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Xiaomi Mi A2 Review & Rating

Launched as a successor to the Mi A1, Xiaomi now comes ahead with the Mi A2 variant in the Android One phone series. Xiaomi Mi A2 takes its pride to be reckoned as Android-one based smartphone of the second generation. This successor variant of Mi A1 accompanies considerable variations in its design and camera functionality.

What’s new in the design of Xiaomi Mi A2?

Speaking from the perspectives of design, Xiaomi Mi A2 stands unique in the market. To impart a premium feel to the users, Xiaomi Mi A2 variant is cast out of metal unibody. With a great display of about 5.99 inch, the smartphone bags in an aspect ratio of around 18:9. The screen dimensions and the aspect ratio makes Xiaomi Mi A2 stall tall and narrow in comparison with its traditional counterpart Mi A1. With curved sides, holding Xiaomi Mi A2 in your hand is no longer a difficult task for the users.

USB type C port accompanies a speaker grill on either side. Perhaps on only the right port homes a loudspeaker. Xiaomi assures the user with a high-quality amplifier which improvises the output of audio from the speakers and headphones. Besides this, Xiaomi Mi A2 holds a dual camera in the upright position on its back panel. According to the Xioami Mi A2 review, the phone is equipped with a 12-megapixel primary camera, LED flash and a secondary sensor with 20 megapixels. When you place your Xiaomi Mi A2 on a flat surface, you will notice your Mi A2 rocking as the camera protrudes.

Xiaomi has rested the fingerprint scanner at a position in the vicinity of the camera on the back panel where your index finger naturally resides. Xiaomi Mi A2 homes a 3000 mAh battery to skyrocket its performance.

Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2 – Specification

Xiaomi Mi A2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It encompasses 8 Kryo 260 CPU cores. Additionally, it homes to an Adreno 512 GPU. Unlike its predecessor, the storage of Mi A2 is not an expandable one. However, still, it has it a RAM of around 4GB with internal storage of 64GB. Xiaomi Mi A2 is a phone with Nano dual sim slots. You receive the support for both 4G and VoLTE on each sim.

Accompanying a full HD+ resolution, the phone homes to a pixel density of around 403ppi. Furthermore, it is affixed with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which ensures screen protection from mechanical wear and tear. The moment you receive a notification, the ambient display of Xiaomi Mi A2 wakes your phone up.

In comparison to other smartphones in the same range, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has an accompanying 3000 mAh battery. On one hand where the phone is compatible with the Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+, on the other side; the phone has only a 10W charger accompanying the phone. The phone homes to a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.25-micron pixel. Additionally, it has a f/1.75 aperture.

Xiaomi Mi A2 is equipped with an 8.1 version of Android names as Oreo. Furthermore, Xiaomi adds its Feedback, Mi Drop and File  Manager apps at the top to facilitate its users. If you are one of the staunch followers of Android series, you will enjoy your journey with your Xiaomi Mi A2. Xiaomi Mi A2 homes to an app drawer which the users need to swipe up to get an overview of all its pre-installed applications.

Xiaomi Mi A2-Specification

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What do the reviewers say about the performance and the battery life of Xiaomi Mi A2?

The performance metrics of Xiaomi Mi A2 resembles the Nokia 7 plus. Additionally, there is no presence of lag or stutter, when you flip the phone’s user interface and perform multitasking. The 4GB RAM allows you to multitask efficiently without disturbing your phone applications in the background. However, as per the reports of some reviewers, the Xiaomi Mi A2 runs for an average of 8 hours or so which is below average range when compared to its counterparts.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Review – Camera

Xiaomi Mi A2’s camera stands different from the other Android phone camera. To enlist a few of the exciting modes of camera display are the short video, panorama, portrait, square and a manual mode.

Xiaomi’s MI A2 variant is quick to respond to the meter light and focus lock. The clarity of images shot using the Xiaomi Mi A2  dual camera is unmatchable and is entirely accurate in color density and gradient. When required, the camera app automatically switched the HDR mode on and brought in more detail from the shadows to deliver a sharper result.

Selfies with Xiaomi Mi A2 are detailed, and the reviewers had witnessed sharper results when the selfies were taken indoors. If you are aiming to snap down your selfie in low-lit conditions, the selfie fill light is present at your fingertips. The selfie camera also accompanies an HDR facility and automatically heads up when required. You can make a selection from your desired beautification level. Additionally, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has an advanced mode which facilitates ease in switching between two beautification parameters.

If you intend to record a video, Xiaomi Mi A2 gives you the support of 4K with its primary camera and around 1080p with its selfie camera. With a rear camera, Xiaomi Mi A2 allows its users to shoot in 1080p at 60fps in place of 30fps. You also get a video stabilization feature with the Xiaomi Mi A2 rear camera so that you can now record steady footage too.

Xiaomi Mi A2-camera

Price and availability

Xiaomi Mi A1 was the obvious pick for those who were interested in buying a phone well within their budget. With the pure stock Android version introduction in Nokia handsets brought forward HMD Global, things have changed radically for the customers in search of the best smartphones. With the launch of Xiaomi Mi A2, the brand the pricing of their Nokia counterparts. Xiaomi Mi A2 is installed with the perfectionist camera and hence receives the title of the best camera phone in the existing price range.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor is restricted to more of the expensive variant counterparts of the other smartphones Xiaomi Mi A2 holds the best with competitive pricing. Priced at Rs. 16, 999, Xiaomi Mi A2’s armor has a few chinks. The phone may present the users with poor battery health since it accompanies a battery with a capacity which is below average. Xiaomi Mi A2 variant lacks the jack for a headphone, and there is no slot available for microSD card. These two are the essential things which the users consider ahead of buying any smartphone.

Verdict

Either you are crazy about having selfies, or want to get a large and good playlist on your smartphone, you can get the best features in this smartphone. Even, it can assist you in maintaining the documents of your office tasks. So, buy the phone with full throttle to get the constructive upshots from its use.

Xiaomi Mi A2

Rs. 16,999
7.8

Performance

8.0/10

Design

8.0/10

Display

8.0/10

Camera

8.0/10

Battery Life

7.0/10

Pros

  • Decent camera
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Faster processor

Cons

  • Non-expandable storage
  • Old school design
  • Below-average battery life
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