Google makes the Gcam app for Stock Android OS, which can be found on the Pixel devices. If you want to use Google Camera, you can download it from the Play Store or any other sources. But the one in the Google Play Store won’t have full support for your OnePlus 5. It won’t have HDR+ mode, ZSL, Portrait Mode, Night Vision, Photo-sphere, Photobooth, Lens, Focus Effect, and Panorama.
So, to get access to all the Google Camera features on your OnePlus 5, you need to download and install the Gcam port.
HDR+ mode usually is for Google’s (Nexus or Pixel) devices. This mode is not like the normal HDR mode, which can be found on other devices. Samsung and HTC are using the same solution to improve the quality of their cameras.
So we are sharing some modified version of Google Camera APK having built-in HDR+ mode support, all thanks to the developers on XDA. The difference between stock and Google camera app on OnePlus 5 is quite significant. Google Camera comes up far better than Stock Camera in terms of picture quality. Check the comparison given below!
In case you don’t know how to install an APK file manually, you can follow the steps below:
At first, Download OnePlus 5 Google Camera port APK on your computer.
Now, connect the phone to the PC by using a USB cable.
Next, you need to enable MTP/Transfer Files mode on your Android device.
Then transfer the downloaded APK file to the storage of your phone.
Now, disconnect the phone.
Then, open the file manager app on your phone.
Now, you need to navigate to the location where you transferred the APK.
Next, tap on the “<Google-Camera-file-name.apk>” file.
Allow “Unknown sources” to install in settings (whenever it ask).
Now, you must follow the on-screen instructions and install the Google Camera app, allowing all the required permissions.
If you are on a Custom ROM or if your device is rooted and you are facing some problem with the camera module, you can raise your query by commenting below. Also, you can join this Telegraph Group for community discussion.
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Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.