He looked like family, who had been with us for weeks, but no: it wasn't until Tuesday when the Xiaomi Mi A2 It has been officially presented. In Madrid, in an international event that marks the fate of the two mobiles. Yes, two: the "normal" model is accompanied by a somewhat smaller mobile: the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.
Two mobiles that have the open path to repeat the huge sales figures of their predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi A1. There are no big surprises neither in design nor in benefits since both are adaptations of two other mobiles of the brand: the Xiaomi Mi 6X and the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (A2 and A2 Lite, respectively). Yes, it offers radically different and specially indicated software to those looking for a pure experience: from MIUI we turn to Android One; with Oreo 8.1.
There may not be too many surprises, but that is not why they are two mobiles that stop surprising. And the presentation in Madrid already shows where Xiaomi points: the two new Mi A2 They intend to conquer the West with Android One and more than good features for the price that the devices will have. It is not necessary to be a fortune teller to intuit that they will be the stars of the Xiaomi catalog in Europe and also in Spain.
Features of the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Mid-range mobiles with a great performance in photography, more than enough memory for anyone and with a design consistent with the quality of the materials, this would be a good summary for both models. As usually happens whenever a manufacturer launches two variants of the same line, the Mi A2 is something better than the Mi A2 Lite; although the second one takes better advantage of the front by including the controversial notch. According to the tastes you can choose.
Let's start with the Xiaomi Mi A2, these are all the features of the phone:
- Screen: 5.99 inches (2160 × 1080 px) Full HD + 2.5D.
- Processor: Snapdragon 660 2.2 GHz Octa-Core.
- GPU: Adreno 512.
- RAM: 4GB.
- Internal memory: 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB.
- Micro SD: no.
- System version: Android One version 8.1 Oreo.
- Rear camera: 20 Mpx with LED flash with f / 1.75 aperture (1.25μm pixel size) and 12 Mpx with f / 1.75 aperture (2μm pixel size).
- Front camera: 20 Mpx.
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C.
- Others: Dual SIM, without 3.5 mm jack, fingerprint sensor, infrared emitter …
- Drums: 3010 mAh with QuickCharge 3.0 fast charge.
- Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm.
- Weight: 168 gr.
- Available in three colors: blue, black and gold.
And then you have the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.
- Screen: 5.84 inches 19: 9 with Full HD resolution + 2160 × 1080px.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
- GPU: Adreno 506.
- 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 jack …
- Dimensions: 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75 mm
- Weight: 178 g
- Available in three colors: blue, black and gold.
New Xiaomi Mi A2: more than enough features for anyone
If there is something we have to thank Xiaomi for is the democratization of the mid-range quality. With this brand we first import their phones, now we can buy them directly and without importers; keeping the prices adjusted despite the fact that the hardware usually offers more than it is worth. The new Mi A2 are walking towards that goal: they are mobile phones designed to have a quality Android experience without having to invest in excess.
|5.5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)||5.99 inches (2160 x 1080 px)||5.84 inches IPS (2160 x 1080 px) with notch|
|Snapdragon 625||Snapdragon 660||Snapdragon 625|
|Adreno 506||Adreno 512||Adreno 506|
|4GB||4/6 GB||3/4 GB|
|32/64 GB + microSD||32/64/128 GB||32/64 GB + microSD|
|Double: 12 + 12 Mpx||20 + 12 Mpx||12 + 5 Mpx|
|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 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 bet on a Snapdragon 660, a high performance processor that manages to start games without complications. With it, it is possible to play with high quality PUBG, for example, a guarantee that there will be no games against which the Mi A2 is damaged. Neither does he My A2 Lite: despite having an older Snapdragon 625, this processor continues to offer more than enough features so as not to throw a bad experience. Especially if we consider that Android One is what moves the processor.
RAM and storage are also keys in both phones: despite being more or less content that does not prevent them from including the 4/64 GB, more than enough for any task. Again powered by Android One and the almost null presence of preinstalled applications.
In terms of drums there is a clear winner: with their 4000 mAh The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite aims to be a true beast in autonomy. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is somewhat behind with its 3010 mAh; although, seeing the autonomy of the Xiaomi Mi A1, it should not throw bad numbers with intensive use.
Note that although the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite maintains the 3.5 mm audio jack To be able to use normal headphones, the Mi A2 eliminates it, so we will have to use either a USB-C port adapter or headphones that have that output, if we do not want to use bluetooth.
Elegant design with metal as the protagonist
In terms of design we already know that permanent inspiration is the iPhone. The Mi A2 looks like the iPhone X from behind, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite resembles both sides: the back and the front. In both cases the manufacturer uses the metal for most of the device; giving with it a finish and sensations of great quality.
The rear camera of both devices is double. Follow the line marked by the previous one Xiaomi Mi A1: the manufacturer is looking for a photographic experience that, without being of a high level, does offer the minimum guarantees to obtain quality snapshots in most conditions. Not forgetting the excellent rear portrait mode, one of the best in its range (if not the best).
The camera application is one of the ones that Xiaomi introduces in Android One. Beyond here the system offers a clean and unfettered experience, something that all lovers of pure Android will like. The performance is what is expected in a mobile with these characteristics: fluid, unfettered and ready to meet the needs of any user, whether advanced as one who uses his mobile only for the basics.
Price and availability
He Xiaomi Mi A2 It will have a more or less affordable cost for the basic version: it will start at 249 euros. Below you have the cost of all models:
- Xiaomi Mi A2 4/32 GB: 249 euros.
- Xiaomi Mi A2 4/64 GB: 279 euros.
- Xiaomi Mi A2 4/128 GB: 349 euros.
As for the prices of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, the different models will cost the following:
- Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 3/32 GB: 179 euros.
- Xiaomi Mi A2 4/64 GB: 229 euros.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite They will start selling in Spain from August 10. Both in Xiaomi stores and in the authorized dealers of the brand.