He landed in Spain at the end of last year to revolutionize the mid-range market with mobiles at very competitive prices. And today the whole show of Xiaomi. This is the first time that the Chinese company presents a phone outside of Asia. He did it in the WiZink Center– a place that usually brings together stars of Spanish music and basketball – sheltered by hundreds of fans who came from different parts to fill one of the rooms of the Madrid venue.
“Whose concert is it?” Asked an older man who curiously approached the press area. Inside there was no music but technology. Something that had not been seen in other continents was presented and then arrives in our country but a scoop chosen for the capital of Spain: The My a2, which occupies the first positions on Tuesday among the most commented on social networks. The nickname Apple of the Asian giant exhibited the renewal of its best seller – the Mi A1 – with this terminal inspired by the Iphone X and a price of 249 euros (the cheapest version of 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage). They know that they play in another league and that their competition is with their compatriots Huawei and Oppo or Samsung’s A range, but the truth is that a few months ago they managed to displace Apple as the third mobile brand in Spain.
The Mi A2 has improved to its predecessor but keeping the essence. A competitive price and Android One – pure Android created by Google without modifications by a third party. Without additives. The screen grows with respect to the previous one and has one of 5.99 inches with FullHD resolution. Will be available in three colors: gold, black and blue. With an aluminum body, all three have a dual camera rear with Sony sensors – the main 20 megapixel camera next to the secondary 12 megapixel camera. Both with an f / 1.75 aperture lens and pixels up to 1.25 microns to capture more light. And they add autofocus and the ability to record 4K video at up to 30fps. The Chinese company knows that audiovisual is key and all the possibilities we have in our hands will be equally important for the user. Hence, the front camera also adds a portrait mode that thanks to artificial intelligence is capable of achieving the depth bokeh effect. Selfie lovers are in luck with this terminal.
My A2 also has a Snapdragon 660 Kyro processor eight-core, one fingerprint sensor; a 3010mAh battery and a fast charging system. It has configurations of 4GB or 6GB of RAM and internal memory that will range from 32GB to 128. The ‘cool effect’ that continues with Xiaomi after offering this type of terminal for less than 350 euros.
A little brother with notch
During the event, the Mi A2 Lite was also presented, a little brother that does have the typical notch characteristic of the Iphone and that stands out for the existence of a tab at the top of the screen. The place where the speaker and the camera for selfies are placed is inside the mobile screen itself, but through a small notch or hole in the screen to allow the presence of the sensors. An idea that starts from making the most of the front for the screen and that has become fashionable among manufacturers.
In the Mi A2 Lite the difference with the extended version lies in the camera. In the latter it comes with a quality of 5 and 12 megapixels. Of course, the battery has 4000 milliamps that the company during the presentation has boasted that it lasts up to two days. The Mi A2 Lite has a starting price of 179 euros for the 3 gigabyte version of ram and 220 euros for the 4 gigabyte version of ram and 64 gigabytes of internal memory.
How much are they worth?
Xiaomi MI A2 price:
4GB + 32 GB: 249 euros.
4GB + 64 GB: 279 euros.
6GB + 128 GB: 349 euros.
Price of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite:
3GB + 32 GB: 179 euros.
4 GB + 64 GB: 229 euros