At the end of July two new Android One models from Xiaomi have launched – smartphones with a pure Android, nice specification and a reasonable price. The first model is Mi A2, that is a direct successor of Mi A1 models. The second one is its toned down version, that is Mi A2 Lite. And this is the version that we have received for the review.
What are differences between these two models? Lite is a basic version for those who are looking for features typical for Xiaomi – that is a good specification and an attractive price, while Mi A2 is for those, who are looking for a smartphone on a more “flagship” level.
Both phones work under Android 8.1 Oreo, they have dual main cameras and metal housings. But there are differences between them, which justify the difference in prices. Mi A2 has a bigger diagonal and slightly different proportions – 5.99-inch, 18:9 ratio and 2160x1080 pixels, while Mi A2 Lite - 5.84-inch, 19:9 ratio and 2280x1080 pixels. The Lite version has a notch in the display as well. The basic version has Snapdragon 660 and comes in following memory configurations: 4/32GB, 4/64GB and 6/128GB. The Lite model has only two versions: 3/32GB and 4/64GB.
Mi A2 has a more advanced main camera and a stronger camera for selfies, but the Lite model is equipped with a minijack. Smartphones have different USB sockets and batteries’ capacities - A2 has a 3100 mAh cell and a USB-C socket with the Quick Charge 3.0 function, while A2 Lite - 4000 mAh, but a standard microUSB socket, which needs a lot of time to charge the battery. Prices are 249-349 euro for the A2 model and 179-229 euro for the Lite one. Each of them has a lot of advantages and few flaws, and now we can look closely at the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite model, which I will present in this review.
- Packaging and accessories. Housing and display
- System and applications
- Sound. Photos and video
- Communication. Voice calls. Efficiency (benchmarks)
- Battery. Summary. Advantages and disadvantages
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