GCam or Google Camera is rarely working on Samsung phones which are based on Exynos chipsets. But developers like Zoran, IDan, MadnessKnight, etc. have brought many GCam builds for Exynos based phones. Out of which, Zoran is actively working to bring as latest as GCam 7.4 buiulds to Samsung Exynos phones.
If you already know about Google Camera and it’s image processing capability you don’t need an introduction and may proceed straight to find a download link for your Samsung phone. If you are a first time user then you may want to know the features of the Google Camera or better known as GCam.
What to Expect from Google Camera for Samsung Phone?
Google Camera is designed to work only on Google Pixel and legacy Nexus phones by default and not on any Samsung phones. But, because of its unmatched image processing capabilities it has attracted more developers and users to port it for many Samsung phones which is known as GCam port. Google Camera Port on a Samsung phone uses its unbeatable software processing which creates stunning pictures than the stock camera app.
Moreover, let me bring this to the table that at least 8 or 9 out of 10 times I have seen the images produced by the GCam Port is better than the images produced by the Stock Camera of any Samsung phone. And trust me on this, because I have tested almost all the major Android phones including the new ones. One interesting fact is that I also have lost track of when did I use the Stock Camera on my smartphone since the time I have used a ported the GCam app for my Android phone.
Enough taking GCam’s side, let’s have a look at the key features of Google Camera which makes it stand ahead of all other camera applications.
Samsung Camera vs Google Camera
This is one of the major feature which is why the GCam is popular among the Android users. Night Sight mode captures unbelievably more light than any other camera application available on Android even on darker conditions.
Below are some images captured in Google Camera Night Sight mode:
Improved Astrophotography Mode with GCam on Samsung Phones!
Available on Google Camera 7.0 and Google Camera 7.2 which is designed to work only in low light conditions to capture better and cleaner photos of the celestial bodies such as sky and stars. Astrophotography Mode works on Night Sight mode with long exposures to capture more light and a lot of information of the scene.
Portrait mode on Google Camera
Portrait mode is used to create bokeh or background blur effect. Usually this is created using a larger aperture lens in DSLR which is not possible in Mobile phones. This is the reason Mobile phones use a secondary camera to evaluate the depth by detecting the focused subject in image and creating a blur effect on the rest of the image which is out of focus.
The biggest problem in this technique is detecting the edges of the subject in focus and out of focus where most of the camera applications fail. The portrait mode on Google Camera has an awesome edge detection algorithm which creates DSLR like natural bokeh effect there by making it the best in class camera application.
Below are some images captured in Google Camera Portrait mode:
HDR+ image processing on Google Camera
Every image captured in HDR+ mode is processed out of multiple images with different exposures. This preserves much detail of the image captured and also creates a more contrast image. A better contrast image meaning not over or under exposed image unlike many camera applications.
Google Camera Samples captured on Samsung phones and others
Before installing GCam on a Samsung phone probably you would like to see what kind of images people have captured using Google Camera application. Below are some of the Google camera samples taken on various phones including Samsung.
Where to download Google Camera for Samsung Phones?
Well, if you have convinced by the brief explanation and some of the stunning images captured and want to try an available port of Google Camera on Samsung phone, then below is a list of available GCam port for specific Samsung phones.
Zoran’s ZGCam 7.4 for Samsung Exynos Phones:
Zoran’s ZGCam port usually works for many Exynos based phones. Currently I am using this GCam 7.4 on my Galaxy Note 10 Lite which has an Exynos 9810.
Most likely this is compatible for Android 9 and 10. For older devices please try these Exynos GCam ports.
Google Camera APK for Samsung Phones
|Model name||Compatible Port to Download|
|Samsung Generic||Download Link 1
Download Link 2
|Galaxy A20s||Download Link|
|Galaxy A21s||Download Link|
|Galaxy A30s||Download Link|
|Galaxy A50||Download Link|
|Galaxy A51 5G UW||Download Link|
|Galaxy A60||Download Link|
|Galaxy A70||Download Link 1
Download Link 2
|Galaxy A71||Download Link|
|Galaxy A80||Download Link|
|Galaxy F41||Download Link|
|Galaxy Fold||Download Link|
|Galaxy J6||Download Link|
|Galaxy M10||Download Link|
|Galaxy M30s||Download Link|
|Galaxy M31||Download Link|
|Galaxy M40||Download Link|
|Galaxy M51||Download Link|
|Galaxy Note 8 Exynos||Download Link|
|Galaxy Note 9||Download Link|
|Galaxy Note 10||Download Link|
|Galaxy Note 10+||Download Link|
|Galaxy Note 10 Lite||Download Link|
|Galaxy S7 Exynos||Download Link|
|Galaxy S8 Exynos||Download Link|
|Galaxy S9 Snapdragon and Exynos||Download Link|
|Galaxy S9+||Download Link|
|Galaxy S10||Download Link|
|Galaxy S10 Lite||Download Link|
|Galaxy S20 / S20+||Download Link|
|Galaxy S20 Ultra||Download Link|
|Galaxy Tab S6 Lite||Download Link|
|Galaxy Z Fold 2||Download Link|
How to Install Google Camera on Samsung phone?
Verify and enable Camera2 API on your Samsung phone
– How to verify and enable Camra2 API
Once the Camera2 API is enabled, follow the below instructions to install the GCam on your Samsung phone.
- Download the GCam for Samsung phone from the above downloads list.
- To install any app from a third party app other than Play Store you need to enable app install from Unknown Sources on your Android device.
For Android Oreo and later versions, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the Google Camera APK.
For example: if you have downloaded the Google Camera apk file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone.
Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.
Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source
- Once enabled, click on the downloaded app to install.
- Once installed clear the app data for best results.
- Then, start the app and enjoy the feature packed Google Camera on your Samsung phone.
That’s all for now on GCam for Samsung phones. If you face any problem installing the Google Camera on your Samsung phone or you want Google camera for your Samsung phone which is not there in the list, then just login and leave a comment to get an instant reply back from me or other users.