04-15-2018 04:44 PM
52 123
tools
  1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten the Pixel 2 Camera APK to actually work with the S9? I'm curious to see how it stacks up against the S9 camera using the exact same hardware.
    03-17-2018 08:25 AM
  2. Caspavio's Avatar
    i am not even sure if the pixel 2 camera APK can make the S9 camera work properly.
    03-17-2018 10:49 AM
  3. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    i am not even sure if the pixel 2 camera APK can make the S9 camera work properly.
    I know. Why would I want to put that on my S9+ when it's already taking great pictures
    03-17-2018 11:32 AM
  4. Keeptechcoolandsimple's Avatar
    honestly, i think smartphones have come along to the point where most flagships are comparably good for most users in terms ot picture quality- save for minor details.
    03-17-2018 09:15 PM
  5. milehigherik's Avatar
    To enter the OP's question... Yes the Google camera will work on the S9 plus I have it installed myself. Is the only reason I am not getting rid of the S9 plus. I will use the S9 Plus Factory camera for some things and I will use the pixel camera for those that require detail.

    I'm extremely disappointed there's not a way to disable the fuzzy-looking photos that are stock on the S9 Plus. Why should I have to install a third-party camera app or use manual mode to get detail from the front facing camera?
    03-17-2018 09:47 PM
  6. torbach1's Avatar
    I had one on my Note 8, that did the portrait mode perfectly. Found it on XDA, for Snapdragon versions of the Note 8. I restored it to the S9+, but it crashed the phone.
    03-17-2018 10:06 PM
  7. zahernahhas's Avatar
    Why, whats wrong with the camera?
    03-18-2018 04:10 AM
  8. nandavishal1's Avatar
    I do agree Pixel 2 is still a shade better than S9+ inspite of DXO ratings
    03-18-2018 05:09 AM
  9. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Thread locked for the time being due to a forthcoming cleanup.
    03-18-2018 09:40 AM
  10. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Thread re-opened.

    Let's keep it civil and clean this time, yeah? And let's not go way off-topic to what the OP was asking for.
    03-18-2018 10:45 AM
  11. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Yes, it works on the S9. Put it on my friend's S9+ and neither one of us can tell a major difference in photos.
    03-18-2018 10:54 AM
  12. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Here's my personal take.

    The app should work on the Snapdragon S9 since it uses the same DSP family as the other recent Snapdragon-powered devices. For the Exynos, it's a bit flaky. It works on my Note8 but ZSL doesn't work, meaning that I have to use the "HDR+ On" mode, meaning longer capture and processing times.

    As for the differences in output, you'll mostly see it in color and dynamic range. The HDR+ app will tend to pull out much more detail in shadows and highlights due to its method of processing (instead of bracketing, it takes multiple lower-exposure shots to reduce noise, averages them out and brightens the shadows to compensate) and also tends to bring out colors which can be a bit closer to what we may perceive.

    However, Samsung's app works natively with the S9, so you'll get all the benefits and it also has lower noise levels due to MFP. And it's the only way you will get the 960FPS slow-mo feature and the ability to adjust the aperture.

    Honestly, a lot of us can argue over which is better, but the bottom line is that regardless of which app you use, you're using a top 5 or even a top 3 phone camera. You will get more-than-acceptable and even great results from either. It's a case of whether you want the lower noise levels and native compatibility of the Samsung app or the extended dynamic range of the HDR+ app.
    Onkel Per likes this.
    03-18-2018 11:04 AM
  13. westiewanderer's Avatar
    To enter the OP's question... Yes the Google camera will work on the S9 plus I have it installed myself. Is the only reason I am not getting rid of the S9 plus. I will use the S9 Plus Factory camera for some things and I will use the pixel camera for those that require detail.

    I'm extremely disappointed there's not a way to disable the fuzzy-looking photos that are stock on the S9 Plus. Why should I have to install a third-party camera app or use manual mode to get detail from the front facing camera?
    Did you decide to keep it then? I once again decided to try Samsung, and Tomorrow I receive a Google Pixel 2xl as a replacement. I do not know why, but that software has always bothered me. Damn my mind! I love love love the hardware though! It sure is a sexy beast of a phone!
    03-18-2018 12:01 PM
  14. torbach1's Avatar
    A great article that shows photos from both in different scenarios with a slider to switch between the XL 2 and S9+ version of the photo is located here: http://www.businessinsider.com/samsu...parison-2018-3
    goji26 likes this.
    03-18-2018 01:47 PM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    A great article that shows photos from both in different scenarios with a slider to switch between the XL 2 and S9+ version of the photo is located here: http://www.businessinsider.com/samsu...parison-2018-3
    Honestly, I'd be happy with either.

    They're among the crème de la crème of smartphone cameras and unless you're that bad or purposely trying to, it's really difficult to get a bad shot out of either.

    If I had to choose, probably the S9+ because it's more versatile for me, but if I chose the Pixel, I'd be very happy with it as well
    03-18-2018 03:02 PM
  16. milehigherik's Avatar
    Did you decide to keep it then? I once again decided to try Samsung, and Tomorrow I receive a Google Pixel 2xl as a replacement. I do not know why, but that software has always bothered me. Damn my mind! I love love love the hardware though! It sure is a sexy beast of a phone!
    I'll be honest with you man I don't know what the heck I'm going to do. I'm so frustrated. I have the S9 Plus with a Lifeproof case. Not the kind of covers either the lens ports because the camera is already an issue with the S9 Plus for me. I keep going back and forth. I have I think about 12 more days before I have to return the S9 Plus. I have my pixel 2XL listed on eBay right now so the minute that sells my decision has been made. I have it listed for $680.

    In the last few days I finally got the camera situation squared away by using the Google camera on the S9 plus. Then yesterday I was talking with my girlfriend on speaker phone and she told me that it sounds like I was under water or very muffled. Then I called technical support to make them aware of the issue and they told me they could barely hear me so I took it off speaker phone and they can hear me perfectly. Again I'm not sure what I'm going to do. The speakerphone was an issue with the S8 plus and S8 also.
    03-18-2018 05:20 PM
  17. westiewanderer's Avatar
    I'll be honest with you man I don't know what the heck I'm going to do. I'm so frustrated. I have the S9 Plus with a Lifeproof case. Not the kind of covers either the lens ports because the camera is already an issue with the S9 Plus for me. I keep going back and forth. I have I think about 12 more days before I have to return the S9 Plus. I have my pixel 2XL listed on eBay right now so the minute that sells my decision has been made. I have it listed for $680.

    In the last few days I finally got the camera situation squared away by using the Google camera on the S9 plus. Then yesterday I was talking with my girlfriend on speaker phone and she told me that it sounds like I was under water or very muffled. Then I called technical support to make them aware of the issue and they told me they could barely hear me so I took it off speaker phone and they can hear me perfectly. Again I'm not sure what I'm going to do. The speakerphone was an issue with the S8 plus and S8 also.
    Eeeeek! The problem is, you spend this much on a phone, you should not have these "ifs"! I had the same speaker issue, and I called Verizon and had them reset my network connection. I also reset it on my end. That seemed to do it. I also had the fingerprint scanner issue, twice now. I am really not sure either. Be careful on your return date, don't let it pass you by lol.
    03-18-2018 05:59 PM
  18. milehigherik's Avatar
    Eeeeek! The problem is, you spend this much on a phone, you should not have these "ifs"! I had the same speaker issue, and I called Verizon and had them reset my network connection. I also reset it on my end. That seemed to do it. I also had the fingerprint scanner issue, twice now. I am really not sure either. Be careful on your return date, don't let it pass you by lol.
    Interesting mention of the network connection. I'm with T-Mobile but I'll certainly mention that and with any luck it'll work for me too. Thanks for the info. I've got the return date on lock down. Reminders set and all.
    westiewanderer likes this.
    03-18-2018 06:17 PM
  19. westiewanderer's Avatar
    Interesting mention of the network connection. I'm with T-Mobile but I'll certainly mention that and with any luck it'll work for me too. Thanks for the info. I've got the return date on lock down. Reminders set and all.
    Awesome. I had never had to do that, but I had the same underwater thing going on, seems fixed now!
    03-18-2018 06:23 PM
  20. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Can someone post the apk link here
    03-18-2018 08:15 PM
  21. homes_niraj's Avatar
    S9 camera is best
    03-19-2018 02:51 AM
  22. zxphenomenalxz's Avatar
    S9 camera is best
    I beg to differ. I own both and my Pixel 2XL takes significantly better photos in detail and color. I really don't know what's going on with this s9+ camera it's been very inconsistent and bad for me . I love everything else about this phone part from the camera which I never thought I'd say about a Samsung phone in 2018.
    goji26 likes this.
    03-19-2018 08:15 PM
  23. rahool360's Avatar
    interesting!!! can somebody share some pictures taken with pixel 2 camera apk.... to see which app does better!!
    03-19-2018 09:24 PM
  24. torbach1's Avatar
    I beg to differ. I own both and my Pixel 2XL takes significantly better photos in detail and color. I really don't know what's going on with this s9+ camera it's been very inconsistent and bad for me . I love everything else about this phone part from the camera which I never thought I'd say about a Samsung phone in 2018.
    I suspect there are some early software issues, and that it's not affecting all S9 phones. I agree the Pixel XL 2 is better. I had one. But it's not that much better if the article I posted earlier is accurate. Granted they don't say how many times it took to get each photo.

    http://www.businessinsider.com...xel...parison-2018-3
    03-19-2018 09:27 PM
  25. zxphenomenalxz's Avatar
    I suspect there are some early software issues, and that it's not affecting all S9 phones. I agree the Pixel XL 2 is better. I had one. But it's not that much better if the article I posted earlier is accurate. Granted they don't say how many times it took to get each photo.

    http://www.businessinsider.com...xel...parison-2018-3
    I'm not sure what's going. Shots that weren't blurry on pixel are on s9+. Pixel has been consistently coming in with better details and colors when I'm doing side by side shots and is handling lighting significantly better
    goji26 and milehigherik like this.
    03-20-2018 01:01 PM
52 123

Similar Threads

  1. Front camera laggy on Snapchat
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-21-2018, 04:19 PM
  2. Pixel 2 XL Google Assistant Reminders Not Working
    By filippog in forum Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-19-2018, 03:22 PM
  3. Action/sport mode camera?
    By sqa4life in forum Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-16-2018, 12:58 PM
  4. I can fine the camera app drag it to home page but then it disappear
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-14-2018, 09:57 PM
  5. Google pixel 2, no call forwarding on AT&T network
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-14-2018, 05:14 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD