Enable Google Pixel 2 Portrait Mode on Non Pixel Phones


Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2Xl were one of the best phones of 2017 in Flagship segment from Google. Even with initial problems, it managed to leave the rivals behind in many ways.

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google’s  second generation Pixel smartphones came with the latest specifications and latest Android and will continue to get update on the front line.But where it managed to become the best phone was in the camera department.

Google’s Pixel 2XL and Pixel 2 had only one lens where as others had Dual lens to get so called portrait mode. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL managed to get portrait mode with single lens with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and performed much better than phones having Dual lens.

However this was limited to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL and haven’t been made available to previous Google phones.

But a developer at XDA managed to port Pixel 2 camera to non Pixel devices like Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P.This apk is working for handful of smartphones including Oneplus 3/3T (with Oxygen OS 5), Xiaomi Mi5, Moto G5s Plus etc

The app works on Android Oreo according to the developer, but some folks have managed to get it work on Nougat as well. Portrait mode from this mod works just like pixel, bluring the background.

This app may not get the same accurate result as seen Pixel 2 but it gives better blur effect than the stock camera of the phone. You can see the result from the Mod app below.


How to get Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL Camera App

To get Pixel 2 camera app you need to head over here and download the apk. If the app is working fine for you can select Portrait mode option when slided the navigation menu from left. There are lot of bugs which make the availabilty of app uncertain even if your Phone has the support