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Mi A2 Lite

[Review&Unboxing] A2 lite August (2019) update review

2019-08-21 14:17:17
1371 4

    • Ok while writing this I'm testing various functions of the phone and here's what I get:


      The rotation bug is now fixed, animations work fine and smooth.


      Screen sensitivity is now extremely high, even keeping my hand near the bottom of the screen triggers back button (I have a thick glass protector on, and I didn't experience faulty sensitivity in July update)


      At a glance option in stock launcher is still there and cannot be used. No toggles, no nothing.
      Launcher animations and responsiveness is great now, switching between recent apps and drawer is quick and fluid (just give it 5 mins after the update) and animations are now smooth and not stuttering at all.


      Switching between applications and opening new apps on top of already opened apps seems faster and animations are more fluid.

      Let's say signal reception is a little bit better, until now I was getting only 2-3 bars of LTE in my home, after the update there seems to be 4-5 bars of LTE


      The camera noise that the Mi A2 users were complaining last week is not present on Mi A2 Lite. Switched between all modes and from front to back and there is a little tick made by the AF mechanism when it resets the focus, but you have to keep the phone about 2-3cm from your ear in a quiet environment.


      Front camera works ok, doesn't overexpose like some users were complaining.


      Sensors seems to be working just fine. Rotation works smooth, almost instant. Light sensor works ok. Gyro seems to work just fine, tested in VR games.


      Sound quality seems good enough and it seems more full, and loud on speaker, no more clippings (before the speaker was clipping sometimes - same setup as before, I'm using Noozxoide as DAC and SonyMusic as player).


      Seems like the phone is not overheat so much when under heavy use (36C after heavy use now, 42C on july update)


      Experienced minimal GUI stutters (just a few frame drops while switching apps in animations, not really bothering while day to day use, but worth mentioning) with a lot of apps running in the background, unlink hangs like the past 2 updates.


      Fingerprint sensor takes aprox half a second to a full screen wake, and about 250ms to lit up the backlight.


      Wi-fi conectivity seems ok, speed is ok, downloaded 2 office suite updates flawlessly and fast.


      Bluetooth seems ok, connected to my BMW ConnectedDrive system via BT and the car is outside my house, about 20m from the phone location.


      IR works fine, no problems there.


      Headphones works as expected, loud, extremely vivid sound and punchy bass (check sound setup above) and both L and R channels have the same sound amplitude. Tested with 3.5mm Apple EarPods.


      From the time of update (100%) the phone is now 93% which is great (50 minutes of high usage and continuous testing)! And by the time I am writing this the phone never went over 36C in a 26C environment.


      Still no DT2W (yet my phone never had dt2w)


      Everything else seems untouched no new settings and couldn't find the test version of 2fa that Mi A2 users were talking about

      So that's that. I am very happy with this update, everything seems to be so smooth and fast. I love this phone again!!!

      Now some technical info:

      Update info: August 1, 2019

      Baseband: 953_GEN_PACK-1.200921.1.202044

      Kernel: 3.18.120

      Build no: PKQ1.180917.001.V10.0.13.0.PDLMIXM

      Phone: Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
      Version: 4GB RAM/64GB ROM
      Model: M1805D1SG

2019-08-21 14:17:17
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rayhanh | from Redmi Note 4X


Have fun with the new update and thanks for writing it clearly.
2019-08-21 23:27:22
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thanks for the information
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