Xiaomi Mi A2 Cons – Top 5 not so impressive features

Mi A1 was the first smartphone from Xiaomi which provided vanilla Android experience under the Android One program. Mi A2 being the successor comes with many improvements over its predecessor. Latest and more powerful processor, improved camera, modern-day 5.99-inch full-HD+ 18:9 display are the key highlight of the device. It is a good value for money device. However, there are few things which we felt could have been better. So here is the list of Xiaomi Mi A2 Cons or demerits.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Cons

Xiaomi Mi A2 Cons – Top 5 not so impressive features

Display Brightness

Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with 5.99-inch full-HD+ display screen with  2160x1080p resolution and 403ppi pixel density. The viewing angles are decent. But when it comes to brightness it disappoints a bit. In outdoor conditions, the legibility on the screen takes a hit. Also, the color accuracy is not great.  Both these demerits may be fixed through software updates in the coming days.

3.5mm headphone jack

One of our favorite feature on Mi A1 was quality audio output via the headphone jack. Unfortunately, Xiaomi decided to omit the 3.5mm headphone jack on Mi A2.  There is a USB Type-C dongle in the box. But carrying an additional dongle along with device all the time is not so convenient.

Battery Life

Xiaomi Mi A2 sports 3000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+. The battery capacity is less compared to the competition and charger which comes with the device is not a fast charger.

Lack of microSD card support

Mi A2 is currently available in India with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. 6GB RAM variant will be coming in the future. In this price segment, most of the smartphones do come with dedicate or hybrid microSD card slot. Mi A2 does not support expandable storage via microSD card.


It is becoming a trend to sell the smartphone in flash sale. Mi A2 continues to follow the same way as most of the other Xiaomi phones. The sale happens once in a week at 12 PM. The first sale happened on 16th August and units got sold out fast due to the limited number of units. Next Mi A2 flash sale happens on 23rd August. Unless you are really quick in hitting the buy button, it will be difficult to buy one for yourself.

In my view, these are the main Xiaomi Mi A2 Cons or disadvantages which users might not appreciate.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Review
  • Design and Build Quality
  • Display
  • Performance
  • Camera
  • Battery Life

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2 comments… add one
  • Biswajit Ray Aug 28, 2018, 1:30 am

    Excel file not opening help me

  • Bharath p Sep 14, 2018, 4:55 am

    I personally feel this stock android phone has very less features when compared to any MIUI android version. MI A2 doesn’t have face unlock option, No themes, No Call Recording option, Auto Answer a call when headphones are connected, 20 MP rear camera cannot be used as default cam, No SD card slot, No 3.5mm Headphone Jack, No security features, No customizations.

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