Anonymous, 21 Nov 2018The proximity sersor issue is impossible to live with. A new surprise occures after every call... moreabout the proximity sensor: perhaps this issue is solved at android one 9.0 i have tested this after reading this posts, the proximitysensor activates at about 10cm/4inch distance from your face where the screen goes off. in my experience this works well enough.
Not to good battery...2 time charging one day...and running switch off to phone only starting to charging..and Android update slow phone speed
I own a Samsung s8+, Nokia 3.1 and an IPhone 7 plus and have compared both to the Xiaomi mi a2. To be honest its not a bad phone and performs as expected. Its a budget phone and still meets my personal demands. I use all these phones for virtually same stuffs and the mi A2 has never disappointed. You can never tell the truth from the reviews until you have personally experienced it firsthand.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2018I owned the A1 it also had the same issue with the proximity sensor. After every call I found ... moreThe problem isn't coming from the Smart Cover or Pocket mode enabled? just a thought.
I had so many expectations regarding A2.
I expected Pixel-like fluid performance first of all. SD660 should run aprox. as fast as SD820 in Pixel 1.
So frustrated... Interesting, other midrange Android One project phones (Like Nokia 7.1) are not optimized either?
Real want low price pixel, like Nexus 5 was.
'We've seen slightly better camera performance from phones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera and Redmi Note 6 Pro.'
Is this a joke or what? Where is the comparison?
wifi_a2, 25 Nov 2018nobody mention the WiFi performance issues all users of mi a2 are complaining about in various... moreNo issues here... other than with adaptive brightness and crazy behavior while taking a call (because proximity sensor sometimes doesn't work like it's supposed to).
nobody mention the WiFi performance issues all users of mi a2 are complaining about in various forums ????
VFhellionID, 21 Nov 2018What's the point on having a second review if you haven't update the device to its latest OS? ... moreBecause GSMArena lives in the real world. This is the current real situation of the phone. And believing Android 9 will solve problems is a fantasy.
I am very skeptical that the Mi A2 even has a proximity sensor, it does look like they are emulating that feature using the front-camera. The small tests I've done do corroborate that theory.
Qidamin, 21 Nov 2018Redmi Note 5 pro and Redmi 6 Pro are using Samsung sensors if I am not wrong, not Sony.They are using Samsung's sensors. The question is, are those sensors (and cameras) inferior compared to Mi A2's. If this is partially true, then what do these sensor lack/perform worse compared to Mi A2's?
I owned the A1 it also had the same issue with the proximity sensor. After every call I found myself with the flashlight turned on, or the BT turned off, etc... I thought no way Xiaomi makes another phone with this issue so after reading some reviews on the A2 and seeeing no one mentions this problem, I went and bought the A2 just to learn quickly nothing has changed. These reviews are worthless if such a flaw is not discovered. This thing actually makes a differance in everyday life!!! Much more than some meaningless benchmark .
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2018The proximity sersor issue is impossible to live with. A new surprise occures after every call... moreTo be fair this is also an issue for the redmi series. I have a redmi 3 with the same issue. My friends with the 5th and the sixth. I wonder why there is no change on the proximity sensor placement.
The proximity sersor issue is impossible to live with. A new surprise occures after every call. GSM Arena this is an issue you should have brought up in the original review!
VFhellionID, 21 Nov 2018What's the point on having a second review if you haven't update the device to its latest OS? ... morethe best comment, every honor! I completely agree with you, wasting time reading it all the same
Ark1985, 21 Nov 2018Yeah what i can't understand is the battery capacity though. 3000 is not enough at all!
Fun... moreThe Pixel is slightly more expensive than this phone. :P
So if you don't like heavily modified UI like MIUI then you don't have much options at this price point. The Mi Max 3 is a pretty huge phone and not for everyone.
Maybe if you update your Mi A2 to Android Pie 9.0 it will have a good battery backup and optimization
Yeah what i can't understand is the battery capacity though. 3000 is not enough at all!
Funny enough, while it is an Android One device, It's update timing and optimisation are not the same with Google's own pixel LOL.
In short words if you prefer stock android, go pixel. But i won't recommend as it is a phone with horrible QC, design, and pricing.
But if you are after features than stock android, MIUI is there for you.
Get a Mi Max 3. Having one and and i enjoy using it so much right now!
Huge battery 5500 mAh (WIN)
Stereo speakers ~
3.5mm jack (WIN)
Spectacular Screen quality!
MIUI is smooth and packed with features!
No NFC might be dealbreaker for some, not for me!
USB type C port (QC 4.0)!
I actually disapointed with the phone..no sd card... no 3.5 headphone jack...the battery also is too small....I cannot really enjoy the SD660 while playing game....because the battery died so fast....if I can turn back time.... I wouldn't buy this phone....
I have Pocophone F1, Mi A2 (6x), and a relative got a Redmi Note 5. Mi A2 has the best camera and screen quality, and the only one with IR remote for TVs. Other than that, Poco F1 is above overall. Mi A2 has better audio than Redmi Note 5, and has faster face recognition, thinner and of course better processor. The only advantages that Redmi Note 5 have over Mi A2 are the headphone jack and bigger battery capacity. Other than that Mi A2 is above Redmi Note 5 in all aspects.