My first phone was a Nokia 3310 and I must say Betsy (the name I gave to my phone), she was a tough one.
But Nokia’s not all about creating phones which even with a single finger snap of Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet could not turn it into dust. They do build phones that comes with your everyday Android OS installed and even to an extent rivals some of Samsung’s Galaxy phones or Google’s Pixel phones in terms of design ingenuity and gritty hardware aspects.
The problem for Nokia, however, is the same problem which I like to relate to that of what Tobey Maguire is having (remember the original Spider-Man guy?). It is that it’s difficult for him to be cast into a different role without getting overlooked because he was so iconic in his role as Spider-Man (my favorite as well). The similar case is for Nokia. Nokia’s so known for their robust phones of the late 90s and early 00s that we all come to know of, whether it was our first phone or simply through memes, it definitely changed our perspective of their brand and that’s hard to get away from now that Nokia is in the smartphone business.
If you want to read a more detailed write-up on Nokia and where it went wrong then James Surowiecki has a great article on this published for The New Yorker.
Though, Nokia continues to stick with their lineup of smartphones which have their few very own strong-points such as their camera app that comes with a Pro Camera mode perfect for you if you’re looking to get a little more out of your phone’s camera.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 31, 2018
In this guide I’ll show you how you can install that Nokia’s exclusive camera app on any Android phone you may have. Thanks goes out to LinuxCT who made this possible for us to install this app on all our Android phones.
What you’ll need.
• Android 7.0 (Nougat) or Higher.
• Have Unknown Sources enabled.
Sweet. Let’s get right to it.
How to Get Nokia’s Camera App with Pro Mode on Any Android: 5 Steps
Step 1: Go ahead tap on the download link below. (you can also choose to use this download link that’s on MediaFire).
Step 2: Next, you’ll be prompted whether you really want to keep the .apk file. Tap OK. You’ll find that the download will appear in your Notification Shade (which you can bring up by swiping down from the top of your screen). Give it a few minutes for it to download.
Step 3: Once it’s done downloading, just tap on the file (in your Notification Shade) to open it up. Then tap Install to finish up installing the app.
Help, I’m having trouble downloading the file.
Just long press on the download link that I’ve added above (in Step 1) and then choose Download Link from the popup. That will surely download the file.
Step 4: Great work. Now that you’ve installed the app, let’s open it up so that you can set a few things up. So open up your new Nokia Camera app and you’ll be asked to grant it permissions like Camera, Location, Microphone and a few others.
Uhh, I kinda accidentally didn’t grant permission to one of those permissions. Help.
Well fear not. Just jump into your phone’s Settings, then Apps and look for Nokia’s Camera app that you just installed (it’s the one with the white camera and blue background). Found it? Great. Just tap on it to select it and scroll down to Permissions and tap it. Now just make sure to grant it all the permissions it needs by tapping on the sliders next to each one of them. Done.
Step 5: Finally, have fun! Go try out your new Camera app and check out all the sleek features it brings. The one that I found really interesting was the Trigger Pro Mode feature that it has which you can try out too by swiping up on the circle in the bottom center of your screen (the same circle that you press to take pictures with). Once you bring it up, you’ll see this semicircle-kinda thing that will appear on your screen which you can tweak ‘stuff’ like white balance, focus mode, ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. Once you’re done tweaking, just swipe back down on the circle to exit the Pro Mode.
Voila! That’s how you install the app together with not-the-world’s-best intro guide to the app.
Share this guide with anyone who’s looking to get a better camera app on their Android phone. 🙂