How to Install Google Camera (GCam Mod) on Realme X2

by: - Last updated on: February 6th, 2020

The Realme X2 is the brand’s latest mid-range smartphone emphasized on gaming with the Snapdragon 730G chipset. However, apart from providing snappy performance, the smartphone also offers a well-rounded camera experience with four shooters on the back, similar to its elder sibling, the Realme X2 Pro. While the pictures look good, as with every modern-day smartphone, the camera output is much better through Google’s computational algorithms embedded into the GCam app.

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So, if you just got yourself a Realme X2 and want better shots from your cameras, we will tell you how you can install the Google Camera or the GCam mod on your Realme X2 and what are the best settings to achieve the best results.

How to Install GCam Mod on Realme X2

  • Download the G Cam APK file from this link. Do note that at the time of writing, this is the most recent version of the app and we will keep updating it as and when there is a newer release.
  • Once downloaded, tap on the APK file to install it. If you haven’t installed APK files from external sources before, you will be prompted to allow installation from unknown sources which you need to allow.
  • The app will now be installed on your phone. However, there are some settings you need to change in order to achieve the best results. They’re as follows –
  • Head over to the “More” section on the far right and go to setting. Tap on “Advanced” and enable “HDR+ Control”. Now close the app and reopen it and in the viewfinder, tap on the HDR setting on the top and select “HDR+ Enhanced”.
  • Go back into settings and select “BSG MOD Settings” and in “HDR+ Parameters”, change “MAX Frames” to 20.
  • Go back to the previous menu and select “Final jpg Quality HDR+” and set it to 100%.
  • Next, enable “Disable Zoom in Portrait Mode”.
  • Select “Saturation” and under “Back Camera” set “Highlight Saturation” as “2.1” and “Shadow Saturation” as “2.7”.
  • Similarly, for “Front Camera”, set the “Highlight Saturation” as “1.2” and “Shadow Saturation” as “1.6”.
  • Finally, go back to the previous menu and select “FIX” and change the “Image Format” to “YUV_420_888”.

Once you have performed all of the abovementioned steps, you can restart the GCam app and start clicking pictures. We have added a couple of sample shots from the stock camera and the GCam mod for comparison so that you can judge which one looks better. The major difference is evident when shooting in Portrait Mode as well as Night Sight which is way ahead of the Nightscape mode on the default camera app.

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If you have any questions, feel free to tweet to us @TechPP and we will be glad to help you out.

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  1. I’ve followed these instructions and everything works great except Gcam crashes when slowmo is selected. Do you know a fix for this?