Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, what are the differences?

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has just been officially presented by Xiaomi in Madrid together with its little brother, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, and the truth is that it seems that these two terminals have a promising future.

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite what are the differences1However, both terminals are quite different, and although it may seem not, each one has its pros and cons. Therefore, now we will tell you what the differences are between the new Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. Let’s see them!

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite are the differences


The design is one of the sections in which we can clearly see the difference between these two terminals. And, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is bigger than its little brother, starting with its 5.99-inch screen compared to the 5.84 of the Lite. Both are at Full HD + resolution, by the way. But not only that, but the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite also has a slightly higher aspect ratio than the Mi A2, with 19: 9.

Regarding the aesthetic section, we will see the greatest similarities in the back, in which both share a fingerprint reader and a vertical arrangement of the double camera. But on the front, things change, and quite a bit.

And is that the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has a small lower frame and a notch in its upper part by sharing its body with the Xiaomi Redmi 6. While, for its part, the Xiaomi Mi A2 –which has the same chassis as the Xiaomi Mi 6X– has not incorporated this design and mounts a small upper and lower frame that gives it a very elegant and sober look.


As for the specifications, we have two mid-range smartphones in front of us. However, the Mi A2 Lite still mounts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, in contrast to the Snapdragon 660 of the Mi A2. What does this mean? The Mi A2 Lite is basically a Xiaomi Mi A1 with a facelift in terms of design, yes, with a much more generous battery, specifically 4,000 mAh.

Logically, we recommend that you get the Xiaomi Mi A2. Still, its younger brother is also a great alternative due to how much it equates to it in the amount of RAM and storage, in addition to having a larger battery. But, for more proof of this, here are the specifications of both terminals.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Xiaomi Mi A2
Dimensions 149.3 x 71.68 x 8.75 mm 158 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm
Weight 178 grams 168 grams
Screen 5.84 inches with 18: 9 aspect ratio at Full HD + resolution (2280 × 1080) 5.99-inch Full HD + 18: 9 IPS panel
Pixel density 432 pixels per inch 403 pixels per inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 12nm 8-core Kryo 260 2.2GHz. Adreno 512 GPU
RAM 3 GB or 4 GB 4 GB or 6 GB
OS Android 8.1 Oreo – Android One Android 8.1 Oreo – Android One
Storage 64 GB expandable via microSD card 64GB or 128GB versions
Cameras Double 12 and 5-megapixel rear camera with Artificial Intelligence for scene detection, 5-megapixel front camera. Slow-motion Full HD at 30 fps and HD at 120 fps Dual 12 MP IMX486 + 20 MP Sony IMX376 rear camera. 20 MP Sony IMX376 front camera
Battery 4,000 mAh 3,000 mAh
Others Simultaneous dual SIM and microSD card, rear fingerprint reader Simultaneous dual SIM and microSD card, rear fingerprint reader

As for the cameras, which are a differential section, you can also observe great differences since the Xiaomi Mi A2 has a double rear camera of 12 and 20 megapixels, while its younger brother mounts a double sensor of 12 and 5 megapixels.

And, from what we have been able to see, for now, it seems that the difference is more than remarkable since the Mi A2 Lite sins too much to add some noise to the photographs, even when the conditions are relatively favorable. And at night, the camera of the Xiaomi Mi A2 is noticeably better than that of the Lite model.


Price is also a relevant factor when buying a smartphone from us. As you can imagine, both the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite have different prices, which may vary, depending on their storage and amount of memory. RAM.