Xiaomi is known for its affordable and powerful Smartphones. What a time to be alive because this giant company has officially partnered with another tech giant, Google. They collaborate to develop the latest flagship from Xiaomi called the Xiaomi Mi A1. Of all devices in the lineup, this is the first to have Android One on board. There is no longer MIUI here. Instead, the user will have the opportunity to try native features by Google. One of the examples is Google Photos, a very popular platform for storing photos. At a glance, it looks like any other Smartphone. Well, there isn’t much room to improvise when it comes to design. The majority of Smartphones look pretty similar. The biggest differentiating factor is the features. This one offers a 5.5-inch full HD screen and a dual-camera setup. Let’s take a closer look of this wonderful device.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 doesn’t try to stand out of the crowd. It is easy to mistake it for an Oppo phone. The front and the back remind us of many other Smartphones that have been released before. The fascia is minimal and antenna lines are visible on the edges. The color choices don’t help avoid the resemblance. Gold is a popular color for Smartphones. Even mid-range models are also now available in this color. The A1 adopts a unibody construction. Again, this is nothing new, but at least the phone is made of high-quality metal. Another thing that surprises us is the weight. For a phone this size with a 5.5-inch display, it is very lightweight. There is an array of capacitive buttons at the bottom of the screen. Meanwhile, the top section houses sensors, front-facing camera, and earpiece. (Also read: Samsung Galaxy S8 with Flexible Design Conveniently Handled)
A quality display is one feature every flagship brags about the most. The new Xiaomi Mi A1 doesn’t leave us disappointed. While the size of the screen is standard, it is the quality that sets it apart from others. The display has a 1080p resolution, offering sharp visuals and accurate colors. Color reproduction also looks natural. You can do everything with the device because the display is stellar. Meanwhile, the brightness levels are high, this directly affects its outdoor visibility. With all the features, watching videos and playing games will be an unforgettable experience.
Camera is another selling point. Everyone can be a photographer with a high-end camera. A 12MP+12MP dual-lens camera setup is added, so you won’t miss any special moments in your life. One camera in the configuration is a telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture. The other one is a wide-angle lens. They work together to produce stunning shots. If you already have a hands-on experience with the OnePlus 5 before, you will get a similar vibe from this series. The rear camera is perfect for portrait photos, while the secondary one excels at taking selfies.
Doing daily tasks feels seamless thanks to the addition of a Snapdragon 625 chipset. For the price point, this processor delivers great performance. It also teams up with 4GB of RAM to handle multitasking. This way, you don’t need to worry that the phone will lag while running multiple apps. The internal storage is pretty spacious, mounted to 64GB. Of course, there is an option to expand through a memory card.
Xiaomi Mi A1 specs:
- 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm (Size)
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD 1920 x 1080 (403ppi)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
- 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, expandable up to 128GB
- Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- 3080mAh battery
- 12MP+12MP Dual-lens rear Camera, 5MP front-facing camera