Prices and Specifications
|Price||Rp 4.2 million (4/32 GB), Rp4.7 million (4/64 GB), Rp5.9 million (6/128 GB)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 660 AIE|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|Operating system||Andropid 8.1 Oreo (Android One)|
|RAM||4 GB/6 GB|
|Internal||32 GB/64 GB/128 GB|
|Dimensions||158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm|
|Slot SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD|
|Resolution||Full HD+ (1.080 x 2.160 piksel)|
|Back||20 MP + 12 MP, LED flash|
|Front||20 MP, LED flash|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]|
|Feature||AI, Auto-HDR, Panorama|
|Data||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Sensor||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3.010 mAh|
On July 24, 2018, Xiaomi released its newest middle class smartphone, Xiaomi Mi A2 . This smartphone comes as the successor of the Xiaomi Mi A1 which was launched last year. In addition, the Mi A2 also comes as a global version of the Mi 6X which is sold exclusively in the Chinese market.
Xiaomi said, at least 40 countries were given the opportunity to market the Mi A2, one of which was Indonesia. So, is this Android One -based smartphone suitable for you to buy?
Snapdragon 660 AIE and pure Android
To support the performance of the Mi A2, Xiaomi is very confident to immerse Qualcomm’s middle-class chipset, namely Snapdragon 660 . Interestingly, this chipset has been equipped with Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE)technology .
Not only that, Xiaomi also complements this smartphone with a choice of RAM 4 GB and 6 GB . While the storage options offered are 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB . As for the power supply, Xiaomi buried a 3.010 mAh battery with a 10W charger.
Turning to software, Mi A2 is Xiaomi’s second smartphone that entered the Android One project. Therefore, this smartphone comes with an Android operating system without the typical Xiaomi, MIUI interface. The loaded Android is version 8.1 aka Oreo.
Standard design and Full HD + display
You could say, Xiaomi is really keen to create middle-class smartphones with designs that are just like that. We can also see this in the Mi A2 design that is no different from most Xiaomi smartphones in general.
It’s just that, the touch of the arc design with aluminum-clad rear panels can be one of the attractions of this smartphone. The Mi A2 comes with a 5.99 inch Full HD + IPS LCD display and 18: 9 aspect ratio. This smartphone screen has also been protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 .
Having a full screen alias full screen, Xiaomi no longer contains any physical buttons on the front. For matters of navigation, everything is loaded onto the screen. While on the top, Xiaomi puts the front camera, earpiece, LED flash, and a sensor.
While on the rear panel, Xiaomi still packs the antenna with a “U” (U-Shaped) shape on the top and bottom. There is also a prominent dual-camera plus a flash LED positioned vertically in the top left corner and a fingerprint scanner placed in the center.
Dual-camera 20 MP + 12 MP AI
Xiaomi at the launching event stated that the Mi A2 has a tagline “Picture Perfect 20 MP” . Of course, the tagline is not just a gimmick, because indeed Xiaomi complements the Mi A2 with dual-camera support that has a 20 MP + 12 MPconfiguration .
12 MP is used as the main lens with a pixel size of 1.25 um and 20 MP as a secondary lens which has a pixel size of 2 um Super Pixels. Both of them are also equipped with the same aperture, namely f / 1.75.
To pamper selfie enthusiasts, the Mi A2 comes with a front camera that has a resolution of 20 MP. Not to forget, to boost its performance, Xiaomi is also fairly daring to use Sony’s IMX376 sensor and present 4500k Selfie-light.
It doesn’t stop there, Xiaomi also provides dual-camera rear and selfie-camera embedded with artificial intelligencealias AI capabilities . Therefore, Xiaomi is very confident with the photos taken using the A2 A2.
Price and availability
As mentioned, Xiaomi will market the Mi A2 to many countries, one of which is Indonesia. Although it has not been officially announced for the price in the Indonesian market, Xiaomi has announced the price of Mi A2 for the European market, especially in France and Italy.
In both countries Xiaomi market Mi A2 4GB RAM + 32GB with a price of € 249 or about Rp4.2 million , 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM is priced at € 279 or about Rp4.7 million , and 6GB of RAM + The 128 GB ROM is sold at € 349 or approximately Rp 5.9 million .