The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a mid-tier android one smartphone released in July 2018. This budget device has a modern configuration for handling all the things you want to use Ubuntu Touch. It also has a high-end phone with a stellar battery, an excellent camera, and an advanced chipset. The screen on the 1080p HD is 5.99 inches with an 18:9 aspect ratio display. The Mi is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It has a fingerprint sensor and 12MP and 20MP dual rear cameras, and a 20MP front camera.
Features & Usability
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Automated Usability (beta)
Runs very smoothly without any flaws. The experience on this device will be comparable to other mobile OSes on the market.
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- Carrier info, signal strength
- Data connection
- Dual SIM functionality
- Incoming, outgoing calls
- MMS in, out
- PIN unlock
- SMS in, out
- Change audio routings
- Voice in calls
- Volume control in calls
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- RTC time
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless External monitor
- Flight mode
- Automatic brightness
- Fingerprint reader
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
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Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|Xenial||stable||OTA-25||4/17/2023||Stability over newer features (recommended)|
|Xenial||rc||2023-W16||4/17/2023||Testing before the next stable release|
|Xenial||devel||2023-05-09||4/18/2023||Daily built development releases|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660|
|Storage||32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB|
|Memory||4 GB, 6 GB|
|Android Version||Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10.0|
|Battery||Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable|
|Display||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Rear Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, 20 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8", 1.0µm, PDAF, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@120fps|
|Front Camera||20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3", 0.9µm, 1080p@30fps|
|Dimensions||158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (6.25 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||166 g (5.86 oz)|
Apart from the features listed above, there are a few things to note:
Xiaomi Mi A2 has a BUGGY implementation of fastboot interface from Xiaomi which can cause occasional issues when trying to use ubports installer to install Ubuntu Touch. If you need help with installation, please ask nicely at https://t.me/shoukolab/ .
Waydroid can be installed but may not work properly. If you need android apps on ubuntu touch, you may want to choose some other device. If you can help fix waydroid support drop a message at https://t.me/shoukolab/ .
Resources for community & developers
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Xiaomi Mi A2
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it really doesn’t?
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Couldn't find it?
Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.
1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.
2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.
The Xiaomi Mi A2
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20 Forum Discussions
Ubuntu Boot problems after install On A2
2/20/2021 • 1:09:41 PM • BristledKing • 1207 views
How to go back from UT 16.04 to Android?
5/1/2023 • 6:29:46 PM • acompleteidiot • 158 views
Unable to turn on bluetooth on Mi A2
10/9/2021 • 6:01:14 PM • Sladek9 • 2162 views
My MI A2 is no longer recognised by my computer..
8/16/2022 • 9:44:22 AM • Voltcab • 990 views
higher battery consumption since last rc update
6/23/2022 • 1:09:55 PM • messayisto • 627 views
Bootloop on Xiaomi Mi A2 after upgrade from 16.04 OTA ...
4/3/2023 • 12:44:36 PM • donieck • 96 views
no bluetooth on focal devel
3/22/2023 • 10:08:43 PM • messayisto • 118 views
Does fingerprint scanner work on UT for Mi A2?
11/20/2022 • 2:19:20 PM • lot • 407 views