Xiaomi has just announced two new Android One smartphones; the Mi A2 and Mi 2 Lite. Both devices are mid-range phones, though solid performance can be expected.
First up, we have the Mi A2, and it packs near flagship hardware, though sold at a mid-range price. This includes a large 5.99-inch 18:9 1080p LCD up front. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 4GB / 6GB of RAM. Internal storage is available in three options; 32GB, 64GB, and also 128GB. Unfortunately, there is no room for a microSD card to expand storage.
When it comes to optics, the Mi A2 comes with a much improved camera system consisting of 12MP f/1.75 lens with 1.25-micron pixels and a 20MP f/1.75 lens for better low light performance. Meanwhile, selfies are handled by a 20MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture coupled with a selfie light. Keeping the lights on is a 3,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 and charges via USB Type-C.
Mi A2 Lite
As its name suggests, the Mi A2 Lite is stripped down version of the Mi A2. On the front, it packs a 5.84-inch 19:9 1080p LCD with a notch. Powering it is a Snapdragon 625 processor (the same chipset on the Mi A1), coupled with 3GB / 4GB of RAM. It comes in two storage options- 32GB and 64GB, with the option to expand via a microSD card slot. Camera wise, the Mi A2 Lite sports a dual camera setup of a 12MP and 5MP sensor, with a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
While the more premium Mi A2 comes with a rather small battery, the Mi A2 Lite packs a large 4,000mAh battery. Unfortunately, it still charges via Micro USB though it does supports quick charging.
Cheaper Alternatives To The Pixel Series?
As is the case with Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are priced competitively. The Mi A2 will retail for €249, €279, and €349 for the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants respectively. Meanwhile, the Mi A2 Lite will be available for 179 for the 32GB variant and €229 for the 64GB model.
The devices are set to hit the Malaysian market pretty soon, and they will definitely be priced lower here. With Android One running on these handsets, they blow most of current stock Android smartphones out of the market!
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