The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with some pretty solid software and hardware features. Sure, the Pixel 2 duo may not pack the best in the industry in terms of hardware but it is no slouch either. On the software front, it is a totally different story. Google’s love is always with the software and it clearly shows in the Pixel 2. If you want to experience the best of Android, software-wise, Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL is what you are looking for. Google went a step ahead this time and integrated AI capabilities as deep as possible in all of its devices. One of the best features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is the Camera.
Pixel 2 Camera
Just like the original Pixel and Pixel XL which were introduced last year, this year also the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL took the place for ‘the best camera on any smartphone’. And the reviews show that the score is justified. While we are in a time where almost all the flagship phones (and even some midrange devices too) ship with dual camera setup, Google Pixel 2 duo comes with just a single camera setup. The second camera in most of the phones is used to take portrait mode photos (blurred background photos) and Google Pixel 2 does that without the second camera sensor. There are also some pretty interesting features such as Motion Photos, Face Retouching etc.
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Pixel 2 Camera for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X
Thanks to the XDA Senior Member Charles_I, we can now enjoy the Pixel 2 Camera features on 2015 Nexus device, ie, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. The developer has created a new app which goes by the name Camera NX based on the latest Camera app extracted from the Pixel 2. Pixel 2 Camera features like Motion Photos and Face Retouching can now be used on the 2015 Nexus devices, thanks to Camera NX. Also, we should note that Portrait mode doesn’t work and will never work on Nexus devices or first-generation Pixel devices as the required hardware for depth mapping is missing. AR mode will also never work for similar lack of hardware. Below are a few screenshots of the Pixel 2 Camera – Camera NX in action:
Download Pixel 2 Camera for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X
There are three variants for this app:
- ZSL Enhanced variant: Motion photos, Google Photos Integration, smart-burst. Only for Android 8.0 Oreo.
- ZSL variant: Motion Photos, Face Retouching, HDR+, Dirty Lens notice and more first-gen Pixel features.
- Non-ZSL variant: Only Motion Photos and Face Retouching, rest stock Google Camera experience.
You can try both and keep the one that suits your needs. You can download the Camera NX – Pixel 2 Camera for Nexus 5X and 6P by clicking below:
Install Pixel 2 Camera on Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X
No root is needed for this camera app to be installed on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Simply download the version that interests you and install it as normal APK and start using them. Make sure Settings > Security > Unknown sources is enabled before installing the APK file.