Intro

When the first Xiaomi Mi A1 was released, everyone was on the edge of their seat. It’s a smartphone that is inexpensive yet runs on Android One and packed with some rather interesting hardware. Slightly less than a year later, Xiaomi returns with the next iteration – the Mi A2.

We got to take a brief look at the Xiaomi Mi A2 during its announcement here in Malaysia, and we also got a unit of the Xiaomi Mi A2 to review. Specifically, the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Thanks a bunch to Xiaomi Malaysia for this opportunity. Let’s dive into the in-depth review of the brand new, highly-anticipated Xiaomi Mi A2.

Unboxing

The Xiaomi Mi A2 packaging is fairly simple to begin with. The packaging shows the how the phone will look at the front and back, together with the Android One branding right below the Mi A2 name.

Xiaomi Mi A2

At the back of the box, there aren’t much to see here. There are a few feature highlights up top and there is a list of package contents.

Xiaomi Mi A2

Opening up the box, we’re immediately greeted with the accessories box. It’s actually a good design where the phone has a cushion that dampens the force and prevent damages during shipment. Beneath the accessories box we can see the Mi A2 in all of its glory.

At the bottom of the packaging, we can find the charger and also the USB-C cable. The charger is in there tight – and it’s a bit tricky to take it out.

Xiaomi Mi A2

With all of the contents dug out of the box, we have the phone itself, a USB-C to 3.5mm audio jack dongle, a SIM ejector tool, the charger, USB-C cable, and an included TPU case.