The Xiaomi Mi A2 – alongside the more modest Mi A2 Lite – is the successor to the Chinese company’s well-received Mi A1. Naturally, the Mi A2 brings quite a number of improvements, and among them is a new and improved 12MP + 20MP dual-camera system.
So we took the Mi A2 around the beautiful cities of Madrid and Toledo to snap some pictures, and as a whole…we’re quite impressed with its camera performance. There’s still room for improvement here, of course, but for a device as affordable as the Mi A2, it’s more than adequate.
Without further ado, here are some sample images we took with the Mi A2. We’ll take a more comprehensive look at the camera performance in a full review – it will be posted in the very near future.
Most phones can deliver great-looking images in daytime, and the Mi A2 is no exception. Images look sharp and flattering, white balance is good, and most of the time, they’re properly exposed too. We’re also quite a fan of the phone’s Portrait Mode – it can separate the background and the subject pretty well. Judge for yourself with the portrait shot below.
But in low light conditions, the Mi A2’s camera performance isn’t as impressive. Exposure is much more inconsistent, the shutter speed slows down quite a bit – resulting in noticeable motion blur – and white balance isn’t very accurate in certain scenes either.
However, given the right amount of effort and perseverance (and a steady set of hands), it’s possible to capture good low light shots with the Mi A2. Just don’t expect it to be effortless.
Camera may not be the most impressive aspect of the Xiaomi Mi A2, but there are plenty of other things to love about the phone. Its software experience is very refined, it has a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, and it sports a sleek, minimalist design.