Xiaomi Mi A2 FAQ: All Your Queries Answered

Namrata Gogoi

Planning to buy Xiaomi Mi A2? There must be hundreds of questions in your head right now. Questions ranging from hardware specifications to camera features and device variants.

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Worry not, we have done the legwork and have curated all the information and facts about the Xiaomi Mi A1 to help you get a clear picture.

Q1. What are the Specifications of the Xiaomi Mi A2?

PropertyXiaomi Mi A2
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 at 2.2Gh
RAM6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage64 GB, 128 GB
ExpandableNo
Display5.99-inch FHD+LCD display
Battery3010mAh
Charging TypeQuick Charge 3.0/ Quick Charge 4+ (India)
Weight168g
ProtectionYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
BluetoothYes, Bluetooth 5
SensorsAccelerometer, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Finger Print Sensor, Ambient light sensor, etc

Q2. What are its Camera Specifications?

PropertyValue
PropertyXiaomi Mi A2
Rear Camera12MP SONY IMX486 Sensor
Features1.25µm pixels, f/1.75 Aperture
Video Resolution2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Selfie Camera20MP, SONY IMX376 Sensor
Features2.0µm pixels, f/1.75 Aperture

Q3. Does it Have a Notch?

No, the Xiaomi Mi A2 doesn't come with a notch. Interestingly, the Mi A2 Lite has a notch.

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The Mi A2 sports a 6-inch 18: 9-inch FHD+ LCD display.

Q4. What Are the Notable Features of the Mi A2 Camera?

Notable features in the rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi A2 include Portrait Mode, HDR, short videos, and built-in live tilt-shift mode.

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The front camera can also capture portrait shots via artificial background blurring and HDRs. This time the selfie camera is accompanied by a soft-toned selfie light.

Q5. How Fast is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset?

The Snapdragon 660 is one of the most popular mid-range chipsets. One of the first mobile processors from Qualcomm to sport Kryo cores, the 660 boasts of Samsung's 14-nm design process and Adreno 512 GPU.

The Kryo cores not only have better task sharing capabilities but also have low latency. 

Q6. Can the Mi A2 Record 4k Videos?

Yes, the Xiaomi Mi A2 can record 4K videos at 30fps.

Q7. What are the Available Variants and Colors of the Mi A2?

The Mi A2 will be available in three variants,

  • 4GB RAM / 32GB for  €249 ($291 approx)
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB for  €279 ($326 approx)
  • 6GB RAM /128GB for €349 ($408 approx)

It will be available in three colors — Gold, Lake Blue, and Black.

Q8. Does it Have a Headphone Jack?

No, the Mi A2 doesn't come with a headphone jack and is one of the newest phones to follow the footsteps of the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone X. 

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However, the package also includes a Type-C to Audio adapter. 

Q9. How is the Xiaomi Mi A2 Different from the Mi A2 Lite?

One of the significant differences is the presence of a notch in the Mi A2 Lite. Apart from the design difference, the Mi A2 is smaller and is powered by the older Snapdragon 625 processor and a 4,000 mAh battery.

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Also, it comes with a micro-USB charging port, headphone jack, and a 5-megapixel front camera. 

Q10. Is the Mi A2 Lite Available in India?

No, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite won't be available in India.

Q11. Which Charging Technique is used in the Xiaomi Mi A2?

The Mi A2 will support Quick Charge 3.0 in the European market, even though the Snapdragon 660 has the support for Quick Charge 4+

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Indian users will be for a treat, though. Here, Xiaomi will be offering Quick Charge 4+. For those who are unaware, the latest Quick Charge technique means that one will also be able to charge the phone on the go.

However, there's no Quick Charge adapter in the box. The box comes with a standard 10W charger which you can buy on Mi.com.

Q12. How is the Mi A2 Different from the older Mi A1?

One of the primary differences is in the form of processors. The Mi A2 is powered with the Snapdragon 660 while the older variant carried the Snapdragon 625 processor. 

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Other than that, the new phone sports Gorilla Glass 5, a bump in the rear camera aperture, selfie light, Bluetooth 5.0 and EIS for video recording.

Q13. Is it Waterproof?

No, the Mi A2 isn’t waterproof. A waterproof Xiaomi phone is a rarity as waterproofing increases the cost of phones by 10-20%. 

Q14. Does Android One Mean that Software Updates Will be from Google Directly?

The Android One platform is a set of hardware and software standards that OEMs must have to provide quality stock Android experience at an affordable price.

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In case of Xiaomi, the OTA updates don't come from Google directly. It's the job of the OEM.

Q15. Which Charger Type Does it Support?

The Mi A2 has a USB Type-C port for charging. 

Q16. Does it Come with an IR Blaster?

Similar to the other Xiaomi phones, the Mi A1 comes packed with an IR blaster, so you can use it to control your TV, DSLR cameras, or Air Conditioners.

Q17. How is the Display Quality of the Xiaomi Mi A2?

The Mi A2 sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixel.

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We found the display to be a tad dark when compared to the other phones. 

Q18. Does it Support USB OTG?

Yes, the Mi A2 has the support for USB OTG which will let your phone connect to other USB devices/phone easily.

Q19. Are the Cameras Equipped with EIS and OIS?

Yes, the Mi A2 comes with EIS in the rear camera meaning that you can take stable and wobble-free videos.

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Above are some of the sample photos captured using the new phone. The camera lacks OIS, though. So, your night time shots may come out to be blurry if you're not ultra careful while filming them.

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Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.