How to Install Google Camera (GCam Mod) on Redmi Note 8

by: - Last updated on: November 8th, 2019

Continuing what they have been doing for the past couple of iterations, Xiaomi launched a toned-down, more affordable version of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the Redmi Note 8. Despite being priced a good Rs. 5,000 lesser than its big brother, the Note 8 does not sacrifice on a lot of aspects. Camera included. You get four shooters on the back, just like on the Pro, but with a 48MP primary camera that carried over from the last-gen Note 7S. What further adds to the superior camera experience on that budget, is the Google Camera.

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In fact, the processing carried out by GCam produces images that are, at times, even better than the Redmi Note 8 Pro, and that itself is enough reason you need to install Google Camera on your Redmi Note 8 right away. In case you are unaware of how to do it, that’s exactly what this tutorial is for.

How to Install Google Camera Mod on Redmi Note 8

  • Download the GCam APK for the Redmi Note 8 from this link. Do note that at the time of writing, this is the latest version available and we will keep updating the links as and when there is a newer release.
  • Once downloaded, install the APK file and if prompted, make sure you allow installation from unknown locations.
  • Open the app and you are good to go. There’s no need to use a dedicated configuration file or anything of that sort since the settings are already configured for the Redmi Note 8.

That’s how simple and straightforward the process is for installing the Google Camera mod or GCam app is. The GCam mod on Redmi Note 8 improves image output by a big margin, especially when clicking portrait shots, as well as low-light images using Night Sight. The stock camera app in our experience blew out highlights a lot of times, whereas GCam managed to retain realistic skin tones. We will leave you with a few comparison shots between the stock camera app and GCam so you know how much of a difference it makes.

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