• September 2019
 

How To Download and Install GCam for the Realme 5 Pro

 
 

This post was last updated on September 9th, 2019 at 06:32 pm

Oppo’s sub-brand Realme has recently introduced its latest offerings here in India, the Realme 5 and 5 Pro smartphones. Both smartphones are powerful mid-range smartphones. Moreover, the Realme 5 Pro is the deal-breaker here as you get a surprising quad-camera setup on the device with the latest 48MP Sony-IMX sensor as the primary lens. You also get an ultra-wide lens, a macro lens, and a depth sensor as well. This is a huge leap in terms of revolutionizing the mid-range smartphones camera department and surely will be a benchmark for other OEMs. Also, both the devices in this series have the tear-drop style notch in the front and packs some decent specs under the hood considering the price at which they are launched. In this post, we will guide you on how to download and install GCam for the Realme 5 Pro.

Now, as we all know the craze and the popularity of the Google Camera port or the GCam is, a working GCam v6.1 is available for the Realme 5 Pro and everything works just fine. Moreover, you also get the Night sight mode and Google great image processing with the Google camera port. It is a known fact that the Realme software for image processing is not great and with this GCam port, you can make use of the new 48MP lens to capture some breathtaking images which you could not with the stock camera software. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself;

 

 

Realme 5 Pro Specifications Overview

The Realme 5 Pro smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC based on the 10nm technology and is a mid-range processor, which is paired with either 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM. You will get internal storage capacity of 64GB/128GB and you can expand the storage up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD. In the display department, the device has a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and sports the water-drop notch design. Under the hood, the device is powered by 4035 mAh battery which also supports the 20W fast charging with VOOC3.0 technology. The device runs on the latest Android 9 Pie and the Realme Color OS 6. Moreover, the Realme 5 Pro also has the fingerprint scanner which is placed on the back of the device.

The camera department is the highlight of the device as the device packs a quad-camera set up at the back. This is really phenomenal as the price of the device is very low. You get a 48-megapixel primary lens (f/1.8 aperture) which includes features like PDAF, 0.8-micron pixel size, HDR, panorama, EIS, and 4K video recording. Then you get the 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor which is f/2.0 aperture, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait mode effects. And also, the device has a LED flash, laser autofocus, and HDR. In the front, the Realme 5 Pro has a single-camera set-up with a 16-megapixel sensor. You can grab the device in three colors – Crystal Blue, Crystal Green, and Crystal Purple.

Features of GCam 6.1 

GCam or the Google Camera port APK is a very nice camera application which the developers have ported fro the Pixel devices. This camera APK uses the image processing software on the smartphone to produce great quality images. Moreover, most of the times you will find the GCam images far superior as compared to the images taken from the stock camera application.

The GCam 6.1 of the Google Camera Port works great on the Realme 5 Pro smartphone. Below you can find the list of some of the important features that you can enjoy with the GCam v6.1;

  • Photosphere
  • Slow Motion Videos
  • Night Sight Mode
  • AR Stickers
  • RAW Format Support
  • Panorama
  • Lens Blur
  • HDR+ support
  • Portrait mode with Focus slider
  • Google Lens

Download GCam for Realme 5 Pro

Note that, except for the slow-motion everything seems to be working fine with this Google camera port for the Realme 5 Pro. Moreover, the Realme 5 Pro smartphone is a great mid-range smartphone which also has Camera2 API and HAL3 support. These supports enables the developers to develop better and more advanced camera controls applications, to enable more detail with the device’s camera. Moreover, the Camera2 API allows the users to easily install the GCam mod on the Realme 5 Pro.

Besides, as mentioned above that the primary camera is the latest Sony IMX 48MP sensor on the Realme 5 Pro, which will give you more clarity using this GCam port. Below, is the link to download the GCam v6.1 for Realme 5 Pro;

Google Camera for Realme 5 Pro

How To Download and Install GCam for the Realme 5 Pro

Steps to Install the GCam App on Realme 5 Pro

Note: Please make sure to uninstall the previous version of the Google camera mod if you have already installed on your device. This is done in order to avoid the installation error.

  1. Firstly, download the GCam app from the download section above for the Realme 5 Pro device.
  2. Now, go to your mobile Settings and allow apps from unknown sources to let install apps from third-party sources.
  3. Once downloaded, tap on the Install button to begin the installation.
  4. Open the application and grant all the permission asked by the app.
  5. That’s it!

You can now start using the app. Make sure to tune the settings as mentioned in the recommended settings section to enjoy superior image quality capturing. You will get more detailed and more color-accurate images using the GCam app as compared to the stock camera application on your smartphone.

Recommended Settings

Follow the below instructions to get the right settings for the GCam on the Realme 5 Pro;

  • Go to the camera Settings option.
  • Then, open the BSG MOD Settings.
  • Here, enable the Enhanced HDR+ in portrait mode”.
  • Now, open Saturation.
  • Change the Highlight and Shadow Saturation for the rear camera to 1.8 and 2.4 respectively.
  • Likewise, change the Highlight and Shadow Saturation for the front camera to 1.2 and 1.8 respectively.

So, there you have it from my side in this post. Hope you guys liked this post on how to download and install the GCam v6.1 for the Realme 5 Pro smartphone. Do let us know in the comments whether you experienced any difference in the quality of image capturing using the Google Camera mod app or not. Until the next post…Cheers!

 

About the Author

A Six Sigma and Google Certified Digital Marketer, who has a year of experience as an Analyst for a Top MNC. A technology and automobile enthusiast who likes to write, play guitar, travel, ride his bike, and relax. Entrepreneur and Blogger.

   
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