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13 Aug 2018

Top 3 Android smartphones to consider over Xiaomi Mi A2

Top 3 alternatives to Xiaomi's Mi A2

Xiaomi's latest Android One smartphone, the Mi A2, goes on sale in India on August 16 via Amazon.

Priced at Rs. 16,999, Mi A2 is a good device that sports a modern design and packs mid-level internals.

However, around this price mark, there are other Android smartphones that you can check out before buying Mi A2.

Here's our top 3 picks.

In context

Top 3 alternatives to Xiaomi's Mi A2
Firstly, let's look at what Mi A2 has to offer

Specs

Firstly, let's look at what Mi A2 has to offer

The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

It is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor with AI engine, paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.

The phone supports dual-SIM (Nano) cards, runs stock Android Oreo 8.1, and packs a 3,010mAh battery which supports fast charging.

Camera specs on Mi A2

The Mi A2 gets a dual camera setup with 12MP+20MP Sony sensors and an aperture of f/1.75, phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. Up front, the phone gets a 20-MP Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and LED flash.

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Specs

Option #1: Huawei Nova 3i

The first alternative is Huawei Nova 3i.

It features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) LCD panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and pixel density of 409ppi.

Under the hood, it gets an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage (expandable upto 256GB).

It runs Android Oreo 8.1-based EMUI 8.2 and packs 3,340mAh battery.

Price: Rs. 20,990.

Camera specs on Nova 3i

The Huawei Nova 3i sports rear camera setup comprising 16MP and 2MP sensors. Notably, the front camera has a 24MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor, along with support for AI-powered Scene detection and selfie enhancement.

Option #2: Redmi Note Pro 5

Details

Option #2: Redmi Note Pro 5

Our second pick is Redmi Note 5 Pro.

It features a 5.99-inch Full-HD+ display with a unibody metal design, a massive 4,000mAh battery and runs MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat.

It is powered by Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM options and 64GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD card.

Price: Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB variant.

Camera specs on Redmi Note 5 Pro

In terms of optics, the smartphone sports a dual-camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel with an f/2.2 aperture primary sensor and a 5-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture secondary sensor. On the front, the smartphone gets a stunning 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor along with a LED selfie-light module.

Details

Option #3: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

The third option is ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1.

It features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage (expandable upto 2TB).

Further, it packs a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 10W fast-charging and runs stock Android Oreo 8.1.

Price: Rs. 14,999 (6GB RAM variant).

Camera specs on ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

This top-end ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 variant gets a dual lens setup comprising a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f2/.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the phone gets a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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