Xiaomi Mi A1 Review Review Details Specifications

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review

The Chinese company Xiaomi, started working with Google from almost about six months ago for the smartphone named, Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One which represents the Google’s Android One project.

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According to IDC, the Xiaomi has sold 25 million smartphones in India, it’s recently launched Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 are two of the top-selling smartphones in India.

Now the Xiaomi features in the top five smartphone brands in the country. Introducing the Google’s Android One program in Xiaomi’s Mi A1 is a smart choice for Xiaomi, expected that this move will give them grand success.

In 2014, Android One was introduced to develop guarantee timely updates for phones in the budget segment and also to develop the stock Android experience. India was one of the first countries where devices were launched.

The Global Director of Android Partner Programs, Google’s Jon Gold, highlight that ‘Xiaomi Mi A1 is an example of the future of Android One, which makes it clear that the project is no longer just about entry-level phones.’ Google’s Jon Gold also suggest at the launch event, that Android One will soon span across a broad range of devices and price points.

At the end of the period of this year or maybe in next year as early as possible, the Mi A1 has already been guaranteed to receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo and Android P launch also falls within the guaranteed update period.

Here are the specifications and price of the Xiaomi's flagship Mi A1, so let's take a look at this.



If we compare it with other Redmi devices which were launched in India then we get a result that the Mi A1 is come with an upgrade design looks and feels better than any Xiaomi device than other Redmi devices.

Xiaomi Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch LTPS display with a full-HD (1080×1920-pixel) resolution and a pixel density of 403ppi, in the front it boasts of 2.5D curved-edge Gorilla Glass.

The all-metal body looks solid, but the back is very slippery so suggested that buyers must use some kind of case or cover with this phone, the rounded edges and corners fit easily in a palm, and the 7.3mm side profile gives it stylish smooth appearance. It measures 155.4×75.8×7.3mm.


The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the SoC is clocked at 2GHz and is coupled with 4GB of RAM. It supports 64GB of storage, to expand the storage up to 128 GB, use a microSD card.


At the back, It has dual cameras and it also has a front camera. The front camera is a 5-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture and beautification mode. The back cameras are both 12-megapixel cameras and one of them support the wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture, and the other support telephoto lens and f/2.6 aperture.

The company claims these two different lenses, offers you 2x optical zoom and blurred backgrounds. Its Colors were natural and edges were defined well when there was adequate light, but in low light, it took a hit.

Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and face detection help the camera lock focus in no time, and autofocus is mostly accurate even in different light conditions and is also quick. You can get guides from  Mi A1’s camera app when you are an in-depth mode, they show you, “It’s too dark now” and “Move farther from the object“.

Mainly, for low light performance, it needs a lot of work. In 5-megapixel front selfies, camera image taken at night were almost completely dark without some kind of light source around.

The Mi A1 support fingerprint reader at the back. It has Android navigation buttons below the screen, power and volume buttons are placed on the right side thus they are easily accessible. The phone has a USB Type-C port, a speaker grille, and a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom. You will also see the Mi logo and an Android One logo on the lower back.


The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with non-removable 3080mAh battery which provides you roughly 15 hours battery life with heavy usage. The phone took roughly two hours to charge fully.

Mi A1 managed to run for 10 hours and 18 minutes, the problems in the Mi A1 that you can face that other Xiaomi devices have better battery performance than the MI A1.

Mi A1 has a hybrid dual-SIM design which means you have to choose between using two Nano-SIMs or one Nano-SIM and a micro SD card. The smartphone weighs 165 grams.

E.  Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One:

This smartphone runs on one of the most recent versions of Nougat available for any Android device, that is Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Google said that ‘Mi A1 buyers will get unlimited high-quality storage for photos and videos, which is a common feature available across all Android smartphones and is not the same as the offer of unlimited photo and video backups at their original quality which the buyers of Pixel devices get.’

Some will see stock Android as a welcome change from the MIUI software and you will get the stock Android experience right out of the box in Mi A1.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 will ship with three Mi apps they are,  Feedback, Mi Remote, and Mi Store and there is also a custom camera app because Google hasn’t added dual camera support to its stock Android Camera app.

PRICE OF Xiaomi Mi A1

In India, the Xiaomi Mi A1 will come with a price tag of Rs. 14,999. It will available in Flipkart, Mi.com, company’s own Mi Home stores and offline retail partners.


The Xiaomi Mi A1 works very well in terms of performance. Its screen is so bright to look sharp both text and images, viewing angles are good enough and the brightness all the way up under direct sunlight. It is enough loud the speaker of Mi A1 to fill a small room. The speaker’s sound is so clear.

10V smart power amplifier for enhancing audio through earphones and audio calibration algorithms are also given in Mi A1. The phone doesn’t ship with earphones.

It supports 4G with VoLTE (voice over LTE), its Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and 4GB of RAM is very supportive for multitasking. Expected that you will not get any trouble in the time of playing heavy games like as Last Day on Earth, Survival and Asphalt 8, Airborne, etc. Xiaomi says that it has used dual pyrolytic graphite sheets to dissipate heat effectively, so we can say that we faced no major problems when gaming for hours. With the Mi Remote app, the IR emitter worked flawlesslymi a1




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