Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 handset that is actually AndroidOne powered which means Xiaomi is taking care of the hardware and Google will be handling the software part. The biggest advantage of Mi A1 is it will continue getting Android updates, the next one will be Android O and the next will be Android P.

It is equipped with Snapdragon 625 14nm chipset which is very powerful and hardly heats up, perfect for gaming. Screen quality is also pretty good with a Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Main feature is the dual camaer on the back which can take photos with bokeh effect.

SAR Value : 1.26 W/kg @ 1g head and 0.17 W/kg @1g body (15mm distance)
Body : Build and finishing is very good, weight is 163 gram, easy to use and hold, comfortable, metal body with curvy design
SIM Type : Nano SIM + Nano SIM / Micro SD card (Hybrid slot), 4G VoLTE supported
Weight and Dimensions : 163 grams, 7.3mm thick
Screen : 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are very good, 2.5D curved glass and corning gorilla glass protected for added protection
Connectivity : 4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS, IR Blaster and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light and magnetic, Gyro, hall and Step counter
LED Notification : Yes, single color
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 4GB (about 2.8GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64GB (about 52GB free on first boot)
Micro SD : Yes 128GB MAX OS : Android Nougat 7.1.2, will get Android Oreo and Android P updates, this is pure android and not running MIUI
Rear Camera : 12MP wide angle (f/2.2) – 25mm focal length + 12MP Telephoto (f/2.6) 50mm focal length, auto focus, flash, dual tone LED flash
Front Camera : 5MP, f/2.0, beauty mode
Video Recording : max 4K resolution
Battery capacity : 3080mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : I used the QC 3.0 fast charger to charge it took 2 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, so fast charger really did not charge that fast, handset does not support fast charging, use the charge provided
Battery Life : 5 to 9 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half days of mixed usage

MiA1 is an excellent handset from Xiaomi, and add to it powered by AndroidOne – this makes it even more special.

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