Today we will review the Xiaomi mi a3 smartphone and the reason I’ve  been following this series of smartphone is because in my opinion for the budget part of the smartphone marketplace Xiaomi guys gave you a pixel like experience. It’s not about like the craziest spec list but instead it’s about what’s on the other side which is Android one. The Android one program which is giving you a pixel like OS experience completely clean!

Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications

Launch Date August 23, 2019 (Official)
Brand Xiaomi
Model Mi A3
Operating System Android v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI Android One
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Quick Charging Yes

Design

Height 153.4 mm Compare Size
Width 71.85 mm
Thickness 8.4 mm
Weight 173.8 grams
Colours More than White, Not just Blue, Kind of Grey
Waterproof Yes Splash proof

Display

Screen Size 6.08 inches (15.44 cm)
Screen Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Bezel-less display Yes with waterdrop notch
Pixel Density 283 ppi
Display Type Super AMOLED
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v5
Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated) 82.15 %

Performance

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Processor Octa core (2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Adreno 610
RAM 4 GB

Storage

Internal Memory 64 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 256 GB
USB OTG Support Yes

Camera

Main Camera
Resolution 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Primary Cameras
Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Yes Phase Detection autofocus
Physical Aperture F1.79
Flash Yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 8000 x 6000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features 2 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 32 MP Front Camera
Physical Aperture F2.0
Camera Features Fixed Focus
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps

Battery

Capacity 4030 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable   No
Quick Charging Yes Fast, v3.0

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE Yes
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SAR Value Head: 0.527 W/kg, Body: 0.722 W/kg
Wi-Fi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia

Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position On-screen
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

blankblankI have in front of me here a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series so 665 up to two gigahertz CPU device. Over 4 000 milliamp  built batter  with 18 watt fast charging over USB type-c!

The device is slightly bigger than 6 inch and has  AMOLED display that’s kind of a wild animal led display.

Retail price is around 240 usd for  stock Android! And this is Wow!

This device camera also interesting it looks like it’s got an IR blaster 48 megapixel ultra wide triple lens camera 32 megapixel selfie camera the fingerprint scanner you’re looking around and wondering it’s an in display style.

Now Android one is not officially the same software as the pixel you may not see updates exactly as fast but  historically you’ve seen updates to this OS faster than the skin stuff from the manufacturers. Which needs to be patched in that displays.

The first thing that you look at this is maximum brightness as I mentioned it’s AMOLED.

It’s so easy for me to reach across the entire device. Xiaomi mi A3 has really nice and solid glass Gorilla Glass.

Because it is running Android one all of your Google apps are pre-installed by default. If I try to get rid of them I can uninstall it.

I feel more comfortable recommending a lot of people ask me you’re always talking about budget phones which one do you actually recommend it’s kind of hard particularly for people around here coming from iPhones coming from Samsung they have a vision of what a smartphone should be and looks like and you don’t want to recommend something that might throw them off too much this I feel like you could put in a pocket feel very comfy pretty much straight away it really does feel like a true pixel alternative granted not as fast you know the whole thing but it does feel like a valid budget pixel alternative available for around two hundred forty bucks.