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HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11: Camera app and features



HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11

Huawei has the best camera technologies in the smartphones industry. The example includes – Huawei P30, Mate 20, Mate 30, P40, and the latest Huawei P50 Pro. These phones provide the best picture quality on your hand and are taken with just a click.

Aside from the hardware and lens, the post-processing of the phone is done by the software and the entire interface is managed by the camera app. Yes, the camera app of Huawei phones has a lot of features and modes to explore.

Since we’ve already compared HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 11. It’s time that we move on to the HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera app and its modes that were changed are available in one as well as the user interface.

HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera app comparison: Check the video comparison below

EMUI 11:

To know about the changes, we first need to understand the structure of the Huawei camera app. Time to begin with EMUI 11, Just like the recent EMUI versions, EMUI 11 also comes with different modes, menus, and navigation modes. Let’s start with the Modes: The app has many modes to choose from the primary modes are:

  1. Aperture
  2. Night
  3. Portrait
  4. Photo
  5. Video
  6. Pro

EMUI 11 Camera UI

The rest of the modes for the main camera resides under the “More” tab including Super Slow-mo and Timelapse. Moreover, you can adjust these options via the edit buttons on the top. On the top bar, the camera app has, a number of different options Such as:

  1. Huawei AI Lens
  2. AI Mode
  3. Flash
  4. Filter
  5. Camera Settings

The camera preview window has a floating zoom bar that you can adjust to zoom in and out accordingly.

To be mentioned, the settings for the front camera, remain the same, as there have been no new changes noted.


Settings have an important in the user interface of the camera app. The settings menu has three sections:

  1. Photo Settings – Aspect ratio, audio control
  2. Video Settings – Video resolution, frame rate, EFI format
  3. General Settings – Other general settings

HarmonyOS 2:

So, why we’ve first described the EMUI 11 camera app? Because all of the options of the HarmonyOS camera app remain the same as the EMUI 11. However, there are a few additions that have been made to HarmonyOS and are mentioned below.

HarmonyOS 2.0 Camera UI

Multi-camera mode – With this feature, you can shoot a single video from different angles using different HarmonyOS powered devices and the shared distributed capabilities.

Round shape background and HarmonyOS Fonts:

Next comes the new round edge shape section background that looks way more elegant and clear compared to EMUI 11 and reflects the feel of HarmonyOS 2.0. Furthermore, the HarmonyOS fonts make a huge difference in order to identify the overall camera settings and options.

HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera comparison Video:


There you have it, a comparison of HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera app. HarmonyOS 2.0 surely have more features and a better camera app UI than EMUI 11 but almost 90% of the features remain the same.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.