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Mi A1 : Budget Dual Camera Smartphone with stock Android Experience

Recently Mi launched a smartphone based on Google One platform. This smartphone will offer the user experience of stock Android. We have seen many Redmi Smartphones. All were packed with Redmi MIUI which contains lots of bloatwares. These Pre-installed apps consume a lot of RAM and make phone slower.

So, this was the drawback of using RedMi Smartphones. Now redmi has launched its new smartphone Mi A1. This smartphone will give you pure android experience. That means you will not get Pre-installed apps as you saw in previous RedMi Smartphones. Getting a pure Android experience means a lot to a user.

The phone will run as smooth as possible and the most important thing is that memory management of device will be good as it will help in multitasking. Now let’s talk about the specifications of the phone. This smartphone can be compared with its competitor Moto G5S Plus in specifications. Both the smartphones have nearly same hardware specifications.

Redmi Mi A1

Key Specifications

  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Up to 128 GB
  • 12MP + 12MP Dual Rear Camera | 5MP Front Camera
  • 3080 mAh Li-polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64 bit Octa Core 2GHz Processor
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2 | Stock Android Version
  • Android One Smartphone – with confirmed upgrades to Android Oreo and Android P

Mi A1 MRP in India is Rs 14,999 /- Availability: Available on Flipkart

Overview

Redmi Mi A1 launched in September 2017 worldwide and is available on Flipkart in India. This smartphone is available in two color black and gold. This smartphone is packed with 64 GB internal with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of ROM. This value budget smartphone is launched with 12 MP dual camera having aperture 26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6. You will get decent photographs as it will absorb much more light. As this smartphone is launched under google one project then it has 2 years software update guarantee from Google. that means that you can get Android O (Oreo) and Android P update as soons as possible. Again despite offering stock Android experience, one drawback is also present that is Hybrid SIM Slot which is fixed in this device. That means you cant use 2 SIM Cards and Memory card at one time. You have to use either one SIM Card or One Memory card. In this smartphone, redmi is offering us USB 2.0 Type-C connector which will help us in fast charging of mobile. The Battery capacity of Redmi Mi A1 is 3080 and the battery is Non-removable.

CAMERA

When we check the camera then we notice that image stabilization at day was awesome but at night or in low light photos catches more noise in it. It has Dual 12 MP shooter which gives you nice photos at daylight. It has an aperture of f/2.2 and f/2.6 for each camera. You will also get a Bookeh effect as it was seen in MOTO G5S PLUS.

DISPLAY

In this device, new display technology is introduced i.e. LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which helps in provide larger pixel densities, lower power consumption than standard LCD and controlled temperature ranges. The display size is 5.5 inches and body to screen ratio is 70.1%. Here we get full HD display of resolution 1080 x 1920 pixel at 403 ppi density with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Other Features

This newly launched device has a finger printed sensor mounted at back, It is quick and responsive. Smartphone has all latest sensors such as an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass that means it will support VR glasses with an ease.

Final Verdict

At an amount of Rs. 14,999 it is the best smartphone you can have. It has 12 MP + 12 MP Dual camera with 5 MP front facing camera which will help you in getting pretty pictures. The most important factor is that Redmi is giving you the stock Android experience for first time and under google one project you can get updates for next two years definately.