Mi A2 is Android One smartphone, for speed and multitasking, the handset has 4 GB RAM with Snapdragon 660 processor. This handset of Xiaomi will come with two rear cameras. The price of Xiaomi Mi A2 in India is Rs 16,999. In this price this smartphone Redmi Note 5 Pro (review) will hit. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India is Rs 14,999. The smartphone offers nifty features like dual apps and second space. Let us tell you some important information about both the handsets that you should know.
Design of Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Mi A2 is very similar to Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is only slightly thinner than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Both the handsets of Xiaomi have 18: 9 aspect ratios. On the back panel you will find fingerprint sensor and vertical dual rear camera setup. The speed of the fingerprint sensor is the same in both the handsets, there is not much difference. Xiaomi Mi A2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are made of aluminum. These smartphones are quite big, it is not so easy to use the phone with one hand. There are fingerprints on the back panel of Mi A2, while the matte finish in Redmi Note 5 Pro does not leave fingerprints on the back panel. For charging and data transfer, there is a USB Type-C port in Mi A2 and Micro-USB port in Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications and Display
Like the Mi A1, the Mi A2 is also an Android One smartphone. The User will continue to receive software updates from time to time. The Mi A2 neither has a headphone jack nor a microSD card slot for expanding storage. There is a hybrid dual-SIM tray in Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, if you want, you can expand the storage up to 256 GB with the help of microSD card. Xiaomi has not provided a headphone jack in the Mi A2. In the Mi A2 box, you will get USB Type-C and a 3.5mm dongle. With the help of this dongle, you will be able to listen to music by connecting headphones easily. The company has given 3.5mm port on the lower part of Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Xiaomi Mi A2 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Whereas in Redmi Note 5 Pro, the user will get Snapdragon 636 processor. Mi A2 is available in two variants – 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage. The price of 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage is Rs 16,999. The price of 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage has not been revealed. It is expected that the price will be revealed when this variant goes on sale. The price of 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variant of Redmi Note 5 Pro is Rs 14,999 and the price of 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variant is Rs 16,999.
For power backup, Redmi Note 5 Pro has 4000 mAh and Mi A2 has 3000 mAh battery. For connectivity, both handsets are equipped with 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n and GPS / A-GPS. Bluetooth 5 will be available in Mi A2 and Bluetooth 4.2 in Redmi Note 5 Pro. You will not get NFC support in these handsets but they do support dual 4G VoLTE. Xiaomi Mi A2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have a 5.99-inch Full HD + display. Its aspect ratio is 18: 9. The screen will look very reflective when the smartphone is used outside in sunlight. The display of Redmi Note 5 Pro is quite bright but it falls a bit faint compared to the Mi A2.
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro performance, software and battery life
In the Antutu benchmark, Mi A2 got 133,918 points and Redmi Note 5 Pro got 116,050 points. In PC Mark Work 2.0, the Mi A2 scored 6,213 and the Note 5 Pro scored 5,673. The Mi A2 and Note 5 Pro load apps very quickly and the UI animation is much better. Xiaomi Mi A2 has received the August security patch. Mi A2 users will continue to receive software updates from time to time. Mi Drop, Mi Community, Mi Store and File Manager will be pre-installed in the handset. The software is very smooth. There is no third party app at all. There will be many useful features in MIUI 9.5 such as one-hand mode, powerful theme engine and dual apps. However, you will not get the same user experience as the stock Android present in the Mi A2 in the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Being an Android One smartphone, the Mi A2 will soon get the Android Pie software update. As of now, it is not known when the Redmi Note 5 Pro will get the Android Pie update. Both the handsets of Xiaomi come with Face Unlock feature. Face unlock works well with enough light, but it’s not as accurate in low light. The battery life of Redmi Note 5 Pro is better. In the HD video loop battery test, Xiaomi Mi A2 gave a power backup of 8 hours 40 minutes and Redmi Note 5 Pro 16 hours and 10 minutes. Charging is slow in both the handsets as they come with 10W charger. The company has used Quick Charge 4+ in Mi A2 and Quick Charge 2.0 technology in Note 5 Pro. To use this technology, you will need to purchase a separate charger that is compatible with it.
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Cameras
Two rear cameras will be available in Xiaomi Mi A2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 12-megapixel primary camera, which has an aperture of F / 1.75. The secondary camera is of 20 megapixels, whose aperture is F / 1.75. A 20-megapixel selfie camera will be available on the front panel, which has an aperture F / 2.2. There is a 12-megapixel primary camera on the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s back panel, which has an aperture F / 2.2. The secondary camera is of 5 megapixels, whose aperture is F / 2.0. A 20-megapixel selfie camera will be available on the front panel, which has an aperture F / 2.2. Both the handsets have dual-LED flash on the back panel and single flash in the front panel. The dynamic range of the rear camera of the Mi A2 is much better than that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro in clicking photos outside. It is capable of capturing every little thing in the picture. Now let’s talk about taking shots inside the house. Mi A2 gives better photo quality in more light, while the pictures of Redmi Note 5 Pro are more detail. You will get warmer hue in the picture taken with Redmi Note 5 Pro. When clicking the picture in portrait mode, its quality is average. The Mi A2 offers better edge detection even in low light. The performance of Mi A2 in low light was better than Redmi Note 5 Pro. Photos came with more detail and less noise. Now let’s talk about the front camera. Redmi Note 5 Pro gives more detailed pictures even in low light, while Mi A2 gives more vibrant shots. With the front camera of both the handsets of Xiaomi, you can take a picture in portrait mode. The beauty mode present in Mi A2 is better than that of Redmi Note 5 Pro. Redmi Note 5 Pro is capable of 1080p and Mi A2 4K video recording.
Xiaomi Mi A2 (Review) comes with better software, users will get updates from time to time. The display of this handset is quite bright and you will get a better rear camera setup. If you can run without a headphone jack and microSD card, then the Mi A2 is a great smartphone. On the other hand, you will get 3.5mm headphone jack in Redmi Note 5 Pro. Its performance is correct, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is Rs 2,000 cheaper than the Mi A2. In terms of power backup, Note 5 Pro is better than Mi A2. Mi A2 is being sold in India through flash sale, while Redmi Note 5 Pro is available for sale on the company’s official website.