HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 in August 2017. The Nokia 8 sports in a 5.3-inch QHD IPS LCD display. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.5 GHz with Adreno 540 handling the graphics duties and it comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a micro SD card. It runs on Stock Android 7.1.1 out of the box which can be updated to Android Oreo with an update for Android Pie scheduled in near future. It is juiced by a 3090 mAh.
In the camera department, the Nokia 8 packs in a 13 MP primary sensor with 1.12-micron pixel size that is combined with an optically stabilized f/2.0 lens. The secondary camera is a 13 MP monochrome sensor with 1.12-micron pixel size and uses the same f/2.0 lens but without OIS. Though the phones pack in some decent camera hardware, the software processing is not up to the mark to rival with the best in the game of mobile photography. For three years in a row, Google proved that with better software processing algorithms, their phones with a single rear camera can outperform phones with multiple cameras on the rear. If you happen to own a Nokia 8 and want a similar level of image processing, here is how you can achieve that.
Google Camera Port For Nokia 8
XDA Developers have managed to bring Google Camera from the Google Pixel devices with the HDR+ algorithm and other Google Camera enhancements to Nokia 8. The ports pack in the following features:
- Portrait Mode
- HDR+ Mode
- Lens Blur
- Google Lens
- Video Capture
Download Google Camera APK For Nokia 8:
Download the latest version of Google Camera port for Nokia 8 by clicking below:
Steps To Install Google Camera on Nokia 8
- Download the Google Camera APK file.
- Copy/Move the downloaded file to your Nokia 8.
- 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.
And you are done.
No root or any special steps needed. Once you install the app, you can simply open the app, grant the required permissions and start using it.
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.Google Camera Issues and Fixes
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