Xiaomi’s Y series of smartphones focuses on budget selfie phones. The recently launched Redmi Y2 also claims to offer good camera experience without compromising the performance. I tested the camera of Redmi Y2 and here is the in-depth camera review of the phone.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Camera
Rear camera: 12 megapixels primary sensor with f/ 2.2 aperture and 5 megapixels secondary sensor
Front camera: 16 megapixels camera with f/2.0 aperture and Soft light flash
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As the phone runs on MIUI, it comes with Xiaomi’s camera app that you may have already seen in other Xiaomi phones. The app comes with camera modes including Short video, Portrait, Panorama and more. You also get camera effects to use. As always, I miss the full featured manual mode. You get one with restricted options.
The camera performs well in day light and captures good colors with proper details. Dynamic range looks good as well. Portrait performance is good. While I could spot noticeable issues in edge detection, it is still fine considering the price of the phone. Indoor performance is also well and both normal camera and portrait camera shots come out to be good.
Not just is proper light, the camera even perform well in low light. The flash perform well and you will get nice photos. Outdoor photos captured in low light show considerable noise but indoor photos are better. Overall, the camera performance is low-light is good.
Front Camera Performance
Front camera performance is also good as the phone captures good photos in both day light and low light. It also offers software based portrait shot option for front camera and it also works well. The only thing I noticed that the white balance was on higher side. Indoor shots are pretty good and it even captures good low-light shots with front camera flash.
Video recording capability was also fine. It can record 1080p videos and comes with EIS that work well. While colors were not much sharp and I found visible drop in frames while panning. Similar kind of experience was with front camera.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 focuses on camera and it does justification with that. Both rear and front camera perform well. Portrait shots come out to be good from both rear and front camera. If you need a good camera phone in this price segment, you can certainly consider this.