the right circumstances. I’ve seen plenty of crappy photos shots with HTC Ones and GS4s and iP5ss.

    I’ve been happy with my N5s camera. I’m also not expecting it to be the end all be all.

    Now, can we switch over to G+ comments with the new site redesign?

    • trentsws

      Hope not…

    • SkylaC90

      I’d also love to see G+ comments implanted

    • G+ is the most hideous and terrible thing ever invented. I can’t believe people actually use that site, when I go to it (for work) it’s like blindingly terrible.

      • Larizard

        You don’t like it because it has terrible design? or you just don’t like the idea of google tying it in with the rest of their services? Because those are two totally different things, and if you think G+ has bad design, then I don’t know what to tell you. Go to Facebook, maybe.

        • michael arazan

          Or myspace or Friendster = P

      • Matt R Carner

        To each their own I guess. When I think of “blindingly terrible” I usually think of a site like http://www.hypable.com. Ugh.

    • S2556

      Agree except G+

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  • JTxo5

    Still waiting on that camera update the verge reported a couple weeks ago.

  • EC8CH


    They are marketing the worst part of the phone?

    • Pretty much.

      • EC8CH


    • TheDrizzle

      I’ve been impressed with my N5 camera. Especially the HDR. Its proving much better than my moto X.

      • EC8CH

        before or after the Moto X got it’s camera software update?

        • TheDrizzle


          • Valerie Rub

            no before

        • decidedtochangename

          It seems a common statement to defend a Nexus 5 purchase versus a Moto X since all the reviewers say the X is better. They are both good phones with cameras that are their weakest part.

    • LiiIiikEaBau5

      Yeah, coz no other companies does!

    • lamenting

      I do have to say tho – coming from the HTC One’s Zoes – Google’s “auto awesome” and being able to fine tune what’s in your auto-awesome’d video (cut/trim vids, choose which vids, choose which pics) is a definite plus. The Zoes have a little bit of customization, but not like Google’s.

    • dyan751

      I get
      paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought
      I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and
      she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I’ve
      been doing, http://www.jobs74.ℂom

    • Richard Yarrell

      I can’t help but laugh subtract HDR+ from this camera and you have the same pathetic camera of yesteryear. No wonder overall sales will never eclipse the leading smartphones on the market today.

      • squiddy20

        Riiiight… Because the camera is all that matters in a smartphone. Please tell me you were either joking or are retarded.

        • Tyler

          He’s a Samsung fanboi he doesn’t understand that the camera has optical image stabilization which is only present on the lg g2 and not the gs4 or note 3(only has software ois).