Have just received your shiny new POCO X3 / NFC? Great! Are you a mobile photography addict? Sweet!
It’s time to take your phone to another level with Google Camera app!
Google Camera in which people usually call it Gcam is an advanced camera app originally released by Google Developers for their Pixel phone series.
Thanks to several third-party developers like Arnova, BSG, Arhur, Burial, cstark, Urnyx05, and many others, now we Xiaomi users can enjoy Gcam on our phones.
However, since the app is not designed for other than Pixel phone from the very beginning, there is no single Gcam port that really works on any phones.
We have to carefully pick a version that may not perfectly work but at least it can play nice with the phone series that we have.
What about Poco X3 NFC?
Of course, released as a mid-range killer, there are always great things about this phone.
One of which is third-party app. Gcam for an instance.
Both Poco X3 (codename Karna) and Poco X3 NFC (codename Surya) have exactly the same features and hardware specifications except the NFC part.
Poco X3 sports Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G SoC which is a powerful SoC manufactured under 8 nm fabrication.
The device has Octa-core CPUs consisting of 2x 2.3GHz Kryo 470 Gold and 6x 1.8GHz Kryo 470 Silver processors. Combining those with Adreno 618 GPU makes Poco X3 NFC as a powerful beast to take on almost every game in the Play Store.
In the photography and videography world, the horsepower under the hood is an essential factor to process images and videos.
The device also boasts quadcore camera with following configuration:
- Main camera: 64 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
- Secondary: 13 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide camera), 1.0µm
- Third camera: 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro lens)
- Bokeh camera: 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth sensor)
The best part, the device has gyro-EIS and is capable of recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 720p@960fps videos. The last one is a super slowmo video.
Download Google Camera for Poco X3 NFC
There are so many builds of Gcam available made by various modders. It’s a tricky task to choose which version works for Poco X3 NFC.
The easiest possible solution is by using what others are already using.
Below are Google Camera APK files compatible with Poco X3 / NFC based on real users’ experience.
The most recent version of Google Camera for Pixel phone is 8.1 which luckily BSG and Arnova8G2 have managed to port it for other Android phones.
The best part, Poco X3 / NFC users can also use it.
GCam v8.1 brings Pixel 5 camera features to non-Pixel devices.
Some notable features include Cinematic Pan and Audio Zoom. Moreover, this version may support Android 11.
GCAM PORT V8.1 BY BSG
GCAM PORT V8.1 BY ARNOVA8G2
Google Camera version 8.0 brings seamless slow motion, multi mode stabilization, and seamless zoom features.
Known working version for Poco X3 / NFC is below.
GCAM PORT V8.0 BY ARNOVA8G2
The GCam 7.4 boasts better Night Sight, Astrophotography mode on Poco X3 / NFC along with other features like HDR+, portrait mode etc.
If your Poco X3 is still running any ROM based on Android 10, you better try this GCam by Nikita. There is a custom-made config file .xml making the app perfectly work on Poco X3 / NFC.
GCAM PORT V7.4 BY NIKITA
Download Gcam Config for Nikita Gcam v7.4 build 2.0 here.
Manual device configs are located in “Settings > Advanced > Device model > Input model”.
How to Install Gcam on Poco X3 NFC?
It’s super easy to install Google Camera app APK file on your Poco X3 / NFC.
Simply download the APK file to your phone, and install it.
Since the phone already supports Android Camera2 API and is activated by default, there is no custom hack nor root to install GCam APK.
However, if this your first time installing an APK file, then you need to enable Install from Unknown Sources on your phone.
You have to allow this special permission to either your mobile web browser or your File Manager app.
Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source.
Should you have any questions please leave comments below. Thanks.