We all want to capture just the right shot or record those precious moments but sometimes the default camera app on your phone might fall short due to poor optimisation or bad image processing irrespective of your phone having a great camera sensor.
The simplest solution to that is using a 3rd party camera app which at its simplest form might give you fun controls and an easy UI to interact with. And it’s best, can give you more control over your camera and add life back to your photos and videos. It’s free (for the most part), easy and quick. So, there’s no harm in trying those out.
Why Use 3rd Party Camera Apps?
Well unless you’re using a Pixel or an iPhone chances are, the default camera app on your phone might not provide the best results in the world. And depending on which kind of look you’re aiming for, there are a whole host of 3rd party camera apps that you can use to get the most out of your camera.
I personally have been using a GCam mod for my phone and the photos from that are significantly better than the stock camera app.
But before you jump straight to downloading one for your OnePlus phone, here’s a little heads up: 3rd party camera apps and Gcam mods may not be extremely stable.
And the performance of the app will differ quite a bit depending on your phone model and the software version it’s running. It’s certainly not a deal-breaker, but just keep this in mind.
Why GCam Mods Might Be Your Best Option
What’s A Gcam Mod?
It’s basically an apk of the camera apps in Google Pixel phones. And due to their impressive image processing they often end up producing better photos than a phone’s stock camera apps.
Where Can You Get One And What Are The Quirks?
You can download and checkout mods from different developers from celsoazevedo.com.
All the popular mods get uploaded here along with the updates to these mods. Now when you’re installing a mod you can face 3 types of problems:
- First, the app doesn’t install at all on the device.
- Second, the app does get installed but it crashes while doing anything.
- Third, the app gets installed and doesn’t crash but when you click pics with it, the photos don’t get saved or they’re stuck at processing.
If you don’t encounter any of the aforementioned problems then chances are you’re good to go. The app will run perfectly and you can tinker around with the settings to make it yours.
But lastly do keep in mind even if the app does run it might be a bit choppy and feel sluggish compared to the stock camera app, it mostly comes down to compatibility.
But all that tradeoff is still worth it in my opinion because the pictures you’ll get out of that app will be, in majority of the cases better than what your stock camera app can deliver.
Which Apps Are Best For Your OnePlus Phone?
Here’s a little heads up: If any of the GCam mods I recommend below doesn’t work fully on your device because of any software glitch or something like that. Just download mods from some other developers and try them out.
So, here’s some of the best camera app for OnePlus phones:
OnePlus 8 series
If you’re looking for the best camera app for the OnePlus 8 or the best camera app for the OnePlus 8t or even the best camera app for the OnePlus 8 Pro you can go with Gcam mods from any of these developers: Arnova8G2, BSG or Wichaya.
If you’re looking for something more casual with a lot of filters and stuff then just stick with apps like Instagram or Snapchat. Because most of these kinds of apps are kinda sketchy and do not produce a good quality image for the most part.
OnePlus 7 series
If you’re looking for the best camera app for the OnePlus 7 or the best camera app for the OnePlus 7t or even the best camera app for the OnePlus 7 Pro you can go with Gcam mods from the developer named Wichaya. Mods from other developers might work but they’re not super stable.
And again, if you’re looking for something more casual with a lot of filters and stuff then stick with apps like Instagram or Snapchat. Because most of these kinds of apps are not great and don’t produce the best picture.
OnePlus 6 series
If you’re looking for the best camera app for the OnePlus 6 or the best camera app for the OnePlus 6t, you can go with Gcam mods from any of these developers: Urnyx05, Arnova82.
OnePlus 5t or 3t
If you’re looking for the best camera app for the OnePlus 5t or the best camera app for the OnePlus 3t, you can go with Gcam mods from any of these developers: cstark27, BSG. Another good alternative for these phones is the Adobe Photoshop Camera.
Lastly, if you’re still hanging to the OG OnePlus One for some reason then (first of all, why? definitely would like to know the reason.) and if you’re looking for the best camera app for the OnePlus One then you should go with the Adobe Photoshop Camera.
Some GCam mods might also work but they might not be very stable and for sure will perform in a sluggish way because the phone doesn’t have the processing power to keep up.