That's thanks in large part to the phone's exceptional combination of camera hardware with Google's prowess in image processing software as seen by their famous HDR+ technology. Yes, we're talking about portrait mode, and we're happy to report that this changes with the latest version of Camera NX! The second-gen Pixel smartphone cameras come with features like AR Stickers, Portrait Mode and Motion Photos. The Pixel 2 camera experience is largely an iterative improvement over the first generation Pixel, though it adds some polish with features such as Motion Photos, Face Retouching, and lastly Portrait Mode.
Now, in a welcome development, XDA Senior Member Charles_I has ported the Pixel 2's Portrait Mode to first generation Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X devices. Luckily, serial Google Camera modder Charles Chow has created a modded Google Camera APK with portrait mode on board for the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL, the Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X.
Portrait mode was the most wanted feature for Nexus and Pixel 2016 users. Since the enhanced camera capabilities present on the Pixel 2 devices are made possible because of the top-notch processor that backs the software The ported app is expected to be pretty resource-intensive on the older devices. A third-party camera app named Camera NX brings the feature on these smartphones. The best part of this mod is that it doesn't require root to function!
Portrait mode takes the place of the "Lens blur" option, tucked away in the hamburger menu, and works for both the front and back cameras, as intended.
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