Google’s ‘Android One’ lineup of mobile phones comprised up of devices with less than impressive hardware specifications, regular features and an inexpensive and sub-par quality chassis. Xiaomi’s Mi A1 takes notes from all the things missing from ‘Android One’ phones and introduces its own family of features, powerful specifications and a killer price tag to provide stock Android to users who are on a tight budget but do have to live with a copious amount of compromises.
Mi A1 Comes With The Octa-Core Snapdragon 625, Dual Camera, All-Metal Design And A Display That Melts on the Sides to Provide the Best ‘Android One’ Budget Phone There Is
Xiaomi goes in the completely opposite direction when it has a mind to deliver an ‘Android One’ smartphone to the masses. Instead of using plastic, the Mi A1 features an-metal design coupled with a 2.5D glass that really ups the aesthetics of the phone. Even by today’s standards, the 2.5D glass offers massive points in improving the overall exterior.
In addition, where several phones falling into the category of ‘Android One’ would be outfitted with less than impressive specifications, the Mi A1 offers a Snapdragon 625 and 4GB RAM pairing. Did we mention that it will be running stock Android, meaning that the entire smartphone experience will run buttery smooth? The company also went generous on the storage front, offering 64GB of onboard memory, plus a slot that can accommodate up to 128GB of storage.
Since it is part of the ‘Android One’ program, the Mi A1 is one of the early recipients of Google’s future software and security updates, so you will always get the best with what Google’s mobile platform is offering. One of the striking selling points of the phone will be its 12MP dual-camera upgrade.
With a single 12MP wide-angle lens coupled with a 12MP telephoto lens designed to deliver loss zoom functionality, the Mi A1 is offering features of flagships but at a jaw-dropping price tag. It also comes with a 5.5-inch display and a decent 3,080mAh battery and receives its power via Type-C USB port. With dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and LTE connectivity, you’re getting a boatload of features for a handset that won’t sting you or your bank account. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is offered in three colored models and if you wish to purchase any one them, you can check out all the detailed specifications below.
- Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm (6.12 x 2.98 x 0.29 in)
- Weight: 165 grams
- SIM-type support: Hybrid Dual-SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Resolution: 1080p
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
- Processor: Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 506
- RAM: 4GB
- Internal storage: 64GB (support for microSD card up to 128GB)
- Camera (rear): Dual 12MP (26mm, F/2.2; 50mm, F/2.6) with phase detection autofocus, and 2x lossless zoom zoom
- Secondary: 5MP
- 3.5mm jack: Yes
- Infrared: Yes
- Connectivity port: Type-C USB
- Battery capacity: Non-removable 3080mAh