Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) 

price₹ 15,490 onwards

launchSep, 2017

38.1

excellence score

72.7

value for money score

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Rs. 15,490

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Design

  • Very good, premium design, with top-notch metal construction
  • The overall form factor and weight remain quite ergonomic

Display

  • Very good, balanced display - good responsiveness, brightness levels, and sunlight legibility

Software

  • Runs clean, clutter-free and simple stock Android out of the box - and comes with the 'Android One series' update promise!

Performance

  • Strong, dependable performance, powered by a power-efficient Snapdragon 625 - running on stock Android eliminates some of the overheads on the processor and the phone presents a super smooth and lag free experience on general day-to-day things - it’s solid and will suffice for most except the most demanding of users
  • The performance is solid and dependable but not the absolute best in this price bracket - that status belongs to the likes of the Redmi Note 4

Camera

  • Good, solid dual-camera setup - Xiaomi’s stereo mode is its take on Apple’s “portrait mode”, and its task is to blur the background - the final effects are commendable most of the times - sometimes even better than much more expensive phones like the OnePlus 5 - making it easily the best dual camera system on a budget
  • Even in auto mode, the Mi A1 takes rich images with good levels of detail and colour saturation
  • There is also a very effective pro mode which even allows the user to individually choose between the wide angle camera and the telephoto lens - making for a very compelling camera package
  • Video recording is decent too - it can shoot in 4k, and has time lapse and slow motion modes
  • The front 5-megapixel camera for selfies is decent too, though nothing exceptional
  • The camera is quite good in daylight conditions, but falls behind in low light prowess compared to say the Moto G5 Plus or Samsung Galaxy J7 Max - low light photos can sometimes be blurry and they take considerable time to process

Audio

  • Good audio quality and volume via both headphones and the speaker

Battery

  • Good, dependable battery life - comfortably lasts a work day
  • Takes about 2 hours to charge fully - which is a decent charging speed
  • Battery life is again strong, but not the best in this price bracket - that is again a position that's held by Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4

More

  • Xiaomi also offers 2x optical zoom with this device - and the results are quite good
  • On the whole, if you are only concerned about performance and battery life, then the Redmi Note 4 may be a better choice, and if you care most about low light camera performance, then the Moto G5S Plus is at the top of the pack, but for an overall dependable phone with a dual camera setup, and stock Android experience, the Mi A1 is a brilliant choice

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Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LTPS IPS LCD
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #29 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3080 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight165 gm
Thickness7.3 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP)
  • Wide-angle Cam.: 26mm Focal Length; F/2.2 Aperture; 1.25um Pixel Size
  • Telephoto Cam.: 50mm Focal Length; F/2.6 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • 2x Optical Zoom
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Beautify
  • Facial Recognition
  • Full HD Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • Dedicated 10v Amplifier
  • USB Type-C
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct

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