When you use your phone’s camera to take pictures, especially at night, it’s inevitable that the captured images are not beautiful, the photos are flat, noisy, lack of detail… generally bad.
Then you will receive advice to install Gcam and shoot. So what is Gcam? And is it really as divine as rumored?
#first. What is Gcam?
Gcam (Google Camera) is a photography feature of Google on Pixel phones, because it is Google’s “homegrown” device, they have taken care of and optimized it very well, plus the processing algorithm is very good. The reason of the excellent camera can be said to be the top in the smartphone world today.
So the photos taken from the Google Camera are extremely impressive, taking good photos even in low light (this is what makes it famous).
More, Google Pixel’s astrophotography capabilities It also makes many cameras have to bow their heads, which already speaks to the class of Google Camera.
And here are some advanced features equipped on Gcam:
- Night Sight: Night mode
- Auto Shot: Auto shooting mode
- Slow Motion: Slow motion photography
- Panorama: Panorama mode
- Photo Booth
- Motion Photos: Motion photography mode
- HDR +
- Portrait Mode: Portrait mode to remove fonts
- Astrophotography Mode: Astrophotography mode
Realizing the outstanding power of Google Camera, individual developers have gathered and proceeded to extract what is in Google Camera into a separate application that can be installed and used on computers. Android is different, not letting Google Pixel “eat pieces” anymore.
To put it simply, Gcam is considered a Rep of Google Camera. However, we also need to understand that not all Gcams are the same and not all devices can be installed. And once installed, it doesn’t always work smoothly.
It also depends on the compatibility between the device you are using and the version of Gcam.
#2. What are the advantages of Gcam?
The first advantage to mention, of course, is the ability to take beautiful photos.
If it is said that it is on par with Google Camera on the Google Pixel, it is probably not, but it will certainly improve a lot for phones that are not strong in photography, especially the ability to take photos at night.
Currently, there are many Gcam developers for users to use, from Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppp … all have their own versions of Gcam, all of them are 100% free
#3. What are the disadvantages of Gcam?
Although Gcam will help your smartphone take better photos, but not all 100 machines are the same.
As I said above, you need to understand that, Gcam is just software and it’s powerful thanks to Google’s optimization on their own devices.
Moreover, it is powerful from the data itself AI (artificial intelligence) that Google collects through their services, Gcam from other developers may have the processing power but won’t have the data capabilities for AI like Google’s “zines”.
Because there are a lot of developers, and they are not legitimate applications, they will have a lot of bugs when used. There are even cases, when installing it also causes the device to crash, fortunately Gcam is very easy to install and uninstall easily.
Gcam is only strong in taking photos, while recording video, its processing ability is only good, but in fact, Google Pixel products are not strong in video.
For those who are knowledgeable about technology, they all admit one thing: specifications, design, or camera improvements of the phone…. 10 parts, only 5 parts have an impact on the ability to produce a good photo.
It’s also the phone’s post-capture processing capabilities.
The proof is that the old Google Pixel has only one camera (single camera) but still produces better photos than many Android phones with 2, even 3 cameras, which is completely normal.
Because the good processing ability has brought better photos for Google Pixel. The image that the camera captures is basically the same, only in the ability to process the data afterwards.
Gcam has been and is a photography application that is loved by many young people, especially those who have a passion for photography but cannot afford to buy a Google Pixel or buy themselves a phone with a high camera. grant.
The power of Gcam is undisputed, but you should choose for the device an appropriate version, trusted by many people to avoid unnecessary errors.
#5. How to install Gcam on Android phone?
As I shared above, the Gcam application is not available on the Google Play app store, moreover there are many developers. So to choose the version of Gcam that best suits your phone, you have to go through many steps.
Specifically, follow the steps below:
+ Step 1: Install Camera2API application to check if your phone can install Gcam: Link to install application here !
After the installation is complete, open the Camera2 Api Probe application. At this point, pay attention to parameters such as LEVEL_3, FULL, LIMITED or LEGACY.
- In case all 4 of these hardware parameters are green, congratulations, the machine will definitely be able to install Gcam.
- In the case of only
FULLIf there is a green check mark, you can still install it, usually if these two parameters light up, it means that the device is using a Snapdragon chip.
- Where there is only line
FULLwhat about green ticks? Yes, it can still be installed, but the machine will not be able to take full advantage of the power of Gcam.
+ Step 2: This is the most important step, which is choosing the right Gcam version for your device.
There are 2 ways to install Gcam, the first way is to use the automatic search engine, and the second way is to use the rice-based tool
Method 1: Use an automated search engine: You install an application called GCamator. Application download link here !
After installing the application, open it up => wait for the application to scan then it will display the appropriate version for your device => click Install to install the APK file of that Gcam on your device.
Method 2: I advise you to do this proactively.
You can go to the links below, find the phone you are using to download the corresponding APK file:
Okay, after you have downloaded the APK file, you know what to do next 🙂 Yes, install APK file on Android phone Yours is done!
Hopefully, through this article, you have a better understanding of the Gcam application. Are you using Gcam? Please share your real experiences for everyone to discuss and exchange more!
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