Google Camera is one of the best camera software that lets you take stunning photos with its unique features like HDR+ mode and Portrait Mode, but the app work only with Pixel phones. However, ported Google Camera app APK is available for most Android phones that support Camera2 API. For example, you can install the port on a phone that uses a Snapdragon 710, 820, 821, 835, 845 processors.

Xiaomi’s Android smartphones have a decent camera app on-board with lots of extra features. However, if you want to take stunning photos with features like Google’s HDR+ mode, Portrait Mode, Slow motion, Motion photos, etc. then you can install the Google camera port APK on the phone. However, as said above, it requires Camera2 API enabled on the phone.



Most Xiaomi phones do not have Camera2 API enabled by default. You need unlocked bootloader or have root access on the phone to enable it. Fortunately, latest phones from the company powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 or 845 SoC, such as Xiaomi Poco F1, Xiaomi Mi 8, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes with this feature enabled by default. It means, you can install the ported Google Camera APK on these devices without bootloader unlock, root or Magisk module.

Also Read: How to activate Camera2 API on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

If you own any of the below given Xiaomi phone, then you can install the ported Google Camera application without unlocking bootloader and making changes in the build-prop file:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Xiaomi Poco F1 (Xiaomi Pocophone F1)

If you are interested, then download ported Google Camera application APK file for your device from XDA hub here. Also, check out the XDA forum, if a build for your particular device is not found.

Install the app just like any Android app APK file and start taking amazing photos with your new camera app. [Source]

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