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POCO X3 GCam Port v9.2 – Google Camera APK Download – Cyanogen Mods


Poco X3 NFC was released recently and now we have a working port of GCam for Poco X3 and X3 NFC available to download. The compatible Google Camera or GCam mod(s) for Poco X3 are brought to you by BSG, Nikita, Urnyx05 and Arnova8G2.

Now, talking about the phone, it has a 6.67 inch FHD+ phone with a 6000 mAh battery. Comes with Snapdragon 732G chipset, Adreno 618 GPU and a 120Hz display, perfect fit for gaming in budget.

It has a 64MP primary cam and a quad camera setup for versatile photography experience. With the GCam port that we provide for the Poco X3, you get DSLR like image quality.

Available GCam versions for Poco X3 or X3 NFC

GCam port 9.2 for Poco X3 or X3 NFC is the latest version among other compatible ports. Below are the available version(s) of GCam for Poco X3 NFC

  • GCam 9.2 (Latest Version)
  • GCam 8.9
  • GCam 8.7
    • SGCam 8.7 works well on Android 11 based MIUI 12.5
      • Only the 1x and 2x camera works. Ultrawide does not show up.
      • Slow motion video recording breaks on this mod.
  • GCam 8.2 (RECOMMENDED)
  • GCam 8.1
  • GCam 7.4
    • GCam 7.4 by Nikita
      • NGcam_7.4.v.1.7-AS4ULib-Poco-X3.apk
      • NGcam-1.7-Poco-X3-v6-asus-library.xml
    • GCam 7.4 by Arnova
      • GCam_5.2beta3.200901.1908build-7.4.104.apk
      • arnova7.4.104_pocoX3_v.2.xml<
  • GCam 7.3
  • GCam 7.2

The GCam 8.2 for Poco X3 / NFC is now available which has many new features as below:
– Night Sight in portrait and camera mode
– Multiple stabilization mode for Video recording
– Built-in Google Lens

The GCam 7.4 (or other legacy gcam mods) have brought better Night Sight, Astrophotography mode on Poco X3 / NFC along with other features like HDR+, portrait mode etc. The available GCam ports are compatible on Android 10, and Android 11 (may be).

Now when you know the basics about the GCam app for Poco X3, let’s look at the working status and download options.

Compatibility status of this Poco X3 NFC Google Camera

What’s working

  • Portrait mode
  • Night Sight (on portrait and camera mode as well)
  • Astrophotography mode
  • All other basic features

What’s not working?

  • Issues reported by users in the comment section

Where to Download the Poco X3 GCam port?

As mentioned in the list of compatible Google Camera apks for Poco X3 / NFC, here are the direct download links for the same.

File nameGCam APK
Latest version9.2
RequirementsAndroid 10 and up
Config supportYES
Last updated24th February 2024
Compatible GCam port for Poco X3 / NFC

How to Install Google Camera on Poco X3 NFC?

  1. Download any compatible GCam for Poco X3 from the 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.
    1. For Android 10 or later version, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the APK file.
    2. For example: if you have downloaded the Google Camera apk file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone. Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.
  3. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source
  4. Once enabled, click on the downloaded Gcam port apk to install.
  5. Once installed you can clear the app data and open the app and enjoy the feature packed Google Camera on Poco X3 / NFC.

How to Install xml config file on Poco X3 Google Camera 7 and 8?

  1. Download one of the xml config file (arnova7.4.104_pocoX3_v.2.xml for Arnova8G2 7.4 or NGcam-1.7-Poco-X3-v6-asus-library.xml for NGCam 7.4 or PocoX3NFCConfigfromQChannel.xml for NGCam 8.1) from the above download link(s)
    1. Click on the dropdown box in the download link to see the xml config file that is needed to download.
    2. Please look at the below attachment that shows how to select and download the config file:
  2. Once the GCam is installed, create the following directories on your phone’s internal memory and copy the downloaded xml config file there:
    1. First create a directory in the name of Gcam (G capital letter) under the ROOT directory.
    2. Then create a directory named Configs7 for GCam 7.x or Configs8 for GCam 8.x (C in capital letter) under GCam directory.
    3. Copy the xml config file in the relevant directory with respect to the GCam version you have installed.
  3. Now you can open the GCam app and double tap near the blank space beside the shutter button.See the below image to get an idea where to tap:
  4. When prompted, select the config file and tap on RESTORE to load. (do this twice as for the first time the config did not loaded)
  5. Once the xml config file is loaded, you are done with the installation.

Troubleshooting GCam issues

In case you have found any issue with the given Google Camera mod then leave a comment so that we can find out a solution for you!
You can also visit our known issues list for google camera which lists some known issues on this Gcam port, which might be helpful as well.

GCam vs Stock Poco Camera on Poco X3 / NFC

The default Poco 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 Poco camera?

Well, the default camera app that comes on the phone is equally good and provides several features that the GCam does not have.

Just to tell you, the Poco camera is more or less similar as the MI camera.

Let’s have a look at the below features that is available on Poco X3’s stock Camera app but not on GCam:

  • Pro mode 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 Poco Camera app)
  • Allows to capture in 64MP

Advantages on Google camera / GCam on Poco X3 / NFC

People know the GCam app several years from now 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 Poco X3:

  • Night Sight mode that gets you better exposed images in low light.
  • 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+ captures a natural looking image in a condition where you have much brighter or darker regions in the scene.
  • DSLR like bokeh effect in the portrait mode.
  • RAW image capture so that it can be edited in the post

Disadvantages of GCam

  • Finding the right gcam port for Poco X3 is neither a straight forward task nor easy
  • Not all compatible mods available are specifically tuned for the Poco X3. It is possible that some or other features of GCam might be working might not be working as intended.
  • The stock Poco / 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 Poco X3.
  • Sometimes not all cameras available to use.
  • May require advanced settings to use the high resolution mode on the primary camera.

Does Poco X3 support GCam / Google Camera?

Yes. We have many working ports of GCam ports from various developers that works on the Poco X3.

Does the GCam take better pictures in Poco X3?

Technically, YES! But, this varies according to different persons’ preference. Try the many GCam APK port on Poco X3 and see it yourself.

What the Latest version of GCam available for Poco X3?

As of January 2024, the BSG GCam 8.9 and the BigKaka 9.2 version works pretty well on the Poco X3.

Where to download GCam for Poco X3?

CyanogenMods and celsoazevedo.com are the sites which keeps all the GCam port updates since 2019. That is where you will find all the latest legit GCam updates for Poco X3.

Conclusion

Of course GCam is good but that does not mean the Poco camera is bad. GCam provides better image quality, it has several features of its own which out performs the stock camera app.

But Xiaomi’s stock camera also has some good features which cannot be overlooked such as the Pro features, Vlogging features, and better hardware compatibility.

Summarizing it all, GCam will not replace the Poco camera rather both the camera apps can be installed on the same phone and you can use each app for which it better suits to your needs.

New features and updates of the GCam APK keep coming, hence there could be many versions of the GCam ports available for the Poco X3 / NFC today and in future. This page will always list all the compatible Google Camera versions for the phone.

Visit the Poco gcam ports page to download compatible google camera ports for other Poco phones as well.


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