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Mi A2 Lite

[Review&Unboxing] Mi A2 Lite Review - Beast or Best?

2018-09-07 16:01:44
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Hello Mi Fans,

Mi Fans who love pure stock (vanila) android Mi A2 Lite is for them. It is a part of Android One Program. So Users will get all new updates from Google directly. If you wanna buy this device, you need to know how this device  So Let's get started.

At first, let's check all the specifications

Body: Metal body, plastic antenna strips at the back.
Display: 5.84 inches, 85.1 cm2 , 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~79.5% screen-to-body ratio) (~432 ppi density)
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625: octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 506 GPU.
Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF; 5 MP, f/2.2, 1.25μm, depth sensor
Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0, Auto HDR
Battery: 4,000mAh Li-Po (non-removable)
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One
Memory: 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, microSD slot.
Connectivity: Dual-SIM, LTE, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, IR blaster.
Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, notification LED at the bottom bezel, single down-firing speaker, 3.5mm jack.

Unboxing and Design

Here's the unboxing video of Mi A2 Lite

On the upper side, you will find, IR Blaster, Secondary mic and earphone jack

On the right side, you will find power button and volume rocker.

On the left side, you will find sim card/microSD card slot.

On the bottom, you will find, Micro USB charging port and speaker.

The Front of this device is too gorgeous. There is a cute notch with front camera, earpiece and sensors.

The back panel 2 Rear Camera with flash and fingerprint sensor.

Build Quality

In this section, I have to say the build quality of Mi A2 Lite is too good. The Metal Body with premium finish makes the device more attractive. The curves make the device handier!

Display & The Notch

The Mi A2 Lite's display consists of a 5.84-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1080x2280 pixels in 19:9 format. There is a notch. Notch lovers, this is the device that will give you notch experience in cheap budget. The color of this display is almost accurate; looks good. The display is too bright. In daylight, there will be no problem.

Notch is the tread of present mobile industry! Love it or hate it, almost every flagship have a notch. Some are small, some are big, some are cute! A2 Lite's Notch is not so big or not so small! It's really cute! You'll love it!


We all know about Snapdragon 625 Chipset. It's powerful along with power optimized. And with the GPU Adreno 506 it can give awesome performance. This hardware configuration is appropriate for a solid mid-range smartphone, and this or similar configurations can be found in other smartphones within this price bracket. The Snapdragon 625 was released in February 2016 and offers 8 cores at a clock speed of 2 GHz. The 14nm manufacturing process enables the chip to run with good energy efficiency, which in turn has a positive effect on the smartphone's battery life.

Compared to the other devices in the comparison list, the Mi A2 Lite secures a good spot in the middle range.


The power supply fully charges the 4000 mAh battery in just over 1.5~2 hours. In WLAN test, designed to simulate everyday use, the smartphone ran for almost 24 hours. It can be said, there is no standby drain in this device which is great! You can easily use the device for 2+ days with moderate use!

Here's the heavy use result of battery with full brightness!

Compared to other devices in its price range, the Mi A2 Lite's performance here is very good.


Here come's the gaming part. SD625 is a very good chipset for gaming. There is no lag or framedrop while playing HD Games!  Check out the videos.


Xiaomi has equipped the Mi A2 Lite with a 12+5 MP dual camera and a front camera with a 5 MP sensor. The latter takes good photos in normal daylight conditions indoors.

In good lighting, the Mi A2 Lite's main camera also takes good shots that contain lots of detail and well-defined light and dark areas. If you compare the portrait shots with this price range's Redmi Note 5, this device definitely wins the battle!!

Here are some shots, videos:

First, check out the settings






Front Camera


About Android One

This device doesn't run with MIUI! It runs with Stock Android!
Android One is a series of smartphones that run the unmodified Android operating system. It is a hardware and software technical standard created by Google intended to provide a consistent user experience and improved security through frequent updates and Google Play Protect. Android One was launched in 2014 and focused on entry-level devices for emerging markets, but later evolved into Google's principal mobile program. To know more about Android One Program, visit here


The micro USB port serves to charge the device and connects it with other accessories. In addition, users have access to a 3.5mm jack that enables the Xiaomi smartphone to be physically connected to a headset or external speakers. The Speaker is enough loud!

The infrared sensor is somewhat of a special feature. Using the "Mi Remote" app, the smartphone can act as a remote control for TVs, sound systems or DVD players.


So, at the end of review, It can be clearly said that this device is the best device in this budget who wants stock android with fluid performance also with a cute notch!  Comparing with Redmi Note 5, the performance is better of Redmi Note 5 but the rear camera is better in A2 Lite! Choice is yours. And Notch lovers, don't hesitate, just buy this device if you are not able to buy a flagship!  


3GB+32GB variant price is 15,999/-
4GB+64GB variant price is 18,999/-

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2018-09-07 16:01:44
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Thanks for the nice review
2018-09-08 03:02:19
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Mainul Hasan Rohan | from Redmi Note 5


nice review bro
2018-09-08 03:21:26
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I ❤️ Mi


mnnahid | from Mi Note 2


thanks for the detailed review, keep rocking
2018-09-08 08:38:24

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Akram Rahim | from Redmi Note 5


thanks for sharing
2018-09-09 00:32:59
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khalidsaifullah99 | from Redmi Note 5


Great and detailed review.
2018-09-09 02:03:05

Master Bunny

khalidsaifullah99 | from Redmi Note 5


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2018-09-09 02:03:58
thanks for review
2018-09-09 03:27:22

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Ar_Ashik | from MI 8 SE


Thanks for the review.
2018-09-09 03:54:19

Md Ashikur Rahman
Mi Community Bangladesh
Thanks for your review
2018-09-09 04:25:12

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Thanks for the nice review
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