Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Review – A Cheap “Android One” Smartphone Houses a Dual Camera Setup

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Review, Release Date, Price, Specifications & Features - Australia

Another day and another smartphone. Xiaomi has just announced its another 2 shining smartphones named Xiaomi Mi A2 alongside its brother Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite in Australia a day before yesterday with some impressive camera hardware. Both devices are being supported by Google’s Android One platform, offering a stock of Android Oreo 8.1 OS, a promise of faster feature updates as well as security updates. What else it dishes out for its audience? Let’s find out in our quick Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite review.

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The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is basically a mid-range smartphone house a dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-by) network, 4G, 3G LTE connectivity. The Mi A2 is equipped with a gorgeous 5.84-inches IPS LCD display which is well-supported by 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution for immersive visuals. Interestingly, the display is being supported by 16M colours making your views amazing and beautiful. The phone is entirely made of metal and lands in 5 sensational colours – Black, Blue, Gold (Global), Rose Gold and Red (China only). The device weighs around 178 grams and dimensions are 149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm (5.88 x 2.82 x 0.35 in).

Moving towards its camera section, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite boasts an excellent camera setup – 12MP + 5MP rear sensors to enhance your shooting skills. Users can also record Quad HD movies, whereas LED Flash enables users to capture their favorite scenes in low-light. On the other hand, a 5MP sensor is sitting on its front to assist video calls as well as selfies.

The brain behind Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 – paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU manages a graphical department pretty well. A 32GB of onboard memory which is further expandable up to 256GB gives users enough space and 4000mAh battery is more than enough to stay online all day long even with a heavy usage.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Release Date and Price

The Xiaomi has now posted another poster on Twitter which confirms that Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite will launch at its global event in Spain on July 24. 2018. After launching, it’s available for pre-orders in India and China and later will spread to 40 markets around the world.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite release date in Australia has also been announced – the same July 24, 2018. And now, it’s available countrywide and users can get their hands on one.

Talking about its pricing, we had the cost in Spain but not about other countries. And according to that, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 64GB variant was expected to be sold for 279 euros, whereas its 128GB variant was expected to cost around 349 euros.

Now, we do have an information about pricing in Australia. The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Price in Australia starts from AU$208 to AU$243 for its 32GB variant and 64GB variant sets you back around AU$270 to AU$290. Let us know down in the comments if we’re wrong.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Specifications

The Mi A2 Lite has been released in Australia and here is a quick rundown of updated Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Specifications. So, let’s have a look.

LAUNCHINGAnnouncedJuly, 2018
BODYBuildFront/rear glass, aluminum frame
Dimensions149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm (5.88 x 2.82 x 0.35 in)
Weight178 g
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio ( 432 ppi density )
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors ( 432 ppi density )
Size5.84 inches
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass
Multi touchYes
PLATFORMOperating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo); Android One
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPUOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
Extendable (Card)microSD up to 256GB
CAMERAPrimaryDual 12 MP + 5 MP, phase detection autofocus
Secondary5 MP
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Touch to focus
FlashLED flash
CONNECTIVITYWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
jackType-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
OTHER FEATURESColoursBlack, Blue, Gold (Global); Rose Gold, Red (China only)
PRICEConfirmed (diff store)around AU$270 to AU$290

Final Words

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is another of Xiaomi’s mid-range smartphone houses indeed pretty good features which go well in sync with the price tag. However, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite offers some average features as well, which probably not go down well the users. The overall performance is butter smooth and regular tasks can be carried out with ease. The battery of Mi A2 Lite is one of the major aspects, delivering a sound battery backup. Other features i.e. storage and camera are in place. In short, you won’t be disappointed if you’re a true fan of Xiaomi.

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Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.
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