can the Nexus 5 capture humans?

Im close to biting on upgrading my S2 and my wife's Iphone 4S for nexus 5 handsets and am pleased with output from the nexus 5 camera in online samples and photography pools ( https://www.flickr.com/groups/nexus5photos/ ) but have noticed that the killer shots all seem to be of scenery , very rarely is there a shot with a human subject that I'd say was great or excellent.

both our aging handsets were considered good shooters for their time and we have two young children so we are forever grabbing shots whether its of first steps or funny expressions but it would really really suck to order the 5 and find we couldn't get a shot of a dynamic target, not a kid running, just a kid smiling!

any owners or former owners care to chip in ? its all thats holding me back!