If we directly talk about the design of both Mi A2 vs Mi A1 there is not so much has changes in design. The Mi A1 was a premium feeling smartphone with its beautiful unibody metal design and curved edges. The Mi A2 features a very similar feeling design, although its thinner than the A1, which also means that it has got a slightly bigger camera hump at the back. The rear cameras on the Mi A1 were placed horizontally, much like the iPhone 7 Plus, whereas on the Mi A2 they come stacked vertically, not too different from the iPhone X. On the front of the device, is where we see the first major difference. The Mi A2 comes with an 18:9 extra tall 5.99-inch IPS display with FHD+ resolution, whereas the Mi A1 came with a 16:9 5.5-inch IPS LCD panel. The display on the Mi A1 was great when it came to color reproduction and brightness levels though, and the A2 should be no slouch (bend) either.
If we go ahead and talk about the performance and hardware of both Mi A1 vs Mi A2. The Mi A1 became an instant hit with the audiences because of the performance it delivered at its price point. It came with 4GB of RAM coupled with 64 gigs of storage. The phone was running on an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and also had support for expandable storage via the hybrid sim card slot. The Mi A2 improves on the A1 by packing in the versatile Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 GPU. It will initially launch in only one variant – 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage, however, there’s also a 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant which could be made available later this year. Notably, the Mi A2 doesn’t have support for expandable storage. However, it does have Dual SIM card slots.
And If we talk about the software , battery and other features of both Mi A1 vs Mi A2. Another thing that the Mi A2 misses out on is the 3.5mm headphone jack, which might be a deal-breaker for some. Although xiaomi is kind enough to pack in a 3.5mm to USB-C type converter with the phone. The Mi A2 also has support for quick charge 4.0 exclusively for India
however, the charger provided in the box is a standard charger.
As for the software, both these phones are Android One phones and thus come with stock Android software and also the promise of faster updates directly from Google. While the Mi A1 launched with Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box, the Mi A2 launches with Android Oreo 8.1. Not much has changed when it comes to the battery capacity. The Mi A1 featured a modest 3080mAh battery, while the Mi A2 features an almost similar 3000mAh cell.
In last if we talk about the camera , imaging of both Mi A1 and Mi A2. The Mi A1 really stunned the world with its cameras and the Mi A2 will need to beat that to win the customers’ hearts again. The Mi A1 featured a dual 12MP (f/2.2) + 12MP (f/2.6) camera setup at the back, with dual LED dual-tone flash, HDR support, and PDAF. The Mi A2 improves on that, at least on paper with a primary 12 MP (f/1.8) shooter, tied to a secondary 20MP (f/1.8) depth sensor. Both of these phones are capable of taking portrait mode pictures with bokeh effect. The front camera also sees a massive jump from 5MP on the Mi A1 to 20MP on the Mi A2 this time also with an LED flash, meaning you can be assured of getting great selfies in any lighting conditions.
This is all the comparison between Mi A1 vs the upcoming Mi A2.