1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I am getting an Essential Phone. Past reviews suggest getting a third party camera app. Did the phone receive sufficient updates to the camera or should I find a replacement app?
    02-20-2019 02:01 AM
  2. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    You should use the Google camera app.
    02-20-2019 01:59 PM
  3. qbenguy's Avatar
    You should use the Google camera app.
    I don't mind the default camera. Is the Google camera app that much better?
    02-20-2019 11:22 PM
  4. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I don't mind the default camera. Is the Google camera app that much better?
    It improved low light pics quite a bit when I had the PH-1 last year. The stock app is fine if you don't have any issues with it.
    02-20-2019 11:27 PM
  5. qbenguy's Avatar
    It improved low light pics quite a bit when I had the PH-1 last year. The stock app is fine if you don't have any issues with it.
    Is the Google camera app in the store? Or do I need to download an APK file? Thanks.
    06-01-2019 03:44 PM
  6. Brigitte Laskowski's Avatar
    You need to download the Google Camera 6.2 APK. I have it on my Essential PH-1 and everything works including the selfie camera unlike the 6.1 version. Forgot to say, I'm on Android Pie. I have Q beta on my old Pixel 1 XL which has a battery that can't hold a charge and needs to be plugged in to work.
    07-06-2019 11:16 AM
  7. Rugish Dapeca's Avatar
    You need to download the Google Camera 6.2 APK. I have it on my Essential PH-1 and everything works including the selfie camera unlike the 6.1 version. Forgot to say, I'm on Android Pie. I have Q beta on my old Pixel 1 XL which has a battery that can't hold a charge and needs to be plugged in to work.
    Which APK file did you use for the 6.2 version? All the files I've found install but won't run on my PH-1 with Pie so I have to reinstall the 6.1 version I've been using for a while.
    07-29-2019 03:33 PM
  8. Brigitte Laskowski's Avatar
    I'm using Gcam_6.2.030_Advanced

    2.2.190716.1800

    Based on Google Camera

    6.2.030.244457635_49456748
    08-18-2019 05:52 PM
  9. Rugish Dapeca's Avatar
    That version works like a champ, thanks. Now to play with some of the advanced settings and see how well it performs in manual mode. I like the night sight feature, but I think I can do better with manually adjusting the ISO and shutter speed.
    08-19-2019 03:25 PM

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