The problem here was exposure. Not sure why, but your Nexus shot was wildly overexposed. It wouldn't necessarily consider that a bad thing as over exposing without motion blur in a dim environment is actually tough to do unless you have a VERY good light gathering sensor.z The Nexus shot probably lacks detail more because it picked some really highISO to get the over exposure more than due to it's 5mp of pixels. I just did a test with the wife between her 8mp Charge and my 5mp Nexus. The nexus shots were much better.