The US-based Motorola is owned by the Chinese vendor Lenovo now. The brand has unveiled its new device i.e., the Motorola Edge Plus, as a Verizon exclusive. It gets 6.7″ display, Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM, 256GB ROM, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery, and runs on Android 10. If you are here, then you probably want to install the Google camera on your Motorola Edge Plus.
Google Camera is just a normal camera app with simple UI but some of the useful features. These features you won’t find in any mid-range device normally. Meanwhile, the Google Camera runs on powerful software API which works perfectly and offers stunning image and video quality. The majority of the users find it useful whether in daylight or night condition than the device stock camera. It has a nice simple user interface, on-screen modes/options, and settings as well.
In this guide, you can now install the Google Camera on Motorola Edge Plus without any hurdle. What we share here is the ported GCam app from the original Google Pixel device. This version is compatible with other device models as well. Thanks to some of the creative and hard-working developers such as Arnova8G2, BSG, and Urnyx05 who’re trying hard to make ported GCam APK files to most of the devices out there. Before that let’s find out What’s new in Motorola Edge Plus.
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Motorola Edge Plus Specifications: Overview
The Motorola Edge Plus sports a 6.7 inches AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution, and a punch hole to the left. It has a screen to body ratio of 95.8 percent, an aspect ratio of 18:9, a pixel density of 385 PIxel Per Inch (PPI), a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a screen refresh rate of 90Hz, and it is also HDR10+ compatible.
Coming to the internals of the Motorola Edge Plus, it sports the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is built on the 7nm process. This is an octa-core SoC, and the setup includes a single Kryo 585 core, which clocks at a higher speed i.e., at 2.84 GHz, other three Kryo 585 cores which clock at 2.42 GHz. And finally, four Kryo 585 core, which clocks at 1.80 GHz. To the GPU side, it has the Adreno 650, which clocks at 587 MHz. Further, this chipset pairs with 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. There are no options for expandable storage. The device runs on the latest Android 10.
Coming to the optics, the Motorola Edge Plus sports a quad rear camera setup. This setup includes a primary 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor with an aperture value of f/1.8, PDAF, and OIS. This pairs with a secondary 8MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, 3x optical zoom, OIS, and PDAF. Further, it gets a 16MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a TOF 3D depth sensor. It gets a Dual-LED dual-tone flash and has support for shooting 8K videos. To the front, it gets a 25MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.0. However, the front can only shoot videos in 1080p @ 30fps.
The Motorola Edge Plus packs a 5,000 mAh battery that comes with support for only 15W fast charging tech. Further, it gets support for 15W Fast Wireless Charging tech and 5W Reverse charging tech. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, GPS with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, and USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Sensors on board include accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. The device has an optical in-display fingerprint scanner and support for face unlock too.
Google Camera Port for Motorola Edge Plus
The Google Camera features HDR, HDR+, HDR+ enhanced, RAW, ZSL, Flash, AR Stickers, Night Sight, Portrait mode, etc. It also offers Super Res Zoom, AR Emojis, Google Lens, TimeLapse, Slow-Motion, Image Stabilization, Photosphere, and more. While the video recording also comes out clear and sharp as compared to the other stock camera apps.
Here we have mentioned the list of features/modes which are working and not working on Google Camera ported beta app for Motorola Edge Plus. The issues/bugs may be fixed in the future.
Steps to install Google Camera on Motorola Edge Plus
The Google Camera APK file installation process is as simple as installing any other third-party APK file. You don’t have to root your device for this.
- Download the GCam APK file from the download link above and tap on it.
- Make sure that the Unknown Sources option is enabled on your device. In order to this, go to the device Settings menu > Security/Privacy > enable it. [If already enabled, skip to the installation]
- It will launch the package installer and tap on the Install button.
- Once the installation is done, open and use it.
Still, if the camera app doesn’t work, then enable the Camera2api by using build.prop
I hope this guide will help you a lot and you have now successfully installed the Google Camera ported app on your Motorola Edge Plus handset. In case, if you’re facing any trouble, feel free to write down in the comments below.