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.