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Xiaomi Mi A1: A review of the Mi 5X with Android stock

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi knows how to draw attention in the media and finally, after much hype and to comment that launch a smartphone with double camera next September 5 here is, officially, the new Xiaomi Mi A1.

This new Xiaomi Mi A1 is a high end terminal, as Xiaomi comments and the truth is that after analyzing the Xiaomi Mi 5x in depth we have concluded that it is not so but it is true that it is very close. Now, this new mobile opens the ban on a new family, a different family leaving behind MIUI to mount Android stock, family A (the Android One family ).

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Stock

Xiaomi Mi A1: Same hardware but different software than the Mi 5x

We can not avoid doing the comparison, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is a Mi 5x that changes MIUI by Android stock and that is good news since it will have a pure Android experience with Google Apps installed as standard and without problems with ROMs since there will be no version of this mobile that is not multilingual.

Specifications of the Xiaomi Mi A1

  • 5.5 inch screen with FullHD resolution, Gorilla Glass protection and 2.5D edges.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8-core processor and Adreno 506 GPU.
  • 4 GB of RAM.
  • 64 GB of storage with possibility to expand storage with microSD.
  • Dual 12 + 12 MP rear camera with bokeh effect, 2x optical zoom and hybrid zoom up to 10x.
  • 5MP front camera.
  • 3080 mAh battery.

Design Xiaomi Mi A1

The handset supports 4G, WiFi dual-band, WiFi Direct, WiFi Display and has hybrid SIM slot. Neither have they left behind the 3.5mm jack, GPS and Bluetooth. As for the design the terminal has a thickness of only 7.3 mm and will be available in black, gold and pink. Its dimensions are 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 millimeters and its weight is 165 grams.

The phone has fingerprint sensor at the back and infrared sensor at the top. In addition to that it has USB C and an impressive sound with 10 volt amplifier that will be activated to give greater power to the audio and the DHS calibration algorithm.

The great news comes when we talk about Android, the terminal will not come with MIUI but with Android 7.1.1 stock and will be updated to Android Oreo before the end of the year. In addition to that Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be one of the first to update to Android P.

Pure Android in Xiaomi, something never seen

Android version Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi has been working side by side with Google and thanks to this brings us a new phone, an Android One that will use Android Stock. There are some variations but they are very few.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 has a pure Android but has modified the camera application, the infrared application and the Xiaomi store, everything else is pure Android stock.

The alternative camera to the iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5

Xiaomi Mi A1 Camera

Xiaomi insists on their camera, an alternative to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. The terminal has a double camera of 12 MP similar to the one of the Xiaomi Mi 6 although it does not get to be as powerful as the one of this one.

The Mi 5x combines a normal lens with a wide-angle lens to enjoy an impressive Bokeh effect and also the hybrid zoom. On the other hand, to obtain a greater light, the pixel size of 1.25μm allows 56% more light than other similar sensors.

And yes, it is an Android stock with a powerful Xiaomi camera, certainly will eat the snot on many sides. We are looking forward to try it out and see if there is any difference with the Mi 5x but we believe that just the Android customization layer, everything else is identical.

Price and launch of the Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 Price

The price of the terminal will be 14999 rupees, ie about 200 euros to change. Without a doubt the same price as the Xiaomi Mi 5x but with a very big advantage, the new Android stock.

In India it will even have 200 GB free with Airtel although in other countries we do not expect to have this. It is certainly a really interesting option and is presented as the new revolutionary smartphone Xiaomi, the smartphone that will succeed in the market and that will revolutionize everything. The phone will be available from September 12 on the market.

The terminal will be available in Europe, Africa, America and Asia but among the countries where it will be launched is not Spain although it will be easy to get in our country through different retailers. Already cleared the doubts, the new Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android stock is here and is completely real.

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