The new Xiaomi Mi A2 is the second Android One device after Xiaomi Mi A1. The Mi A2 features a Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Yet, the phone’s key selling point is its dual-camera configuration. It sports a 12MP+20MP camera setup at the rear and a 20MP at the front.
Despite promising a stock-like Android Oreo experience, the Mi A2 favors a custom camera app over Google Camera. And for good reason too. The Mi A2 camera contains a few software tricks. It shoots in portrait mode, for example, using an intelligent system for choosing sensors. Its shots are some of the best for midrange devices.
The Mi A2 camera app is thus an excellent addition to any Xiaomi device. So, it was a welcome development to hear that ports of the app have made their way to the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Thanks to XDA member Dipesh17, you can now try out the Mi A2 camera on the Mi A1. Also, XDA senior member carlosggb has created a port of the camera for the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
How to use Xiaomi Mi A2 camera app on other models
You’ll need to do a few things first before you can install the Mi A2 camera. See below.