[DOWNLOAD] Google Camera (Gcam) for Sony Xperia 8 (GCam APK)

Japanese tech giant, Sony has launched a new device in its Xperia smartphone series. It’s the new Xperia 8 which comes with a taller display which, company beliefs, is able to enhance the movie-watching experience. The device adopted its design with Sony Xperia 10, which was launched earlier this year with a similar design.

The device doesn’t come with any kind of notch and pop-up camera as the thick bezel at the front carries the selfie camera. The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, which can’t be used for heavy gaming, but you can expect a smoother experience in normal daily usage. The Snapdragon 630 chipset is coupled with a 4GB RAM which is capable of providing smooth multi-tasking performance. Sony Xperia 8 comes with a battery capacity of 2760mAh only, which is very less, as compared to other smartphones in the segment.


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Let’s talk about the camera department of the new Sony Xperia 8. Like the previous Xperia 10, Sony included the same dual rear camera setup with the new Sony Xperia 8, which looks outdated. But, Sony is capable of providing good photos with the available camera setup. The horizontal camera module at the back carries a primary 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 and a secondary 8MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. Coming to the front camera of Sony Xperia 8. The device features an 8MP sensor for taking selfies.

Sony Xperia 8
Sony Xperia 8

Sony Xperia 8 also comes with the support of Google Camera (GCam). GCam app can be used to enhance the capability of the camera setup. And if you are one of those who are excited to check out the output by GCam on Sony Xperia 8. Here, we will be telling you how to install Google Camera (Gcam) on Sony Xperia 8. Follow the steps and download links below.

 

Sony Xperia 8 Specifications –

Display 6.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Front Camera 8MP
Rear Camera 12MP + 8MP
Software Android 9 Pie
Battery 2760mAh
Sony Xperia 8
Sony Xperia 8

Google Camera on Sony Xperia 8 Features –

First of all, let’s talk about the features that you will be getting with the Gcam on Sony Xperia 8.

  • HDR+ You can use this feature to click good pictures in low-light or backlit scenes.

  • Night Sight You will get the Night Sight feature in the Sony Xperia 8 inbuilt. But Google’s Night Sight is much powerful. The feature enhances the details and colors that get lost in the dark.

  • Super Res Zoom This feature of Gcam keeps your pictures sharp when you zoom in—without the blur.

  • Top Shot – Using the Top Shot feature in Google camera, you will get the best shots, where no one is blinking.

  • Portrait – Sony Xperia 8 features a dual rear camera setup, but you should try Portrait mode on Gcam too. The app also makes the subject of your photo pop by leaving them in color, while changing the background to black and white.

  • Google Lens Suggestions – Using this feature, you will automatically get information by pointing the camera at contact info, URLs, and barcodes. It also suggests things to do like calling the number or sending an email.


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How to install Google Camera (Gcam) on Sony Xperia 8

 

GCam for Sony Xperia 8 VERSION 1

[NOTE: If you are not satisfied with this version. You can try out VERSION 2, mentioned below]

 

STEP 1 –

First of all, you need to download the working Google Camera APK for Sony Xperia 8. You can download the APK using the link mentioned below.

Here, we are using the Gcam patch of Google Pixel 3. 

VERSION: Google Camera 6.3.017.253834016 (arm64-v8a) (nodpi) (Android 9.0+).

DOWNLOAD NOW [VERSION 1]

 

STEP 2 –

After downloading the APK, install it like any other third-party app.

 

STEP 3 –

After installing the Gcam on Sony Xperia 8. Open the Google Camera app.

 

STEP 4 –

Follow these steps after opening the app for the first time. These steps will make sure that your app is working correctly.

  1. Click on More Option

  2. Open Camera Settings

  3. Open BSG MOD settings.

  4. Input Model

  5. Change -Interface Style – Pixel 2

  6. Back Camera- Pixel 3 XL

  7. Front Camera – Nexus 6P(Angler Huwaei)

  8. Configurations- PIXEL2018 ZSLR HDR+

  9. Go back – Enable Google Photos

  10. Disable Zoom (Preferably)

  11. Enable HDR+ Enhanced in Portrait Mode

  12. Open Saturation

  13. Highlight Saturation -1.8

  14. Shadow Saturation – 2.3 (Do the same for FRONT and REAR)

  15. Restart the app again.



Gcam for Sony Xperia 8 VERSION 2

[NOTE: You can try out VERSION 2 if VERSION 1 is not working well]

 

  • First of download the Google Camera APK VERSION 2 for Sony Xperia 8. You can download the APK using the link mentioned below.
DOWNLOAD NOW [VERSION 2]

 

  • For Version 2, you need to follow these steps after opening the app for the first time. 
  1. Click on More Option

  2. Open Camera Settings

  3. Open BSG MOD Settings

  4. Open Saturation for Back Camera

  5. Highlight Saturation -1.9

  6. Shadow Saturation – 2.0

  7. Turn ON the Enhanced HDR+ in Portrait Mode

  8. Go back to Camera Settings again

  9. Go to Advanced option

  10. Enable the HDR+ Control option

  11. Go to BSG MOD Settings again

  12. Select the Remove AF Data From Screen

  13. Restart the app.

 

If you have done the steps as mentioned above properly, you are done with the steps for How to install Google Camera (Gcam) on Sony Xperia 8. If you want any assistance related to the steps mentioned above, let us know in the comments section below.