Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: what are the differences? Xiaomi has gone ahead to manufacture their second Android One phone called Xiaomi Mi A2. The first Android One smartphone from the Chinese phone maker was the Xiaomi Mi A1. However, the new Xiaomi Mi A2 comes in two variant; the standard one and the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.

The specs and features of the Xiaomi Mi A2 are the same as the Xiaomi Mi 6X. Whereas, the specs and features of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite are the same as the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro. The only difference is that the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite runs on Google pure operating system. While the Xiaomi Mi 6X and Redmi 6 Pro runs on MIUI skin. Let’s compare the Xiaomi Mi A2 with the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – The Design

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

The Xiaomi Mi A2 adopts the design of the Mi 6X. It features front glass with an aluminum unibody. The phone features a dual-rear camera vertical aligned at the top left corner just like the iPhone X. There’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, on the other hand, features the same dual rear camera and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The difference in design is that the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite features a top-notch. Whereas the Xiaomi Mi A2 has no such features, instead, the phone has a small bezel on the top screen. The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite weighs 178 grams with 8.8 mm thick. Whereas, the Xiaomi Mi A2 weighs 168 grams with 7.3 mm in thickness. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is available in five body colors; Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue and Black. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is available in five body colors; Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, and Red.

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – The Display

The display of both phones doesn’t feature much difference. The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99 inch IPS LCD panel with a 77.4% screen-to-body ratio. The display of the Mi A2 sports a 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio with 403 pixels per inch density. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite features a 5.84 inches IPS LCD panel with a 79.5% screen-to-body ratio. The display of the Mi A2 Lite packs a 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio and 432 pixels per inch density.

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – The Camera

The Xiaomi Mi A2 features better camera specs than its Lite variant. The dual rear camera of the Mi A2 consists of a 12MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary sensor. Both sensors feature a f/1.8 aperture. Up front, the Mi A2 uses a 20MP selfie snapper with a f/1.8 aperture for taking selfies. Where the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite packs a dual rear camera consisting of a 12MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor. Both sensor cameras feature a f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing camera of the Mi A2 Lite features a 5MP sensor.

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – Hardware and Software

Powering the Xiaomi Mi A2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The 660 chipset features an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz with an Adreno 512 GPU. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. The chipset features an Octa-core processor, which clocks at 2.0GHz and Adreno 506 GPU.

Both the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with no user interface whatsoever. The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes in two memory variant of 4GB and 6GB. The 4GB memory variant features a 32GB or 64GB internal storage. While the 6GB variant features a 128GB storage. The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite also comes in two memory variants. The 3GB memory variant features a 32GB internal storage. While the 4GB memory features a 32GB or 64GB internal storage.

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – The Battery

Battery Life is one of the highlights of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. It packs a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. While the Xiaomi Mi A2 packs a non-removable Li-lon 3010 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – The Price

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will cost around $176 (€150). While the Xiaomi Mi A2 cost around $281 (€240).

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Mi A2 Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Dimensions and Weight 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 168g 149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm. Weight: 178g
Display 5.99 inch (77.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 5.84 inch (77% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 423 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 32/64GB. RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB. RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One) Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.2GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with Octa-core 2.0GHz processor
Camera 20MP front camera with f/1.8 aperture + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture & 20MP f/1.8 aperture rear camera with LED flash 5MP front camera + Dual: 12MP f/2.2 aperture & 5MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, 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 3010 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 5V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0) Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

 

Xiaomi Mi A2 VS Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite offers a better quality-price ratio in my opinion. The Xiaomi Mi A2 has better camera specs and hardware. But the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite packs a better battery life.

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