This is because of the aspect ratio at which the phone is set to take pictures. Change the ratio in your camera settings and you should see full resolution pictures being taken. By default the camera is set to take pictures at 16:9 ratio and this limits the resolution to 1 MP. Change the ratio to 4:3 from settings to have the camera take pictures at 1.9 MP(Lenovo A369i has 1.9 MP camera, 2MP is a merketing term) Why there is no 1.9 MP in 16:9? My understanding – The reason is, the sensor is 1.9 MP and is of 4:3 ratio. When a picture is taken at 16:9 ratio with this, it is essentially disabling the top and bottom portion of the sensor and only utilizes a 16:9 area in the middle. Because only a portion of the sensor area is being used, the picture resolution is also limited, 1MP in this case.