Xiaomi Mi A2 FAQ

Xiaomi Mi A2 FAQ

Q) What are the full specs of the Xiaomi Mi A2?

A) The full specs of the Mi A2 are as follows:

  • 5.99-inch Full Screen Display
    • 2180 × 1080 resolution (HD)
    • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • 20MP front camera
    • Selfie-light (flash)
    • Super Pixel
    • AI portraits
  • 12MP + 20MP dual rear camera
    • f/1.75 aperture
    • Lens switching
    • AI portraits
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage
  • Dual SIM
  • 3010mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 158.7 × 75.4 × 7.3mm

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No. The Mi A2 has a unibody aluminum build so its back cover and battery are not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Mi A2 only features a dual-SIM slot which means the phone does not accept microSD cards.

Q) Is there no headphone jack on the Mi A2? How is one supposed to connect wired earphones/headphones to it?

A) Yes, the Mi A2 lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, Xiaomi bundles a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with the device which one can use to connect traditional earbuds to it. The lack of a headphone jack is not going to be an issue for most people per se.

Q) Is the display on the Xiaomi Mi A2 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS display on the Mi A2 is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.

Q) What does the Android One branding of the Mi A2 mean?

A) The Android One branding means the Mi A2 runs a stock build of Android 8.1 Oreo with some improvements thrown it. Despite running stock Android, the handset comes with Xiaomi’s own camera app and some other system apps to better take advantage of the phone’s various hardware and to deliver a better experience.

Ideally, an Android One device should get monthly security updates and quick OS updates. With the Mi A1, however, that never happened. Xiaomi has learned its lesson and it remains to be seen how quickly the company is able to roll out updates for the Mi A2.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Xiaomi Mi A2?

A) 5.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Xiaomi Mi A2?

A) Yes, you can, though you will need to use a third-party app for this. The steps can be found here.

Q) Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 feature an IR blaster?

A) Yes, the Mi A2 does feature an IR blaster which can be controlled using Mi’s Remote app.

Q) Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 feature native video calling support?

A) Yes, it does. Google and Xiaomi have integrated the Duo calling app into the native Phone app on the device.

Q) Is the Xiaomi Mi A2 waterproof?

A) No, the handset is not water-resistant or features a water-repellent coating.

Q) How many different variants of the Xiaomi Mi A2 is Xiaomi selling in India?

A) For now, Xiaomi is only selling one variant of the Mi A2 in India with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage space. It will start selling the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage space down the line at an unannounced price.

Q) Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 feature FM Radio?

A) No, it does not.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Mi A2?

A) Yes, it can but only at 720p @ 120fps. It can also record videos in 4K resolution at 30fps and Full HD at 60fps.

Q) Which version of Android does the Xiaomi Mi A2 run on? 

A) The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with the August security patch.

Q) Does the Xiaomi Mi A2 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Does the Mi A2 support dual VoLTE?

A) Yes, it does. This means one can use two Jio SIM cards on the phone at the same time.

Q) Is the Mi A2’s camera setup significantly better than that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro?

A) Yes, it is. The Mi A2 features a primary 12MP shooter with a f/1.75 aperture which does a far better job of capturing more details. The secondary 20MP shooter also features a f/1.75 aperture and it uses pixel binning to capture improved photos in low-light scenario.

Q) Does the Mi A2 support fast charging? 

A) Yes, it does. The Mi A2 units sold in India feature Quick Charge 4.0+ support, while units sold in other parts of the world will feature Quick Charge 3.0 support. It is important to note that Xiaomi will not bundle a Quick Charge 3.0 or 4.0 charger with the handset in any part of the world.

Q) How much free storage space does the Mi A2 have out of the box?

A) Almost 52GB out of the box.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) The Mi A2 does not come with any bloatware pre-installed at all. During the initial setup process, you are prompted to download three useful Mi apps: the Mi Remote, Mi Store, and the Mi Calculator.

Q) What colors are the Xiaomi Mi A2 available in?

A) The handset is available in Black, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colors.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Xiaomi Mi A2?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, USB cable, SIM ejector tool, a TPU case, USB-C to headphone jack adapter, and some regulatory papers. No screen guard is bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Mi A2 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When and where can you buy the Mi A2 from?

A) The Mi A2 goes on sale in India from August 16th on Amazon and Mi.com. It will also make its way to Mi retail stores soon after.


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