Xiaomi recently announced MI A2 and it is going to be launched on the 8th of August. If you own Xiaomi MI A1 and you are willing to upgrade your device here is the quick comparison of both the devices so that you can decide that should I upgrade to MI A2 or no so, lets begin
Xiaomi MI A1 was launched in September 2017 and it was the first time that the Xiaomi has come with the Android One project with one of its devices. Now that company has announced its successor device it is better to look back once and see how much of efforts that a company is making in bringing the customer value for the price they pay.
Comparison of Both Devices
|Category||Xiaomi MI A1||Xiaomi A2|
|Operating System||Android One Project with Android Oreo 8.1||Android One Project with Android Oreo 8.1|
|Display||5.5inch 16:9 FHD Display||5.9 inch 18:9 FHD+ Display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core Processor|
|GPU||Adreno 506||Adreno 512|
|Ram and Storage||4GB RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage||4GB RAM With 32GB Internal Storage
4GB RAM With 64GB Internal Storage
6GB RAM with 128GB Internal Storage
|Camera||Rare Camera comes with 12mp f/2.2 aperture and 12mp f/2.6 Aperture PDAF Sensor Video Recording upto 1080p
Front Camera Comes with 5 MP f/2.2 Aperture
|Rare Camera comes with 12mp f/1.75 Aperture and 20mp with f/1.75 Aperture with PDAF Sensor and 4K video Recording.
Front Camera Comes with the 20mp Camera with f/1.75 Aperture with AI Portrait Mode and other features
|Battery||3010 mAh Battery with Quick Charge 3.0 Support
Comes with Type C Charger
|3010 mAh Battery with Quick Charge 4.0 Support
Comes with Type C Charger
So, what has improved?
The Device is upgraded in its Processor Section from Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 to 660 Processor, it has also improved in the Display Section where as MI A1 had 5.5-inch Display where as MI A2 has 5.9 inch 18:9 display which makes phone bigger than the previous one.
The device also has improved in the Camera Section from the 12+12mp Dual camera to 12+20mp Dual rear camera and in the front section 5mp camera to 20mp Camera AI portrait camera.
Even the Phone has upgraded in the Storage and Ram Section, in MI A1 the highest storage was 4GB Ram and 64GB Internal storage which had an option to extend the Storage with the Secondary memory card upto 128gb Where as MI A2 has no Expandable Storage but comes with the Highest capacity of 6GB Ram and 128GB Internal Storage.
Xiaomi should had improved the battery section where as it kept the battery same for both the devices which is not a good sign. In the MI A2 device the 3.5MM Jack has been removed which again is a drawback and is not acceptable.
So, should you upgrade or no?
Considering all the aspects phone has received a very good improvements in the Display, Storage, Ram and Camera Section. The phone would had been better in the Battery section and should had not removed the 3.5mm Jack and the high-end Variant of MI A1 was Priced at RS. 13,999 and you need to wait till 8th of August to know the price.
If you are a person who consider the battery first priority then the phone will disappoint you and if you are a Music kind of a person then again, the phone will leave you in disappointment. Rest of the features are very well thought of and designed perfectly for the device.
To conclude the device is expected to be great deal at whatever price is launched within 22K.