Simple Camera APK

Version 4.2.0 -
Last updated: 2020-07-12

A camera with flash, zoom and no ads.

APP Information

Download Version 4.2.0 (63)
Apk Size4.38 MB
App DeveloperSimple Mobile Tools
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up

Download Simple Camera 4.2.0 APK

App Description

Simple Camera is simplemobiletools,camera,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.25 by 4 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Simple Mobile Tools website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.2.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 3649+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

The camera is usable for both photo taking and video recording. You can switch between front and rear camera, modify the save path and limit the resolution. The flash can be turned on and off or used as a flashlight. You can pinch to zoom in and out.

If you want to launch this app at pressing the hardware camera button, you might have to disable the built in Camera app in Settings -> Apps -> Camera -> Disable.

Contains no ads or unnecessary permissions. It is fully opensource, provides customizable colors.

This app is just one piece of a bigger series of apps. You can find the rest of them at 

App ChangeLog

  • Fixed app freezing after photo capture on some devices
  • Other UX and stability improvements

App Screens

Simple Camera App Screen 1Simple Camera App Screen 2Simple Camera App Screen 3Simple Camera App Screen 4

Name:Simple Camera.apk

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Name:Simple Camera.apk
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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.CAMERA: Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application to collect images that the camera is seeing at any time.
android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD: Allows an application to disable the key lock and any associated password security. A legitimate example of this is the phone disabling the key lock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enabling the key lock when the call is finished.
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO: Allows application to access the audio record path.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

disable your screen lock
Allows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. For example, the phone disables the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enables the keylock when the call is finished.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.


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Google Play Reviews

  1. T ITO-avatar

    This app saves photos directly under the DCIM folder. However many gallery/album apps as well as file manager apps don't search there for images by default. So you may wonder you failed to take photos. Should be saved somewhere like DCIM\Camera.

  2. Cheery-avatar

    Love this! Especially being able to so easily select what resolution I would like for photos and videos to get. I love how simple and functional the app is.

  3. Pascal Dk-avatar

    Obviously not the best camera app outside, but really useful when you just need a quick shot but no need of Full-HD-4K-360-3D quality that will take so much place on your phone...

  4. Jon Whitacre-avatar

    It hides the pictures so you can't download them, automatically zooms too far in when to try to zoom just a little, has no video, and the flashlight is lit the split second you open the app. The pictures are okay. In order to save all your pictures, you have to take screenshots of them all one by one, then you can save the screenshots. Used on a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with Oreo 8.0, March 2020.

  5. Pandamoanium W-avatar

    This is a terrible app it crashes soooo much the camera is streached out, and its hard to use, I would rate it -1000000/10 if I could.

  6. Stuart King-avatar

    A significant improvement over the sluggish pre-installed camera app (Moto). Quick and responsive, leading to better results. Great stuff, thanks!

  7. azulgranas248-avatar

    I tested it. Better than stock samsung camera, open camera, gcam, utra cam... i tested about 10 apps this is best. Why score is so low. Lame play store. Why sometimes camera is unvailable in critical time. Miss moment

  8. Garen Yöndem-avatar

    UI is good and fast. But Sony Xperia X cam is 23MP and I am unable to set that resolution within the app. It is not available in the resolutions options. Im forced to use 8MP at max.

  9. Powerful Mecha-avatar

    When i take photos they come out upside down. Please fix this issue with the app. And please put more settings like ISO, white balance, etc.

  10. Melvin Okoth-avatar

    I just love this application. It's simple with no advert and does what it says. Kudos guys

  11. Tiffani Davis-avatar

    Simple camera app not to complicated very simple

  12. Nucleus Rhyme-avatar

    A good basic camera app, sadly the phone's camera feels better in my case.

  13. Alan Ott Jr-avatar

    This is the best camera app for phones. 1 think I would like to see is .webp format for the photos.

  14. Андрей Беляев-avatar

    Андрей Беляев


    fantastic camera app. good auto-quality settings which make very good photos

  15. 294 63-avatar

    Finally an app that can decrease the picture size.

  16. netaji kandaswamy-avatar

    netaji kandaswamy


    Nice and Simple app. Thanks.

  17. Jace .L-avatar

    Ayye I like the low resolution + audio option

  18. Andrea Tardivo-avatar

    Thank You !! Best photo quality for my poor phone. I love You

  19. Dan Smit-avatar

    Excellent second camera!

  20. Tooth Smuj-avatar

    I would give this app five stars if it had a timer

  21. अरविन्द उराँव ST-avatar

    अरविन्द उराँव ST


    Add Exposure Customization

  22. Human s-avatar

    better than some apps but, does not connect to your gallery / collection of photos. This app has a good lens but, bad lighting... :-(

  23. Shire-avatar

    Great photo quality, easy to use and simple! My only request is for the size of the black area to be adjusted. It's far too large compared to the buttons and takes up a lot of space that could be used for more photos!

  24. Allan Z-avatar

    one of the best cameras on the playstore, you will be using this app for how light simple and relaible it is. I put this one to a quick lunch shake shorcut for a quick snap and the other cameras that are more effect/feature rich I only use them for when I need a more of a control aproch

  25. Kristian Rink-avatar

    Very lightweight and simple camera but just for very basic requirements as it comes without even elementary features such as exposure or focus control. If you need a simple point-and-shoot camera then and now and don't even bother thinking about doing anything else, you're fine here, anyone else should rather look at OpenCamera.

  26. Sher Ahmad-avatar

    Love this cam app as it is light to transfer photos and videos.

  27. Robert M. Raimo-avatar

    Robert M. Raimo


    This has GOT TO BE the best camera app in the Play Store. It's just like it's name says -- SIMPLE. No unnecessary garbage, like excessive settings that I don't need and can't use. Once I opened it, it had a similar layout and control adjustments like other camera apps. I get the idea they took the idea from you. Great work on a great app. Bravo!

  28. Martin van Staden-avatar

    Martin van Staden


    Love it the speed it snaps can now take photos without pausing like the installed stock camera LOVE IT!!! no ads amazing!! Thank you developers.

  29. Anjuthan Mithiran-avatar

    Anjuthan Mithiran


    The video is stretched when recording. When just viewing through camera without recording the images are at the correct ratio. When record button is pressed the video gets elongated horizontally and the resulted video retained that stretch. Why would anyone want to use such app? If this get fixed, it could be a 5 star app.

  30. Weldon Young-avatar

    This app - Simple Camera - is not one of the better offerings of Simple Mobile Tools. The camera is no better that my pre-installed app; has no option to adjust light/dark value; does not include a panoramic option; and, is extrordinary simple. Maybe the developer will improve it but, it is just not ready for prime time yet.

  31. vishesche electronic-avatar

    vishesche electronic


    hi, i use all simple apps, they're great replacement for stock apps.i love the file manager and gallery. my only problem with camera app is that every time i have to switch between photo and video or i want to view the photo i just clicked i have to click the settings icon first. please put the thumbnail and photo/video mode icon on the main screen so that we can view the photo quickly and switch to clicking video or photo on one press instead.btw ive bought your thank you app too.

  32. Samy Game-avatar

    best i have found! i do creative photography and i downloaded 10 different camera apps and took a range of different photos of the same thing to compare. this one came out on top with the best looking wide photos, quickest to capture and the best for macro shots. very happy with it and have set it as my defalt camera app.

  33. Jake Vosper-avatar

    This is the best free camera app you can find. Can't beat the quality. No ads. Fast startup. Seriously...where is all the problems people keep talking about? The only problem I have is no flash option. But I am running on an older Android.

  34. Nooikende Niko-avatar

    Good app, the one i totally trust. However, i can't use all three of my camera's at the backside of my phone. Don't see an option to switch between them. It's taking the 12MP one while the best is 48MP. Will have to keeo using other tools to use that camera until that option will be add.ed. If i ever can switch cams will update to 5 stars.

  35. Kim PNZR-avatar

    where control HDR+ ??? Cam2API ??? RAW ??? Night Sight Mode ??? please tingkatkan !!!

  36. Melissa Cavanaugh-avatar

    Melissa Cavanaugh


    Downloaded this after it seemed to have a way to launch and autocapture, but it doesn't. No better than my phone's camera app for me.

  37. Rufia Siddiqi-avatar

    Good app 👌 but i have an idea to make the camera more good and famous add filters please

  38. Gerard Short-avatar

    So far it dies all that is needed, video in low light indoors is excellent. Thanks

  39. Terry Weatherford-avatar

    Terry Weatherford


    Doesn't zoom properly on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Sometimes is zoomed in on photo but doesn't show on screen.

  40. Dylan Ch'ng-avatar

    Simple. Has a lot of potential. Photo taking is fine. However, video is capped at 0.3 MP (640x360). Similar applications do not have this issue.

  41. Carl Joshua Llanda-avatar

    Carl Joshua Llanda


    It really is a simple camera. But it's too simple, simple features and functions are missing like a timer or gridlines. Also it would be great if you could add HDR mode and simple filters like black and white or negative or sepia.

  42. A Cooper-avatar

    The shutter button and sound disappears. The settings aren't obvious. What is compression? Where's the ASA ratings, compensation, image size. Photos are dark. Sorry. Simple apps normally good.

  43. Mansyur Adin-avatar

    Very cool app, but I got a bug with zooming. It's very disturbing me

  44. amanda cantu-avatar

    Love. Perfect solution to a factory camera that keeps crashing my phone. Thank you!

  45. Rom kul-avatar

    Thanks a lot for this app. Very good. I am a big fan of simplicity. Just bought galaxy a50. Camera is so complicated but doesn't have small picture size. Well done.

  46. Kimberly Carr-avatar

    The photos are blurry, I tested yesterday and got 1 good picture quality out of 12 pics.

  47. Dave Harvey-avatar

    i fell in love with this camera i have been using it for some time now with my lg Stylo 4 and its a pro camera and very simple to use with all the features of a built in camera and no ads the picture quality is excellent with crisp clear color .i love it 👍👍

  48. Laìcurè Levìarè-avatar

    Laìcurè Levìarè


    Cool but why is the resolution up until 8.3MP? I have 19MP stock.

  49. Edward Wynne-avatar

    Looks and feels pretty damn good,if you could include some grid options in your next update that would be awesome

  50. Minteck-avatar

    Great, but recording don't work... I don't use your app, but when you've fixed this problem, I'll use it...

  51. Chris CK Chan-avatar

    Buggy: 1. With horizontal flip disabled for selfie, the photo becomes upside down; 2. Video becomes portrait even I'm shooting with landscape orientation; 3. After taking first photo, error occurs when taking 2nd photo;

  52. Abdulai Bah-avatar

    Truly appreciate the simplicity of this camera. No ads, no unnecessary clutter. Also like the speed of taking pictures. My favorite right now.

  53. Winston Smith-avatar

    Tried it on several devices, Blackview, UMiDIGI, vernee, with Android 7.1, 8, Go, 9, but it force closes on every device... This is a waste of bandwidth and time...

  54. Madolyn Griffith-avatar

    Madolyn Griffith


    Good quality at lower resolutions and modest file size. My new default camera app.

  55. Matthew Hermann-avatar

    Matthew Hermann


    great simple app. one minor nit: sometimes at startup i just get a black screen instead of the live camera view. it corrects itself if i close and reopen. this is on a nokia 3.1

  56. Ishan Sharma-avatar

    With image compression setting set at 100%, it takes pictures better than my phone's default camera app. Plus no pop-ups or ads.

  57. Rafael Silva-avatar

    Finally a camera app that let's you record videos without pausing the bluetooth audio. Perfect for an app called "Simple Camera" and is only ~3MB large.

  58. Sean P-avatar

    Time to delete. Too many negative reviews highlighting very serious concerns over data loss. Not to mention increasingly large app size with each app update.

  59. Lacey Hornsey-avatar

    This app is realy good for recording get it right now it's for free!

  60. Michael Wild-avatar

    Easy and lightweight, yet you can not playback video shot in horizontal. And there is no casting to your tv.

  61. The Mystic Angel-avatar

    The Mystic Angel


    The sound quality is terrible. But it takes long videos which is cool..

  62. cayla shotsman-avatar

    better than most of the B.S. add versions of other aps. this is clean small and works very well. thank you Developers.

  63. Marius BRLU-avatar

    The flash makes light after the picture has been taken, so all the pictures in low light conditions appear as black.

  64. Budi Sutrisno-avatar

    Useful. Simple. But i find no timer.

  65. MD. AZIZUL HAKIM-avatar



    Camera shouldn't be so simple my friend ! So the simplicity you made for us didn't simply amaze accordingly.

  66. Andrew Mitchell-avatar

    Andrew Mitchell


    Great camera with option to take low resolution images

  67. Eryen AKGÜN-avatar

    At last, a camera with out adds. Simple and fast capturing.

  68. Asery Hasri-avatar

    When I record video after press stop it won't save with popup text 'Please use different resolution' then I did changed each res but still same won't save video rec.. pls help

  69. Jen C-avatar

    Thank you so much for a simple camera great color

  70. Sohil Kumar-avatar

    I am not understand why this app best sorry sir but resoulstion is blurry and video are not save high resolulation

  71. Peter Gurney-avatar

    Reazly good to use and good revuse to take a photo no videos so thats a shame

  72. Frank Matthiae-avatar

    It is indeed simple and therefore easy and quick. Well worth trying!

  73. Shahril Ilhan-avatar

    Great without ads it's completely free and it also simply get the job done 👍👍👍👍👍

  74. Mr. Beans Rubber Ducky-avatar

    Mr. Beans Rubber Ducky


    Does not work reports an api error and freezes

  75. ns feliz-avatar

    The pictures are upside down. Fix this.

  76. Ryan C-avatar

    The look needs more developing to look even more like Google Camera.

  77. Tonny Podiyan-avatar

    Could you add a few more features like grid and timer. That would be cool

  78. T P Kawleski-avatar

    Better at focus than most other cam apps.

  79. Janet Sohl-avatar

    I has a video and a camera but it just messes up my phone 😭😔😡🤬

  80. Jason Muñoz-avatar

    My default camera gives me 3mb fotos this apps give full quality 8mb fotos. But quite blurry if is not in perfect conditions

  81. Ryan Mathuram-avatar

    Very simple and very effective camera app

  82. MrMayhem FTW-avatar

    when i record video the audio is completely distorted i dont recommend

  83. A Google user-avatar

    Good, very good, but please, optimise more the app!

  84. MK TECH TAMIL-avatar

    Wow 😱 Camera app is very super fast size simple 😘😘

  85. vishak vijayakumar-avatar

    vishak vijayakumar


    My camera is 16 megapixel, but not showing in the camera setting of this app.

  86. Sergiy Khoruzhin-avatar

    Sergiy Khoruzhin


    Doesn't work with Sony Xperia XA2. Only records video.

  87. James Sprague-avatar

    screwed up app. never use again. will fail when needed in emergeny situation. looking for supe selfie camera designed 4 ectendable selvies.

  88. Tim Busst-avatar

    Nice and basic easy to use and no fuss

  89. M-avatar

    Bad video camera focus issues

  90. Arindam noob-avatar

    1) ad free 2) easy to use 3) free

  91. Nico Natio-avatar

    can't be used to record video.

  92. Julia Rogers-avatar

    Camera app, no extra nonsense, no ads

  93. Trevor Elliott-avatar

    Crashes on video record press .

  94. Aries Santoso-avatar

    Ummm video only portrait...?

  95. Xtreme 87-avatar

    After taking a portrait picture. It shows it horizontally

  96. Jean Paul Crousillat-avatar

    Jean Paul Crousillat


    Great. Simple camera app. Just as it's named.

  97. TINKERMAN-avatar

    Friendly to use

  98. àBhIsHéK-avatar

    Good but no hdr in option no grid option plz ad

  99. Jeremias Bratcher-avatar

    Jeremias Bratcher


    Takes forever to open.

  100. Brian Iglesias-avatar

    Simple to use. Developer is in touch with its users.