Comparing the Pixel 2 Portrait Mode to its Galaxy S8+ ported version

Manufacturers keep implementing dual camera setups on their phones to achieve the background blur for portrait pictures. Google’s devices, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, have only one camera, but thanks to a combination of dual pixel phase detection and machine learning, they create some of the best portrait photos.

An XDA-Developers user shared the latest build of the Google Camera app. That way any Android user can take amazing portrait pictures without hassle. We downloaded the apk file and installed it on two Android phones with different chipsets. Here are the results.

First, we…