Get The Nokia X Camera App On Your Android 4.1+ Device
Its lackluster 3-megapixel camera means the Nokia X will never be considered a point-and-shoot killer like Nokia’s Windows Phone smartphones are — but that doesn’t mean Nokia neglected its camera software. Quite the opposite, in fact.
The affordable handset has a pretty snazzy camera app, and you can now try it out for yourself on your existing Android smartphone.
“Opssemnik” of the XDA Developers forum has made the Nokia X’s built-in Camera app available to download, and it’s compatible with any Android smartphone running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or later. You do not need root access or any other modifications — you simply need to side-load the APK.
You can download that from the XDA forum by following the source link at the bottom of this post, but before you rush off to do that, there’s a couple of things to remember.
This app was designed only for the Nokia X, so although it will run on other Android-powered devices, it’s not completely functional on all of them. Many of those who have already tried it report it works just fine, while others have had problems.
I installed it on a Galaxy S5 and although it runs, tap-to-focus is broken and it keeps telling me I have no storage, so I cannot take any pictures. On an HTC One M8, however, tap-to-focus is still broken and the viewfinder is smaller than it should be, but the rest of the app works just fine.
If you do get it working on your device, then there are some nice features to play around with. Nokia has included a whole bunch of scenes to choose from, built-in noise and redeye reduction, and you can alter saturation, contrast, and sharpness before taking your shots.
You can also specify picture size and quality, and choose different focus options — including auto, infinity, macro, and CAF.
Let us know how you get on with the Nokia X Camera APK in the comments section below. Don’t forget to mention which device you’re using it on.
- SourceXDA Developers