The Pixel 2 has hands down one of the best cameras on a smartphone. While the camera hardware is A+ the software is really what makes the difference. Google tends to focus on dynamic range and low light performance with their camera software. You can actually improve the performance on your camera with their software.
A modified version of Google’s camera apk was uploaded to the web for Snapdragon devices. This brought Google’s HDR+ to other devices. The app has now been modified to work on non Google devices as long as the device is running Android Oreo. The modified app is now working on devices like the Xiaomi Mi 5S, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, Moto G5S, and the Galaxy Note 8. You won’t even have to be rooted to get this working on your phone. Download the camera to try on your device from the link below.