Motorola One Action GCam Port – Google Camera

Motorola One Action is launched and here we have got a working port of GCam port for the phone. The phone is a midrange phone which runs on a Samsung Exynos 9609 chipset.

It comes with a triple camera setup, out of which the primary camera is 12MP, 16MP ultrawide and a 5MP macro shooter. The stock Motorola camera captures decent photos but still the GCam APK on Motorola One Action captures somewhat better photos in portrait mode, Night Sight mode. Try it and see the difference by yourself.

In this article you will find the best working gcam port for Motorola One Action including xml or agc config files if anything is available.

In fact, there are few compatible GCam port APKs available for the Motorola One Action phone which are brought to you by BSG, BigKaka, Shamim which you can try right now!

Available version of GCam Port for Motorola One Action

With every Android major version update we get a major update of the Google camera as well. With the recent release of Android 14 we have got the GCam 9.x and later as the latest version to date. Here we have a working port of GCam 9.2 for Motorola One Action for you to download and try.

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

  • GCam port 9.2 (Latest Version)
  • GCam port 8.8
  • GCam port 8.4
  • GCam port 8.1 (RECOMMENDED)
  • GCam port 6.1 (RECOMMENDED)

Compatibility Status of GCam on Motorola One Action

What’s working

  • All basic features

What’s not working?

  • Nothing reported yet

Where to Download GCam port for Motorola One Action?

As mentioned in the list of compatible Google Camera apks for Motorola One Action, here are the direct download links for the same.

File nameGCam APK
Latest version9.2
RequirementsAndroid 9 and up
Config supportNO
Compatible GCam port for Motorola One Action

How to Install GCam APK on Motorola One Action?

  1. Download a compatible GCam APK port for Motorola One Action 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 Motorola One Action.

How to Install xml config file on Motorola One Action Google Camera APK:

  1. Download the xml config file from the above download link for Motorola One Action Google Camera 6.1.021
  2. Once Google Camera is installed, create the following directories on the ROOT of your phone's internal memory and copy the xml config file:
    1. First create a directory in the name of GCam under the ROOT directory.
    2. Then create a directory named Configs under GCam directory.
    3. Copy the xml config file in this directory.
  3. Now you can open the app and click on the blank space beside the capture button in two fingers.See the below image to get an idea where to tap:
    Tap to load Google Camera config xml
  4. When prompted, tap on RESTORE to load the config file. (do this twice as for the first time the config did not loaded)
  5. Once the xml config file is loaded, you are done with the installation.

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.

Stock Motorola Camera vs GCam on Motorola One Action

The default 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 Motorola 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 Motorola One Action stock Camera:

  • Pro mode on the the stock camera app is available for photo mode. 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.
  • Better compatibility with all camera sensors
  • Allows to capture in highest resolution each sensor supports such as 50MP

Advantages of using Google camera / GCam on Motorola One Action

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 Motorola One Action:

  • 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 Motorola One Action is neither a straight forward task nor easy
  • Not all compatible mods available are specifically tuned for the Motorola One Action. It is possible that some or other features of GCam might be working might not be working as intended.
  • The stock camera app has a pro mode for photo 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.

Conclusion

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

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

Summarizing it all, GCam will not replace the stock Motorola 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 Motorola One Action today and in future. This page will always list all the compatible Google Camera versions for the phone.

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

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