If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ or S10e that features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, you can now download Google’s Camera app if you’re willing to put in a little extra effort.
As is standard with these clever ports, an XDA Developers forum member is behind the project. Surprisingly the app seems to be completely stable when running on the S10. Further, Google’s Camera app even works with the Galaxy S10 series’ 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera.
Image quality seems to be mostly the same across the board when compared to the standard S10 Samsung Camera app with one notable difference — low-light performance. The Google Camera app’s Night Sight functionality just works way better than what the stock S10 app offers.
For full instructions regarding installing the Pixel 3’s camera app on the S10 head over to XDA. The site also has a variety of samples comparing how the two camera apps process images.
The entire process seems relatively simple though it is more complicated than simply just sideloading an Android app.
For more information on the S10, S10+ and S10e, check out my full review of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone line.
Overall I’ve been impressed with the S10+, which I’ve been using for the last few weeks, including the smartphone’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and ‘Infinity-O’ front-facing camera cutout.