Xiaomi Mi A1 – The first Xiaomi Smartphone to offer Android One

The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with Android One, Purely Android 7.1 Nougat without the touch of Miui. It also comes with Dual Rear Cameras


SpecsXiaomi Mi A1
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU: Adreno 506
MemoryRAM: 4 GB
OSAndroid One (Stock Android 7.12 Nougat)
Display5.5 inch IPS 2.5D Arc, LTPS
1920 x 1080p Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 450nit, 1000:1 Contrast
Dual Rear Cameras12 mp Wide Angle Lens, 1.25um Pixels, 5P Lens, Dual Tone LED Flash
12 mp 1.0 um, f/2.6 Aperture
Telephoto Lens, 2x Optical Zoom
5P Lens, PDAF, Low Light Enhancements, HDR, Panorama, Continuous Shooting Mode, Facial Recognition
Video: 4K/1080p/720p/ 720p Slow motion 120fps
Front Camera5 mp 1.12 um, f/2.0 Aperture
Beautify (36 beauty profiles)
Self timer, Facial Recognition
Special FeaturesRear Fingerprint ID, IR Blaster
Network Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano SIM)
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2/HID
Dual Band WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz)
AudioDirac HD Audio
SensorsInfrared, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Hall, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Proximity
IO1x USB 3.0
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
Dimensions155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm
Weight: 165.9g
5V/2A Charger (USB type C)

Where to Buy?

Xiaomi Mi A1 at $189 Use Coupon Code: GB11.11Deal2CM or blackFriday39  

Similar Camera Performance to the Xiaomi Mi 5x

The phone is probably a reboot of the Xiaomi Mi 5x, although they might differ in looks a bit. But the specs and features are the same. The Dual 12 mp camera with 2x Optical Zoom offers good overall image quality especially on very good lighting. It also offers 4K video recording and Portrait or Bokeh mode, which works.

Purely Android One Platform

The Xiaomi Mi A1 specs are similar to the Xiaomi Mi 5x, but the Mi A1 runs purely on Googles Android One OS, which means Stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Also you are guaranteed frequent updates, as well as Android Oreo in the near future. 

Android One on a Budget

Running Android One is its biggest edge, the system runs smooth, and fluid with access to googles features like Assistant and also cloud storage. Not to mention the hardware is decent enough and the camera is also good.

Highlights of the Xiaomi Mi A1:

  • Android One (Purely Stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat) – Fluid, Smooth Performance
  • No Miui Touch on this one (purely google) – with guaranteed upgrade to Android Oreo
  • Decent Performance and Battery Life
  • Supports Multiple Frequency Bands
  • Hybrid Dual SIM – 2nd sim Slot supports MicroSD
  • Decent Dual Rear Cameras, 12 mp Wide Angle Lens and 12 mp Telephoto Lens (2x Optical Zoom)
  • Dual Band WiFi Support, IR Blaster
  • Supports up to 4K video Recording
  • 3080mAh Battery with Fast Charging (USB Type C)

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