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Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 4 GB / 64 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Camera Back / Front: Dual 12 MP / 5 MP
  • Battery: 3080 mAh
  • Display: 5.5 inches / 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • OS: Android v7.1.2

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Price 9 / 10

It’s easy to get lost sometimes because so many similar sounding model names come from Xiaomi. Well, Xiaomi Mi A1 gives us a few reasons to remember that name. It was announced in September of 2017, and we didn’t have to wait a long time for it to arrive on our doorstep. With a signature Xiaomi white/rose look, metal elongated unibody with no creases, we found it beautiful. Let’s take a look at some of Xiaomi Mi A1 features we noticed at the first glance:

The screen is reasonably big – 5,5-inches with a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 unlike some of the previous models. This follows today’s smartphone standards to the tee, putting up a fight to its competitors with an addition of LTPS IPS LCD panel touchscreen. A standard Multi-Touch feature is present along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection. That’s just in case you’re not a fan of buying silicone cases and matte screen protectors. The camera has definitely improved, with users reporting stunning photos taken by Xiaomi Mi A1. Its dual 12 MP camera with optical zoom has taken the praise for all those. The front camera is pretty weak for a model in this day and time, with poor 5 MP resolution, allowing you to capture a moment only if it’s really urgent.

Xiaomi Mi A1 specifications come next – it is designed to be an affordable mid-range smartphone. You can access and use it whether you’re a first-time user and already advanced. A very well-known and reliable choice of processor is here – Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625. You can pick up your first Xiaomi model without too much hassle – with a price of Xiaomi Mi A1 being only 249$. It also has an Adreno 506 GPU which is a bit lower model than we expected, but nonetheless a great combination.

We were a bit disappointed to hear that this one doesn’t sport an already-known MIUI 9 interface upgrade possibility. Good thing – it comes with Android Nougat 7.1.2, and a choice of an upgrade to Android Oreo 8.0. Those that love the stock Android feel, they won’t even miss it. There’s another interesting thing when it comes to this particular model. Created by Xiaomi and powered by Google – or so they market it. The reason behind is bringing Xiaomi Mi A1 as a partner for Android One project.

Storage worries you? You probably shouldn’t be! This one carries 64GB of internal memory, with a possibility of inserting a microSD card of up to 128GB. It has 4GB of RAM which should satisfy all your needs. You will be able to multitask inside a bright, sharp and smooth interface and navigation without any trouble. Furthermore, Xiaomi Mi A1 battery carries 3080 mAh capacity, and it handles 15 hours of heavy usage. Although we know some other Xiaomi models have even up to 4000 mAh, this one doesn’t. In conclusion, are you’re a fan of the lowest amount of bloatware possible, with a stock Android experience? Everything you love comes packed inside a slim metal and glass body, making it the phone for you.



Announced Date 2017, September
Release Date Available. Released 2017, September


Dimensions 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm (6.12 x 2.98 x 0.29 in)
Weight 165 g (5.82 oz)
Colors Black, Gold, Rose Gold


Display Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, (~70.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Display Features Multi Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3


Primary Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary 5 MP, 1080p
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Camera Features 1.25 µm/ 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama


Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506


Card Type microSD
Internal 64 GB
External Up to 128 GB (SIM 2 slot)


OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)


Technology Used Li-Ion
Capacity 3080 mAh
Fast Charging


Alert Type Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker
Features Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Other Features

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browsers HTML5




Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Price 10 / 10
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  1. Genna


    Low cost - great reward

    I bought Xiaomi Mi A1 mostly for watching videos, as I'm a huge movie and series fan. I found no stuttering, no freezing, just smooth play time. When I filled 64GB of internal memory, I planned to buy a 256GB SD card, but luckily I read that it can only go up to 128GB on your website, which saved a lot of my savings from going to waste. So I owe you a little thanks, Specs Bap!

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