‘Created by Xiaomi, powered by Google’. Seems to be an excellent combination right?
Wait. Hold onto your excitement. I know that the above tagline from Mi has started interest in you all to find out more about this phone. Although, I shall be talking about the detailed technical of the phone later in this article for you all to decide whether it does bring any value to you, as consumer?
So let us look into details of technical specifications of this first Xiaomi device that is powered by Android One.
Visually seeing this phone it has a full metal body with premium finish and minimalistic curvy design. Sure the Mi A1 shall impress anyone in this sector. The antenna bands fluidly blend with the top and bottom edges at the back, can be said as the antenna lines in Iphone for better understanding. At the back side there is camera bump which is slight and won’t bother the user aesthetically. The buttons are placed on the side and the fingerprint sensor at rear.
The Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.The display is quite bright with great viewing angles.
This smart phone has dual camera setup at back. There’s a 12 MP wide-angle lens and a 12 MP telephoto lens that work together to help you click photos with depth bokeh photos. The telephoto lens also supports up to 2X optical zoom. The front cam is a 5 MP lens, that takes selfies.
This phone is equipped with the Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with 4 GB of RAM. The mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor offers a good balance of longer battery life and performance.
Also the Mi A1 has a hybrid sim/ Micro SD tray, so you can either use two SIM cards or one SIM card and one micro SD card for storage expansion. However, 64 GB of onboard storage should be good enough for most.
The Mi A1 is powered by stock Android, and comes with Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box. It shall offer pure Android Nougat experience with a guarantee of Android Oreo update before the end of this year. What’s more is that it shall also receive the Android P update, whenever it’s available. Big advantage of this is that user looking to upgrade the OS shall be happy to hear this.
The Mi A1 also uses Xiaomi’s own camera app, which is expected since the default Android camera app doesn’t support dual cameras as of now.
The Mi A1 is juiced up with a 3,080 mAh battery, with a USB Type-C port for charging. A big relief for those who seek fast charging for heavy usage.
Priced at Rs. 14,999 in India this phone is a pretty good smart phone on its own. Plus point is that it looks quite premium.
Secondly, Pure Android OS, which brings stock Android experience as well as regular updates.