Xiaomi Mi A2 review

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The Xiaomi Mi A2 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 24 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
5.99"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

Although it's definitely not perfect, it might just be for you. That is if you're looking for an affordable phone that runs stock Android, has decent but not earth-shattering performance, comes with pretty good cameras for its price, and is offered by a company that made its name in releasing device...

- GSMArena
Tech Advisor

A fantastic budget phone, the Mi A2 is just £199 and easily obtainable from Amazon. It combines decent build quality with a nice display, good all-round performance and a well-specced trio of cameras. It out-specs and out-performs every other phone in our budget smartphone chart.

- Marie Black, Tech Advisor
Android Police

The Mi A2 still offers some of the best value on the Android market in its price range, if you're willing to put up with its restrictions or if you don't care about them. The phone is a joy to hold and use.

- Rita El Khoury, Android Police
TrustedReviews

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a phone that punches way above its weight. A few hardware shortfalls and limited availability drop it just short of an automatic recommendation, but this is deeply impressive stuff from Xiaomi.

- Jon Mundy, TrustedReviews
PhoneArena

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal on a device with pure Android that boasts a similarly capable camera and comes with such a well-rounded hardware package, not to mention the software support that’s on par with the Android flagships out there.

- Peter Kostadinov, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Xiaomi released the Mi A2 on July 27, 2018.


Xiaomi backs up the Mi A2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Mi A2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Xiaomi support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Xiaomi's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.99"

The Xiaomi Mi A2's screen size is 5.99 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64/128 GB

Internal memory is 32/64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3010mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3010 mAh battery.

Mi A2 Specs

Overview
Release date July 27, 2018
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/2100/800 /850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3010 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Lake Blue, Gold, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.87 x 7.54 x 0.73 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 5.99 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.75
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (20 MP second camera, f/1.75), HDR, Time Lapse, Bdokeh Mode, AI Camera Mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Panorama, Self-timer, AI powered portrait mode, Group selfie
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Mi 6X

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A very good mid-ranger

Although it's definitely not perfect, it might just be for you. That is if you're looking for an affordable phone that runs stock Android, has decent but not earth-shattering performance, comes with pretty good cameras for its price, and is offered by a company that made its name in releasing devices that are cheap and good.

Read full review

Although it's definitely not perfect, it might just be for you. That is if you're looking for an affordable phone that runs stock Android, has decent but not earth-shattering performance, comes with pretty good cameras for its price, and is offered by a company that made its name in releasing devices that are cheap and good.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

Impressive budget smartphone

from Tech Advisor

A fantastic budget phone, the Mi A2 is just £199 and easily obtainable from Amazon. It combines decent build quality with a nice display, good all-round performance and a well-specced trio of cameras. It out-specs and out-performs every other phone in our budget smartphone chart.

Read full review

A fantastic budget phone, the Mi A2 is just £199 and easily obtainable from Amazon. It combines decent build quality with a nice display, good all-round performance and a well-specced trio of cameras. It out-specs and out-performs every other phone in our budget smartphone chart.

Read full review

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Android Police

Two steps forward, one step back

from Android Police

The Mi A2 still offers some of the best value on the Android market in its price range, if you're willing to put up with its restrictions or if you don't care about them. The phone is a joy to hold and use.

Read full review

The Mi A2 still offers some of the best value on the Android market in its price range, if you're willing to put up with its restrictions or if you don't care about them. The phone is a joy to hold and use.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

Strong performance for the price

from TrustedReviews

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a phone that punches way above its weight. A few hardware shortfalls and limited availability drop it just short of an automatic recommendation, but this is deeply impressive stuff from Xiaomi.

Read full review

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a phone that punches way above its weight. A few hardware shortfalls and limited availability drop it just short of an automatic recommendation, but this is deeply impressive stuff from Xiaomi.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

A solid two thumbs up

from PhoneArena

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal on a device with pure Android that boasts a similarly capable camera and comes with such a well-rounded hardware package, not to mention the software support that’s on par with the Android flagships out there.

Read full review

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal on a device with pure Android that boasts a similarly capable camera and comes with such a well-rounded hardware package, not to mention the software support that’s on par with the Android flagships out there.

Read full review

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Fone Arena

Good build quality, smooth performance

from Fone Arena

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is one of the finest smartphone available on the market right now with pure Android experience. On the other hand, at a price of Rs. 16,999, the compromising factors in Mi A2 equals the positives, which makes a purchasing decision tougher. Lack of important factors including 3.5m...More

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is one of the finest smartphone available on the market right now with pure Android experience. On the other hand, at a price of Rs. 16,999, the compromising factors in Mi A2 equals the positives, which makes a purchasing decision tougher. Lack of important factors including 3.5mm audio jack and MicroSD card slot, not-so-bright display, and a 3000mAh battery makes it fall short.

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Android Authority

An ‘A’ for effort, but still not perfect

from Android Authority

The Xiaomi Mi A2 offers a compelling upgrade over the Mi A1, with a big performance bump and much better camera. But it omits several simple features that are dealbreakers for many.

Read full review

The Xiaomi Mi A2 offers a compelling upgrade over the Mi A1, with a big performance bump and much better camera. But it omits several simple features that are dealbreakers for many.

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Android Headlines

The maximum value Android One has to offer

from Android Headlines

If you reside in one of Xiaomi’s markets, then you should definitely buy the Mi A2. It hits all of the right notes here and does a good job with just about everything. The only major issue here is that you’d expect an Android One device to be running the latest version of Android. And it’s not. But the new OS is coming.

Read full review

If you reside in one of Xiaomi’s markets, then you should definitely buy the Mi A2. It hits all of the right notes here and does a good job with just about everything. The only major issue here is that you’d expect an Android One device to be running the latest version of Android. And it’s not. But the new OS is coming.

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Pocket-lint

Pricing out the competition

from Pocket-lint

To look at you wouldn't necessarily think the Mi A2 is an, affordable phone. Its build quality, feel in the hand and general operation – especially thanks to the Android One software platform – make it a sleek and capable phone for a price that no other maker can quite match right now.

Read full review

To look at you wouldn't necessarily think the Mi A2 is an, affordable phone. Its build quality, feel in the hand and general operation – especially thanks to the Android One software platform – make it a sleek and capable phone for a price that no other maker can quite match right now.

Read full review

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NDTV

Priced quite aggressive for the hardware it offers

from NDTV

The Xiaomi Mi A2 gets the cameras right and is amongst the best camera phones at this price point. Also, the powerful Snapdragon 660 processor has so far been restricted to more expensive phones, making this phone a tempting option for someone looking for a performer on a budget.

Read full review

The Xiaomi Mi A2 gets the cameras right and is amongst the best camera phones at this price point. Also, the powerful Snapdragon 660 processor has so far been restricted to more expensive phones, making this phone a tempting option for someone looking for a performer on a budget.

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