The Nexus 5 camera is as good or better than the iPhone 5c? (comparison images)
Source: Trusted Reviews
I think that the Verge's take on the Nexus 5 camera is with inconsistency, not just quality. The source of these images (link above) hints at software issues too (exposure). Also, forums member coolscrotie mentioned frustrations with the N5's camera software algorithms even though the quality of the photos was excellent.
The Verge's rating of the N5 camera at 5/10 is a bit harsh though. The iPhone 5c, for example, received a "Great camera" praise and an 8/10.
Note/Request: Please do not turn this into an #iVerge or how the Verge's rating scores are inconsistent. Standards of this industry does change. Phones are reviewed by different editors. Some may have different opinions than others.