Here are a couple quick shots using gcam vs the 1+ 8t. I used the default settings for both. I feel like gcam let me focus closer, which was weird. I couldn't find a spot in gcam to change the resolution to use the full 48mb so I didn't compare at that resolution. gcam1+ gcam1+
I've also noticed that the 1+ seems to use a ton of jpg compression which really screws with colors and the background blur. Look at the difference in the silver bar on the mouse (and the difference in file sizes).
Does the gcam pretty much make the 8T's camera taking capability (on the primary camera) the same as the Google Pixels? Or are there still processing/coloring/speed differences?
Camera is pretty important to me, but I hate that Google is charging a premium price for mid range specs. So if I can get the 8T's camera on par with the Pixel (primary sensor is enough for me), then I would go with the 8T.