The two smartphones are both mid-range devices, and they share some features together. Their performance is almost the same, and when you look at the design, you’ll see that one is bigger and enticing than the other but that does not mean it will perform better.
Now let’s take a good look at the design and specifications of the phones. Compare both the camera, battery, and screen size.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Vs. Xiaomi Redmi S2.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Xiaomi Redmi S2
Design and Display.
On the body, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is built with metal while the Redmi S2 features an Aluminum body with dimensions of 6.33 in x 3.04 in x 0.32 in, which weighs 170 grams. The Mi A2 Lite, on the other hand, is a little bit thicker and heavier.
It has body dimensions of 71.68 mm x 149.33 mm x 8.75 mm, and it weighs 178 grams. The Mi A2 Lite is available in Black color only while the Xiaomi Redmi S2 is available in multiple colors and they are Gold, Black, Blue, Red, and Silver.
The display size of Xiaomi Redmi S2 is 5.99 inches HD+ IPS, LCD panel with 1440 x 720 Pixels screen resolution which is a little bit bigger than the 5.84 inches FHD+ screen on the Mi A2 Lite with 1080 x 2280 Pixels resolution.
Both phones come with display protection. On the front, you’ll also notice a reduction of bezels on the Mi A2 Lite which reaches up to 79.80% screen to body ratio while the Redmi S2 has 75% screen to body ratio.
On the camera, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has a dual rear camera of 12 Megapixels + 5 Megapixels with dual LED flash while the Xiaomi Redmi S2 has a single rear camera of 12 Megapixels with dual LED flash as well.
This means that the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is above the S2 on the main camera configuration, but that doesn’t mean it will take a better photo than the later. Both phones shoot 1080p video resolution.
On the front, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has just 5 Megapixels with face ID while the Xiaomi Redmi S2 has an impressive 16 Megapixels. Selfie lovers will surely find the S2 more appealing when it comes to photography.
Hardware and software
On the performance, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 which is still the same on the Xiaomi Redmi S2, and they both clocked at the same 2.0GHz octa-core processor. You will also get the same 8-cores and Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU on both phones.
Battery and Storage.
On the storage, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is available in two variant. 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB of memory. While the Xiaomi Redmi S2 is available in three variant. 2GB + 16GB, 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB of RAM.
These specifications will depend on how much you are willing to pay. On the battery capacity, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has 4000mAh which is above the 3080mAh on the Redmi S2 smartphones, and they both support fast charging technology.
Powering the Mi A2 Lite is an Android 8.1 Oreo which is the same with Redmi S2 that is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. For connectivity, they support 4G LTE network with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi HotSpot and micro USB cable. You will get OTG on the Mi A2 Lite.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is more expensive than the Redmi S2. The phone is selling at a price of $219.99 on GearBest while the Redmi S2 is currently selling at $159.99 on GearBest.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Vs Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specs Comparison.
|Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite||Xiaomi Redmi S2|
|Dimensions and Weight||5.88 in x 2.82 in x 0.35 in Weight: 178g||6.33 in x 3.04 in x 0.32 in. Weight: 170g|
|Display||5.84 inches FHD+ (79.80% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 Pixels with 432 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||5.99 inch (75% screen-to-body ratio), 440 x 720 Pixels with 269 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Memory||RAM: 3GB/4GB. ROM: 32/64GB. ROM: 128GB||RAM: 2GB/3GB/4GB ROM: 16GB/32GB/64GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)||Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)|
|Hardware||Qualcomm Adreno 506, 650 MHz chipset with Octa-Core 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A53 processor||MSM8953Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 chipset with Octa-Core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 processor|
|Camera||12 MP f/2.2, 1.25 μm + 5 MP f/2.2, 1.12 μm (Dual Camera)|
And front: 5MP f/2.0 with Face Unlock Aperture, OmniVision OV5675 PureCel Sensor, Face Recognition
|12 MP f/2.2 + 5 MP f/2.0 (Dual Camera)|
And Front: 16MP
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging||Fingerprint (rear-mounted) Fast battery charging|