Redmi Note 8 GCam Port – Latest Version 8.8 Download

Redmi Note 8 is launched and if you are searching GCam for the phone, you are at the right place. In this article you will find the best working gcam port for Redmi Note 8 including xml or agc config files if anything is available.

The phone is a mid ranger phone with a decent hardware spec and a Snapdragon 665 chipset.

It comes with a quad camera setup, out of which the primary camera is 48MP, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. The stock MI camera captures decent photos but still the GCam APK on Redmi Note 8 captures somewhat better photos in portrait mode, Night Sight mode. Try it and see the difference by yourself.

We have several compatible GCam Port for Redmi Note 8 running on Android 9 Pie and later versions available to download which is built by parrot043, BSG, Hasli etc. These builds of GCam has almost all the features working on the phone.

Available GCam versions for Redmi Note 8

GCam 9.2 for Redmi Note 8 is the latest version among other compatible ports. Below are the available versions of working GCam ports.

  • GCam 8.9 (Latest Version)
  • GCam 8.9
  • GCam 8.4
  • GCam 8.2
  • GCam 8.1
  • GCam 8.0
  • GCam 7.4
  • GCam 7.3
  • GCam 7.0
  • GCam 6.2

The GCam 8.9 and later brings multi mode stabilization, seamless zoom feature, built-in Google Lens and seamless slow motion, audio zoom etc. But in the initial versions, all of the features might not be available or might not be working at all.

The older version of Google camera 6.1 that brings night sight and the GCam 7.4 has brought Astrophotography mode on Redmi Note 8. The available GCam ports are compatible on Android Pie, Android 10, and Android 11.

GCam vs Stock Mi Camera on Redmi Note 8

The default camera that comes on the phone and the Google Camera port has significant differences to consider which one to use! 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 Mi 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 Redmi Note 8 MIUI Camera:

  • Pro mode on the MI camera app that provides TRUE pro level features such as focus peaking, LOG profile, Exposure verification etc.
  • The 960 fps super slow motion
  • Access to all camera sensors
  • Voice shutter (only available on latest MIUI camera)
  • Allows to capture in 108MP

Advantages of using Google camera / GCam on Redmi Note 8

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 Redmi Note 8:

  • 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 this 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 Redmi Note 8 is neither a straight forward task nor easy
  • Not all compatible mods available are specifically tuned for the Redmi Note 8. It is possible that some or other features of GCam might be working might not be working as intended.
  • The stock MIUI camera apps has a pro mode, which does not exist on Google Camera mod.
  • Stock MI camera has a 960 super slow motion which simply does not exist on Redmi Note 8.
  • 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 Redmi Note 8

What’s working

  • Almost everything

What’s not working?

  • No access to auxiliary camera sensors (Wide angle and Zoom or Macro)

Where to Download the Redmi Note 8 GCam port?

As mentioned in the list of compatible Google Camera apks for Redmi Note 8, 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 Redmi Note 8

How to Install Google Camera on Redmi Note 8?

  1. Download a compatible GCam APK port for Redmi Note 8 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 Redmi Note 8.

How to enable Astro Photography mode on Redmi Note 8 Google Camera 7.x

By default the astro photography mode is enabled on this GCam 7 for Redmi Note 8. In case you still want to change the setting, follow the below instructions to enable or disable the astrophotography mode.

  • Go to GCam Settings
  • Scroll down and go to Advanced settings
  • Then scroll down almost to the end till you get Use astrophotography Mode under Night Sight settings.

Below are the screenshots that shows how to enable the astrophotography mode.
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How to shoot in astrophotography mode on GCam 7.0 onwards?

Once the Astrophotography mode is enabled, there are certain conditions to be met to capture photos in that mode.

Following conditions must be met to capture in Astrophotography mode (known as cuttlefish in Google Camera ports like this):
– It can be enabled on Night Sight mode (only)
– The phone must be kept static (use a tripod or keep the phone somewhere to keep it static)
– There must be low light condition
– It may take few seconds for this mode to come up when the above conditions are met

See the below screenshots to get an idea how to know if it is shooting in Astrophotography mode in GCam 7.0?
[rl_gallery id=”102590″][su_note note_color=”#FBF4DD” text_color=”#A38C68″ radius=”3″ class=”” id=””]When the display shows something like “Astrophotography on” or “Phone is steady” or “Capturing cuttlefish” while capturing photo in Night Sight mode, then most likely it is shooting in astrophotography mode otherwise not.
When I kept the phone static in front of a good light source, the Astrophotography mode did not turn on no matter how longer I waited.
So, make sure it is a low light environment.[/su_note]

Try other GCam Port on Redmi Note 8

[su_note note_color=”#D7E3F4″ text_color=”#728095″ radius=”3″ class=”” id=””]It is possible that this is not the only Google camera mod that works on Redmi Note 8. There could be other GCam mods out there that may just work fine on the phone.[/su_note]

You can always find a compatible GCam APK port or some of the GCam ports built by developers to try on your Redmi Note 8.

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