How to Downland And Install GCam for Xiaomi MIX 4

Xiaomi Mix 4 is indeed one of the most popular device from the house of Xiaomi. If you own Xiaomi Mix 4 and if you are not satisfied with the camera performance you can try GCam or Google Camera on Xiaomi Mix 4. Today we will let you know how to Download and install latest stable version of GCam APK on Xiaomi Mix 4 to enjoy detailed and clear images in all lighting conditions. Enjoy modes like Astrophotography, night sight, blur lens, portrait mode and much more. Before starting let’s sneak a peek at some of the main highlights of the device.

What Is Google Camera?

Gcam Or Google Camera is developed by Google for android Users.  Android version 4.4 KitKat or above supports the Google camera officially. But the sad thing is that Gcam is only for Google Pixel device.

Installing Google Camera Application comes under risk. We’ll not responsible for any kind of loss. Do at your own risk.

Gcam is officially available for Google Pixel devices. It means you can’t install it in your android device. But You can install the Gcam Mod on your Android device. Just follow the article instructions you’ll understand how you can install the GCAM Mod on your Android device.

Xiaomi Mix 4 Specifications in a nutshell

Xiaomi Mix 4 sports 6.67-inch FHD+ display which sits over AMOLED panel. Display offers 1080 x 2400 pixels resolutions providing 20:9 aspect ratio and 395 ppi density. Under the hood device is equipped with Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G coupled along with Octa-core processor, Adreno 660 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM. Phone packs with up to 512GB of internal storage which cannot be further expanded.

Xiaomi Mix 4 is equipped with triple camera module at the back, 108MP primary camera, 8MP telephoto lens and 13MP ultra-wide angle lens camera. While it offers 20MP camera module at the front. Device can take well quality images in normal day light conditions but if you want more enhanced photos like the one from DSLR this is where GCAM comes in as it helps to take great images with much more depth and detailing.

Mi Mix 4 Cameras

In the photography, as we already mentioned above the smartphone comes with triple rear cameras with a 108-megapixel primary HMX sensor, along with an f/1.95 aperture with support of Optical image Stabilization (OIS). The secondary camera on the board has a 13 MP sensor with 50x zoom. The third sensor is an 8MP ultra-wide shooter. On the front, for selfies, the smartphone has a single 20 MP camera.

In terms of connectivity options, the smartphone includes 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port.

Also Read:  Xiaomi MIX 4 Review

Lastly, the device is fueled by a 4,500mAh battery with 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.

Why install Google Camera?

Although the company is playing catch-up recently, smartphones photographic quality millet this is absolutely perfect. Not so much hardware is used, as the software is sometimes a bit “aggressive” in the processing of images taken in terms of noise suppression.

That said, if there is a reason for my Google pixel they named this way Poco time for them to own photographic quality . The Mountain View giant has invested a lot of energy in this field, and the results are obvious. So, that is the birth of  Google Camera Lean Software, but the most important thing is to use the technology  HDR+.

Basically, this is the evolution of HDR mode (high dynamic range) , which is now appearing on all modern smartphones instead of. Activating this function can capture the camera while more images , each of them with a different exposure . In this way, the brighter areas will not be burned out, while the darker areas will lose less detail in the shadows.

In the case of HDR+ mode,  however, things are slightly different. This is because, instead of taking multiple photos at different exposures and then adding them, the software will shoot at a slightly lower exposure level to avoid burns and/or noise. After that, the clearest photo in the photos taken is used as a reference, and the other photos are used for various layers.

GCam APK for Xiaomi MIX 4

The Google Camera feature includes Super Res Zoom, AR Emojis, Google Lens, TimeLapse, Slow-Motion, Image Stabilization, Astrophotography mode and Photosphere. It does also features HDR, HDR+, HDR+ enhanced, RAW, ZSL, Flash, AR Stickers, Night Sight and Portrait mode.

There are slight chances that some of the features may not work for the listed Mods, please feel free to use different APK Mods and try different configs file.

Below Mentioned ported GCam or Google Camera Mod APK is developed by Urnyx05.

Pre-requisite

Before installing Google camera you have to check this one. It’ll guide you whether your device is eligible for google camera or not.

The first thing is you have to install the Camera2 API application and check the status. and the second thing is to download the right Google Camera.

We know the camera2 API is new for you so take a tour below to know more about this.

What Is Camera2 API?

It’s a framework. Google giver camera developer option which contains more features than the stock camera. Control the shutter speed(ISO), focus, RAW capture, etc. With the help of Camera2 API, third party developers can create more features in their application.

How you’ll know that your device supports Camera2 API. Read the below paragraph which gives you a satisfactory answer to your query.

Checkout Different versions of Gcam for Xiaomi Mix 4

GCam 7.3.018 version 2.5 for Xiaomi Mix 4 by Urnyx

The   GCam 7.3.018 version 2.4 for Xiaomi Mix 4 by Urnyx

GCam 7.3.018 version 2.2 for Xiaomi Mix 4 by Urnyx

No Config files available for Xiaomi Mix 4

How to install GCam APK on Xiaomi MIX 4

Download Google Camera APK from the downloading link mentioned above.

After download, tap on the downloaded APK file, your mobile will ask for the authorization, simply enable or allow “Installation from the Unknown Sources” from the privacy settings. You can enable by following these steps “Settings” and then “Security/ Privacy” and then enable it. However, if you have already enabled it simply skip it to the installation.

Once the installation is done, you can simply use the GCam APK on your smartphone

Xiaomi Mix 4 GCam Config File Download and Installation

Once the GCam APK Installation of Xiaomi Mix 4 is done you need to open your file manager. Then look for Gcam folder, if the Gcam folder is not there you need to create the GCam folder manually. Once the GCam folder is created you need to create configs folder inside GCam folder now move the config file that you have downloaded into the config folder.

Now Open Google camera, double tap on any black area, after double tapping you need to select the config file that you have downloaded after doing so tap on RESTORE. Once this is done the Google camera will restart and now it is ready to use.

(Note – Follow the above mentioned steps for GCam Config File if you have downloaded GCam config files for Xiaomi Mix 4)

So guys this was our blog ‘GCam for Xiaomi Mix 4 with download and installation details’. If you have any queries, please write in the comments down below.

Verify Xiaomi Mix 4 Supports Camera 2API or Not?

It’s too simple.

First,  install the Camera2 API Application from Play Store. Which is available for free.

For showing you practically. We install the Camera2 API application in VIVO Z1 PRO. (Right now we are testing in Vivo Z1 Pro) You can do the same with your device, Hope you got it.

Some complex words are used below. So make sure you know what the mean of these words in GCAM. So here they are.

Just read below mention 4 points and keep in mind logic will clear below.

LEGACY – If Legacy is green, that means your Android device supports only Camera1 API Or you can Your device doesn’t support the Camera2 API.

LIMITED – If limited is green, this means your Android device supports some features of camera2 API.

FULL – If the full is green, that means Your Android device supports all Capabilities of Camera2 API.

LEVEL_3 – If level_3 is green, that means your Android device supports the YUV reprocessing and the RAW image capture.

How to Enable Google Camera Astrophotography Feature on GCam Mod

At first download the Google Camera 7.4 for your smartphone.

  1. Once done, open the App.
  2. On the home screen of the GCam, swipe down to get settings menu.
  3. Then, tap on the settings icon.
  4. Scroll down in the settings and tap on Advanced settings.
  5. You will see the Astrophotography option.
  6. Enable the option and you can Astrophotography.
  7. This process for Google Camera version 7.4, 7.3, 7.2.
  8. Although google camera 7.4 support astrophotography but not that much great. for better astrophotography download the latest version of Google Camera from our Website.

Features of Google Camera

  1. New UI
  2. RAW support
  3. Brand new panorama UI – no more blue dots and manual snaps – just pan around and done
  4. Face retouching option in portrait mode can now be Natural or SoftFocus slider for Portrait photos, accessible from Google Photos (replaces Pop slider, which is now a Color & Pop tile in the list of filters)
  5. Long press the viewfinder for quick access to Lens mode
  6. Audio recording toggle in Panorama mode
  7. Live Lens
  8. H265 video recording
  9. Motion Autofocus
  10. Top Shot
  11. Group Selfies
  12. Night Sight
  13. Photo Booth
  14. Super Res Zoom.

GCam: What’s Working?

  • HDR+ Enhanced
  • Portrait Mode
  • Night Sight
  • Astrophotography Mode
  • And More (Likely Everything)

How to use Google Camera on Mi Mix 4

First, make sure that you have properly installed the app on your phone and that it does not crash. Go to the app drawer and tap on the Google Camera icon. If the app opens and the camera shows a working viewfinder, then you have a good working version of the app installed.

You can now use Night Sight, Astrophotography, and more. To enable these options, open the camera, go to Settings, and tap on Advanced. There you have the option to enable Night Sight and Astrophotography.

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