5 Areas Where the Upcoming Mi A2 Will Topple the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India

Xiaomi has established its stronghold in the Indian market with its affordable pricing and impressive specifications. The Chinese manufacturer has been launching phones left, right and centre in the Indian market to woo the buyers. The best part of the Xiaomi devices is the inclusion of premium like features at a very economical price point. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one such device which has garnered massive sales in the sub-continent. Now with the Xiaomi Mi A2 slated for launch next month, experts are of the opinion that the phone might replace Redmi Note 5 Pro in the budget segment, below are 5 reasons why.

Mi A2

Android One Software

One thing about Xiaomi phones that might irk its buyers is the bloated MIUI software which comes on top of Android. Xiaomi has long continued its tradition of shipping the phones with the custom MIUI skin. However, with the new Mi A2 shipping pure stock Android experience of Android 8.1 Oreo, Xiaomi seems to be bridging the gap this time. The phone is going to come with zero bloatware, amazing specifications and monthly security updates.

Dual Rear Cameras

The phone is going to come with dual rear camera setup of 12MP + 20MP, While the dual rear camera setup on the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 12MP+ 5MP. Both the sensors on the phone comes with a f/1.75 aperture which makes up for excellent low light photos. There are also AI based enhancements similar to the camera of Redmi Note 5 Pro. Also, the Mi A2 can capture videos at up to 4K resolution with a frame rate of 30fps.

Processing Power

Stepping up from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which we get to see on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Mi A2 comes with a much better Snapdragon 660 SoC which clocks a frequency of 2.2GHz. The SoC comes equipped with Neural Processing Engine framework for AI-powered features, and it’s paired with Adreno 512 GPU for graphics.

Expanded Storage

By default, the Mi A2 is going to come with 128GB of storage instead of the standard 64GB storage in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, the thing to note here is that the Redmi Note 5 Pro is equipped with a hybrid-dual SIM slot, on the other hand, the Mi A2 doesn’t sport a microSD card slot.

USB Type-C Port and Quick Charge 4.0

Like its previous version, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is going to come with USB Type-C port instead of the micro USB port which we spot in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 Pro also sports the Quick Charge 2.0, while the newer Mi A2 comes with the latest Quick Charge 4.0 technology meaning that the phone is going to be able to attain 100% charge faster than Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, the company bundles a regular 5V / 2A charger with the phone.

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Girish Gowda | bengaLuru
July 29, 2018 2:06 am 2:06 AM

Mi A2 is a terrible device.

July 29, 2018 6:49 pm 6:49 PM


Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 29, 2018 2:18 pm 2:18 PM

How brother?

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
July 29, 2018 7:05 pm 7:05 PM

Less battery power, no headphone jack, no quick charger inside the box, no external SD card slot (not exactly a bad thing) and Xiaomi’s lackluster updates for Mi A1 don’t exactly instill confidence in Xiaomi’s A2.

Priyansh Singh
August 4, 2018 2:05 pm 2:05 PM

+10 GG

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 29, 2018 11:43 pm 11:43 PM

Mi A1 has created mess up only at the time of Android 8.0. Otherwise device runs super fine. Great battery life and performance as well. People preferred this over Moto G5 Plus as well as Moto G5S plus. Audio Jack on this phone is fantastic as well.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 29, 2018 11:41 pm 11:41 PM

Apart from no headphone jack,I don’t see any major issue with device. So 3000Mah capacity phones are not worthy enough? So noone should buy Moto G5S plus if battery capacity is less?

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
July 30, 2018 12:40 am 12:40 AM

For phones which are not the best in camera, battery capacity and usability is everything. Xiaomi obviously stunted the Mi A2 so that it won’t take market share away from their own MiUI devices.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 30, 2018 4:31 am 4:31 AM
Mi A2 camera is far better than RN5 Pro devices. Also performance is far better than Redmi note 5 Pro. Battery life is decent in my opinion(opinions based on Mi 6X experience).Those who bought Redmi 5/Redmi Note 5/Redmi Y2 this year are foolish people. Both devices have been designed for particular for certain set of people. Flashing rom might solve the battery problem. But lack of headphone jack remains primary concern. Already Mi A1 runs smoothly on stock rom along with custom roms. I don’t see any need of upgrade. Only users of RN3 who need to upgrade their devices… Read more »
July 29, 2018 6:49 pm 6:49 PM

What how, timing of launch makes it treble device by default.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 29, 2018 11:44 pm 11:44 PM

So? You want to say RN5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 are better devices than this?

July 28, 2018 6:40 pm 6:40 PM

Not buying Android One phone again from MI. They had messed up with A1. Still now updates are not regular. Every time they come with buggy update . Lost my important SMS due to June 8.1 update .

July 30, 2018 10:00 am 10:00 AM

Appreciate your comments buddy. Being Information Security professional I have little issue on backing up “everything” into cloud . I don’t hate cloud but don’t blindly believe it either . Your data your choice … All the best dear 🙂

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 29, 2018 11:45 pm 11:45 PM


Vishal Chennai
July 29, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 AM

+1 @chinmoy

NIKHIL Mumbai-Pune
July 28, 2018 11:39 pm 11:39 PM

Flash DOT OS/AOSP extended rom.

July 29, 2018 12:51 am 12:51 AM

AOSP Extended is best, Latest Dot OS have poor battery backup

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 29, 2018 12:42 pm 12:42 PM

Based on Oreo is best. Working on lot of devices and it juts runs fine. I don’t know os number but works super fine.

July 28, 2018 6:28 pm 6:28 PM


Vishal Chennai
July 29, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 AM

Post a netvelocity screenshot with b5+3 CA @sachin

July 29, 2018 10:44 am 10:44 AM

it shows only b5 and when b3 latch not CA IMPLEMENTED..

July 29, 2018 2:01 am 2:01 AM

Getting constant network fluctuating, only band 40-40 CA works stable for me 🙁

July 29, 2018 10:28 am 10:28 AM

Aosp ext battery backup is good, you can also try different kernels, i use only custom ROMS and CA works fine in all ROMS

July 29, 2018 10:46 am 10:46 AM

bro when i change band in network setting in aosp rom and anyother custom rom my phone goto off…and i need to reboot it frm recvry??why???this also happen with me in aosp…but i reversed frm aosp within 15 mins after i face this….every custom rom has same problem???which kernel u use with aosp ??

July 29, 2018 1:21 pm 1:21 PM

In some roms when locking bands, the phone goes to power cycle. You can just switch on the phone normally. I use moun kernal and franco kernel

July 29, 2018 4:41 pm 4:41 PM

i m using franco kernel in 8.0 stock mi a1 …april built…but i wan2 knw if i flash aosp and then flash moun or franco kernel then my problm will solve????

July 30, 2018 12:52 am 12:52 AM

No, that’s not a problem. Some Roms shut down some don’t.

July 28, 2018 11:22 pm 11:22 PM

inter band working CA working in mi A1?

July 29, 2018 1:51 am 1:51 AM

yes i did 3+5 band but stabl only in static place where b5 is strong

July 29, 2018 10:29 am 10:29 AM

It’s useless then, never got any fluctuation in band 40-40 CA

July 28, 2018 8:15 pm 8:15 PM

App name?