Xiaomi M2A Hands on photos


More hands on photos with the all new Xiaomi M2A, alongside the more costly Xiaomi M2S, but from what we know of the phone and the specs we would happily by the cheaper of the two.

Xiaomi, being Xiaomi, made the rather odd decision to launch a new low-cost Android smartphone, which not only has a larger display than their current flagship model, but even adds features that the more costly phone cannot physically have!

As the Xiaomi M2A is an all new phone, the engineers in Beijing have given it a larger 4.5-inch 720 display, they have also given the entry-level smartphone the same 8 mega-pixel camera as the flagship M2S (at least the same as the 16GB M2S the 32GB has a 13 mega-pixel camera), NFC, Dirac Audio and 5Ghz Wifi standard!

Even with all that and the more attractive and refined body on the M2A, Xiaomi are managing to sell the new phone at 500 Yuan ($80) less than the quad-core flagship phone!

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

xiaomi m2a hands on photos

The Xiaomi M2A is powered by a dual-core 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 CPU, 1GB RAM, and 8 mega-pixel camera. It uses the latest version of Xiaomi’s MIUI ROM, version 5 and will be on sale soon for 1499 Yuan ($242).

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36 Comments

  1. Freeje
    April 18, 2013

    After my MI1 failed I’ve decided I’ve had enough of Chinese branded phones. I thought Xiaomi would be better than the rest. Quality is still not up to par with the big guns.

    • April 18, 2013

      Sorry to hear that. I’ve not had an issue with my Mi2 since buying it, I’ll def get an Mi3 and thinking of getting an M2A also.

    • Leo
      April 18, 2013

      And for how long have you been using an Mi1? Try something newer for a change. It’s like sticking to a Galaxy S2 and then complaining when it breaks.

    • anony
      April 18, 2013

      Because non chinese brand don’t have any failure, ever.

  2. FTP
    April 18, 2013

    I think the border between the corner and the display should have been little thinner in M2A.
    (May be its a general thing with 4.5 inch phones.
    I have see this in Honor 2 too where the border i though should be thinner)

    But i believe this phone will sell a lot because of NFC factor!!

    • Qidamin
      April 19, 2013

      Yeah I feel the same, it could have been little bit more compact

  3. Ma
    April 18, 2013

    I hope it’s really unsuccessful, so that I can get my hands on one…

    From the website, looks like the 2A will go on sale next Friday!

    • April 19, 2013

      haha ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really tempted too

    • FTP
      April 20, 2013

      Dear Ma / Andi
      Would you know of any seller personally who can get the phone during the release and ship international (to India)..
      I want to get a hold of this unsuccessful phone ๐Ÿ˜‰ at the same time i really hope its not an unsuccessful phone!!

      Aliexpress has some sellers who are doing presale but they are charging around 305$ for a 240$ phone ๐Ÿ™

  4. Henry
    April 19, 2013

    Andy, i will be possible to buy the Mi2A in a physical store or only is possible online by internet?
    And what about buy the phonefree, without a contract with China Telecom or another company, is it possible?
    Thanks in advance

    • April 19, 2013

      I have actually started seeing the Mi2 in stores, but this might be due to it being fazed out. Unless something has changed (and I hope it has) The non-contract M2a will only be available online through Xiaomi (or pay a couple of extra RMB and get it on the grey market) Phone on China Telecom and Unicom will be available in store though.

      • Henry
        April 19, 2013

        Thanks in advance, Andi!!! One last question, it is impossible to buy the Mi2A internationally online through Xiaomi.com, isn’t it??
        Thanks

        • April 19, 2013

          yes ๐Ÿ™

  5. vaibhav
    April 19, 2013

    expandable memory or not ?

    • April 19, 2013

      nope

    • April 22, 2013

      No ๐Ÿ™ This is the only drawback, though, at least for me, I think 16gb will be enough.

  6. Guest
    April 19, 2013

    After my MI1 failed I’ve decided I’ve had enough of Chinese branded phones. I thought Xiaomi would be better than the rest. Quality is still not up to par with the big guns.

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      Sorry to hear that. I’ve not had an issue with my Mi2 since buying it, I’ll def get an Mi3 and thinking of getting an M2A also.

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      And for how long have you been using an Mi1? Try something newer for a change. It’s like sticking to a Galaxy S2 and then complaining when it breaks.

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      Because non chinese brand don’t have any failure, ever.

  7. Guest
    April 19, 2013

    I think the border between the corner and the display should have been little thinner in M2A.
    (May be its a general thing with 4.5 inch phones.
    I have see this in Honor 2 too where the border i though should be thinner)

    But i believe this phone will sell a lot because of NFC factor!!

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      Yeah I feel the same, it could have been little bit more compact

  8. Guest
    April 19, 2013

    I hope it’s really unsuccessful, so that I can get my hands on one…

    From the website, looks like the 2A will go on sale next Friday!

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      haha ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really tempted too

    • Guest
      April 20, 2013

      Dear Ma / Andi
      Would you know of any seller personally who can get the phone during the release and ship international (to India)..
      I want to get a hold of this unsuccessful phone ๐Ÿ˜‰ at the same time i really hope its not an unsuccessful phone!!

      Aliexpress has some sellers who are doing presale but they are charging around 305$ for a 240$ phone ๐Ÿ™

  9. Guest
    April 19, 2013

    Andy, i will be possible to buy the Mi2A in a physical store or only is possible online by internet?
    And what about buy the phonefree, without a contract with China Telecom or another company, is it possible?
    Thanks in advance

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      I have actually started seeing the Mi2 in stores, but this might be due to it being fazed out. Unless something has changed (and I hope it has) The non-contract M2a will only be available online through Xiaomi (or pay a couple of extra RMB and get it on the grey market) Phone on China Telecom and Unicom will be available in store though.

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      Thanks in advance, Andi!!! One last question, it is impossible to buy the Mi2A internationally online through Xiaomi.com, isn’t it??
      Thanks

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      yes ๐Ÿ™

  10. Guest
    April 19, 2013

    expandable memory or not ?

    • Guest
      April 19, 2013

      nope

    • Pablo
      April 22, 2013

      No ๐Ÿ™ This is the only drawback, though, at least for me, I think 16gb will be enough.

  11. MARS
    April 19, 2013

    What you think of umi x2 …. is better than xiaomi Mi2A?
    Please help me because I want to buy one…
    Tnahk you from Portugal

  12. Guest
    April 19, 2013

    What you think of umi x2 …. is better than xiaomi Mi2A?
    Please help me because I want to buy one…
    Tnahk you from Portugal

  13. moon
    May 16, 2013

    Does it have
    1) OTG?
    2) Tv-out?
    thanks

  14. Guest
    May 16, 2013

    Does it have
    1) OTG?
    2) Tv-out?
    thanks