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Xiaomi Mi A2 FAQs: Everything to Know about Xiaomi’s Latest Android One Phone

Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Mi A2 in India today which comes with mid-range specifications and hardware. The smartphone comes under the Android One program and offers stock Android OS and UI.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 released for a starting price of Rs. 16,999 in India which is for the only 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model. Here we are answering some frequently asked questions about Mi A2 which you probably have on your mind about this device.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Full Specifications

Key Specifications Xiaomi Mi A2
Display 5.99-inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 2160 x 1080 FHD+, 18:9 aspect ratio
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo with Stock UI
Processor Octa Core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
Internal Storage 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Primary Camera 12MP + 20MP camera with f/1.75 aperture
Secondary Camera 20 MP with f/1.75 aperture
Video Recording Yes, up to 4K at 30fps
Battery 3010 mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type Dual SIM

Xiaomi Mi A2 Frequently Asked Questions

Design and Display

Question: How is the build of Xiaomi Mi A2? 

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A2 is none different than most of the Xiaomi smartphones released this year. It has the same metal back and glass front with rounded edges and vertical dual camera, fingerprint sensor and antenna lines at back. However, up front, there is a noticeable change which is 18:9 display.

Question: How is the display of the Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 5.99 inches IPS LCD display with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution and 403 PPI pixel density. The display comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio with rounded corners for a better viewing experience.


Question: What are the camera features of Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with dual rear camera setup including a 12MP Sony IMX 486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture size and a 20MP sensor with f/1.75 aperture size. It can shoot 4K videos at 30fps without any video stabilization hardware. 

Question: How is the front-facing camera in Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: On the front, there is another 20 MP camera with f/1.75 aperture and features like AI scene detection, AI Smart Beauty 4.0, soft light and more.

Question: Does it support face unlock? 

Answer: No, Mi A2 doesn’t support face unlock feature.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: Can 4K videos be played on Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: Yes, you can play or record 4K videos at 30fps on Xiaomi Mi A2.

Hardware, Software, and Performance

Question: How much RAM and internal storage come with the Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: The smartphone comes with only one variant in India as of now and that is 4GB/64GB. However, the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is also expected soon.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Xiaomi Mi A2 be expanded?

Answer: No, the Xiaomi Mi A2 doesn’t support a microSD card slot. 

Question: Which Android version runs on the Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with stock UI and also some apps from Xiaomi community. It will also get Android 9.0 Pie update soon. 

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes in India with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC which is an octa-core processor clocked at the highest frequency of 2.2 GHz. It is supported by an Adreno 512 GPU with 650 MHz clock rate.

Battery, Connectivity  

Question: Does Xiaomi Mi A2 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Xiaomi Mi A2 supports dual SIM cards with hybrid SIM card tray which supports to micro-SIM or one micro SIM and one microSD card.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 support dual 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with dual 4G VoLTE connectivity.

Question: What is the battery size on Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by a massive 3010 mAh non-removable battery.

Question: Does Mi A2 support fast charging? 

Answer: Yes, Mi A2 supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 in India.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: No, it doesn’t come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: What sensors are there in Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, and proximity.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 features a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it does not support NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity.

Question: How is the audio experience of Xiaomi Mi A2?

Answer: As per our initial testing, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is found loud and clear in terms of audio. It features active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic.  

Price, availability

Question: What is the price of Xiaomi Mi A2 in India?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A2 has been priced at Rs 15,999 in India for the 4GB+64GB model.

Question: When is the first sale of Xiaomi Mi A2 in India? 

Answer: The Mi A2 pre-orders start in India from tomorrow via and It will go on sale starting August 16 via these online as well as offline Mi Home and Mi Preferred stores.

Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra Pal Singh

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