Flash enabled indoor photographs taken with the Xiaomi Mi 4 in India marred by yellow tint

Flash enabled indoor photographs taken with the Xiaomi Mi 4 in India marred by yellow tint
According to some threads on the Xiaomi Mi 4 forum found at Xiaomi's MIUI website, Indian users of the handset are finding that some of the pictures taken with the handset's rear camera contain a yellowish tint. More specifically, this tint appears on pictures taken indoors with the flash employed. The 13MP camera features an aperture of f/1.8 which means it should take quality pictures even in low-light conditions.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 users with this issue bought their handset from online retailer Flipkart. For the most part, the general attitude toward Xiaomi appears to be one of frustration and anger, although it isn't clear if any of the posters has actually been in touch with the manufacturer to complain.

In the slideshow, we've included some indoor pictures taken with the Mi 4's camera using flash. We also included a comparison photo taken with the Xiaomi Redmi Note so you can clearly spot the problem. Hopefully, Xiaomi becomes aware of the issue and can fix this with a software update.

Thanks for the tip, Anoop!

source: MIUI

Related phones

Mi 4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3080 mAh



1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015


2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

it's a cheap chinese phone, so dont expect miracles and everything to be ironed out... if you want cheap, you get what you deserve

4. tino.k

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Only cheap chinese phone? R u sure? "purple haze camera issue" means nothing to u......?

7. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

According to report much cheaper Redmi Note doesn't have same problem.

9. Doctorluv unregistered

Yep I agree... There's no way they could be using quality stuffs nd phone remains cheap

3. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

Two articles in one day with typos in the titles...

5. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

well i will get Nexus 5 or Xperia z ultra or lumia 830 over this s**t anyday ..

6. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Uh, looks like a white balance issue or something similar. Seriously, are we supposed to be up in arms about this? I thought it was like a yellow blotch like the Sony phones. The whole photo has more yellow to it. Could help if we saw flash vs non flash, not one vs another phone. Stupid headline.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Could it be just a defective Mi 4 or is it a widely known problem? Either way i am more interested in how XiaoMi choose to handle the user complain. Remember how Apple deal with user complaint over the purple tint over sunlight. Apple comments is all smartphone will have such issues under the same condition. So what is this yellow tint again?

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