Google Camera APK with HDR+ has been supported by a Ukrainian developer, B-S-G, and it is reported to work on Snapdragon 820, 821 and 835 chipset smartphones. This chipset compatibility means that the app works on a variety of phones from a variety of OEMs. You can download the full Google Camera Port APK from the link given below and use the procedure to install it. Google uses digital HDR+ processing and this technology can be run on devices other than Google’s own is quite an achievement.
The Google Camera app on its own doesn’t work with these devices so some additions / changes had to be made. This is also the reason for the name difference, it isn’t the official APK from Google Play Store but a modified one from B-S-G. All credit goes to the developer for trying to make it work and then going on to succeed with it.
Download Google Camera APK Port with HDR+ / Zero Shutter Lag
UPDATE 4: You can now download Camera NX 7.4 with more features from the Google Pixel phone. This version is based on Google Camera v5.2 which adds double tap to switch camera and an optimized settings screen. You can read more about this update and download it from here: Download Camera NX 7.4 APK.
Camera NX 7.4 APK can be downloaded from here: camera_nx_v7.4_ZSL.apk — New!
UPDATE 3: A heavily updated new Google Camera APK port has been released. The name has changed from Google Camera APK port to a more formal CameraNX. This new CameraNX 7.3 version brings with itself the important Pixel 2 portrait mode which old Nexus and Pixel users can enjoy directly on their devices. You can read all about the new CameraNX 7.3 in our dedicated post and also download the APK from the link ahead.
CameraNX 7.3 (Google Camera with Portrait Mode): camera_nx_v7.3_ZSL.apk
UPDATE 2: The new updated version of Google Camera APK port now comes with massive improvements. Carrying the same features as before, the newly updated app now supports RAW images as well. Bugs have been ironed out and performance improvements included as well.
Google Camera APK with RAW image capture: Google-Camera-Port-RAW.apk
UPDATE: Google Camera APK port has been upgraded to v1.4. The new version is more stable and carries ZSL (Zero Shutter Lag) mod which helps in fastening the picture taking process. The new build also carries 60 fps recording in video mode.
Google Camera APK v1.4: Google-Camera-v1-4.apk
Get the Google Camera APK with HDR+ Support here: Google-Camera-HDR-Plus.apk
The installation of this APK is just like any other app. After installation, it would show up as an independent app. You would be able to access it through the app drawer. You can read our detailed guide below on how to install the APK and even uninstall it afterwards.
How to Install Google Camera APK Port
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this tutorial to work.
Step 1 – Download Google Camera APK:
- File: camera_nx_v7.4_ZSL.apk
- File: camera_nx_v7.3_ZSL.apk
- File: Google-Camera-Port-RAW.apk
- File: Google-Camera-v1-4.apk
- File: Google-Camera-HDR-Plus.apk
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. The app would show up in your app drawer. Keep in mind, the stock camera app on your device would remain the same and this would work along side it.
That’s it! You can use the Google Camera app with HDR+ directly on your phone.
If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here:
How to Uninstall Google Camera From Your Phone
If you are already tired of playing with the Google Camera or you want to revert back to stock camera, use the details below for uninstalling the app.
Step 1 – Go to Settings > Applications on your phone.
Step 2 – Tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Show system apps”
Step 3 – Now scroll down and look for the “Google Camera” app. Tap on it.
Step 4 – Now, click on “Uninstall”.
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