Xiaomi has had a pretty fantastic run in the Indian market thanks to a series of value-for-money phones in the budget and mid-range segments that have offered good design and even better hardware.Xiaomi recently unveiled its latest Android One devices – Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite – at a global event in Spain.In terms of design, the first noticeable difference is in the screen. The Mi A2 Lite sports a notch-based display while Mi A2 gets a traditional display with prominent bezels on the top and bottom. Both phones run stock Android Oreo and sport AI-powered cameras. However, in terms of design and specs, there are some key differences that set apart the Lite version from the full-fledged Mi A2.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protection. On the other hand, the Mi A2 Lite gets a 5.84-inch (1080×2280 pixels) notch-based display with a 19:9 aspect ratio (thanks to the notch), and 2.5D glass.
The Mi A2 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor with AI engine, paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. The phone packs a 3,010mAh battery which supports QuickCharge 3.0. The Mi A2 Lite gets Snapdragon 625 processor, along with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB) and packs a 4,000mAh battery.
In terms of connectivity, both phones get standard options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (v5.0 on A2, v4.2 on A2 Lite). The major difference is that Mi A2 gets USB Type-C (for charging and audio output) while Mi A2 Lite offers Micro-USB port and headphone jack. Moreover, both phones get a standard set of sensors and run stock Android Oreo.