What do you all think of autofocus? I switched from a Nokia 8 to this phone and the camera quality is great but the autofocus is pretty bad compared to my previous phone. Most of the times I have to take a second photo
I've tested the phone for a few days now and the autofocus is all kinds of strange. Sometimes on closeups it does a great job, and in distant photos it works well too. But when I need to take a closeup of a 3D print it usually fails pretty hard.
Wonder if that can be fixed a little but since I've upgraded from a Redmi 4X, I am happy about the camera anyway.
My opinion on the camera?
The main cam is great in most circumstances. The aforementioned autofocus is a bit weird but nothing you can't fight through. With decent lighting, it's gonna do an outstanding job for the price, but the details are a bit worse off. That's usually not that big a deal. The AI feature is a nice touch, I use it to fix up the sky later in the gallery app.
Haven't tested the ultrawide properly yet, but it's rather competent in the pictures I've had so far. Colors and detail are a bit worse than the main, of course, but that's a given.
The camera app is also chock-full of details and options, so I really like it.
Portrait pictures using the depth sensor are sweet. They have a convincing blur to my eyes, and while the files are huge (a portrait of my brother was around 41MB), you can always fix a bit of that. The selfie cam is also pretty competent, but struggles in less than ideal lighting. Don't even try using it in a dim room.
Night photos are great! They have less detail than the standard daylight pictures, but they are decently bright, highlights are brought back up again and I've gotten some pretty good results in the countryside at night, which is where I live.
The bad parts? The depth sensor and macro cam are only there for the spec sheet so Xiaomi can say it's a quad camera array. Technically it is, but the macro cam is disastrously bad. The 2MP sensor just can't get enough detail in. I've seen some great 5MP sensor, so it's a bit of a shame one isn't here, but what can you do, this is a 230 dollar phone.
This would have been a flawless camera array for the price weren't it for the macro. I'm personally very happy, it does the photos I need with aplomb, and 90% of them are great.
Personally I'm gonna give it an 8/10.