Overview Of The Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1

The tagline for the new Mi A1 by Xiaomi is that the smartphone is ‘made by Xiaomi, powered by Google’. It’s a fascinating combination. The Mi A1’s clean Android One guaranteed involvement alongside advanced components, and double camera setup gives you the excellent feel within a small price range, Xiaomi has tried its hand to make the best out of it.

Display and Design

The Mi A1 awes with its basic yet premium framework and full metal skeleton. The radio bands groups smoothly with the top and base edges at the rear. This device comes in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold color options. There’s a slight camera projection on the back, however, it’s not a blemish. The 5.5-inch screen on the Mi A1 has a resolution of 1,920×1,080p. It is not a splendid looking display but rather hues in videos and games look natural. Additionally, it’s sleeker than other Xiaomi smartphones with bent corners which make it a minimal device that fits easily in your palm and at 165 grams, it weighs perfectly as well. The buttons are on the edges and the unique fingerprint sensor is on the back. Generally speaking, it’s the best-composed Xiaomi gadget in its value section so far. It has an invigorating new design dialect. The front brags of 2.5D bent edge Gorilla Glass 3, which influences the device to feel premium. The adjusted edges and corners and the 7.3mm side profile give it a smooth appearance. Being additional mindful about overheating, Xiaomi has guaranteed that all Mi A1 units in India will deliver with double pyrolytic graphite sheets which should transmit warm swiftly and lessening temperatures by 2 degrees. There are capacitive Android navigation buttons underneath the screen. The power and volume switches have a decent material feel and are set on the right side where they are effectively available with a thumb or index finger contingent upon which hand you are utilizing the phone with. The hybrid dual-SIM plate is on the left, while an Infrared blaster is set to finish on top. The base has a USB Type-C port, a speaker grille, and a 3.5mm sound jack. The cameras just marginally from the back and are joined by a two-tone flash. There’s no naming at the front however you will locate a Mi logo on the lower back, alongside an Android One logo. The base looks somewhat jumbled as Xiaomi has housed the USB Type-C, speaker, and 3.5mm jack together.


For the Android One experiment, Xiaomi goes back to its recent favorite, the Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with 4 GB of RAM. The mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor is not the most powerful in the business but offers a good balance of power optimization (leading to longer battery life) and performance push. If one looks at the core hardware of this phone, then it is largely similar to that on the Redmi Note 4. We’re talking about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor which has been built on a 14nm manufacturing process, 4GB RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, dual SIM support and a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD screen with Corning’s Gorilla Glass. For the Android One project, Xiaomi backpedals to its sweet spot, the Snapdragon 625 chipset based on a 14nm assembling process, 4GB RAM, 64GB of locally available capacity, double SIM bolster and a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD screen with Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The mid-go processor is not the most intense in the business, but rather offers a decent adjust of energy streamlining (promoting longer battery life) and execution push. The Mi A1 does quite well chugging along nicely with whatever one throws at it. Multitasking with several apps in the background and everyday navigation is quite breezy. There’s no noticeable lag or stuttering, and the smartphone is quite responsive in everyday usage. Like always, the Mi A1 packs in a hybrid tray so you can either use two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card for storage expansion. However, 64 GB of onboard storage on the Mi A1 should be good enough for most users. The Mi A1 packs in 3,080 mAh battery under the hood.

Camera Optics

The main highlight of the camera is its dual camera setup. There’s a 12 MP wide-edge lens and a 12 MP zooming lens that combines to enable you to click photographs with profundity off-field impact, prevalently known as bokeh. The zooming lens likewise underpins up to 2X optical zoom. A 5 MP front shooter takes selfies unless you have flimsy hands. It figures out how to catch noteworthy photographs, yet a couple of exceptionally customary ones too. The bokeh shots are conflicting. By and large, the camera is very useful at its cost, and truly outstanding in the fragment. As usual, when one discusses video recording, it isn’t on a par with stills. Obviously, it can shoot even in 4k other than having time lapse and slow motion modes, notwithstanding, the absence of an optically steadied focal lens winds up plainly evident.


The Mi A1 runs stock Android and accompanies Android Nougat 7.1.2. As an Android One device, it expects to bring to the table unadulterated Android experience with an assurance of Android Oreo update. In an unexpected declaration at the dispatch, it was shared that the Mi A1 will likewise get the Android P update, at whatever point it is accessible. While there’s no swell of MIUI, Xiaomi’s restrictive customization layer, there are three Xiaomi applications – Mi Remote (to use in conjunction with the IR blaster), Feedback, and the Mi Store – which could be removed by the user. The Mi A1 uses Xiaomi’s own camera application, which is normal since the default Android camera application does not run dual cameras.


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