XIAOMI A2 32GB

$214.99

Another victim with this generation is the 3.5mm
headphone jack – and we thought midrangers were
immune from this spreading fad. At least there’s
an adapter in the bundle.

SKU: XIAO-2-32GB Category:

Description

The Xiaomi Mi 6X has finally gone global and we have a play date with the international Mi A2. Some big shoes it has to fill – the Mi A1 was such a well-rounded yet affordable smartphone that it would regularly feature in our review conclusions as the main alternative for a wide range of competitors. Can the Mi A2 top that?

For one, this year’s chipset is a notch (or several) up – the Snapdragon 625 in the Mi A1 was all about endurance, while the Snapdragon 660 in the Mi A2 is similarly frugal, only vastly more powerful.

Speaking of notches, there isn’t one to spoil the top of the Mi A2’s display. It’s a contemporary 18:9 unit, the almost-6-inches in diagonal FullHD+ LCD that Xiaomi’s already used on a bunch of smartphones. So, that’s another one where A2>A1.

More of side step than a definitive improvement is the camera. Gone is the 12MP telephoto module that offered 2x zoom, substituted by a 20MP secondary camera for improved low-light performance (OnePlus-style). The main cam on the back is still 12MP, but now gets a 2/3 of a stop brighter lens (f/1.8 vs. f/2.2). Over on the front, a 20MP selfie cam (same sensor as the one on the rear) replaces the basic 5MP shooter of the Mi A1, and comes with an added flash too.

Additional information

Weight 0.33 lbs
Dimensions 6.25 × 2.97 × 0.31 in
SPECS

NETWORK Technology
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, July
Status Available. Released 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (6.25 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)
Weight 166 g (5.86 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)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25µm
20 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8", 1.0µm, PDAF
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@120fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.8", 1.0µm
Features LED flash, Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
– 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
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
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
Browser HTML5
– Charging 5V/2A 10W (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0) – India only
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Gold, Blue, Red, Rose Gold
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 2631 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2240
Basemark X: 21378
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 89dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 89dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 73h

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