If you are here, then you probably want to install the Google camera on your Realme 5i. Well, Realme has launched its Realme 5i in the Indian market. The device is identical to Realme 5 which was launched in August 2019. Later the brand has also launched Realme 5s along Realme X2 Pro in November 2019. Realme 5s was slightly a step up to Realme 5. Now the brand has discontinued the Realme 5 and replacing it by Realme 5i.
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 Realme 5i 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 Realme 5i.
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Realme 5i Device Overview
The Realme 5i sports a 6.52 HD+ IPS LCD waterdrop notched display. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and pixel density of 269ppi. The display is protected under Corning Gorilla Glass. The Realme 5i is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor which is paired with 4GB of LPDDDR4X RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded via MicroSD card up to 256GB.
Talking about optics, the smartphone has a quad rear camera setup. It has a primary 12MP Sony IMX 386 sensor with an aperture value of f/1.8 coupled with an 8MP ultrawide lens with an aperture value of f/2.25 and a tertiary 2MP macro lens and finally a 2MP depth sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. To the front, it has an 8MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.0.
The Realme 5i is packed with a 5,000mAh battery which charges via MicroUSB and supports 10W charging. The device runs on Colour OS based on Android Pie. The device has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security purposes. The 3.5mm headphone jack is still present in the device. The device comes in Aqua Blue and Forest Green color options. The Realme 5i is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant.
Google Camera Port for Realme 5i
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 Realme 5i. The issues/bugs may be fixed in the future.
Steps to install Google Camera on Realme 5i
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 Realme 5i handset. In case, if you’re facing any trouble, feel free to write down in the comments below.