Xiaomi MI A2 (Stock Android)


#1

Super deal for the stock android fans on a budget https://www.jumia.co.ke/xiaomi-mi-a2-4g-5.99-display-32gb-4gb-ram-20mp-selfie-camera-2012-mp-ai-dual-rear-camera-dual-sim-blue-9341085.html


#2

Also cheapest phone with SD660 it is


#3

I was really excited about this phone when it was announced until I saw that Xiaomi decided to put a meager 3000 mAh battery in it. Only iPhones can (barely) survive a day with such battery capacity.

I hate worrying about battery in my use case. If Snapdragon 660 was built with a 10nm process I would have given it a chance for power efficiency.

If they put in a 4000mAh battery, it would have been a killer mid-range. But I guess they thought it might compete with redmi note 5 pro which has MIUI (and ads for more revenue).

Fun fact, it also doesn’t have a headphone jack :grin:. But I would have ignored that if the battery was awesome.


#4

You guys should check Motorola One Power with a whooping 5000 mAh battery, and Android one. I don’t mind the Snapdragon 636 (plays PUBG just fine) and the obnoxious notch :joy:.

However, LTE-A won’t work on Safaricom since it doesn’t support band 20(800Mhz), only band 3(1800Mhz). Also, Faiba won’t work on either Moto or Xiaomi.


#5

hey what about the pocophone f1. will it work on that band?


#6

Band 3 & 20 - Yes.

Band 28 (Faiba) - No.


#7

If you buy directly from Xiaomi Kenya, it will work very well with Safaricom and Telkom 4G. Faiba No.


#8

I also will avoid the phone due to the 3000 mah battery though because of stock android it will have atleast 4 hours SOT. I am spoiled by 8 hours on my redmi 5 plus. The redmi note 5 pro at 19k for 4/64GB is a steal.