Galaxy A30s GCam port – Latest Google Camera

The GCam or Google Camera for Galaxy A30s is now available to download which is built by miniuser123. This build of Google Camera APK (GCam APK) for Galaxy A30s is the latest one and has all the features working. This is just a port of GCam APK and not the actual stock Google Camera that is available on Google Pixel phones.

This is a budget phone with a decent hardware specs and is powered by Exynos 7904 chipset.

The phone comes with a triple camera setup, out of which the primary camera is 25MP, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 5MP depth sensor. The stock One UI camera captures decent photos but still the GCam APK on Galaxy A30s captures somewhat better photos in portrait mode, Night Sight mode. Try it and see the difference by yourself.

Google Camera is known for it’s HDR+, Portrait mode, Night sight mode, Google lens integration etc. which are exclusive to the Google’s Pixel camera app. No other camera app has a match to these features. Google Camera is only available for Google Pixel devices but developers have ported the same to other devices as well and that is why we have the GCam APK available for Galaxy A30s phone.

So let’s check out the working features of this build, how to download and install the GCam apk on Galaxy A30s in the below sections!

About this GCam for Galaxy A30s:

  • This GCam is for devices running Oreo and up.
  • This GCam APK for Galaxy A30s is a port of Google Camera 5.1.018.
  • This build of GCam for Galaxy A30s does not support xml configuration file.

Available version of GCam

With every Android major version update we get a major update of the Google camera as well.

In between, there are some minor version release of the GCam also comes, so I am listing out all available versions of the mod for Galaxy A30s so that you can get to know when we have an update, right from the below list.

  • GCam 8.8
  • GCam 8.4
  • GCam 8.1
  • GCam 7.4
  • 5.1.018

Stock One UI Camera vs GCam on Galaxy A30s

The default One UI camera that comes on the phone and the Google Camera port has significant differences to consider which one to use and where! To be able to take a wise decision on different occasions, I will list down all the similarities and/or differences between these two camera apps.

Let’s have a look at the below detailed section so that you can understand things in a better way.

What’s better on the One UI camera?

Well, the default camera app that comes on the phone is equally good and provides several features that the GCam does not have.

Let’s have a look at the below features that is available on Galaxy A30s One UI Camera:

  • Pro mode on the the stock One UI camera app is available for both photo and video modes. This provides common controls such as Shutter speed, ISO control etc. but not like the way the TRUE pro level features that comes on MIUI camera.
  • Super slow-motion and Hyperlapse feature
  • Better compatibility with all camera sensors
  • Allows to capture in highest resolution each sensor supports such as 50MP.
  • Bixby vision does a screen analysis and provides useful information.

Advantages of using Google camera / GCam on Galaxy A30s

People know the GCam app from couple of years since when it had the HDR+. And then the camera app has evolved significantly.

Below are some of the extra features that you can expect to enhance your existing camera setup on the Galaxy A30s:

  • With Night Sight mode you get better exposed low light images from the camera.
  • Astrophotography mode used to capture the sky and celestial bodies in the dark. Not for everyone, but worth mentioning in thia features list.
  • Multi-mode video stabilization
  • HDR+ brings much images in a condition where you have much brighter or darker regions in the scene.
  • DSLR like bokeh effect with GCam’s portrait mode.
  • RAW image capture so that it can be edited in the post
  • GCam in most cases captures natural looking pictures

Disadvantages of GCam

  • Finding the right gcam port for Galaxy A30s is neither a straight forward task nor easy
  • Not all compatible mods available are specifically tuned for the Galaxy A30s. It is possible that some or other features of GCam might be working might not be working as intended.
  • The stock One UI camera app has a pro mode for photo as well as video which does not exist on Google Camera mod.
  • Sometimes not all cameras available to use.
  • May require advanced settings to use the high resolution mode on the primary camera.

Compatibility Status of GCam on Galaxy A30s

What’s working

  • All basic features

What’s not working?

  • Nothing reported yet

Where to Download GCam port for Galaxy A30s?

As mentioned in the list of compatible Google Camera apks for Galaxy A30s, here are the direct download links for the same.

File nameGCam APK
Latest version8.8
RequirementsAndroid 8 and up
Config supportNO
Compatible GCam port for Galaxy A30s

How to Install GCam APK on Galaxy A30s?

  1. Download a compatible GCam APK port for Galaxy A30s from the below download link(s).
  2. To install apps from a third party app other than Play Store you need to enable app install from Unknown Sources on your Android device.
  3. For Android Oreo or Pie version, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the Google Camera APK.
    1. For example: if you have downloaded the Google Camera apk file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone.
    2. Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.
  4. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source
  5. See the below screenshots that enables to install unknown apps on Oreo for Chrome app (you need to enable on the app from where you want to install the apk):
    Enable unknown sources to install app
  6. Once enabled, click on the downloaded app to install.
  7. Once installed you can clear the app data and open the app and enjoy the feature packed Google Camera APK on Galaxy A30s.

Troubleshooting GCam Issues

In case you have found any issue with the given Google Camera mod then leave a comment so that we can find out a solution for you!
You can also visit our known issues list for google camera which lists some known issues on this Gcam port, which might be helpful as well.

Conclusion

Of course GCam is good but that does not mean the One UI camera is bad. GCam provides better image quality, it has several features of its own which out performs the stock camera app.

But Samsung’s stock camera also has some good features which cannot be overlooked such as the Pro features, better hardware compatibility etc.

Summarizing it all, GCam will not replace the One UI camera rather both the camera apps can be installed on the same phone and you can use each app for which it better suits to your needs.

New features and updates of the GCam APK keep coming, hence there could be many versions of the GCam ports available for the Galaxy A30s today and in future. This page will always list all the compatible Google Camera versions for the phone.

You can visit the Samsung GCam ports page to download compatible google camera ports for other Samsung phones.

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