Xiaomi Mi A1 12MP telephoto lens-pros and cons

Mi A1 gaming
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Xiaomi Mi a1 pros and cons: MI has always been producing high specification smartphones at the cheapest possible price. After tasting the elegant success of Redmi 4 and Redmi note 4, MI has launched its new budget-oriented smartphone MI A1, which has been favored as one of the best mid-range smartphones and a good competitor of Motorola G5s Plus although, the one which is very prominent amongst us. Anyway, today I will be discussing the best features of MI A1 and also be revealing the pros and cons of Mi A1. So, please be a patient reader and know your MI A1 to the furthest.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specification

Processor Snapdragon 625 chip, 64 Bit 2.00 GHz
OS Nougat 7.1.2, upgrades to Android Oreo 8.0
Display 5.5 inches Full HD, Corning Gorilla glass
Camera Rear 12 + 12 MP dual camera and front 5 M.P
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 506
Connectivity Duel SIM 4G, Volte, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS
Body Full body metallic finish
Sound Duel speaker stereo sound
Internal storage 64 GB, support Micro SD card 128GB

Dual Camera

Mi A1 12 MP dual camera
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The phone which is born with two rear cameras, one with a12 MP wide-angle whereas the other is a telephoto camera, and the 5MP front camera is none other than your MI A1. It will assist you to capture the best life moments. The dual camera was also introduced earlier by a few others Chinese companies but it did cost beyond $300. On the other hand, Xiaomi has emitted a huge dart on those companies. MI A1 is very rigid in this case and brought to our vision an affordable dual camera smartphone and that too within a cheap price. The camera comes with the primary lens f/2.2, 1.25 MPS (Micron pixel size) and the Telephoto lens f/2.6; PDAF, Autofocus, face detection, light optimizer. The front camera of Redmi A1 has a 2X optical zoom capability, Which makes the selfie a perfect one. The primary camera is also able to record Full HD video.

Curved Display

Mi A1 2.5D corning gorilla class
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As the usual trend,  all smartphone manufacturing companies try to put 2.5D curved display, likewise, Xiami also followed the trend and they built with the 2.5D curved display. Moreover, the 5.5 Full HD display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and with 401 PPI graphics, that makes your life more colorful.

Metallic Body

Mi A1 full body metallic finish

The phone has been manufactured in three variants black, gold and white. The whole body has a wonderful metallic finish, which feels more slurpy when one holds it in hand, and, notably, its slim outfit makes it super sexy. The power button and the volume button of this phone are placed in the right place making it accessible for the user.The fingerprint sensor is on the back side of the phone. Dual speakers give a real feel of stereo sound which is good when you listen to songs and watch movies.

OS and Hardware

Here you will not get the Xiami UI, rather you will get to experience the real android as because Google and Xiami came together to build this phone and that is something really really fantastic. The phone runs with Nougat 7.1.2, and the company assures that users will get the latest Android Oreo 8.0 update. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 64 bit, 8 Core 2.00 GHz powerful processor makes your daily multitasking flawless. The Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU enables you to experience the next level of gaming. High-end graphics game can be played without any heating issue.

Battery life

Battery performance is the major part of any smartphone, and, Xiami never fails to keep that promise of a good battery backup even in their previous low budget phones but in this phone, you will be getting only 3080 mAh which is a little bit disappointing.

Xiaomi Mi A1 pros and cons


  1. The best 12+12 MP camera, an awesome camera overall.
  2. Slim body metallic finish makes much more premium and glossy.
  3. Adreno 506 GPU enables to play high-end graphics game.
  4. No heating issue.
  5. User will get latest android update Oreo 8.0
  6. No hybrid slot .2 sim cards and memory card fit in a single tray.


  1. Battery life is average.
  2. Very slippery while holding the phone.

Final words: Though the battery is 3080 mAh the Snapdragon 625 processor is more power efficient so it will not hamper the battery life and will serve one day in a run with multitasking. So, on the basis of specification Xiami, Redmi A1 could be the best choice for the mid-rangers. More reviews are coming this way. Stay in touch. Thank you. Ba-Byeee….

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