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How to fix laggy previews (buffer fix) in the Google Camera 8.1 in an Oppo a91?

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fanmixco

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Jun 11, 2020
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I recently bought an Oppo A91 and is amazing. Its camera is good but I wanted to take pics at night. I installed several Google Camera ports but the best one overall is the MCG one:

However, all picture camera modes (Night Sight, Portrait, and Camera) look laggy. The previewer is not smooth at all as you can see in the video.

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Furthermore, I tested several ports and each of them had the same issue. Oddly, it never happens when I'm using the other modes like video camera, panoramic, or 360. It strictly happens when I want to take a regular picture.

I have attempted multiple things. Some of them crashed the app, and I was forced to the cache to make it work again. Recently, I even read in a forum a similar case. The individual only disabled the Google Lens integration but in my case, it didn't work at all. In another case, I checked something about the "buffer fix":
. However, I didn't have anything similar and it's for an older version 6 something.

Currently, I'm running the Google Camera in ColorOS 7.2 (Android 10) without any modification.

As some final thoughts, generally speaking, the camera works well. You can take amazing pics but it looks laggy and feels odd. I just would like to know if it can be fixed. Thanks for your ideas.
 

ollie2012

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May 26, 2014
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I would be interested to know too....

Built wise not as good as the Mi A3, and has a P70 SOC, but has better screen

The Mediatek SOC is most likely the source of the lagg, since GCAM is built for Snapdragons
 
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nickyip123

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Apr 25, 2014
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Nokia 8.1
Realme X
I would be interested to know too....

Built wise not as good as the Mi A3, and has a P70 SOC, but has better screen

The Mediatek SOC is most likely the source of the lagg, since GCAM is built for SnapdragonsI
Good news.
I've experienced the same lagging problem too, but just tried Google Camera Go variant it seems the lagging is gone.

Thread 'Google Camera Go (unlocked)' https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/google-camera-go-unlocked.4298355/

Preview is not lagging, focus works correctly, and the Dark Mode is as good as expected.

I'm on Realme GT Neo with Dimensity 1200 SoC.