After weeks of rumors and high anticipation, Xiaomi finally takes the wraps off on the new Mi A2. This device is the refresh to their line of Android One smartphones.
As usual, the brand is trying to impress a lot of people by incorporating the best possible features at the least possible price in a single device. And that’s what we are seeing here in the Xiaomi Mi A2.
For the enthusiasts out there, you’d be glad to know that the Mi A2 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It will then be available in three configurations: 4GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 6GB/128GB.
The front of the device is populated by a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS display. And unlike most competing devices, Xiaomi claims that the screen on this thing has 85% NTSC color coverage and a 1,500:1 contrast ratio. The entire display panel is also covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for ensured durability.
As if it weren’t enough, the Xiaomi Mi A2 also comes with a capable set of cameras. There’s a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor on the front complete with AI-powered features and an LED flash. The same camera can also be seen on the back, partnered with a 12-megapixel that has a larger 1.25µm sensor.
All of that hardware, plus the decent 3,000mAh battery, are enclosed in an aluminum unibody construction.
Apart from running on Android One, the Mi A2 also has Project Treble support so expect timely software updates from this device.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~403ppi
- 2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- Adreno 512 GPU
- 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage, non-expandable
- 20-megapixel front camera, 1.0µm, f/2.2, LED flash
- 20-megapixel (1.0µm, f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (1.25µm, f/1.8) dual rear cameras, LED flash
- AI photo modes, HDR
- Fingerprint scanner
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- FM Radio
- USB Type-C
- Infrared blaster
- Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
- Weight: 166g
- Colors: Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Red, Black
- 3,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charger
The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a price of EUR250 (~Php15,500) for the 4GB/32GB model, Php14,990 for the 4GB/64GB, and Php17,490 for the 6GB/128GB variant.
It will hit the shelves in Italy starting August 8 and in Spain on August 10, 2018. The global availability is yet to be announced, but the Philippines is officially part of the list so we’ll just have to keep and see.
As usual, the brand is trying to impress a lot of people by incorporating the best possible features at the least possible price in a single device. And that’s what we are seeing here in the Xiaomi Mi A2. – And that is what makes this company special. Rarely will you find a company offering great products at affordable prices. Usually its you get a good quality phone but the price will rape your wallet. Or, you pay cheap but get a crappy device.