5.5-inch display | Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor | 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable) | 12MP+ 12MP rear Camera and 5MP front camera | 3080 mAh battery | Android Nougat 7.1 and upgradable to Oreo.
Mi A1 will remind users of many other Xiaomi smartphones they would have used in the past. In fact from the front, it reminds me a lot of the Google Pixel design given the glass on the front. Mi A1 is launching in three colors: Gold with a white panel on the front, the Black version, and a Rose gold version, which will be made available for sale.
The metal unibody design is something that we’ve seen MI use in many of its others devices and Mi A1 doesn’t feel any different. It is solid to hold and has the look and feel of a premium device, even though it is priced at Rs 14,999. On the back, the dual rear cameras are placed horizontally and the lens set does tend to jut out. The round fingerprint scanner is at the back of the device. The antenna bands at the back of the device are placed quite prominently. The back has the Mi logo and well below that is the ‘Android One’ logo.
Additionally, Mi A1 uses a Type-C USB charger with the port situated at the bottom. There is single speaker grille and headphone jack at the bottom. From a design perspective, this is similar to the Mi 5X. In fact, remove the Android One branding and you won’t be able to tell the phones apart. But Xiaomi insists this phone has subtle differences. Also, these are ‘Made in India’ and not imported from China.
Coming to the Mi A1’s display, this one sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) resolution. This has become standard on Xiaomi phones like Redmi Note series and this is one area where the player continues to deliver. The viewing angles are quite good, perhaps better than what some other players offer in the price range, and the big display size is ideal for video consumption. No, this is not a bezel-less display, but Xiaomi is not compromising on the resolution either.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Performance review
With the Mi A1, Xiaomi sticks with just one SKU: 4GB RAM on board with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and 64GB storage. The processor is the same as the one on the Redmi Note 4, which is an equally capable phone. Could Xiaomi have used a newer series? Perhaps, but clearly, the company loves the 625 series. Even Mi Max 2 has the same processor. Watch this video for clarity
Xiaomi Mi A1 Camera review
Xiaomi Mi A1 sports a dual-rear camera with 12MP+ 12MP setup with a telephoto and a wide angle lens setup. At the launch, Xiaomi went all out, comparing this to the iPhone 7 Plus dual rear camera, which is a tall claim to make and follow up. Is the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera the best? Perhaps not, but that camera does offer something that mid-range phones can’t match. Here I am sharing some of the photos which were taken on MI A1.
This is the most advanced phone within this budget.I would recommend all to buy this phone if you want a cool phone.