After weeks of official teasers and unofficial leaks, the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are now official. The successors to the phone maker’s Android One line of products bring improvements on several fronts including the tall screens, better hardware, and more. Therefore, here’s what different between the Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite, and the Mi A1.

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While all of them have a Full HD screen, the differences lie as far as their aspect ratios are concerned. The Mi A2 Lite comes with a notch-equipped which has an aspect ratio of 19:9, the Mi A2 has a more conservative 18:9 display and the Mi A1 features a standard old-school 16:9 screen.


Xiaomi has reserved the majority of specification bumps for the pricier Mi A2. Therefore, you’d be hard-pressed to find differences between the Mi A2 Lite and Mi A1 hardware. For starters, both of them have a Snapdragon 625 processor, up to 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded through a MicroSD card slot, and 4GB of RAM. The Mi A2, on the contrary, is powered by a superior Snapdragon 660 chipset and offers a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant as well.


The Mi A2 and the Mi A1 have a 3010mAh pack, whereas the Mi A2 Lite has a larger 4000mAh battery. However, the Mi A2 has an upper-hand with charging since it’s compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 and has a Type-C port instead of a MicroUSB one.


The Mi A2 has the most powerful set of cameras of the three. On the rear, it has a primary 12-megapixel f/1.75 lens and another 20-megapixel snapper for depth-sensing. There’s a 20-megapixel lens for selfies as well.

The Mi A1, on the other hand, has a 12-megapixel f/2.2 primary sensor and another 12-megapixel f/2.6 lens. On the front, it carries a 5-megapixel shooter. The Mi A2 Lite has a similar setup except for its secondary rear camera here is just a 5-megapixel snapper.

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