In Redmi Note 9 Pro, we found that the rear cameras, while good in bright lighting conditions, performed inconsistently in low light. Few images tuned out to be very soft while the rest were over-sharpened. The 48-megapixel Samsung GM2 primary sensor is surely better than the GM1 which we saw on the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
In this article, we tell you how you can install the GCam Mod on your brand new Redmi Note 9 Pro and give those rear cameras a much-needed performance boost. The process is fairly simple and does not require you to root or unlock the boot-loader of your smartphone. Now remember that this is a community mod which is not officially supported. This is why it is quite buggy at the moment and even though we observed an improvement in picture quality on the Redmi Note 9 Pro with the Google Camera mod, quite a few camera modes didn't work in our tests. We'll keep updating this article with newer versions of Google Camera for Redmi Note 9 Pro and update our thoughts on how each new version performs.
How to install Redmi Note 9 Pro Google Camera apk
Download the required APK file from the below link and install it by allowing installation from other sources if you haven’t done it already. This build of G Cam does not require a dedicated config file.
Once installed, fire up the app and head over to the settings menu and scroll down to the “photo” section and tap on “Advanced”.
Under the “Advanced” menu, disable “use astrophotography mode” (this can be enabled when you want to shoot with a tripod). Then, go to “Saturation” and for both the back camera and front camera, change “Highlight Saturation” to 2.1 and “Shadow Saturation” to 2.7.
Close the app and reopen it and you should be good to go!
Link For GCAM : Download camera 1
Download camera 2
Redmi Note 9 Pro Google Camera Tips
The latest GCam Mod 7.3.018 for Redmi Note 9 Pro brings features such as 24FPS video recording, Frequent Faces to help you capture Top Shot photos and touch and hold shortcut in the shutter button to capture Top Shot photos, among other features. Here are our first impressions.
After installing the GCam Mod on our Redmi Note 9 Pro we noticed that by default only the primary camera is active. In case you wish to use the other lenses such as the telephoto lens or wide-angle lens, you'll need to go to the camera settings. To do that, tap on the downward-facing arrow icon at the top of the screen and tap the Settings icon > Advanced > Auxiliary camera > toggle on Show buttons.
However, in our case the other lenses didn't work well and switching to the wide-angle camera caused the app to crash. With 2x zoom, the app switches to the depth camera since there's no telephoto lens. Ideally, it should just do a digital zoom. Apart from this, we were also not able to use the macro camera since there's no setting to enable this lens. Though GCam does support HDR+ photography, you'll still need to manually turn it on by going to Settings > Advanced > Pixel AWB in HDR+ and toggle it on.
As for the results, when shooting still photos details turned out to be slightly better and the colours were more natural when shooting with the main camera, compared to the stock camera app. However, the app still has its limitations and isn't very stable, so we don't recommend relying on this only for all your camera needs. If you want to experiment with some of the features found on Pixel phones, then by all means give it a try. Also if you have already been using an older version on GCam, make sure that you clear its data and uninstall it before installing the newer version.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Google Camera Mod Samples
Here are some comparison shots that were taken from the stock camera app and GCam
Also, we will update this post as and when there are newer versions of GCam available for the Redmi Note 9 Pro so watch out for that.