Mi A2 review – the perfect Android One Powered Smartphone with impressive camera

The Mi A2 is an Android Powered Smartphone, featuring a 5.99 inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. Though the handset does not come with a notch on the top it is still a really good option considering the overall performance and specially the camera quality that is pretty impressive.

Inside the box you will get the handset, SIM tray ejector pin, USB Type C to audio jack cable, user manual, silicon case, USB to USB Type C and travel charger 5V/2A. Mi A2 will be available in Gold, Black and Rose Gold color options.

This is an Android One powered smartphone, running Android 8.1.0. There are two variants with 4GB/64GB and with 6GB/128GB. This handset comes with dual SIM slots, there is no micro SD card slot.

Inside the hood the Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIR processor, this is flagship level processor with AI engine, I got antutu score of 1,30,367. Games played well, I tried PUBG game, do check the Mi A2 review video to see the action.

mi a2 review

Handset hardly heated up and the battery life is also pretty decent. The Mi A2 comes with 3010 mAh non-removable battery and on a full charge you will get about 1 days of mixed usage, even more based on your usage.

Mi A2 is packed inside a full metal body and as for the display it’s a 5.99 inch large screen with 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) resolution with 2.5D curved glass. Color reproduction is pretty good. Handset is just 7.3mm thick and weight with built in battery is 168 grams. Mi A2 supports dual VoLTE which means you can use 2x Jio SIM together.

mi a2 camera quality

A2 comes with finger print sensor on the back and also supports face unlock. Both finger print sensor and face unlock work pretty fast. This handset is packed with all important sensors. Do note there is no Audio Jack, you will need to use the USB Type C port for audio, the USB Type C to 3.5mm adapter is included in the box.

Mi A2 box

Now let us move on to the camera. On the rear there is 20MP + 12MP camera. Rear Camera: 12MP, SONY IMX486; 1.25μm pixels, large f/1.75 aperture, PDAF. Rear Camera: 20MP, SONY IMX376; 4-in-1 pixel binning technique, 2.0μm pixels, f/1.75 large aperture, PDAF. Front camera is 20MP SONY IMX376; 4-in-1 Super Pixel based on pixel binning, 2.0μm pixels; large f/2.2 aperture.

Camera quality is awesome (camera rating 4.5 out of 5), and it captures really good pro style photos in any lighting conditions. Do check the samples below.

So should you buy the Mi A2?

Mi A2 is a really good and probably the best Android One powered smartphone out there for now. It is packed with powerful hardware and really impressive camera both front as well as rear. Would have expected the battery mAh to be at least 4000 but the 3010 does a decent job.

And excellent buy if you love the Android One series, the handset will get regular updates and will be among the first to get the Android P update. Buy the Mi A2 for its camera, period. Pricing is also pretty good starting from Rs. 16,999.

You can buy the Mi A2 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2PlwIuw

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