Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2: What’s the difference in Specs and Features. Chinese OEM company Xiaomi has just released another mid-range smartphone called “Xiaomi Mi A2”. The smartphone offers some amazing specs and features. According to Xiaomi, the smartphone’s camera setup is capable of outperforming other flagships like Oppo R15 or even the legendary iPhone X. The Xiaomi Mi A2 in China is called “Xiaomi Mi 6X”. Is it just me or Xiaomi that sucks at naming smartphone?. I mean of all the smartphone manufacturing companies out there, they probably have the worst naming I could think of right now.

Anyways, this comparison won’t be about the Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Oppo R15 or iPhone X. Instead, we would be looking at its predecessor called the Xiaomi Mi A1. Which is known in China as Xiaomi Mi 5X. Talk about naming lol. So what’s the upgrade from the Xiaomi Mi A1 to the Xiaomi Mi A2? Let’s find out down below!

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 – The Design

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2

The build of both smartphones is quite the same. The Xiaomi Mi A1 and Mi A2 have the usual front glass, with aluminum back and frame. No ceramic back even for the new Xiaomi Mi A2; maybe cause it’s a budgeted smartphone. In dimensions, they have very little difference. The Xiaomi Mi A1 measures 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm in dimensions. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 sizes up to 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 at 168 grams is just 3 grams heavier to the Xiaomi Mi A1 which weighs 165 grams. Both the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Xiaomi Mi A2 have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. While Xiaomi Mi A2’s dual rear camera is aligned horizontally at the top-left corner. And Xiaomi Mi A1’s dual rear camera is aligned vertically at the top-l ft corner. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Red body colors. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 comes in Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue and Black body colors.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 – The Display

There isn’t any significant difference in display. With the Xiaomi Mi A2 housing a 5.99 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Along with a 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and 403 PPI density. While the Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The display resolution of Xiaomi Mi A1 is 1080 x 1920 pixels with 403 PPI density. Both phones are not entirely bezel-less, with bezels clearly seen at the top and bottom. Their screen is protected by Corning gorilla glass 3.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 – The Camera

Xiaomi already claimed the camera set-up of the Xiaomi Mi A2 can challenge the iPhone X. So we can say it’s an upgrade to the Xiaomi Mi A1. The dual rear camera lens of Xiaomi Mi A2 houses a resolution of 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 20MP f/1.8 aperture. The front camera lens sports a resolution of a 20MP f/1.8 aperture.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 didn’t lack much in camera resolution but rather in its aperture. The dual camera lens sports a resolution of 12MP f/2.2 aperture and 12MP f/2.6 aperture. While the front camera lens got a resolution of 5MP.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 – Hardware and Software

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has the better hardware here. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset powers the Xiaomi Mi A2 along with 8-cores processor clocking at 2.2GHz. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the Xiaomi Mi A1 with 8-cores processor clocking at 2.0GHz.

Sad news for users who loves the Xiaomi User Interface (UI). The Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A1 do not feature any version of MiUI, they both run on the stock Android operating system. The Xiaomi Mi A2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. While the Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) which is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo. Only the Chinese versions called “Xiaomi Mi 5X” and “Xiaomi Mi 6X” runs on Xiaomi User Interface (MiUI).

The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes in a standard 4GB memory with 64GB internal storage. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 comes in three variants. The 4GB or 6GB memory size with 64GB storage. And 6GB memory with 128GB storage.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 – The Battery

The Xiaomi Mi A1 packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3010 mAh battery. Not sure there will be any difference between these two batteries. They both offer fast battery charging.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 – The Price

The Xiaomi Mi A1 goes for about $205 (N71,750). While the Xiaomi Mi A2 is available for around $302 (N105,700). Overall, the camera aperture of the Xiaomi Mi A1 was a letdown. Which makes the Xiaomi Mi A2 the better option and a worthy upgrade.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Mi A1 Xiaomi Mi A2
Dimensions and Weight 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 165g 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 168g
Display 5.5 inch (70.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels with 403 ppi density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 5.99 inch (77.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 ppi density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB OR RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Software Android 7.1.2 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with Octa-core 2.0GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core 2.2GHz processor
Camera 5MP front camera + Dual: 12MP f/2.2 aperture and 12MP f/2.6 aperture dual-LED dual-tone flash 20MP f/1.8 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 20MP f/1.8 aperture with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 3080 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3010 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 5V/2A Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 5V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
DESIGN
78 %
DISPLAY
75 %
CAMERA
80 %
STORAGE
80 %
OS & PERFORMANCE
85 %
CONNECTIVITY
80 %
BATTERY
80 %

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