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Google Camera vs. OxygenOS Camera: Which is better on the OnePlus 6?

The OnePlus 6 is one of the standout devices of 2018. Like many of its predecessors, it offers a compelling flagship level performance package at a good value, at least when compared to what other offerings are available. 
Outside of discounted flagships, or older devices at an unexpectedly lower cost – like the Pixel 2 – it is hard to find much around this price point that can compete. That said, the Achilles heel of OnePlus, outside of their early marketing efforts, has traditionally been their cameras. 

While their camera game has stepped up significantly in recent years, inching closer to flagship levels, the camera is still lacking, especially in the processing of photos. As such, and being that the OnePlus brand usually brings out the abandoned Nexus warriors, the Google Camera (GCam) mod has become near-essential on prior OnePlus flagships.

Google Camera mods refer to particular applications modded off those found on the Google Pixel devices and older Nexus models. For the past few years, developers have worked to port this application to various phones, and since all phones are not created equally, this hasn’t always been an easy task. 

This particular mod for the OnePlus 6 brings over some of the features specific to the Pixel, like Rear & Front HDR+, Lens Blur, Panorama, PhotoSphere, and Google Lens. Since the initial post at the end of May, many bugs have been fixed, like phones taking black and white photos, camera tint, application crashes, and more. 

In its current state, it is certainly a very usable application. The question, though, is whether this mod still improves upon the current OnePlus 6’s camera like it did for prior ones like the OnePlus 3, which has greatly benefited from this work. So let us compare the OnePlus 6’s stock OxygenOS Camera app vs. the Google Camera mod and see if you should make the switch.

OnePlus 6/6T

OnePlus 5/5T

OnePlus 3/3T

Want to try the Google Camera Mod on your device? The Google Camera Port Hub is a centralized location where you can go to find a working port for your device. Currently, the hub has over 40 devices listed, including the Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G7 ThinQ, Essential Phone, OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Mi 8, and many more. 

Each device has at least one port that should work for that device. It’s important to note that most Google Camera ports are not perfect. They all have their pros and cons. We tried to find the ports that have been endorsed by users on our forums. You may be able to find a better port on the forum for your device, but our hub is a good place to start.


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