For those of you who want to get Google Pixel 2’s portrait mode on your Galaxy phone(supports all Galaxy phones including Galaxy S9+, S9, Note 8, S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, etc…etc… running Android 7.0 Nougat or 8.0 Oreo), you can now easily get it without having to buy the Pixel 2. While newer Samsung phones like S9+ and Note 8 have live focus feature, Google’s HDR camera does much better job with portrait mode allowing you to be also much closer to your subject. Best of all, you also get front portrait mode working, which I think is the coolest feature.
Step 1. Installation is easy, first make sure you are running Android 7.0/7.1/7.1.1/7.1.2 Nougat or Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo. Root is NOT REQUIRED and works on all Exynos or Snapdragon devices.
Step 3. Open the camera and go into Settings->Advanced and make sure “Config camera HDR+” is set to “Nexus 6 HDR+ Auto”.
Step 4. (FOR SNAPDRAGON ONLY) If using Snapdragon device, make sure the options for S7 Exynos are TURNED OFF like shown below.
Now, try taking a photo with the portrait mode, it should work well. If force-closes, try going into Settings again and close the app using App Recents button and restart camera.
Once you get it working, it will work well. And yes, HDR+ also works very well so you can now use that too.
Credits – XDA
Join the HighOnAndroid VIP Fans List for free help from Max and discounts on Android accessories.