Solutions to fix XIAOMI MI 8 camera troubles. This phone has great rear camera with 12 megapixel for wide using Sony IMX363 Exmor RS sensor f/1.8 and use 1/2.55 inches sensor size. The second 12 megapixel use for telephoto for 2x optical zoom f/2.4 aperture number. The camera has 4 axis optical images stabilization (OIS) for reduce handshake blur.

The photos quality has great exposure, accurate color and enhanced dynamic range at different lighting situations because it is powered by Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 that has Qualcomm Spectra 280 image signal processor and Dual 14-bit ISPs. The big aperture number f/1.8 give good performance at low light level photos that still give decent photo result for indoor or night photography.

However, some users get issues with XIAOMI MI 8 / XIAOMI MI 8 SE camera. We will give simple solutions to fix XIAOMI MI 8 camera problems.


Why XIAOMI MI 8 Camera Slow Responsive Or Lagging? 

We already get preinstalled Xiaomi camera applications when the first time use this phone together with Android Oreo 8.1 before upgrade. This camera apps has several functions to enhanced our photo quality. However, we have to know that all running applications need to use processor and RAM resources, this is also happen on XIAOMI MI 8 main camera applications. We have to make sure our phone RAM 6 GB RAM still available because when some applications running in the background or foreground, then our RAM will become low or not enough.


What will happen when XIAOMI MI 8 RAM is insufficient? To avoid this phone become hang, XIAOMI MI 8 will try to find old not use applications for force close to give more free RAM capacity. This process will make some delay or lag time. Therefore when we want to make serious photo or video performance, then please close all not use applications or do soft reset or reboot before running XIAOMI MI 8 camera applications.


How To Fix XIAOMI MI 8 Camera Issues?

Camera is one important features when we use our smartphone. There are some possibilities that can make our XIAOMI MI 8 camera get some problems or can not work properly. These are some steps to fix camera issues at this phone:

#Option 1, Reset XIAOMI MI 8 to Factory Default using Camera Setting Menu :

  • Turn on XIAOMI MI 8
  • Please make sure our Camera application still can work / running when Camera Icon pressed
  • Press Camera Icon to activate Camera applications
  • Go to menu Setting inside this Camera applications, usually the menu icon shaped like 3 lines box at camera applications, then choose Setting
  • At Camera Setting default menu, please scroll and find Restore default Settings
  • Please choose OK when XIAOMI MI 8 ask confirmation to Reset all camera setting to factory default


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#Option 2, Reset XIAOMI MI 8 camera to Factory Default using Setting Menu :

Actually this steps similar with #Option 1 above, but the different only at starting process. Please use this steps when the Camera applications is not running when we press Camera Icon

  • Turn on XIAOMI MI 8
  • Go To Setting Menu
  • Choose System Apps
  • Choose Camera
  • At Camera detail menu, please scroll and find Restore default settings
  • When it ask for confirmation, please choose Ok. Then XIAOMI MI 8 will be restore back to factory default setting


#Option 3, Install Alternative Camera Applications for XIAOMI MI 8 :

After trying #option 1 and #option 2, but XIAOMI MI 8 camera still not working, then we can try to install 3th party alternative camera from Google Play Store, at this moment we recommended to install Open Camera, search from Google Play Store. This application is free and have several features to work with XIAOMI MI 8.



#Option 4, Do Hard Reset to Factory Default when All Steps to Fix XIAOMI MI 8 are not working :

The last options that we can try when XIAOMI MI 8 camera is not work properly by doing hard reset. Please follow steps to hard reset XIAOMI MI 8 at this specific article


How to Fix XIAOMI MI 8 Camera Auto Focus Problems Or Blurry?

Some users get issues with XIAOMI MI 8 can not focus properly. Some troubles always happen but some other users sometime focus some time not focus. There are several possibilities that can make it hard to focus:

  1. Try to clean up XIAOMI MI 8 camera lens. Why this is important? Because if there is a small dust stay in front of camera lens, then the camera will automatically focus to that dust or dirty object. Therefore we have to make sure wipe our camera lens with soft cloth.
  2. Check whether our XIAOMI MI 8 camera glass lens have some scratch or not. The scratch also will make camera focus become confuse. If we have this problems, then try to replace camera glass lens with original one at Xiaomi authorized service center.
  3. Some software / firmware version also will make XIAOMI MI 8 camera auto focus can not work properly. Please try to backup with latest firmware or Android version upgrade.


Why XIAOMI MI 8 Camera Error After Android Firmware Upgrade ?

At some situations, major firmware upgrade can make our XIAOMI MI 8 camera applications get some troubles. Please try to reset camera applications setting to factory default. If the problems still happen, then try to backup all important data and do hard reset for reformat XIAOMI MI 8 / MI 8 SE to factory default. This phone get Android 10 firmware upgrade after several months released.


Other FAQ of XIAOMI MI 8 camera :

  • Is XIAOMI MI 8 front camera have LED light flash ? No, the selfie camera does not have dedicated flash, but we can use screen light to help taking better photos at very dark conditions.
  • Can we take pictures under water using XIAOMI MI 8 ? No, this phone is not water resistance, therefore we can not take pictures or videos in the water.
  • Why XIAOMI MI 8 camera and photos blurry? It can be happen because of software or hardware. Please follow above steps to reset camera application and check whether our phone lens get troubles.
  • Why XIAOMI MI 8 camera show black screen or blank show nothing on the display? If the camera applications stuck or get troubles, the display will show black screen. We need to follow steps at #option 1 or # 2 above to reset the camera software.
  • How To Fix XIAOMI MI 8 camera slow or lagging? Usually happen because too many applications run together or our RAM resources are insufficient, therefore this phone will force close other apps before running camera application.