Mi A1 Oreo fiasco continues as Xiaomi confirms camera issues as well
While the mainstream tech media is currently highlighting excessive battery drainage and fingerprint scanner issues on Xiaomi Mi A1 devices after the Oreo update (something that we uncovered first), another Android 8.0-triggered broken functionality has now caught our sight – camera is terribly broken.
Owners of Xiaomi’s first Android One phone are facing not one, but a constellation of camera problems. To begin with, portrait mode has gone out of order. Here’s how some of the complainants explain the problem:
Camera seems to have lost its blur feature for pictures which are near in portrait mode, also after taking a pic, if u go into pictures and click on the settings /edit button it force closes.
some portrait mode doesn’t blur the background properly
Yes, my potrait mode is not working properly. Quality of pictures is not the same as before
Apart from the broken portrait mode, camera for some is either opening with black area near the click button while in picture mode (as can be seen in the following picture) or with a completely black/blank screen in some cases.
After the oreo update my camera is flickering at times and the portrait mode feels unresponsive and sluggish
Having some flickering problem while using the camera
Whenever I open the camera app then there is a little fluctuations of black line and there is also a issue with video recording
The shutter response is bit poor than before
My camera is failing
Camera now has big problems. When I open it sometimes the screen turn black or are some black lines on the screen and has big lag, now capture less detailed photos, more noise and focus problems even in good light conditions and all of this after Oreo update
Not only help forums, even micro-blogging site Twitter has similar reports.
@XiaomiIndia @manukumarjain three times pullback..Oreo updates made Mi A1 a not recommended product. Battery drains. Camera bad than nougat! Low light too bad. The USP protrait mode doesnt work good on Oreo. Nope.
— Dr.House, M.D. (@RSrivathsava) February 1, 2018
I am using MI A1…you gave Oreo update..report says-no EIS…NO fast charging…battry back up reduced…camera shutter speed reduced..still many bugs
Xiaomi please release a report after Oreo updates differentiate between Oreo and nought 7.1.2@MiIndiaSupport
— Rohit Khare (@RohitKh51641890) January 29, 2018
@manukumarjain hello sir mi a1 oreo update is creating camera issues on my mi a1 device sir please help how to fix it my mi a1 oreo update problem
— Pranav Bhattacharjee (@PranavBhattach4) January 26, 2018
The camera app on mia1 is not working properly, specially portrait mode, please fix it.
— Pramodsencha (@Pramodsencha) January 22, 2018
What’s relieving is that one of the members of the MIUI Bug Hunter Team (on the official MIUI forum) addressed an affected user, suggesting them to wait for the next update. So effectively, they acknowledged that Oreo has indeed brought along camera-related bugs.
It’s a generic statement, devoid of any details, especially on exactly which issues (or all of them) will be resolved. However, what’s good is Xiaomi is aware of Ore-triggered camera issues on Mi A1 phones, and hopefully will fix them sooner than later. In the meantime, we are keeping a close watch on all related developments, and will update as and when anything news-worthy occurs.
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