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Xiaomi Mi A1

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Xiaomi Mi A1 review: specs and price

Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi Mi A1

Why is Xiaomi Mi A1 better than the average?

  • Battery power
    3080mAhvs2656.05mAh
  • CPU speed
    8 x 2GHzvs6.47GHz
  • Pixel density
    403ppivs323.76ppi
  • Screen size
    5.5"vs5.07"
  • RAM
    4GBvs2.22GB
  • Megapixels
    12MP & 12MPvs11.67MP
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920pxvs1168102.84px
  • Internal storage
    64GBvs29.52GB

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Design

1.Weather sealed
Xiaomi Mi A1

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.weight

165g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

3.thickness

7.3mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

75.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

155.4mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.volume

85.99cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

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Display

1.resolution

1080 x 1920px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

403ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
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Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4. newer Gorilla Glass version

4

Best

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

6

5.screen size

5.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

6.Has an AMOLED display
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AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

For example

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Xiaomi Mi A1

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.RAM speed

933MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Alcatel 7

3200MHz

3.DirectX version

11.1 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953)

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Huawei Honor 8C

12

4.Has integrated graphics
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With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.CPU threads

8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Motorola Moto G6 Play (Qualcomm Snapdragon 427)

8

6.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Xiaomi Mi A1

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

For example

Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual SIM

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

3.Has laser autofocus
Xiaomi Mi A1

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

5.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Xiaomi Mi A1

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

6.front camera megapixels

5MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Xiaomi Mi A1

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Xiaomi Mi A1

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Xiaomi Mi A1

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has dedicated media keys
Xiaomi Mi A1

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3080mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Xiaomi Mi A1

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

3.wireless charging
Xiaomi Mi A1

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

4.has a removable battery
Xiaomi Mi A1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

5.Supports fast charging
Xiaomi Mi A1

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
Xiaomi Mi A1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Xiaomi Mi A1
2.Has offline voice recognition
Xiaomi Mi A1

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
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4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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5.Is free and open source
Xiaomi Mi A1

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Xiaomi Mi A1

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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