Just last month, Xiaomi Inc., a Chinese based Android Phone manufacturer released the Xiaomi Mi A2 aka (Mi 6X).
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is the successor to the Android One-based Mi A1. Also, the Mi A2 is the first phone for under $300 (N108,150) to feature the Snapdragon 660 chipset.
Furthermore, this device runs the latest version of MIUI 9 and also Android 8.1 Oreo. Another new change is the addition of USB-C, as well as the addition of Quick Charge 3.0.
Talk about the Camera, the Mi A2 offers a dual 12MP (Sony IMX486) + 20MP (Sony IMX376) camera setup at the rear, alongside a 20MP (IMX376) sensor at the front.
The front camera includes a Selfie LED light module, and also, the latest version of Beautify.
Let me start with the design.
Design and Display
The Xiaomi Mi A2 sports an aluminum body and glass front, this device comes with a 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (6.25 x 2.97 x 0.29 in) dimension. With a weight of about 168g.
This amazing Smartphone has a 5.99-inch LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~403 ppi density). Meanwhile, the screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Material v3.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes pre-installed with their flagship MIUI 9.5 user interface.
This Smartphone supports Multitouch too. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in five colors: Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, and Black.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone comes with the Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android One operating system.
Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that has a clocking configuration of (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260).
Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics handling.
This amazing smartphone offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt memory in its first variant. And also it has 4/6 GB RAM and 64 GB inbuilt memory in its other variants.
Unfortunately, this memory can’t be expanded. But still, this phone will never hang during multi-tasking, because of its large RAM.
Other features of this device are: Accelerometer, Proximity, Rear mounted Fingerprint, Gyro, and Compass.
Camera and Battery
The Xiaomi Mi A2 offers a dual 12MP (Sony IMX486) + 20MP (Sony IMX376) rear camera setup, along with a 20MP (IMX376) sensor in front. The front camera has a Selfie LED light module and the recent version of Beautify.
Xiaomi Inc. also added AI-assisted features to get the best out of the camera. The AI will automatically change the shooting mode based on the subject and the available lighting conditions.
Other features of this camera includes: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.
As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3010 mAh battery. Also included is the quick charge feature which enables more screen-time and less charging.
This beauty will sell for about N108,000 in Nigeria, although the price may vary.
Finally, here are the full specifications of this beauty.
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, April|
|Body||Dimensions||158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (6.25 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||168 g (5.93 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|– MIUI 9.5|
|Platform||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|Internal||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual:12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm) + 20 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]|
|Secondary||20 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm), 1080p, Auto-HDR|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 5V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3010 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, Black|