The sequel to one of the best devices of 2017 goes on sale on August 16, 2018. The Xiaomi Mi A2 takes what the Mi A1 started with and brings it into the modern era. While the Mi A2 is a great device, here are five alternatives that you can buy right now for the same price.
Xiaomi Mi A2: Specifications, Features
The Xiaomi Mi A2 packs a Snapdragon 660 with an upgraded dual camera array that sees a 12-megapixel f/1.8 lens paired with a 20-megapixel f/1.8 lens, as well as a 20-megapixel f/2.2 camera. You’ll get a 5.99-inch LTPS IPS LCD 1080 x 2160 display with 77.4% screen-to-body ratio and 403 pixels-per-inch. You’ll also get 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage, or 4GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is available in India for ₹ 16,999.
Redmi Note 5 Pro: Specifications, Price
This 5.99-inch device has the same size screen as the Mi A2 with a 1080 x 2160 18:9 display with 403 pixels-per-inch. You’ll get 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, but unlike the Mi A2 will have an external storage slot expandable up to 256GB. The camera front does fall a little short with a dual camera setup that sees a 12-megapixel f/2.2 sensor paired with a 5-megapixel f/2.0 depth sensor. It does, however, have a big 20-megapixel f/2.2 sensor at the front for those selfies.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in India for ₹ 14,999.
Samsung Galaxy On8: Specifications, Price
The Galaxy On8 has a smaller 5.5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio and 401 pixels-per-inch with a 72.3% screen-to-body ratio. The device does only have 3GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage but goes have a MicroSD slot. There is a single 13-megapixel f/1.9 lens at the rear and a 5-megapixel f/1.9 selfie shooter at the front. Also, there’s only a 3300mAh battery that powers an Exynos 7580, but the price does reflect the compromise in specifications.
The Samsung Galaxy On8 is available in India for ₹ 9,985.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Specifications, Price
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a more modern look with an all-screen display and a notch to house the front-facing sensors. The 5.8-inch 1080 x 2280 IPS LCD display provides 432 pixels-per-inch and an impressive 81.5% screen-to-body ratio. Powered by a Snapdragon 636, the device has a 3060mAh battery and you’ll get 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. You will get a dual camera setup with a 16-megapixel f/2.0 lens paired with a 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is available in India for ₹ 19,999.
Huawei Nova 3i: Specifications, Price
Also known as the Huawei P Smart+, the device has a large 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio for 82.2% screen-to-body ratio and 409 pixels-per-inch. Powered by Huawei’s own Hisilicon Kirin 710, you’ll get 128GB of internal storage with 4GB of RAM, or 64GB of internal storage and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The camera sees another dual array of 16-megapixels paired with a 2-megapixel depth sensor for those portrait shots. You’ll also get a massive 24-megapixel f/2.0 lens with a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the front. All of this is powered by a 3340mAh battery.
The Huawei Nova 3i is available in India for ₹ 20,990.
Honor Play: Specifications, Price
Last up is the Huawei Honor Play that has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 resolution. You’ll get a capable 3750mAh battery that powers a Hisilicon Kirin 970 and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. Again, on the rear, you’ve got a dual setup with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 lens with a 2-megapixel depth sensor with a 16-megapixel f/2.0 lens on the front.
The Honor Play is available in India for ₹19,999.
There you have it – a few options that compare both in specs and price to the Xiaomi Mi A2 and while it may be a little bit more expensive, the winner here looks to be the Honor Play, which is an extremely good option if you don’t want to wait for the Mi A2.