Google Pixel phones have earned a name for themselves in the Android universe. When Google ditched the Nexus lineup of smartphones, everyone thought it was a bad decision, but look where we are today. Among the many other great things about the Google Pixel phones, the camera capabilities of the device stand out from the crowd. Right from the Original Google Pixel, Google has set a new benchmark for smartphone photography.
Just like the last gen Pixel phones, the Google Pixel 2 duo also gained huge props for their insane camera performances. While most, if not all, manufacturers use a dual camera setup for taking sharper photos and portrait mode photos, Google is effortlessly blowing every single competition out of the water with a simple single camera setup. And what more, Google Pixel phones even come with selfie portrait option. I guess Google Pixel 2 was the first phone to ship with portrait selfies option.
Google Pixel 2 Camera for OnePlus 6
Google phones are all about software, for the most part. No 6GB+ RAM option, but the phones are smoother than many other flagship devices with 6GB of RAM (looking at you Note8). Reason? Software. Amazing personal smart assistant; again software. No fancy camera setup, but still insanely great photos. How? You guessed it right, software again.
The Google Pixel 2 devices are an example of how well a device can perform with a well-optimized software. While the main reason behind all the great photos from Pixel 2 is mainly software, it was only a matter of time till the features were ported to other devices.
OnePlus 6 Google Camera Port is almost stable now!
XDA Senior Member cstrak27 has been working hard in porting the Google Camera for OnePlus for quite a while now. He now has successfully ported it to work on OnePlus 6 with most features working properly. Let’s take a look at what works on what doesn’t.
OnePlus 6 Google Camera – Features and Bugs
- HDR+ Mode (Front and Rear)
- Lens Blur
- Google Lens
- Video Capture
- Portrait Mode
Download OnePlus 6 Google Camera APK
You can download the Google Camera APK for OnePlus 6 by clicking below:
Install Google Camera on OnePlus 6
- Download the Google Camera APK file from the link above.
- Copy/Move the downloaded file to your OnePlus 6.
- Open a file manager of your choice and navigate to the copied file.
- Tap on the file to install it as normal APK. Note: You may need to enable ‘Unknown sources’ if you haven’t done that already.
Yes, as simple as that. No root or any special steps needed. Once you install the app, you can simply open the app and start using it.
OnePlus 6 Google Camera
There are several version of Google Camera for many devices out there. At this point, it will be a surprise if a well-known device doesn’t have a Google Camera port. I have personally used it on two of my devices and the results are stunning and I can personally vouch that the hype is real. If you have not done it already, do give the OnePlus 6 Google Camera Port a try and I am sure you will not be disappointed. For support and future updates, be sure to check out the original XDA Thread.
These APKs don’t require any additional configuration, but, on top of the usual options (camera sounds, video resolution, etc) there are a few things you can change (explore the settings menu!):
- HDR+ parameters: “Default” is enough for most people. Higher settings may produce better photos, especially in hard conditions, but it takes more time to process.
- HDR+ image quality: Change the jpg compression (a lower value results in smaller files, but the quality is worse).
- HDR+ RAW+JPG: Save RAW files.
- Correction of auto-exposure HDR or Auto-Exposure: Controls shutter speed, not 100% stable. Works better in low light and with HDR enhanced enabled.
- HDR+ enhanced for portrait mode: Slower, but better portrait photos.
- Disable zoom in portrait mode: By default, it zooms in a bit.
- Use Nexus6P model: Photos with better details/sharpness (and noisier).
- Since slow motion doesn’t work on Oreo, you can hide the option from the menu:
Settings > Advanced > Fix Camera API2 > “Disable video slow motion”
Android Oreo users: if you can’t see your photos from inside Google Camera, go to “Debugging and tools”, uncheck “camera.use_photos” and restart the app.
Options/options names can be changed/removed depending on the version.
If you are facing issues and need help with troubleshooting/fixing the issues, visit the following page:Google Camera Issues and Fixes
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