Redmi A2+ vs Redmi A1+ Did Things Turn Better With Time

Almost 9 months after the launch of the Redmi A1 series in India, Xiaomi brought the new Redmi A2 series with some enhanced features. However, while a lot of features in the budget segment device remained similar, some of them turned out better as well.

I compared the Redmi A1+ and the new Redmi A2+ smartphones from the two series and here are some of the conclusions I could draw based on the similarities and differences between the two devices.

Similarities between Redmi A1+ and Redmi A2+

Both Redmi A1+ and Redmi A2+ arrive with the same dimensions. The thickness of the devices remains the same at 9.1mm and the weight remains the same at 192g.

Both devices contain an exactly similar display as well. They contain a 6.52-inch display with 720p display resolution and I think this feature could have been slightly better in the new device. 720p display resolution sounds so outdated for the users.

Even the camera section of both these devices is quite similar with an 8MP dual rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Even this aspect could have been slightly better in the new device.

Both the devices contain a 5000mAh battery along with 10W charging support and this sounds good enough in the budget segment. Although, slightly better charging support would have offered a better edge to the users.

Differences between Redmi A1+ and Redmi A2+

The biggest difference between Redmi A1+ and Redmi A2+ is the processor support. While Redmi A1+ was powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor clocked at 2GHz, Redmi A2+ contains a MediaTek Helio G36 processor which is octa-core in structure and is clocked at 2.2GHz. And although the GPU support in both devices is the same, you get an enhanced OS and much better performance than the previous generation device.

While Redmi A1+ was launched with a max of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, Redmi A2+ has been launched in a number of variants with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage being the max variants.

The looks of smartphones have also been changed a bit. While Redmi A1+ was brought in Black, Light Blue, and Light Green color variants, Redmi A2+ arrived in Aqua Blue, Classic Black, and Sea Green Colour variants.

And as you would have expected already, the cost of the new Redmi A2+ too went up by INR 2K in India against the Redmi A1+ device.

My Verdict Is The New Redmi A2+ Worth an Upgrade

When you compare the new Redmi A2+ with Redmi A1+, you would see that most of the features are pretty similar. And as aforementioned, there are some features that could have been much better according to the current trends.

For instance, features such as 720p display resolution and 10W charging do not suit even budget devices. However, the MediaTek Helio G36 chip in the new Redmi A2+ is definitely a good upgrade in the budget segment and it is capable of pulling attention of the buyers.

However, Xiaomi should make sure to keep the competition in mind and upgrade some of the features according to the latest trends and requirements of the users.

Do you think we can see these features getting upgraded in the Redmi A3 series?


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