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Xiaomi Mi A2: First Shots In Madrid

We take the Xiaomi Mi A2 out for a spin!

Xiaomi made a big deal about the Mi A2’s improved dual-camera setup during the launch of the phone yesterday, highlighting the re-worked dual cameras as one of the main selling points of the device. On paper, the specs of the two shooters do sound enticing: a primary 12-megapixel shooter for bright environs, and a 20-megapixel camera with pixel binning for low-light work. Both cameras are equipped with a f/1.75 aperture lens, so in theory photos taken with either camera can produce convincing depth-of-field effects on their own without software trickery.

But if creamy and sometimes excessive bokeh is your thing, the Mi A2 also has AI-enhanced portrait mode which adds bokeh via software. The AI part comes in the form of enhanced edge detection, which comes in handy when the phone is trying to add artificial bokeh in photos with more than one person.

Anyway, just like our other first shots photos, we’re leaving our shots completely unedited aside from being resized for the website. The photos were taken around Toledo, Spain, and has a mix of outdoor shots as well as challenging indoor photos taken inside the Toledo Cathedral. You can read our quick review of the Mi A2 and its lower-cost sibling, the Mi A2 Lite, here. 

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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