How to take IR photos with POCOPHONE F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8

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Xiaomi Mi 8 e POCOPHONE F1 are two of the smartphones of the Chinese company that in this period are receiving a lot of attention from the tech people who love and not from the brand. Xiaomi Mi 8 represents the flagship of the company but the same is true for the POCOPHONE F1 offering to a super competitive price all that is basic to the user, but with real top-of-the-range hardware including one photographic department of absolute professional value. Furthermore, the device of POCO, since debut always has nod to the global modder community and so here the freaksters have found one really interesting feature, apparently hidden, that will allow you to shoot Infrared photos exploit the Face ID present on Mi 8 e POCOPHONE F1.

There are actually two ways to make this type of shots and the first is to use the free app MIUI Hidden Settings which you can download completely free of charge from Google Play Store. The tool will allow you to have access to some hidden options related to software but above all to fully exploit the potential of the hardware that comes with your device.

How to take IR photos with POCOPHONE F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8

At this point, from the application screen, stay in the section ANDROID 8 and click HARDWARE TEST. A will open menu related to various tests as well as calibrations of the sensors of the Mi 8 e POCOPHONE F1. You will have to look for the item number 52. IR CAMERA TEST from where you can take pictures with the infrared camera that is used for facial unlocking in low light situations. If you do not want to install the MIUI Hidden Settings application, you can also access the secret menu by typing the following code from the smartphone dialer * # * # * # * # 6484 or from the phone info plug 5 times on the kernel version.


Of course, do not expect a performance worthy of the best SLR, as the camera is dedicated solely to facial recognition and therefore its maximum resolution is VGA with opening f/ 2.4 which produces 640 x 480 pixel shots. But it is still a fun effect that you will get to amaze your friends on various social networks.

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2 years ago

the mi 9 doesn't have this room? how does unlocking work?
thank you - ​​The Italian community for Xiaomi products