@Ken Had a deep dig into settings and the router is running on both frequencies. Your diagnosis of a "poopy head" phone seems accurate today. Earlier this evening the phone dropped 2 viber calls, 1 whatsapp call and 2 proper phone calls (all from the same person) in the course of a 30 min conversation. Not sure how I can convince my friend that I wasn't just hanging up on him but this phones days are numbered! Regards, Ian
Thanks! Gone for this, should be a good jump from my IPhone SE
Have this, no issue with wifi , Andriod pie 9.0
This could just be a settings issue between the phone AND router. On the phone go into the WiFi settings and check to see what frequency the phone is set too, it should be set to "Automatic". The router should be set to transmit to both frequencies 2.5ghz and 5ghz. If both the phone and router are set that way and the problem still persists, then the phone is a poopy head and I don't play with poopy heads.
Thanks Markerton, You have clarified some stuff about the phone's place in the Xiaomi lineup. I had the Mi A1 before and grew to appreciate the virtues of Pure Android and the regular updates. My A1 met an untimely death thus the A2 purchase. The other comments on here about poor Wi Fi ring a bell with me. Most of my calls would be via Viber or Whatsapp and they have been dropping more frequently than ever before. The possibility of it being a WiFi issue had never occurred to me. I would rarely be more than 10 Meters from my Router while making the calls. I might have a play with moving my router about this evening. Regards, Ian