Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications and Reviews

There are endless phones in the world of communication. With the emergence of telephone, the distance between two people was reduced as it made them talk directly. Then came the cell phones which were not depended on the cables of telephone companies and hence one can easily communicate at any moment and from any area. However, with basic cell phones, the users were depended on calling and texting only. Later came the smartphone that works effectively on an operating system and able to carry out numerous tasks with its touchscreen. The smartphone brought revolution in the communication. The communication was no more restricted to aphone call or texts only as with the help of this device one can use several options of communication including the messengers. With the smartphone recording of videos and capturing of images also have been made easier. The exchange of data files can also be done with a few applications on this device. Xiaomi is also one of the leading companies in the field smartphone production which has started the operation only a few years back.

Xiaomi is a private company that develops designs and sells smartphones and other electronic products. This company was founded in 2010 by the entrepreneur Lei Jun based on the idea “innovation for everyone.” The main vision of the company is to provide high-quality products with the latest technology accessible to the masses. They strive on improving with each product they sell by taking feedback from the customers and rectifying previous mistakes. Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the globe rapidly. The developer team at Xiaomi works hard to ensure their products remain unique and unparalleled. The company is headquartered in China, Beijing and has many offices in India, Brazil, and Asia-Pacific. In India, Xiaomi has become one of the best smartphone companies due to its innovative marketing, developing, and distributing strategies. Its main focus is to provide edge cutting products at affordable prices. Xiaomi has recently launched a full-featured smartphone, Xiaomi Mi A1, this product gained popularity as soon as it was launched in the market.

Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched on 12th September 2017. The phone was in the limelight as soon as it was launched due to its various distinguishing factors. One of the main reasons for its popularity is that it is the cheapest octa processor phone. No other phone in this price range is as fast as Xiaomi Mi A1. The detailed features of the phone are given below:

Display and Screen

The Xiaomi Mi A1smartphone flaunts a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass which protects the phone from any unwanted scratches. The capacitive screen responds well to multi-touch feature.  The resolution of 1080 x 1920 is a result of 410 PPI pixel density. The dimensions of the phone are 155.4 mm x 75.8 mm. This is a slim phone with only 7.3 mm thickness and weighs 165 grams. It is equipped with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor for security. The back and case of this phone are made up of metal. The phone comes in various colours-Black, Gold Black, and Rose Gold. The standard size of the display and various options of colour make the user choose the best suitable phone for him easily.


Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on Android v7.1.2, Nougat operating system. This smartphone is covered under Android One and runs stock Android instead of MIUI, up gradation to new Android versions are promised by Google. A 2GHz Cortex A53 octa-core processor powers the device. The processor is placed on top of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 and is assisted by 4 GB of RAM. The latest version of Android OS and the large-sized RAM helps the user to enjoy the quick access to all the apps including social media.


For a smartphone the camera properties hold great significance and buyers check the quality of the camera before choosing the device in this competitive age.  The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with dual primary cameras of 12MP+12MP, which together click crystal clear pictures and videos. Images of 4000 x 3000 Pixels resolution can be captured by this phone. The camera can record videos of 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 120 fps resolution. The phone is also armed with a 5MP front camera that clicks beautiful selfies and gives seamless video calling experience. The device is famous for its camera result which can also shoot beautiful moments with the best resolution.

Storage and Battery

The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with an internal storage of 64GB which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. The phone is powered by a 3080 mAh Li-ion battery which is not user replaceable. The tremendous provision for storage and excellent battery backup help the user to enjoy the device for every purpose.

Connectivity Options

On the grounds of connectivity, it is a dual SIM phone with a micro and a nano SIM slot. This phone supports all Indian bands. Some more connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz,mobile hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS, Glonass, GPRS,EDGE, no NFC, and does not support micro-USB. Other than NFC there is hardly any connectivity option that is not provided on the device. Hence one can easily move the data files from one device to another.


Xiaomi Mi A1 price in India is Rs16999. This places the phone in the mid-range.


Xiaomi Mi A1 is loaded with the latest features. This phone has a premium design, sleek look and smooth multitasking, which make it a great choice. The average battery backup can be seen as a drawback. However, the processing speed and the picture quality leave the customers spellbound. One can choose this phone for clean software experience and heavy gaming. No other product in this price range offers these features. If someone is looking for a low budget and highly equipped smartphone, then Xiaomi Mi A1 is surely the perfect option.