Xiaomi had launched the new Mi A2 in India on August 8. It comes with several upgrades in all aspects over Mi A1, which was unarguably the best Android One series phone in 2017.
Besides the pure Android experience, another highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A2 is photography. It houses feature-rich dual cameras — one 12MP (Sony IMX486 sensor) and a 20MP (Sony IMX376 sensor).
The rear 20MP camera features the same Super Pixel-enabled sensor with a large F1.75 aperture, which results in clearer, vibrant photos even in low-light conditions. The 12MP primary camera has 1.25µm large pixels and an F1.75 aperture, which allows Mi A2 to take photos with beautiful bokeh effects in AI portrait mode.
Another unique feature on Mi A2 is a manual selection of the rear lens -- the 20MP or 12MP rear camera, according to environment lighting. For example, switching to the 20MP sensor when shooting in low-light situations takes advantage of the large 2.0µm pixels for brighter photos.
On the front, it boasts 20MP front sensor with Super Pixel technology that combines information from four pixels to create one large 2.0µm pixel, which greatly improves the resulting picture quality in low-light conditions. Coupled with effects such as AI Portrait, AI Beautify 4.0 and HDR, as well as a 4500K front Selfie-light, consumers are assured of quality selfies under any lighting conditions.
It has to be noted that the new Mi A2 comes with EIS (electronic image stabilization) that ensures the videos are stabilized even when there is shaking of the hand.
Under-the-hood, the Mi A2 comes packed with a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, 4GBRAM, 64GBstorage and a 3,010mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a whole under mixed usage. The company is planning to introduce a top-end model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage in coming months.
Initial thoughts on Xiaomi Mi A2 camera:
After the launch, I had the opportunity to test the Mi A2's camera first hand. Have to say, it lived up to the expectations. The quality of pictures is praiseworthy, as the colour retention was near accurate to natural and I am mighty impressed with the low-light images and portrait mode. The front-snapper also takes quite decent pictures for its price range.
Check out sample shots taken with Xiaomi Mi A2:
Xiaomi Mi A2 (4GB RAM + 64GB storage) is all set to go up for the first sale for Rs 16,999 on Mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Home and Mi partner stores on August 16.
I will be posting a detailed review later this week.