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Xiaomi Mi A1
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Launch SRP S$349
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Xiaomi Mi A1


8/10
Overall rating 8/10

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a 5.5-inch smartphone with a Full HD resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and runs on pure Android 7.1.2.

Tags: xiaomi, mi a1
Design:
8
Features:
8
User-Friendliness:
7.5
Performance:
7
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Premium metal design
Dual camera setup
Pure Android OS
Great value
THE BAD
No NFC
No fast charging
Dated processor and average performance
Imaging quality could be better

Product Specification

Operating system Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
Built-in Memory 4GB
Display 5.5-inch / 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (~401 ppi) / IPS LCD
Camera
  • Rear: Dual 12-megapixel (26mm, f/2.2 & 50mm, f/2.6) 2x optical zoom, phase-detection AF, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Front: 5-megapixel
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C 2.0, Infrared port
Storage Type
  • 64GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 128GB
Battery 3,080mAh
Dimensions 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight 165g

1 user review(s)

joeltng

Rating by User:
1

The Mi A1 is a great phone. It can be found at a great price, is fast, responsive and has battery that lasts pretty long.

What it fails at is the promise of its Android One heritage. For some inexplicable and unexplained reason, as of date it is still running the AUGUST Security Patch. making it almost a whopping 3 months late. Mi Singapore has been non responsive on the matter and has refused to even give a reason for this delay. It's not because the update is not out or what not (India has the October update for some time now). And if they can't even keep up with simple security updates I am doubtful they would be able to uphold the promise of an Oreo update.

For those of you looking to buy this, until this gets resolve I urge you to look at other phones. at this price point there are PLENTY of options out there available for the same price and performance. Without speedy updates. this phone isn't worth your time or money.


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