Xiaomi Mi and Mi A1 A2: what has changed?

Xiaomi Mi A2 и Mi A1: что изменилось?

24 July in Madrid, hosted an important presentation for the company Xiaomi. The main novelty of the event was the Mi A2 to Android One. Predecessor Mi A1, it is possible to tell, became the first major Chinese smartphone for the European market.

The device has good performance for reasonable money and worked on the «naked» Android, which has become known for. Mi A2 will follow the same road. Idea, let’s call it «cheap and clean», maintained, and changed. Full review we are preparing, but for now talk about the main differences between Mi Mi A2 from A1.

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Mi A1
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Design

Structurally it is little changed. The housing is aluminum with the same plastic dividers antennas. The control buttons were on the ground, the size of the two devices is also almost the same. But the Chinese refused to 3.5 mm audio Jack and slot for cards microSD. To some it may be critical.

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But even regardless in fact of an old design Mi A2 feels new. The difference is, but it is not tactile, but visual: changed the screen and camera. Also from the color line removed the rose-gold and replaced it with blue. Looks cool. Also have black and gold colors. Bonus the kit put the plastic overlay, which was not the first version.

Screen

Diagonal increased from 5.5 inches in Mi A1 to 5.99 inches in the Mi A2. With her increased the resolution from 1920×1080 to 2160×1080 and changed the ratio from 16:9 on an 18:9. The density of pixels per inch remains the same — 403 points.

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Protects the display glass is Gorilla Glass 3 instead of the 5-series. Next to the earpiece appeared front flash Selfie Light, and the bottom lost touch navigation buttons. For is a plus.

Camera

The module is launched vertically, adding between lens the flash. This is copied from iPhone X back in the Mix Mi 2s and Mi 8. But who cares about that? Already used.

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It is important that the camera have been really good and not «norms for your price.» In Mi A1 was dual camera with modest characteristics: both OmniVision module via the 12 megapixels and aperture f/2.2 and f/2,6. And it is really weak frontalka sensor Samsung 5 MP.

Mi A2 cool moved. The new sensors Sony IMX376 20 IMX486 MP and 12 MP with aperture of f/1,75 each. In the front camera is also mounted on IMX376 Sony 20 MP, but with a maximum aperture of f/2,2. Both cameras support HDR and Super Pixel, which integrates the neighboring four pixels into one to avoid noise in low light.

Camera for the price takes off very cool. This is the first impression and it is unlikely it will change in the future. Here are a few examples.

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In low light conditions smartphone noticeably brightens the picture: there are details, but lost the overall clarity and added noise.

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Portraits make a beautiful, though sometimes there are flashes.

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Artificial intelligence built into the standard camera app will process and improve pictures automatically. He also works in portrait mode. It strongly pumped: it blurs the background like with the back camera and with front. Works even in dark conditions and with a group photo.

If you bring a small preliminary result on the camera is better in the range of 25 thousand rubles, you will not find.

Iron

Mi A2 runs on Snapdragon OCTA-core processor 660 with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz. The predecessor was standing 625. Needless to say, the smartphone is faster and more powerful. Games can take! Also a great improvement — instead of Bluetooth 4.2 is now Bluetooth 5.0.

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Changed the type of memory with LPDDR3 on LPDDR4X and added a third to top Mi A1 is sold with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB are the maximum version of the Mi A2 has 6 and 128 GB respectively.

Display increased, thickness of retained (7.3 mm), and the battery were cut by 70 mAh instead was 3010 3080 mAh. Although the promise of equal autonomy.

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Mi A2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo right out of the box. Android P already declared.

Prices

Xiaomi Mi A1 sold in Europe for around 200 euros. Mi A2 was more expensive that it is unlikely someone will please.

Prices:

  • 4/32 — 249 euros
  • 4/64 — 279 Euro
  • 6/128 — 349 Euro

However, it’s still cheap. In fact, this unique smartphone not only in the European market but also worldwide. See for yourself: Android, good dual camera and large display. Does Mi A2 failure? Unlikely.

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