How to Install Google Camera (GCam) on Realme 5 Pro (Saturation Issue Fix)

Gcam on Realme 5 Pro

Last month, Realme announced the successor to the popular Realme 3 Pro dubbed Realme 5 Pro. Yes! The brand skipped the number 4 altogether since it is considered unlucky in the Chinese culture. Well, that’s not what this article is about. Realme 5 Pro comes with a quad rear camera module allowing it to give an immense competition in the segment. Sadly, the integrated camera application isn’t good enough to churn out most from the Sony IMX 586 48MP primary sensor. To recall, Realme 5 Pro’s rear camera module consists of a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens,  2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro lens. For such a versatile camera setup, you need an application that can take the full advantage of it.

Bringing you the compatible Google Camera app or simply GCam for the Realme 5 Pro. There are numerous versions of GCam out there and to be honest, some of them doesn’t work at all. We decided to try out the most popular ones to find the compatible one. Here is a quick guide on how to install Google Camera (GCam) on the Realme 5 Pro.

How to Install Google Camera (GCam) on Realme 5 Pro

Installing GCam application on the Realme 5 Pro is a piece of cake, to be honest. You have to just download the APK file and install it on your smartphone. But that’s not enough. If you’re not aware, Sony IMX 586 48MP sensor comes with a saturation issue. Hopefully, we have found the right camera settings to get rid of the annoying issue. Follow the below-given steps carefully to install GCam and fix the saturation issue.

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  1. The foremost thing which you need to do is download the GCam APK file for Realme 5 Pro. Once that done, you have to install it on your smartphone. If this the first time you’re installing from an unknown source then you might come across with the permission error.
  2. Tap on Settings and then allow the app installation from the third-party source. Now, you will be able to install the APK file on your smartphone. After installing the application, you will be able to click photos but with saturation issue of course.
  3. To fix the saturation issue on Realme 5 Pro, open the GCam Settings menu and tap on the “BSG Mod Settings”. Look for the “HDR+ in Portrait mode” and enable it by tapping on it. Right below this option, you should see Saturation; tap on it.
  4. Under the Saturation option, change the Highlight and Shadow Saturation to 1.8 and 2.4 for the back camera. On the other hand, change it to 1.2 and 1.8 respectively for the front camera.
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That’s all you have to do in order to click stunning photos from the Realme 5 Pro. The above-mentioned settings for Google Camera or GCam will fix the saturation issue completely.


That was our quick guide on how to install Google Camera (GCam) on Realme 5 Pro. As mentioned earlier, there are plenty of mod apps available but the one which we have listed above is the only stable and quick for the device. Except for the slow-motion, almost all the GCam features work with this particular APK file including Night Sight. Above all, the saturation fix listed above will help you take the best picture from the application. At last, if you’re looking to get the best out of the all-new Realme 5 Pro, then you need to try out the GCam app for the device. It’s no surprise that Google Camera tends to click better photos on any device thanks to its advanced image processing technique. Install the GCam on Realme 5 Pro and take some of the best looking photos on your device.

If you’re looking for more helpful How-Tos for your favorite smartphone, then you might want to stick around since we keep bringing that from time to time. Also, do let us know in the comment section below, whether the listed APK works out as you intended it to. You can also request for GCam app for other devices using the comment section below. Well, that’s all from our side.

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  1. SAi Ulchi
    September 22, 2019

    Pls I can’t access 16 mp on front camera it’s only 4 mp what to do and why can’t I take 48 mp mode in gcam

  2. Ronit Choudhury
    September 22, 2019

    Also post best working gcam for redmi note 7 pro