If you love Xiaomi smartphone but do not really like their MIUI OS, then you will love Xiaomi's latest Mi A2 which runs purely on stock Android 8.1 Oreo. It is also important to note that like its predecessor, Mi A2 is an Android One smartphone which means its Android OS will be updated almost instantaneously as there is no skin overlay or whatsoever. So no more waiting or delaying to get the latest updates.
Stunning Gold hue for Mi A2
Huge, gorgeous display to do more.
Once you come eye-to-eye with Xiaomi Mi A2, you will be amazed by the gorgeous 5.99-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Those who are still in love with capacitive buttons (like me) will be disappointed to know that they are gone now. So you will have to get used to the on-screen navigation keys. Gorilla Class 5 with 2.5D edge is used to protect the display while complementing the curved back metal design. The fingerprint scanner sits on the back of the device.
2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 to protect your screen!
Those who love Xiaomi know that their smartphones are ultra-impressive and affordable. Under the hood, Mi 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with the combination of either 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage or 6GB or RAM together with 128GB of internal storage. If you intend to get a Xiaomi Mi A2, I suggest that you opt for the top variant as there is no expandable microSD storage which is really a bummer that could turn out to be a deal-breaker.
Play games with no-lag at all wit Mi A2.
Xiaomi has been marketing Mi A2 for its so-called picture perfect 20MP camera, which is exactly what you will get when you hold the Mi A2 in your hand. Mi A2 sports Sony IMX376 sensor at 20MP f/2.2 for the front selfie camera will allow you to take flawless portrait selfies. The front-facing camera is also capable of supporting HDR and Super Pixels for low light shots. You can also shoot video with the front-facing camera at 1080p for all your Instastories.
Picture perfect cameras with Mi A2
Flip Mi 2 to the back and you will get the now-familiar dual camera setup. The rear shooters are a pair of 12MP f/1.75 lens with 1.25-micron pixels with a 20MP f/1.75 lens. You can capture clearer daytime photos with the 12MP lens and large 1.25μm pixels; Likewise the low-light photos are brighter thanks to the 20MP lens with 4-in-1 Super Pixel which will allow you to take vividly clear photos even in low-light situations. The rear cameras are capable of shooting videos at up to 4K resolution. Dayum!
Picture perfect selfies
To keep its footprint compact, Mi A2 comes with a relatively smaller battery of 3,010mAh but Xiaomi claims that software optimizations will allow you to fully stretch the juice. Those of you who still want to listen to your music via the headphone jack will be sad to note that this has been omitted as well. All in all Xiaomi Mi A2 is a very capable smartphone with high-performing battery which runs on pure Android if you do not like the presence of bloatware. Available in hues of Gold, Blue and Black, Mi A2 will be priced at RM999 (for 4GB RAM) and RM1,199 (for 6GB RAM) respectively.