Chinese phone manufacturer, Xiaomi has added to its mid-range devices with the introduction of the Mi A2 and A2 Lite. Both devices feature Google’s Android One and are guaranteed to receive regular updates and security patches for the next two years. Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 5.9” full HD screen and is powered by mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. Its other noticeable spec includes a dual rear camera of 12MP + 20MP and a 20MP selfie shooter.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Key specifications
- 5.99-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels
- Android One (Android 8.1 Oreo)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core processor
- 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage
- 20 MP rear AI cameras
- 20MP front camera
- 3010mAh battery
Xiaomi Mi A2 Design and Display
The device is characterized by a 5.99-inch touchscreen display. It is fairly larger than the Mi A2 Lite version and it might be a little difficult for people with smaller hands to operate the phone. Its pixel density is set at 1080 by 2160. This device sports a metal unibody. However, it’s almost bezeless but still visible somehow. Its full HD+ resolution means that it is a good fit for playing games.
OS and Software
Since Xiaomi has made the Google’s Android one its MIUI user interface, this device benefits from such incentive. It runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo. It Shall receive timely software and security updates which shall include Android P which Is Android’s next version as well as Android Q. Amazing!
The Mi A2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and that’s powerful. Blazing speed is guaranteed using the phone.
Camera and Connectivity
The device features a vertically placed camera at the rear. It has a 12MP+20MP dual camera which is great for pictures and videos. It is accompanied by an Artificial Intelligence technology. The camera has two options for switching modes depending on the lighting available. It can be done manually or automatically. Whichever comes first. A 20MP front-facing camera is great too. Both the front and rear camera use the Sony IMX376 sensor.
The Mi A2 is a 4G LTE compatible device which offers premium connection speed and it is sported by Bluetooth 5.0 connection.
Xiaomi MI A2 Lite Battery
Many of us expected the phone’s battery to be great because of the promising features. Alas, it only sports the ordinary 3000mAh battery which is hardly impressed with the intensive device use nowadays. On a full charge, the phone can stay active for a day.
Xiaomi Mi A2 full specifications
|Release date||July 2018|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.70 x 75.40 x 7.30|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3010|
|Colours||Red, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black|
|Screen size (inches)||5.99|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in Nigeria||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Xiaomi Mi A2 Price
The Mi A2 comes in different variants with the base model going for $290, $325 for the 4GB/64GB model and $408 for the 6GB/128GB variant. See Jumia offers