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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.

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


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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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


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.


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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