Camera Issues Hit Oreo Powered Xiaomi Mi A1


Xiaomi first stock Android smartphone, Xiaomi Mi A1, is on the news again. In recent times, there has been a lot of complaint with respect to the Android Oreo rollout to the Mi A1. This update was suspended twice before the third and final push but it seems that the problems still persist. A few days ago, there were reports of swift battery drain and fingerprint scanner issues on this smartphone after updating to Android Oreo. Now fresh reports suggests that the camera functionality is also affected. The camera problems are numerous, while some users complained of broken portrait mode, others highlighted a “forced close” when you click on certain settings/edit buttons after taking a picture. Other complaints include poor shutter response, flickering, poor picture quality, and camera failures.

A user said

“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”

There complains are pouring in from all angles both on the MIUI official forum where many threads have been opened and even on social media. However, the presence of these issues has been acknowledged by the company. A member of the MIUI Bug Hunter Team said that users should wait for the next update.

His response is obviously a hollow pipe because there are no details as to when we should be expecting the fix. However, we can only hope that the team is currently working on these issues. The general advises for Xiaomi Mi A1 users right now is “DO NOT UPDATE TO ANDROID OREO”. We are keeping a close tab on the development and will update you ASAP.

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14 Comments

  1. Frandi
    February 2, 2018

    Latest news hope that mi mix2s launching and mi7 nice like QSN 845 to February rilies or specifiation completed MCW Bercelona 2018

  2. Sunil Adoor
    February 2, 2018

    I am using oreo right now not a major issues.

  3. Frandi
    February 2, 2018

    Latest news hope that mi mix2s launching and mi7 nice like QSN 845 to February rilies or specifiation completed MCW Bercelona 2018

  4. LifelessNewt
    February 2, 2018

    I am using Oreo and nothing happened as related, it’s perfect until now.
    And for the record, I am also using the latest google camera port with the portrait mode enabled, back and front camera. The best selfies I have ever made, even better than my Op5.

    • Ime
      February 2, 2018

      How did you enabled hoogle camera port?

      • LifelessNewt
        February 2, 2018

        I’ts a long procedure, please look at xda-developers forum.
        you have to install twrp recovery to root the device, then enable camera HAL and EIS, then install the specific google camera port that will enable pixel portrait mode .

  5. cYn
    February 2, 2018

    Yup got flickering issue here. Also every single time 4K mode switches back to FHD. Tried to clear cache and reset the phone already. No change. So annoying.
    Also when recording the sound is so worse even my old Nokia 710 could handle it better.
    They better open FM radio, raw camera API + EIS for everyone. More people would buy the phone then for sure.

  6. Sunil Adoor
    February 2, 2018

    I am using oreo right now not a major issues.

  7. LifelessNewt
    February 2, 2018

    I am using Oreo and nothing happened as related, it’s perfect until now.
    And for the record, I am also using the latest google camera port with the portrait mode enabled, back and front camera. The best selfies I have ever made, even better than my Op5.

    • Guest
      February 2, 2018

      How did you enabled hoogle camera port?

    • LifelessNewt
      February 2, 2018

      I’ts a long procedure, please look at xda-developers forum.
      you have to install twrp recovery to root the device, then enable camera HAL and EIS, then install the specific google camera port that will enable pixel portrait mode .

  8. cYn
    February 2, 2018

    Yup got flickering issue here. Also every single time 4K mode switches back to FHD. Tried to clear cache and reset the phone already. No change. So annoying.
    Also when recording the sound is so worse even my old Nokia 710 could handle it better.
    They better open FM radio, raw camera API + EIS for everyone. More people would buy the phone then for sure.

  9. Joe Dokes
    February 5, 2018

    Sounds like a true Nexus.

  10. Joe Dokes
    February 5, 2018

    Sounds like a true Nexus.