Xiaomi Mi A2 Hands On


Xiaomi today introduced the Mi A2 smartphone as the successor of the Mi A1, at an event in Spain. Here we have the hands on impressions of the Android One smartphone

The Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display without a notch, which is slightly bigger than the 5.5-inch display on the Mi A1. Powered by Snapdragon 660 with up to 6GB of RAM, it runs stock Android 8.1 (Oreo) with support for Treble. It has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor for the front camera with soft LED flash and AI beautification.

The phone has a unibody metal design, and the phone has a solid feel when holding.  It comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, Sony IMX486 sensor along with a 20-megapixel secondary rear camera with Sony IMX376 sensor to capture depth information for AI portraits.

There is a fingerprint sensor on the back, and the phone doesn’t miss out on the infrared sensor, however it doesn’t have a microSD expansion slot and 3.5mm audio jack, but the company includes a Type-C to Audio adapter in the box. It has a 3010mAh built-in battery.

It  starts at 249 Euros (US$ 291 / Rs. 20,065 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 32GB storage version and goes up to 349 Euros (US$ 408 / Rs. 28,130 approx.) for the top-end 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version, but it should be cheaper in India when it launches in August.

Srivatsan contributed to the post


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