Xiaomi Mi A2
9,250
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 12 MP + 20 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 20 MP Front Camera
  • 6 inches 1080 x 2160 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3010 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi A2: Price

Xiaomi Mi A2: Review

Pros
  • Decent camera
  • Large, balanced display
  • Faster processor
Cons
  • Increased price
  • Old school design
  • No 3.5 mm Audio Jack

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is launched in India. It is among first phones getting Android P. The smartphone flashes a 5.99-inch full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels on the sides. It has a a pixel density of 428 PPI that results in a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display features 16M colors and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is powered by an octa core Snapdragon 660 SoC processor, coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 4/6GB RAM and default storage of 64/128GB. The highlight of the smartphone are the cameras, which feature AI integration for improved photos. The A2 features selfie camera of 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and fixed focal length, and soft LED flash. On the back there is a dual camera setup with 12-megapixel primary Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony IMX376 sensor with the same aperture but 1-micron pixel size. The rear camera setup is accompanied by phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. On both the back and front, there is AI Scene Recognition for better colours in the photos, as well as portrait mode. Other AI-based features in the phone include AI Background Bokeh, AI Smart Beauty 4.0, AI currency conversion, etc.

 

The Mi A2 also has AI-powered translation, and can convert text from Chinese languages to English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Indian languages. The handset also supports face unlock functionality, along with the fingerprint sensor on the back. Connectivity options on the are 4G LTE, dual-band wifi a/b/g/n/ac, wifi direct, miracast, bluetooth 5.0, IR emitter, USB Type-C port. Battery capacity of the phone is 3010mAh, with support for QuickCharge 4.0. It runs MIUI 9 software, based on Android 8.1(Oreo). Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor. It has an all metal body and dual speakers on the bottom.

 

The unit comes in Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue, and Black color options. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is priced at Rs. 16,999 for 4/64GB and 6/128GB variant is coming soon in India, with no price reveal.

Xiaomi Mi A2: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo) (Android One)
Device type Phablet
Sim Hybrid Dual Sim
Colours Black, Lake Blue, Gold, Red
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date April 2018
Indian Release Date 16 August, 2018
BODY
Dimensions 158.88 × 75.54 × 7.3 mm
Weight 166 g
Body Material Metal
DISPLAY
Screen size 5.99 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
CPU Octa Core (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 128 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 12 MP (f/1.75) + 20 (f/1.75) MP Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 20 MP Camera with LED Flash and AI
Video Recording Yes
Camera Features Geo Tagging, Auto HDR, Panorama, Portrait, EIS, Bokeh
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Video Player MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack No
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 3010 mAh battery
Stand by NA
Talk time NA
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Port Yes
USB USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, IR Sensor
Other Features Quick Charging, AI Camera, Face Unlock
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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