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bet on the entry range with Android One

Today is a key day in Xiaomi: the presentation of its two new mobiles with Android One He demonstrated to Madrid the brand strategy internationally. It is not a secret that the manufacturer wants to become one of the most important brands in smartphones. It already is. And he has very little left to climb to the top 3, he was very disputed by Huawei, Apple and Samsung.

One of the keys to its international strategy is to offer accessible mid-range, quality smartphones and with Android One, the cleanest version of the system. When Xiaomi presented the Mi A1 we intuited a revolution that has ended up being much larger than expected. Now, with two new phones officially on the market, Xiaomi deals a great blow to its opponents, especially with the Xiaomi Ai A2 Lite.

He Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite It is the "inbound" model to Android One, so the brand has rated it. It has all the good of Xiaomi, the usual construction of the manufacturer, metal, offers a screen with notch to reduce the final dimensions and maintains key components that have proven their capabilities to spare. There is the Snapdragon 625, for example. Same SoC as the Xiaomi Mi A1, by the way.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, an Android One with an inexhaustible battery

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: bet on the entry range with Android One

It is not one of the most powerful phones in the Xiaomi catalog, but that also does not detract from the balanced hardware of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. Its processor is more than capable of assuming all kinds of tasks, even those with high graphic capacity games. Yes, it already has a time, but that is why it has ceased to be a great bet on mobile phones that they cost less than 200 euros.

Below you have the characteristics of Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. As you have seen, they are exactly the same as those of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro: both phones are traced in design, hardware and materials. They only differ in the system: MIUI vs Android One.

  • Screen: 5.84 inches 19: 9 with Full HD resolution + 2160 × 1080px.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
  • RAM: 3/4 GB.
  • Internal memory: 64 GB with micro SD up to 128 GB.
  • Rear camera: dual 12 + 5 Mpx.
  • Front camera: 5 Mpx.
  • Drums: 4000 mAh
  • Android version: Android One version 8.1 Oreo
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, microUSB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 …
  • Others: infrared sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack …
  • Dimensions: 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75 mm
  • Weight: 178 g

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: bet on the entry range with Android One

How has the range of Android One in the Xiaomi catalog? From the excellent Mi A1, which is still valid as a safe recommendation, we have passed to Xiaomi Mi A2, with a hardware that goes up in benefits, and to this Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, which remains in the line of the original Mi A1 (including the 3.5 mm audio jack) by extending its battery generously. Here is the comparison chart.

Xiaomi Mi A1Xiaomi Mi A2Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
5.5 inches (1080 x 1920 px) 5.99 inches (2160 x 1080 px) 5.84 inches IPS (2160 x 1080 px) with notch
Processor (SoC)
Snapdragon 625 Snapdragon 660 Snapdragon 625
Adreno 506 Adreno 512 Adreno 506
4GB 4/6 GB 3/4 GB
Internal memory
32/64 GB + microSD 32/64/128 GB 32/64 GB + microSD
Rear camera
Double: 12 + 12 Mpx 20 + 12 Mpx 12 + 5 Mpx
Front camera
5 Mpx 20 Mpx 5 Mpx
3080 mAh 3010 mAh 4000 mAh
4G LTE, USB Type-C, infrared sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack 4G LTE, USB Type-C, infrared sensor, Bluetooth 5 4G LTE, microUSB, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, infrared sensor
155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75 mm
165 grams 168 grams 178 grams
Android version
Android One 8.1 Oreo Android One 8.1 Oreo Android One 8.1 Oreo
Rear fingerprint reader Rear fingerprint reader Rear fingerprint reader
From 209 euros From 249 euros From 179 euros

He Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite It is one of those recommendations guaranteed: for 179 euros you can not ask for much more. It offers more than decent hardware for the price, the construction is at the same level, it maintains its photographic capabilities and its great portrait mode, it includes the latest system version with Secure update to Android P… And yes, it has notch. It is an inconvenience that will take back more than one, but that does not prevent the use of the smartphone.

For 179 euros it is very difficult not to recommend the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: bet on the entry range with Android One

Xiaomi has managed to widen the path that it opened with its Mi A1 until three models circulate freely: the original, the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the one that concerns us, the My A2 Lite. We will have to see if the A1 does not end up eating the sales of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite when it goes on sale because it continues to maintain an excellent value for money. Surely this is why the brand has put a lower price on it: 179 euros For the basic model it is a safe purchase.

On August 10 the official sales of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite for more than Chinese importers are already offering it in their online stores. This mobile will reach the Xiaomi web store, its physical stores and also the rest of authorized distributors. Its price is 179 euros for the basic model (3/32 GB) and 229 euros for the upper model (4/64 GB).

What dou you think about him Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite? Would you buy it before the top model, the Xiaomi Mi A2?