Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi launched its latest smartphone, the Mi A1 in India today at an event in New Delhi. The phone is the first device from Xiaomi without MIUI. Google has partnered with Xiaomi to offer the device with a stock Android experience. Also, the Xiaomi Mi A1 will be the first dual camera phone from Xiaomi in India. Apart from India, the phone will be available in 36 other countries across the globe.

The Mi A1 phone is priced at Rs. 14,999 and it will be available on Mi online store, Mi Home store, Flipkart and as well as some offline retailers. With a unibody metal design, stock Android and a dual camera setup, the Xiaomi Mi A1 seems a very good option in this price segment.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Pros

  • Stock Android
  • Dual camera setup
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage
  • Snapdragon 625 processor

Xiaomi Mi A1 Cons

  • 3,080mAh battery
  • Average low light camera performance

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications

Key Specs Xiaomi Mi A1
Display 5.5-inchg IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz, 8x ARM Cortex A53
Chipset Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 506
Memory 4GB
Inbuilt Storage 64GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, up to 128 GB
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6), PDAF, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera 5MP
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Battery 3080 mAh
4G/VoLTE Yes
SIM Card type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
Dimension 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight 165 g
Price Rs. 14,999


Question: How is the display of the Xiaomi Mi A1?

Xiaomi Mi A1

Answer: The smartphone features a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Question: Does Xiaomi Mi A1 have support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual Nano-SIM cards and features a hybrid SIM slot.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A1 support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage are offered with the Xiaomi Mi A1?

Answer: The smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Question: Is the internal storage in the Xiaomi Mi A1 expandable?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in Mi A1 is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

Question: Which Android version  runs on the Xiaomi Mi A1?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. It comes without company’s customized skin MIUI. Also, the company has planned its upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of this year.

Question: What are the camera features of Xiaomi Mi A1?

Xiaomi Mi A1

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a dual camera setup on the back. It features two 12MP sensors with one telephoto and another wide-angle lens. The rear camera also comes with Phase Detection Autofocus, 2x optical zoom and dual LED flash. The rear camera also features Portrait mode with bokeh effect.

On the front, the Xiaomi Mi A1 sports a 5MP camera.

Question: What is the battery size on Xiaomi Mi A1? Is it a removable battery?

Answer: The smartphone comes with 3,080 mAh non-removable battery.

Question: What is the processor and GPU used in Xiaomi Mi A1?

Answer: The Mi A1 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU.

Question: Does the Mi A1 come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear.

Question: Does the Mi A1 support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it does not support NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the phone support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity.

Question: Does the Mi A1 support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: Can 4K videos be played on Mi A1?

Answer: No, you can only play videos up to Full HD resolution.

Question: How is the audio experience of Mi A1?

Answer: In the first impressions, the Mi A1 is found to be loud enough.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi A1 support a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack mounted at the bottom.

Question: Can the Xiaomi Mi A1 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile internet sharing via hotspot is supported?

Answer: Yes, mobile hotspot is available on the phone.

Question: What is the price of Xiaomi Mi A1 in India?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi A1 has been priced at Rs. 14,999 in India.

Conclusion

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first phone from Xiaomi without MIUI. The stock Android software from Google and a dual camera setup on the back make the Mi A1 distinctive in the price range of Rs. 15,000. Apart from that, a powerful processor and abundant RAM & storage make the Xiaomi Mi A1 a good buy in the budget segment.