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s1er

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Hey,
I'm thinking about buying Pixel 5 and ungoogle it to certain level (I will most likely use microg). Does a modded GCam works as well as a stock Gcam? I know most of the pixel's camera quality comes from software, hence my question.
 

s1er

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I can't compare the camera quality because I never used the stock version. I installed LOS right after getting my Pixel 5. the battery lasts about 12-18 hours, but i can't compare to stock here either though.
Do you know if it is possible to install the stock camera on lineage with microg or with the gcam services provider? I pretty much love the results of the stock cam.

Sorry about these newbie questions, by the way.
 
I tried a couple of times but it doesn't work for me. which is odd because the general consensus on the internet seems to be that it should. I never tried to install it using any gapps though, maybe that's why.

also your questions are perfectly fine, don't worry! not knowing stuff shouldn't be a reason for derision.
 

s1er

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Yeah, I want to try and stay clear of Google with this phone (quite ironically, though), but not having the camera at its best is a dealbreaker for me.
 
I had the exact same thoughts! the irony of de-googling a Google device is very funny, although it's kind of...normal? I mean, both CalyxOS and GrapheneOS favour the Pixel phones. also it's like, a middle finger in Googles face lol
another thing I should probably mention about camera apps: I can't seem to access the ultra wide angle lens in third party apps and manual focus doesn't seem to work either in those. that might just be my device/setup though.
 
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s1er

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For me is that it is the perfect phone to buy today.. I currently have an S7, which I love, but it's getting old (not charging sometimes, camera getting blurry, sad, really). So I've looking for a phone with the same specs - good camera, battery and at the same size (I hate current phone sizes).

I've reading on the lineage thread about people using gcam but with google service.. which i really want to avoid. I want to use, at max, microg. Thanks for the feedback, man.
 

Ele Na

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Hi. Can you, please, help with the correct GCam app link for Pixel 3a XL running Lineage OS 18.1 (Android 11)? I became confused while trying to find something suitable.
Thanks in advance!
 

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    I can't compare the camera quality because I never used the stock version. I installed LOS right after getting my Pixel 5. the battery lasts about 12-18 hours, but i can't compare to stock here either though.
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    I had the exact same thoughts! the irony of de-googling a Google device is very funny, although it's kind of...normal? I mean, both CalyxOS and GrapheneOS favour the Pixel phones. also it's like, a middle finger in Googles face lol
    another thing I should probably mention about camera apps: I can't seem to access the ultra wide angle lens in third party apps and manual focus doesn't seem to work either in those. that might just be my device/setup though.