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Xiaomi Mi A2 – Probably the craziest phone of the year!

by Super DaddyJuly 31, 2018
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I just got back from the official announcement of the Xiaomi Mi A2 and I’m still sitting down depressed wondering, how on earth did Xiaomi even pull this off?

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It’s not like we don’t know how crazy Xiaomi is, but just when you thought the Xiaomi Mi A1 was nuts, today the crazier stuff happened just right in front of my very own eyes! In fact, I will not be surprised if the Xiaomi Mi A2 might end up getting throned as the best-selling smartphone of the year in the coming quarters.

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Because why would it not? It’s a significant upgrade from its predecessor and Xiaomi still managed to price it attractively.

Let’s dive into some known facts.

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It’s now one of the most affordable smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 in its predecessor. The front camera has been upgraded from 5MP in the Mi A1 to the 20MP in the Mi A2. The rear maintains a dual camera setup, except now it’s upgraded to 12MP + 20MP instead of the 12MP + 12MP in the older version. The aperture is wider as well. f/2.2 + f/2.6 has been upgraded to f/1.75 + f/1.75 which is definitely breath taking. The RAMs have been upgraded from LPDDR3 to LPDDR4X for better efficiency. The display has been enlarged from 5.5″ 16:9 to 5.99″ Full Screen Display. While there was no selfie flashlight in the Mi A1, it has been adopted now in the Mi A2. The Bluetooth received a bump from BT4.2 to BT5.0. The specifications were limited to 4GB + 64GB in the past and now the highest option spots 6GB + 128GB. Finally, those who were complaining for not receiving a soft case can now rejoice too!

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This is all a rather hefty upgrade for the device and yet Xiaomi has managed to price the Xiaomi Mi A2 at RM999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, and RM1199 for the 6GB + 128GB.

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While we will be reviewing the Xiaomi Mi A2 and will be giving you a full blown perspective of the device, here are some notable specifications for your reference.

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz max
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 512
RAM/Storage 4GB + 64GB
6GB + 128GB
Camera Rear
12MP Sony IMX486 1.25µm f/1.75
20MP Sony IMX376 2µm f/1.75
Front
20MP Sony IMX376 2µm f/2.2
Display 5.99″ 18:9 FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 403ppi, 85% NTSC, 1500:1, 2.5D glass
Body Metal unibody
Rear Fingerprint Sensor
Color Variants Black, Gold, Blue
Battery 3010mAh 5V/2A charging with USB Type-C
Connectivity Dual-nano SIM
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM B2/3/5/8
WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8
TDD-LTE B38/40
FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20
OS AndroidONE 8.1

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Yep, that is an IR sensor!!

Here are some sample pictures that were taken with the Xiaomi Mi A2

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Now I’m not sure how can you not be satisfied with that,but if that’s the case, then Xiaomi has the Mi A2 Lite variant for you to consider (you see why I was depressed?).

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The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite comes in a lighter package with a 12MP + 5MP rear Ai dual camera and 4,000mAh battery with 3GB ROM and 32GB storage. It will be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 much like it’s predecessor.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 will be available as an early bird offer on 3rd August 2018 at KLCC Authorised Mi Store and will be available at other Authorised Mi Stored as well as Lazada on 4th August 2018.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will be available starting 18th August 2018 at all Authorised Mi Stores and Lazada.

Pokdepinion: Tell me you’re not mind blown?!

About The Author
Super Daddy
A proof that the real fun does not actually ends, but rather begins when you become a daddy. Enterprise Application Co-ordinator, Web Developer, Hardware Enthusiast, Gadgets lover, Android Evangelist, Desktop and Consoles Gamer, Metal Music Guitarist, Audiophile, Networking Freak, Radio Controlled Toys rat, Ferrari Crazy and above all - a daddy in every kid's dream.

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