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

price₹ 12,999 onwards

launchAug, 2019

38.7

excellence score

83.0

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Premium build & gorgeous design: Dual Gorilla Glass 5 build, with an attractive, striking gradient design
  • Modern front panel, with a small notch
  • Compact form-factor - fairly easy to use one-handed
  • Decent, reasonably accurate under-display fingerprint scanner (it's not the fastest though)

Display

  • Large, high-contrast AMOLED display
  • The 720p resolution is on the low side though for a PenTile AMOLED display of that size, and this is the only weak-ish point of the Mi A3 - the screen is not the most 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, going head-to-head with excellent camera phones like the Redmi Note 7 Pro

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 good Android One phone, that does well on most counts, and additionally packs a stock Android experience (plus promised updates) - for a lot of users, who value a stock Android experience, and whose 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. Two steps forward, one step back
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A good Android One phone...but the display is a compromise
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Offers a lot of bang for the buck, but competition in this price segment is fierce to say the least....this one is for the purists
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. 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 »
  6. A good choice for an affordable phone
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Worth buying if you want a stock Android phone in this price bracket...but there are compromises too
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The 720p display really complicates what is otherwise a very agreeable Android phone
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. An otherwise solid phone with one major drawback - a 720p display
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Good but not great
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. 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 »
  12. A pretty solid offering that offers a lot for its price
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A very good device for Android One fans..but if you do not value stock Android, then consider alternatives
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Buy the Mi A3 if you want an all-rounder of an Android One smartphone that is priced just right
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. feedly.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  17. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »

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

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10Android 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 #29 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: Sony IMX586 Sensor; 1.6um Pixel Size; 6p lens; F/1.79 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; PDAF
  • 8MP: Ultra wide-angle camera; 118° Field-of-View; F/2.2 Aperture
  • 2MP: Depth Sensor
  • AI Portrait mode
  • Steady Handheld Night Photography
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps; 720p@240fps/120fps
  • EIS
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.6um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Panorama selfie
  • 5p lens
  • 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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