Instantly Improve Your Camera With This Simple Download


Downloading the Google Camera to your device could add the excellent HDR+ feature to your phone!

If we were to say that you could improve the performance of your camera with a simple download what would you think? Well, the fact is you can, well you can as long as you have a compatible smartphone.

First of all, you have to have a smartphone that runs a Snapdragon 820, 821 or 835 chipset so that includes the latest OnePlus devices including the OnePlus 5, most top end Xiaomi and Vivo phones plus a few others.

If you have a device with one of those processors then read on!

The Google Camera app is the camera app that comes on the Google Pixel, and anyone who has used that phone will know just how good the camera is. Now officially we can’t simply download that camera app on to another phone but thanks to Ukranian developer B-S-G we do now have access to the APK.

You’ll have to allow installation of apps from unknown sources to download and install the Google Camera, and we do warn you that you install the app at your own risk, but we have tested it with success on the OP5, and OP3.

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Using the new camera app with HDR+ selected you’ll find that once you shoot a photo then go to preview it in the gallery you’ll see a small notification stating that the HDR image is being processed. This will take just a second or two and should result in an image with a clear, improved difference.

The XDA forums have gotten hold of the Google Camera APK and have confirmed that it is safe to install so if you want improved camera performance from just a simple app download head over to XDA now and grab yourself a copy.

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36 Comments

  1. September 11, 2017

    Will this work on a smartphone with SD 652?

    • Patrick Van Reusel
      September 12, 2017

      Read the article

    • cyril symbio
      September 12, 2017

      is SD 652 a SD 820, 821 or 835?????????????????????????????????????
      Will it work on my laptop? Or on my Bonzai? I want my bonzai to grow better with HDR+ colors

      • September 12, 2017

        You’re simply a buffoon to talk like that. If you don’t have anything to contribute, why don’t you shut the fuck up?

        Stupid fool

        • NextHype
          September 12, 2017

          the bonzai joke was fun, so it contributes to a healthy standard of living by bringing smile and sunshine

        • Biem meneer
          September 12, 2017

          Michael you fucking moddafokkah son of a bitch..

      • NextHype
        September 12, 2017

        tu m’as tué xD
        or “you made my day” as we could say in a proper english

  2. Michael Ogbonnaya
    September 11, 2017

    Will this work on a smartphone with SD 652?

    • Patrick Van Reusel
      September 12, 2017

      Read the article

    • cyril symbio
      September 12, 2017

      is SD 652 a SD 820, 821 or 835?????????????????????????????????????
      Will it work on my laptop? Or on my Bonzai? I want my bonzai to grow better with HDR+ colors

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      September 12, 2017

      You’re simply a buffoon to talk like that. If you don’t have anything to contribute, why don’t you shut the fuck up?

      Stupid fool

    • NextHype
      September 12, 2017

      tu m’as tué xD
      or “you made my day” as we could say in a proper english

    • NextHype
      September 12, 2017

      the bonzai joke was fun, so it contributes to a healthy standard of living by bringing smile and sunshine

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      September 12, 2017

      Not like I care.

    • Guest
      September 12, 2017

      Michael you fucking moddafokkah son of a bitch..

  3. Ben Liu
    September 11, 2017

    Doesnt open on the ZUK Z2.. 🙁

    • goodwill
      September 11, 2017

      Yeah, I don’t think it works on all 820, 821, 835. I think it’ll only work on a more pure stock android roms like oxygen os.

  4. goodwill
    September 11, 2017

    I’ve tried this like a month ago on my LG G6 and the app crashed. I haven’t tried it on my OP5 tho.

  5. regina maria
    September 11, 2017

    not worry with xiaomi mi5s ..can install but app keep crush ..lol

  6. Assefa Hanson
    September 12, 2017

    Amazing so improvement for smartphones that are essentially good enough already how amazing

  7. Ben Liu
    September 12, 2017

    Doesnt open on the ZUK Z2.. 🙁

    • goodwill
      September 12, 2017

      Yeah, I don’t think it works on all 820, 821, 835. I think it’ll only work on a more pure stock android roms like oxygen os.

  8. goodwill
    September 12, 2017

    I’ve tried this like a month ago on my LG G6 and the app crashed. I haven’t tried it on my OP5 tho.

  9. amin2302
    September 12, 2017

    How about the Helio X25 Chipsets?

  10. regina maria
    September 12, 2017

    not worry with xiaomi mi5s ..can install but app keep crush ..lol

  11. Assefa Hanson
    September 12, 2017

    Amazing so improvement for smartphones that are essentially good enough already how amazing

  12. Rick
    September 12, 2017

    Crashes also on MI5

    • debianus
      September 14, 2017

      Edit build.prop, make string ‘persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1’ , save, reboot. If the string doesn’t exist, add it.
      It works with this change.

  13. amin2302
    September 12, 2017

    How about the Helio X25 Chipsets?

  14. Guest
    September 12, 2017

    Crashes also on MI5

    • debianus
      September 14, 2017

      Edit build.prop, make string ‘persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1’ , save, reboot. If the string doesn’t exist, add it.
      It works with this change.

  15. Flavi
    September 12, 2017

    Only works with 64-bit Snapdragon devices supporting Hexagon DSP and 2x ISP (SD425, 430, 625, 630, 808, 810, 820, among others) with camera2 API enabled and updated to Android Nougat.

  16. Flavi
    September 13, 2017

    Only works with 64-bit Snapdragon devices supporting Hexagon DSP and 2x ISP (SD425, 430, 625, 630, 808, 810, 820, among others) with camera2 API enabled and updated to Android Nougat.

  17. debianus
    September 14, 2017

    WOW!
    On Mi5 low light places takes great photos. Miui Camera app not. It is a huge improvement, try it.

  18. debianus
    September 14, 2017

    WOW!
    On Mi5 low light places takes great photos. Miui Camera app not. It is a huge improvement, try it.