Xiaomi Mi A2 (4 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.99 inches, FHD+ Bezel-less display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, no microSD slot
  • 12 MP + 20 MP Dual cameras, 20 MP Front camera with LED flash
  • Android One, Android 8.1 Oreo, 3010 mAh battery, Fast Charging
  • Fingerprint, Facial Unlock, Dual SIM, 4G, Infrared, USB Type-C
Xiaomi Mi A2 (4 GB) Price in India:

 15,999
on
Availability Details:
Amazon Exclusive. Available offline in Mi Home & Mi Preferred stores.
OS Updates?
Promised fast Android & Security updates for 2 years


Strength

  • Great rear and front cameras at its price
  • Excellent performance with SD 660
  • Android One; Stock Android with fast updates
  • Good, 18:9 aspect ratio bezel-less display
  • Beautiful phone with premium build quality
  • Facial unlock + Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Great user experience
  • Great value for money

Weakness

  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • No memory card slot
  • Display is not very bright outdoors
  • Gets warmer during heavy gaming
  • Battery backup is average
  • Fast charger not supplied in the box


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is a well built, very powerful smartphone with one of the best set of cameras for its price and delivers you the very pure stock Android experience with a guarantee of fast updates. It also packs lots of features but commits some crimes which aren’t usually seen from a Xiaomi phone, like no 3.5 mm headphone jack & no microSD. However, if you can get over these few shortcomings, the Mi A2 is a seriously good smartphone with all-round features, great user experience and a lot of value for money. It is one of the best phones under Rs. 20,000. Especially heavy users & camera lovers will just love it!

Our Score
83
Out of 100
Performance:
58%
Rear Camera:
78%
Front Camera:
80%
Battery:
58%
Value for Money:
85%
User Experience:
80%

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User Rating: 3.41 ( 9 votes)


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Xiaomi Mi A2 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Mi 6X (in China)
Manufacturer Xiaomi
AnnouncedApril 2018
ReleasedAugust 2018
Body
BuildMetal unibody design
Colors
Gold
Black
Lake Blue
Rose Gold
Dimensions158.7 × 75.4 × 7.3 mm
Weight168 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size5.99 inches
Display TypeBezel-less, LTPS IPS LCD display
ResolutionFull HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density403 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio18:9 aspect ratio
Display Area77.4% screen-to-body ratio
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Contrast Ratio1500:1 contrast ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 cores & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 cores) with AI Engine
RAM4 GB LPDDR4x RAM
GPUAdreno 512
Storage
Internal64 GB
ExternalNo microSD slot
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo  |  Android One
User InterfaceStock Android
FeaturesComes under ‘Android One’ program by Google with very fast and promised Android and Security updates for 2 years
Cameras
Rear Camera12 MP + 20 MP Dual Cameras with Dual-LED flash
DetailsPrimary sensor: f/1.75 aperture, 1/2.9" Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25 µm pixel size, PDAF
Secondary sensor: f/1.75 aperture, 1/2.8" Sony IMX376 sensor, 4-in-1 pixel binning technique, 2.0 µm large pixels, PDAF
Background blurring in portrait mode, Single color temperature flash, Light enhancement technology, HDR imaging technology, Panorama mode, Burst mode, Face recognition, AI Beautify 4.0
Video RecordingSlow-mo 720p @120fps, 4K @30fps, 1080p @30fps, 720p @30fps, EIS
Front Camera20 MP camera with LED flash
DetailsSONY IMX376 sensor, 4-in-1 Super Pixel based on pixel binning, 2.0μm pixels, f/2.2 aperture, AI-powered semantic segmentation, AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR, 4500K soft-toned selfie light, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Group selfie
Video Recording1080p @30fps, EIS
SIM
SIMDual SIM (dedicated slots) (while using two sim cards simultaneously, one will support 4G while the other will fallback on 3G/2G)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3010 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 4.0+ compatible but, fast charger not shipped with the phone
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable Battery No
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, E-compass, Fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, Motor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G + 5G WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi Display
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB TypeUSB Type-C
FM RadioNo
NFC No
Infrared Yes
Sound
SpeakersYes (Bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone JackNo (USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter included in the box)
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
3G BandsWCDMA:B1/B2/B5/B8
4G BandsLTE FDD: B1/B3/B5 LTE TDD:B40/B41(120MHz)
SpeedLTE Cat12 600/150 Mbps
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDYes
Water ResistanceNo
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Mi A2, Power adapter, USB cable, SIM eject tool, Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter, Warranty card, User guide, Clear soft case
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Review:

When Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi A1 around one year ago, it was the first Android One smartphone from a really big brand in India and had all the potential to take the market by storm. A lot has changed since then and now we have the Mi A2, a successor to it, which once again packs some beefy specs but does it have everything in place to become the number 1? Let’s find out.

Design:

Starting with the design, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has an improved, though a very similar design like Xiaomi’s other massively popular smartphone – the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which means, it comes in a bezel-less metal unibody design which has kind of matte finish on the back which feels good in hands and avoids fingerprints, although it is slippery. The cameras on the back are placed vertically and the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is comfortable to reach.

The phone feels premium to hold in hands and looks beautiful. It sports a 5.99 inches Full HD+ display which has 18:9 aspect ratio. The display quality is good, the colors and viewing angles are proper, however, the visibility under direct sunlight is a bit low, which you need to take a note of if you have a lot of field work. It comes protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is a good thing.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is very strong in three departments – Performance, Cameras & Software (Android One).

Let’s come to all these areas one by one starting with the performance.

Performance:

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by the new and very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which comes with 8 Kryo 260 cores, which Qualcomm earlier only used in its flagship 8xx series processors. This is also the first time this processor has been used in a sub Rs. 20,000 smartphone. It comes paired with 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM and Adreno 512 GPU. The performance is excellent, it is heavily improved over the Xiaomi Mi A1 which came with the Snapdragon 625. It handles everything you throw at it smoothly, be it heavy multitasking or heavy gaming, it can handle it all. Although, it has a tendency to get warmer during heavy usage.

Cameras:

The Mi A2 comes with a dual rear camera setup having a 12 MP primary Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 20 MP secondary Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and the much talked about 4-in-1 pixel binning technique. The picture quality is just excellent or say it is great for its price. It clicks beautiful shots in the daylight with natural colors and good control over exposure and dynamic range. What’s more impressive is its low light performance where the pixel binning technique comes in. It combines four pixels into one in low light conditions to allow more light, and the pictures, in turn, come out to be excellent in the night as well, having good light and less amount of noise as compared to most of the budget smartphones.

It also comes with ‘Smart lens selection’ which automatically switches to the secondary lens in low light conditions, which is having 2.0 µm large pixels to allow more light to come in, thus producing better images.

It is safe to say that the Xiaomi Mi A2 is by far one of the best if not the absolute best camera smartphone the entry-level mid-range segment has ever seen.

On the front, there is again the 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 4-in-1 Super Pixel based on pixel binning, AI-powered semantic segmentation, AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR and 4500K soft-toned LED flash. It again is a very good selfie shooter.

Operating System:

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes under Google’s Android One program and runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with stock Android UI. The best thing is, it gets all the benefits from Google, like monthly security updates and very fast updates to the latest Android versions, at least for the next two years. It comes pre-installed with most of the popular Google apps and also includes apps like the Google Tez. It also gets a few apps pre-installed from Xiaomi as well, the most prominent among them all is the camera app.

SIM, Storage & Battery:

The phone comes with 64 GB of internal storage, which is, very disappointingly, not expandable. This is a big change from the Mi A1 and can be a deal breaker for many. It is a dual sim phone with 4G VoLTE support, however, while using two sim cards simultaneously, one will support 4G while the other will fallback on 3G/2G. It is backed by a 3010 mAh Li-Po battery, which handles the heavy processor and delivers average kind of battery backup and may or may not last you a full day depending upon your usage type.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with fast charging support and is the first phone in India to come with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ but interestingly, or say funnily, it doesn’t ship with a fast charger in the box, forget Quick Charge 4.0, it doesn’t even come with a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible fast charger and you only get a 5V 2A charger out of the box. So, you either spend some extra to get yourself a fast charging adapter or watch your phone charging slowly, despite it supporting fast charging.

Other Features:

Another interesting choice the company has made is to remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack! But for your consolation, the company ships a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter in the box, thankfully! You need to note that, you won’t be able to use the headphones and charge the phone at the same time. So, of course, it comes with USB Type-C for data syncing and charging. The Mi A2 comes with Face Recognition unlock which works well, and it has also got the fingerprint scanner which is very quick and accurate. The Mi A2, like most other Xiaomi smartphones, gets one more good thing – Infrared, which lets you control TV, Set Top Box, AC, Music System and more of your electronic appliances using the Mi Remote app.

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Black):

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Xiaomi Mi A2 (Lake Blue):

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Xiaomi Mi A2 (4 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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