How to turn your phone’s camera into a Pixel camera


  • mastjaso

    Keep in mind the Pixel camera app is really meant to shine in low light scenarios thanks to the HDR+ mode which uses mathematical wizardry and a different approach to HDR to take far better low light performance. It’s a massive low light improvement on a OnePlus 3.

    • Dan man

      ya i think my g5 camera app works better for normal scenarios. Just tried a couple of photos, i like the g5 more. Going to try some low light photos.

    • Arian Hajiakbar

      Same here but on my HTC 10. Quality of low light photos are much better on HTC stock camera.

    • EP_2012

      HDR+ is intended for high contrast scenes, but some will find it helps in low-light. Either way, it blows away the stock camera on my OP3 🙂

    • Canadiana Jones

      That is if you like high contrast pictures. I hate that it mushes all the shadows into one black spot.

    • EP_2012

      Hmm. That’s not the effect I get – in high contrast photos, HDR+ tends to be the only way to bring down the highlights and get proper exposure in those areas while keeping the dynamic range quite good in the shadows.

      If you’ve been having problems with it, try changing the exposure point (tap to focus/expose) and/or adjust the EV level before snapping the photo and see if that helps.

    • Canadiana Jones

      Thanks for advise, I’ll give it a shot.

  • Canadiana Jones

    OnePlus 3T here. The quality of stock is much better for my liking. With Google’s HDR+ I’m loosing so much detail in shadows.

  • Smanny

    If this app isn’t on the play store. Then right there people should stay away from this app.

    • h2oflyer

      The Play store isn’t everything. Nothing wrong with APK’s, I’ve used many with no problems, involves a bit of common sense.

      APK’s such as ad blockers like Block This work great and obviously aren’t available on Play store.

  • dc2000

    Tried it with my S8+, I’ll keep both camera apps in a folder but for most night time or close to night time shots this apk does the trick! Even during the day, more contrast-y photos, but either way I’ll be keeping both. Pretty impressive stuff.

  • canucks4life

    Has anyone given this a shot on OP5?