The POCO F3 and X3 Pro are among the most affordable last-generation devices. These smartphones will be the best option for those, who are looking for maximum performance with minimum expense. But unfortunately, the mid-budget devices do not offer the best image quality that users accept according to what they see on the camera parameters. And sometimes there is a need for third-party camera apps, among which Google Camera (GCam) application is relatively famous due to its excellent performance. So, in this article, we will show you the way to download Google camera on your POCO F3 and X3 Pro with no issues or difficulties.
At first, let’s take a look and understand what is Google Camera and what kind of advantages it has? Google Camera, mostly known as GCam makes it possible to take your photo experience and photo quality to the next level due to its many extra features such as HDR+, portrait mode, night mode, etc. With this app, you can take photos much better than your phone’s original camera can do.
The main reason for the GCam’s popularity is definitely unofficial ports. GCam is officially available only for Nexus and Pixel phones. But now, we also have the ability to install the Google Camera and use its super features for different phone models.
Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro and F3 Camera Parameters
In terms of photography, Xiaomi’s POCO X3 Pro has a 20MP camera on the front, a 48-megapixel main camera on the back paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and two 2-megapixel sub-cameras. t has a Dual-LED flash, HDR, Panorama, gyro-EIS, etc.
And what about the Xiaomi POCO F3, it comes with a 48MP wide + an 8MP ultrawide + a 5MP macro lens with PDAF, an LED flash, HDR, Panorama mode, etc. It packs a single 20MP selfie camera with HDR mode.
Google Camera features
As mentioned above the highlights of the Google Camera are HDR+, portrait mode, night mode, panorama, and photosphere.
HDR: When the HDR feature is active, the phone usually takes 3 photos and processes them together to adjust the dynamic range, colors, and contrast. In Google Camera, this is achieved by taking 5-15 photos, not 3 photos. In addition, the main thing is that although the number of photos taken increases, the speed of shooting and processing of the photo does not slow down too much.
Motion and Panorama: We can compare the feature of Motion to iPhone’s Live Photos or HTC’s Zoe modes. When Motion is on, a short video is captured with the photo and embedded in the photo. There are 4 shooting options in Panorama mode. These are horizontal, vertical, wide-angle, and fisheye options.
Photosphere: Photosphere is actually a panorama mode taken in 360 degrees. However, it is offered to users as a separate option in Google camera.
Download Google Camera for Poco F3 and Poco X3 Pro (Gcam APK)
Note: There are no Configuration files available for Xiaomi Poco F3 and Poco X3 Pro right now.
Steps to install GCam on Xiaomi POCO F3 and X3 Pro
- Make sure that the Unknown Sources option is enabled on your device. Head over to the device Settings menu > Security/Privacy > Enable it. [If already enabled, skip to the installation]
- Now, download the GCam APK file according to your model or preference from the download link above on your phone.
- Head over to the File Manager app and tap on the downloaded GCam APK file.
- It will initiate the package installer interface > Tap on Install.
- The app will start installing and once it’s done, tap on Open to start using it.
- That’s all, well done
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However, there may be cases, when GCam does not work properly or it keeps crashing. In this case, make sure to re-enable the Camera2 API mode on your handset by using the build.prop editor on your File Manager in order to give access to the system. This command-line – “Persist.vender.camera.HAL3.enable=1” needs to be added to the build.prop editor and then just save it.
Once done, you only have to restart your device, and install the GCam APK file again following the steps above. We hope, this guide will help you install GCam and have great camera performance from now on.