Phone Review

New Xiaomi Mi A2 – Another Midrange Camera King

Written by Bibhu Prasad Bal

Xiaomi is doing extremely well in the Indian market not recently but from a long time since 2014 when it had made its first appearance.

Not only with dubious features but also with the low price range it capturing the viewer’s mind.

A few days ago it was launched PocoPhone F1 which is a flagship phone from the Xiaomi’s new sub-brand POCO. With high-end specifications like 18:9 aspect ratio type 6.18-inch Full HD Plus display, Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, Adreno 630 GPU, impressive 4000mAh battery, Android Oreo v8.1 and  MIUI 9.6 and with many more.

The most shocking feature you wouldn’t believe, is at what price it available, just Rs 20,999.

And now it time for “Xiaomi Mi A2” which wrap up by Google’s Android one, Snapdragon 660 processor, 20MP+12MP rear camera, 20MP selfie shooter and Full HD Plus display at just Rs 16,999 is ready to move forward and set a new impact in the budget smartphones lineup.

With Mi A2 you will find there no presence of notch on the above of display,  rounded corners with aluminum body design have given the phone more premium look and corning gorilla glass 5 on the front to protect it against odd drops.

On the front, there is a 20MP selfie cam with LED flash and on the back, there is a dual camera set up at the top left corner with dual LED flash to counter the low light conditions and gives you picture-perfect selfies and photos.

A fingerprint sensor on the back for easy unlock and click selfies.

Now let’s go and take a closer look at the features that “Xiaomi Mi A2” includes in it that will enhance your experience on the use of a smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi A2: Features In Detail

First thing first.

Body Design

Whenever you look at a smartphone for the first time, what is the first thing you see? Obviously the designing of the phone.

The more the phone looks good more people will be fascinated by it.

So, Xiaomi Mi A2 built in with full metal uni-body, ultra-thin design with rounded corners and grippable texture which provides you a perfect hold.

Top bezel of the phone holds the earpiece, front Camera, LED flash, proximity sensor. But the bottom bezel doesn’t use for any propose.

On the right side you will find the volume rocker and power lock/unlock button and on the left side, there is a slot for use nano-sim-card i.e you can use only two sim-cards. Mi A2 does not support to Micro SD card.

At the bottom, there is a speaker grille along with  USB-C type port for charging and data sharing and also for use headphones/earphones.

After Mi Mix 2 it is the second device from Xiaomi in India which doesn’t come with the 3. 5mm audio-jack.

On the top, the phone comes with an IR-blaster which lets you control another device like TV.

Mi A2 with 168g in weight and 7.3mm in thickness can easily fit in your hand and is light to carry.

Display

 Xiaomi Mi A2

This setup is the same as Redmi Note 5 Pro. Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X – China) comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio type 5.99-inch full HD Plus display of resolution 2160×1080 pixels and 403ppi pixel density.

As the bottom bezel not doing anything. So, you will find an on-screen navigation bar (in which you will find icons for navigation like “go back”, “App drawer” and to see recently opened apps).

Which is not seen when you operate a full-screen app but visible when you tap on the screen.

Mi A2 includes Night mode, standard mode, eye mode and also adaptive brightness mode to enhancing the visual experience of users.

Camera And Sensors

The 12MP primary camera furnishes with AI beautify 4.0, Sony IMX486 Sensor and f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels. Which helps you to take clear daytime photos. Xiaomi Mi A2Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi X6) made a huge arrangement in the rear camera section with 12MP + 20MP AI dual camera setup with dual LED flash.

And the 20MP secondary camera is fitted with a Sony IMX 376 sensor and aperture f/1.75 and  2.0 microns 4-in-1 super pixel, based on pixel binning technology.

The rear camera also offers features like HDR, geo-tagging, 2-optical zoom, Autofocus, touch focus, face detection, Panorama and AI background blurring. Which will help you to take picture-perfect DSLR-quality photos also in low light conditions?

As the today’s generation hooked on to selfie overmuch, so Xiaomi has brought exactly the same.

A 20MP front-facing selfie shooter with AI beautify 4.0 and aperture f/1.75 Sony IMX 376 sensor and a front-facing flash also. Which is enough to give you beautiful selfies.

Along with the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi X6) has a proximity sensor, a compass sensor, Accelerometer, and gyroscope.

Battery Life

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi X6) comes with a decent 3010mAh battery and the handset supports to Qualcomm’s quick charge 4.0 (India variants only).

But the 10W-charger you get in the box does not support to fast charging and takes about 2hours for fully charged.

Xiaomi clarifies that there is no intention to lunch a quick charge 4.0 charger in India.

So if you want to charge quickly your phone, then you have to buy a fast charger from Mi.com/in Online Store.

Processor and Performance

Xiaomi Mi A2 ships with 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. Which is a very powerful mid-range processor from Qualcomm.

Along with Adreno 512, GPU Mi A2 ensures that you can able to enjoy smooth and powerful performances without any lag.

Software

Android one is the main point of attraction of Mi A2 (Mi X6). It also presents in Mi A1, It has also carried to its successor.

Which means you can now enjoy the pure Android experience and will able to get quick updates as soon as Google brings.

Now Mi A2 runs on top of Android Oreo v8.1.0. and surely gives you better experiences.

RAM and Storage

Like you, everyone also concerns about the RAM and internal storage of the phone. Which they want to buy.

So, Xiaomi comes with three variants of Mi A2 (Mi X6)

4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

So, you can able to store bigger games, movies etc.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Color and Price

Xiaomi Mi A2

If you are very much choosy in colors, then you can choose from colors like Black, Gold, Lake blue and Rose Gold as Xiaomi Mi A2 is available with these color variants. 

With comparable to these excellent features, the Price of the phone is very much convenient.

Xiaomi Mi A2 is available with three variants.

4GB RAM + 32GB internal storage (Not Available in India)

4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage at Rs 16,999.

6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage ( Not Available in India).

Xiaomi Mi A2 Specification

Here is the full specification of Xiaomi Mi A2.

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA – China
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – China
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, July
Status Available. Released 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (6.25 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)
Weight 166 g (5.86 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android One
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
CPU Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm
20 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, PDAF
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS), [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm
Features LED flash, Auto-HDR
Video [email protected]
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging 5V/2A/10W (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0) – India only
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Gold, Blue, Red, Rose Gold
Price  ₹ 16,999
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 2631 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2240
Basemark X: 21378
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 89dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 89dB
Battery life Endurance rating 73h

Source – gsmarena

Xiaomi Mi A2 Release And Lunch Date In India

Mi A2 was already launched on July 24 this year in Madrid, Spain.

But it came a little bit late in India on August 8. The preorder has started from August 9 and the flash-sell began from August 16. Next flash sale will be on 30th August, 12 PM onwards.

As the Xiaomi Mi A2 is going on flash-sale and the company put limited stocks for pre-order so you have to be hurry-up.

An if the stocks are over, you have to wait for the next flash-sale.

Final Word On Xiaomi Mi A2

It seems like you went to sleep and got up and see there is a smartphone has launched in the market by “Xiaomi”.

Although designed in front of the Xiaomi Mi A2 looks similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro but in other features, they differ from each other.

With the full HD Plus display and different screen modes for better view experience.

Remarkable cameras both on Front and back with Sony sensor and AI beautify 4.0 will definitely give you the perfect shots of your day.

Moving forward Xiaomi Mi A2 may get an update from Android Pie v9. 0.

With the Presence of Android One which gives you the experience of pure Android along with powerful processor, premium body design and affordable price, Xiaomi Mi A2 is a best mid-range smartphone and will definitely attract a lot of attention.

Do you love Xiaomi phones? If you have two options which one will prefer? Will it be the midrange flagship killer Pocophone F1 or midrange camera king Mi A2? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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Bibhu Prasad Bal

A professional content writer and a tech-savvy guy. He loves to explain stuff in a simple way, no matter what and how complicated it is.

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