Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

We have been able to reviews a new terminal coming from China and, the truth is that the sensations that we have left after using it for a while are that we are facing one of the most recommendable models that Xiaomi currently has in the mid-range. We talk about a smartphone with Android operating system and is called Xiaomi Mi A1 in our review.

We are one of the many variants that the Chinese company has in the market and, the truth is that in the beginning, it is possible to think that it is one more than it is possible to buy today.

But, once the review is finished, our opinions, in general, are quite good, and we advance. By the way, that this model does not lack the user interface MIUI on Android Nougat.

XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $209.99 / Coupon: MI5A1FS or $212.99 / Coupon: XMA1GJ

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3080mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core

XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $209.99 / Coupon: MI5A1FS or $212.99 / Coupon: XMA1GJ

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3080mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core

So that it includes everything good and not so suitable that offers the development created by Xiaomi itself (but that every time works better despite offering a quite pronounced personalization).

Xiaomi Mi A1: Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 2 GHz, 8 cores, 64-bit
3D Accelerator Adreno 506
Operating system MIUI 9 (Android 7.1.1)
RAM4 GB
ROM64 GB
Expansion slots TF cardsupport for flash cards up to 128 GB
Screen 5.5-inch IPS display, 1920 x 1080 px, Gorilla Glass 4
Sensor type Capacitive, multitouch (10 points)
Network WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, FDD-LTE 1800/2600/900/700 (800)
Number of sim cards Dual SIM cards
Wireless communication WIFI (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 4.2, IR
SensorsDactyloscope gyroscope, light sensor, accelerometer, electronic compass
Navigation GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
Camera Front camera 5 Mp, rear camera 12 Mp + 12 Mp, optical image stabilization, recording 4K, double flash
Radio Yes, with the headset inserted
Sound built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone
PortsUSB Type-C
Battery capacity 3000 mAh, Quick Charge
Dimensions 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight 165 grams

Xiaomi Mi A1: Design and Appearance

Aesthetically, Xiaomi Mi A1 in the test has many new features in this smartphone, as it is clear continuity with what is usually found in the terminals of Xiaomi. Obviously, it is finished in metal, it is nice and it grabs quite well.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

It arrives with measured dimensions and, its weight, that prevents that it is uncomfortable to give him use during ample periods of time (165 grams).

That is to say, that the Xiaomi Mi A1 is not the breaker, but for nothing, it does not appear in its aspect.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

The front is correct, you can see a small black frame surrounding the screen, but it is very thin, and here is not located the fingerprint reader, which is located on the back side accompanying your camera with two sensors of which we will speak more ahead.

The operation of this component is more than correct and you will not have any complaints. The side buttons are in a place with a comfortable access and, in short, the Xiaomi Mi A1 offers a very good finish.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

Reviewing the exterior of the terminal you will find that the sound is located at the bottom, where there is also the USB Type-C port, which is always positive, and the headphone jack (which, this time, there is no missing in the device the China company).

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

By the way, an interesting detail of the Xiaomi Mi A1: includes the infrared port on the top, allowing it to be used as a remote control, for example.

Xiaomi Mi A1: Screen

Now comes the turn of the screen of the Xiaomi Mi A1, which is IPS type and has dimensions of 5.5 inches.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

With Full HD resolution, this component occupies more than 70% of the front and the quality it offers is quite good, so it shows in the panel looks good and convinces.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

Well of brightness and angles of vision more than correct. The sound is decent enough, better than expected and offers enough power.

Xiaomi Mi A1: Hardware and Performance

Inside this model, the essential components included are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and the amount of RAM is 4GB so its behavior is more than acceptable.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

With him, we could do everything and even with the games we have obtained a fluidity that is remarkable.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

Very well, the truth, and besides the storage does not disappear and that is situated in 32 or 64GB that, by the way, are expendable.

Xiaomi Mi A1: Cameras

Xiaomi Mi A1 in analisis comes with the main camera with dual 12-megapixel sensors where the second element allows 2X optical zoom and also helps with portrait mode.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

The truth is that the behavior is quite good and in general, even are adverse conditions of light, you get quality photos. These are some examples:

As far as recording is concerned, the Xiaomi Mi A1 behaves well and perfectly (maximum quality of 4K, a good detail) and the camera application is complete and simple to use, but with a small learning period.

The front sensor for the selfies is 5-megapixel and, the truth is that it is well and we liked it in general lines.

Xiaomi Mi A1: Battery and Features

The battery that integrates into the Xiaomi Mi A1 is 3080mAh, with fast charging and autonomy that gets good results, without being the best we have achieved with terminals of the China company itself.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

Those yes, a day of normal use is achieved without problems and we have not displeased the management of the energy consumption that is made.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

As far as connectivity is concerned, the news is not as good as the smartphone does not arrive with everything you can expect, an example NFC. Of course, it is compatible with 4G and has FM radio.

Xiaomi Mi A1: Conclusions and Reviews

Obviously, Xiaomi has developed the Xiaomi Mi A1 for those who want to get the flagship stuffing for a reasonable price. Yes, you can say as much as you like that Snapdragon 625 is “old” and “does not pull”, but for basic tasks, it will be enough.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017

Yes, somewhere I would like “more”, somewhere “helper”, but with every such request, it is necessary to add $30-50 to the price. And the output will be the flagship, but not the budgetary.

Xiaomi Mi A1: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

At the moment there are discount coupons for the new smartphone, ie you can use the promotional code: MI5A1FS for Rose Gold color or XMA1GJ for Gold color, then the price will be $209.99 and $212.99 respectively.

XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $209.99 / Coupon: MI5A1FS or $212.99 / Coupon: XMA1GJ

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3080mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core

XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $209.99 / Coupon: MI5A1FS or $212.99 / Coupon: XMA1GJ

5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3080mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: New Modern Smartphone with Pure Android 2017 was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn