Differences between Xiaomi Mi A2 Vs Redmi Note 7 Which one to buy?

by Kelvin
Redmi Note 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi A2


Xiaomi is a specialist in bringing mobile phones like churros, especially in its mid-range and low-end. Among all its terminals there are two that have turned out to be a success of sales, such as the Redmi Note 7 and the Mi A2. Two devices that went on the market with a margin of just half a year apart and that have both features in common and some differences, so let's compare them, taking advantage of the fact that they are at a very similar price.


As he Xiaomi Mi A2 As the Redmi Note 7They are two terminals that move in prices that we can consider economical and that have the sufficient characteristics with which, hardly, they will be able to leave their potential buyers unsatisfied. For this comparison, we choose the Mi A2 with respect to the recent Mi A3, since the latter has meant a small disappointment for many, who continue to see in the Mi A2 a better purchase option. So, let's look more deeply at both the Redmi Note 7 As the Xiaomi Mi A2 to know them more thoroughly.

Comparison of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Vs Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi Mi A2Redmi Note 7
screen5.99 inches FullHD + / 403 dpi6.3 inches FullHD + 19.5: 9/409 dpi
Size and weight158.7 mm x 75.4 mm x 7.3 mm / 168 grams159.2 mm x 75.2 mm x 8.1 mm / 186 grams
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 at 2.2 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 660 at 2.2 GHz
RAM4/6 GB3/4/6 GB
Storage32/64/128 GB32/64 GB
CameraDual 12 Mpx rear (f / 1.75) + 20 Mpx (f / 1.75) and dual LED flash

20 Mpx front (f / 2.2)

Dual rear: 14 MPx f / 1.8 + 5 MPx and dual LED flash
Front: 13 MPx (f / 2.0)
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C,Wi-Fi 802.11 to Dual-band, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type C, rear fingerprint reader, FM radio
YOUAndroid 9 Pie with Android OneAndroid 9 Pie with MIUI 10
Drums3,010 mAh with quick charge Quick Charge 4.04,000 mAh with fast charging 18W
PriceFrom 147 eurosFrom 157 euros

Design and screen

We start with the screen and the design, where we can see that the screen size is one of the first differences we can between both devices. On the one hand, the My A2 mount a panel of 5.99 inches, while the Redmi Note 7 reaches the 6.3 inches, incorporating both a FullHD + resolution. Despite the difference in screen size, in terms of the body they are very similar, thanks to much smaller frames by the Redmi Note 7, so it gets 0.4 inches more screen in virtually the same body. Of course, in terms of weight, the Mi A2 is about 18 grams lighter, which in principle should not be noticed enough. As for the fingerprint reader, both incorporate them in the back, just below the cameras.

Front and rear Redmi Note 7

Memory and battery processor

As for the processor, both share the Snapdragon 660, so we should not notice a difference in this aspect, as in RAM where both have versions of 4 and 6 GB, although the Redmi Note 7 also has a lower version of 3 GB. As for storage, both have 32 and 64 GB versions, although the My A2 It also has a higher version of 128 GB. In general, the best selling versions of both coincide with that of 64 GB capacity. As for battery, if we find a notable difference in favor of Redmi Note 7, since in your case it reaches 4000 mAh con fast charging at 18W, while in the Mi A2 its battery stays in the 3000 mAh with quick charge Quick Charge 4.0.

Front and rear Mi A2

Operating system

As for the operating system, here we find a big difference between both devices. Both have Android 9 Pie, but My A2 chas Android One, which gives us a practically pure Android experience and guarantees us system updates for 2 years (in fact, updated to Android 9 Pie from Android 8 Oreo) and 3 years of security patch update. For its part, the Redmi Note 7 has the cape MIUI 10 from Xiaomi. much more intrusive and with more bootloader. Therefore, we are facing a differentiating element when choosing one or the other.

Front A2

Double cameras

As for the camera section, both have a double rear sensor. In the case of My A2 it is a double sensor 12 megapixels, while in the case of Redmi Note 7, incorporates a main sensor of 48 megapixels, next to a second 5 megapixel support sensor. In this section, the main camera of the Redmi Note 7 should give a better performance than the Mi A2, but if we are too demanding, we may not notice much difference. On the front, both have a camera, which reaches the 20 megapixels in the case of Mi A2, while that of Redmi Note It is 13 megapixels.

Redmi cameras Note 7

Price and conclusions

As for the price, as we have already mentioned, we can find it with very little difference. If we use a Amazon as a guide it is possible to find the Xiaomi Mi A2 (4 + 64 GB) per 148 euros, Meanwhile he Redmi Note 7 (4 + 64 GB) it is possible to buy it for about 168 euros. So, by way of conclusion, we could say that the Redmi Note 7 is superior to the Xiaomi Mi A2, since for just 20 euros more, we get a device with a more optimized screen size, much better battery and better camera. Of course, if we seek an experience as close to pure Android, without layers of customization and pre-installed applications, it can be a reason more than enough to opt for the Xiaomi Mi A2.

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