Xiaomi Mi A3 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 12,999 announced

launchComing Soon!

35.0

excellence score

77.0

value for money score

Will be available from: 23 August, 2019

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 3 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Premium build & gorgeous design: Dual Gorilla Glass 5 build, with attractive paintjobs
  • Modern front panel, with a small notch
  • Fast and accurate under-display fingerprint scanner

Display

  • Large, high-contrast AMOLED display
  • The 720p resolution is on the low side for a PenTile AMOLED display of that size, and this is the main weak point of the Mi A3 - the screen is less than ideally suited for long reading or browsing

Software

  • Being part of the Android One series, you get a simple/stock Android experience, along with a promise of minimum 2 years of Android updates

Performance

  • With the powerful Snapdragon 665 at the core, you get smooth dependable performance all-round - it's great for gaming too

Camera

  • Very good triple camera setup on the rear (48MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth)
  • Images turn out with high level of detail and true-to-life colors - the contrast is also excellent, while the dynamic range is notably wide
  • 8MP images with the ultrawide-angle camera are decent too - its per-pixel quality is much lower than the main camera, but the colors are still nice, and noise is minimal
  • Portrait mode works well - shots are detailed, with excellent subject separation and convincing faux blur
  • Night mode works decently well too
  • Excellent selfies too, from the 32MP selfie camera - there is enough detail, the colors are nice, and the images are sharp enough
  • Good video recording performance too - both 4K and 1080p videos are sharp and detailed, contrast is excellent, color rendition is quite nice and true to life, and the dynamic range is decent - at 1080p 30fps, there is also EIS, which works well
  • Overall, the Mi A3 is easily one of the better camera phones in this price bracket

Audio

  • Very good speaker - loud, with fairly rich and deep sound

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a large 4030mAH battery - you will comfortably get 1.5 days of use
  • Fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0) support, with up to 18W charger
  • The phones ships with a lower 10W charger though, that gives still decent, but not the quickest charging speeds - it recharges from 0 to 28% in 30 mins, while a full charge takes about 150 mins

Verdict

  • Overall, the Mi A3 is an all-round great Android One phone, that does well on most counts, and additionally packs a stock Android experience (plus promised updates) - for majority of users, especially if your main consumption on the phone is images & video, it will be a good bet
  • But if you tend to do a lot of long reading on your phone, then you might want to consider higher resolution phones in this price bracket (and there are many good ones out there)

Expert Reviews

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  1. Gets many things right ...but the 720p screen makes the Mi A3 more of a niche device as it is best suited for gaming and videos instead of browsing and reading
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Pretty good value smartphone...a safe bet for people looking for a cheap and cheerful smartphone that comes with all the right features, and none of the hassle
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Offers great value...a rival to the Google Pixel 3A in photography and performance, but at a significantly lower price
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »

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Xiaomi Mi A3 (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android QAndroid One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.01 inches
Screen Resolution720x1560 pixels (~ 286 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • IR Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #26 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 610
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4030 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0 (Upto 18W)
Dimensions
Weight173 gm
Thickness8.5 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 8MP: 118° Ultrawide Lens; F/2.2 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps
  • EIS
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • UFS 2.1 Storage

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