Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)
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Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) Review
The 3-Minute Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) Review
Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)
By Graeme Messina | November 08, 2018
Features & Design: 3/5 ● Performance: 4/5 ● Value: 3/5 ● Battery Life 3/5
Xiaomi has been making affordable smartphones for a very long time, and their experience is evident in this product. It is an aluminum frame that has a 5.99” inch display, with a resolution of 1080x2160. The aspect ratio is 18:9 and has a pixel per inch rating of around 403ppi. The cameras are standard for a mid-ranged device with the primary being 12MP and secondary of around 20MP.
There is no micro SD slot on this phone, which is less than ideal for users that purchase the lower rated models such as the 32 or 64GB models. The battery is also nothing to write home about, with a 3,000mAh rating.
Is it for you?
Xiaomi has made this line of phones more affordable by introducing varied specifications between the A2 models. The 32GB storage models ship with 4GB of RAM while the 128GB models come with 6GB of RAM. This makes it a particularly quick phone, and when combining the internal components with the affordability, you have a compelling buy for consumers with a more modest budget.
Meet the Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a medium sized smart phone, measuring at around 6 inches. It has mid-ranged internal components such as the Snapdragon 660, which makes it competitively priced. Unfortunately, two of the biggest selling points for this kind of widely marketed smart phone have been omitted: the micro SD slot, and the 3.5mm headphone jack. This is unfortunate as most people will want these features.
What we like
Because this is a mid-level phone there is no glass on the back but is instead an aluminum one. This is good as it doesn’t attract a great amount of fingerprints like glass does, although you might battel to get a decent grip on the phone as it is a little slippery.
There is a fingerprint sensor and a selfie flash, which is something that more phones should think about implementing. as it is quite handy in low lighting conditions when a selfie is needed. We like the fact that Xiaomi also decided to include an infrared sensor on the phone, which turns your smartphone into a universal remote control.
The loudspeaker quality is surprisingly good, and volume is also more than adequate for a smaller area if you are looking to play a little music or watch some video content.
What we don’t like
Not having an extra storage option is a tough pill for many people to swallow, as there is a need for many people without much data or internet access to carry around music and movies with them when they are out and about. Add to this the fact that the headphone jack has been removed and you have a device that might not appeal to most casual phone users.
Should you buy it?
The Xiaomi is a really good device, it has decent internal specifications and a good design, all which is consistent with a mass market phone that is supposed to appeal to the maximum amount of people. There are a few issues with the phone, mainly the fact that it only has a 3,000mAh battery, no headphone jack, and no additional Micro SD slot.