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folyqa

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If someone has the phone already, it would be good to try a camera2 API test link this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airbeat.device.inspector

If camera2 API is enabled, maybe this one works: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-arnova8G2/f/dl0/
It's also possible that the dev needs to enable the app for this phone, so we need to wait or ask him


I have the phone, but what exactly am I supposed to be looking for?

 

phoberus

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  • Oct 21, 2013
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    I just got my phone a couple days ago. I can try giving it a shot, but I don't really know what would be the best way to test it.
    The apks from Arnova are also optimized for samsung devices. But every phone needs to be enabled to use it and they only get enabled if he has enough testers
    Here is the thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/app-arnova8g2s-google-camera-port.3862448
    website for all apks: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/
     

    kedge

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    Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
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    Manufacturer:samsung
    Build:11
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    previewSize: 2992 * 2992 (1:1)
    previewSize: 4000 * 1800 (20:9)
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    previewSize: 3264 * 1836 (16:9)
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    photoSize: 1280 * 720 (16:9)
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    videoSize: 352 * 288 (11:9)
    videoSize: 320 * 240 (4:3)
    videoSize: 176 * 144 (11:9)
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    Camera ID: 3
    Camera Facing: FRONT
    Hardware Support Level:LIMITED
    Manual exposure:1
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    BurstCapture:1
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    availableCapability: RAW
    availableCapability: PRIVATE_REPROCESSING
    availableCapability: READ_SENSOR_SETTINGS
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    S4turno

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    Camera2 API and RAW/DNG are requirements for GCam. To get better support, the SoC should be a Snapdragon (like Pixel phones) as Exynos and especially Mediatek/Kirin have bad or no GCam support. Since it seems that Nikita's version works, then this phone should support both.

    The processor doesn't matter for apps like Open Camera, only for GCam as Google optimises it for the hardware they use.
     

    phoberus

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    Camera2 API and RAW/DNG are requirements for GCam. To get better support, the SoC should be a Snapdragon (like Pixel phones) as Exynos and especially Mediatek/Kirin have bad or no GCam support. Since it seems that Nikita's version works, then this phone should support both.

    The processor doesn't matter for apps like Open Camera, only for GCam as Google optimises it for the hardware they use.
    So it should be possible to enable Gcam for this phone? It has the Snapdragon 750G
     

    phoberus

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    Why that version in particular? I don't know the difference between all the apks
    Arnova and BSG are two of the most popular gcam modders and I know that Arnova has to unlock each smartphone he has tested individually. I found less information about BSG, because he publishes the apps in a Russian forum. So I just tested the latest version. Since our smartphone has Android 11 and is very new, I'm sure the latest will work best and hopefully in the future will be optimized for the device. In general, the choice of APKs depends on which devices it was optimized for. I don't know any version for this device at the moment.
     
    Actually I meant "why the last APK in the BSG list?", you know, from these:
    Screenshot 2021-04-16 184444.png
     

    stillka

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    I'm still getting better results during the day with the default camera app, though.
    I can also confirm that BSG's version works better for me with video, including 4k.
    Hi,
    I did test of both gcams, nikita version is doing way better photos in low lights - I used same setting, 100% jpg compression quality etc...
    Samsung default camera app is quite poor in low light :)

    See crops from big photo, my old Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is used as reference because its doing best photos, even its 3 years old...
     

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      I was just saying that the BSG has more working video options by default (e.g. 4k). I never compared the two for photos. The only thing I compared were photos from Nikita and Samsung's app in low light (Nikita wins hands down) and in bright sunlight (where Samsung's was more color accurate and has just a bit more detail).

      Your info is good to know, though. Hopefully as more people start using the phone and the GCam apps are optimised for it the photo quality will improve. It is still very soon to tell.
      I added Samsung default camera photo to the comparison...
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      Actually I meant "why the last APK in the BSG list?", you know, from these:
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      Only some package names can use all the cameras and features. Every brand and on every phone it's different. That's why they release the apks with different package names. I don't know which names do work on the A52, but I took this one, because it works on other Samsung phones with Android 11 too.
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      To get everything out of the gcam mods, we need to do a little trial and error of the many settings and test them in as many conditions as possible. As I wrote in the last post, you can now save and load configs. So we can experiment and send us the settings. I have here a version that worked best in my test environment. But there are many other possible settings. Some notes about the changes: SlibP Custom lib, some settings in "Additional modules settings" (much more to try out there, that's the main place to play around), activated instantaneous hdr+ enhanced (hdr+ enhanced but without loading time, but viewfinder lags a little bit while rendering the final image because of the phone's performance.
      Location to place config file: \Download\MGC.8.1.101_Configs
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