Xiaomi Mi A2 Review

16 August 2018, 05:28:46

Xiaomi Mi A2 Review
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Networks, SAR, connectivity

Xiaomi Mi A2 features a dual-SIM card tray for two Nano-SIM cards. No microSD card slot and no memory expansion is possible. Thanks to the built-in X12 LTE modem, the device supports LTE Cat. 12 with dual VoLTE and the following network bands: 2G GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), 4G FDD-LTE (800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz) and 4G TDD-LTE (2300, 2600 MHz). In case SAR values are of importance to you, here are the SAR values of Xiaomi Mi A2: EU head: 0.963, EU body: 0.639; US head: 1.16, US body: 0.66. The wireless connectivity options of the model include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, and Wi-Fi Hotspot. IR emitters are a typical feature for most Xiaomi smartphones and Mi A2 is no exception. Its infrared emitter is placed on the top frame and turns the handset into a one-point remote control for TV sets, TV boxes, household appliances, etc. In order to use it, you have to open the Mi Remote app and use it to find the corresponding device and pair it with your smartphone. The model arrives with a USB Type-C 2.0 port with OTG support and lacks a 3.5 mm jack. That's compensated by a headphone adapter. Mi A2 supports GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou and our review unit managed to detect a good number of satellites from both systems with a very good accuracy of up to 3 meters.

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