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Xiaomi Mi A1 Full Review, Specifications & Price Tag


Xiaomi Mi A1 is a new Smartphone which is been tipped to meet the need of most users. Well, the thickness of the Xiaomi Mi A1 is about 7.3 millimeters and it weighs 165 grams. The smartphone is been designed with a metallic body and it also looks a bit more premium than the popular Xiaomi Note 4. Having gone through Xiaomi Mi A1, we came to find out that the smartphone Xiaomi Mi A1 packs an impressive humongous display screen measuring 5.5 inches, which uses LPTS technology and also boasts Full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels.

The lattest Xiaomi Mi A1 this time, offer you a dual rear camera of 12 megapixel back shooter sensors camera which is really crystal clear. Know it that it also features a wide-angle lens and the other gives you a telephoto lens, and also a high quality which images appear on the card. Bear it in mind that there is a custom camera app which will help most of the dual-lens camera setup. The Xiaomi Mi A1 packs a 5 megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture just for selfie lovers.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage space which can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card. Although comparing the Xiaomi Mix 2 and Redmi Note 4, they use similar processor and their performance is awesomely great. There is abundant storage space at 64 GB, expandable up to 128 GB.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a smartphone which when using, you will ever be happy because of it amazing features. The smartphone runs on the latest android version of version (7.1.2) out of the box. Also, the Android version can also be upgraded to 8.0 Oreo update, or you can equally get the one after that which is the Android P.

In terms of Sim cards, the Xiaomi Mi A1  smartphone packs a dual-SIM smartphone and a powerful battery of 3,080mAh capacity that last long when it is been fully charged. There is also 4G LTE with voice over LTE (VoLTE) support. Recent research revealed that the Xiaomi Mi A1 supports LTE on MTN, 9Mobile, NTel, Smile, and InterC in Nigeria.

PLEAE NOTE: The Xiaomi Mi A1 is not yet available some of the African countries namely Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya respectively. But when available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. The price of the Xiaomi Mi A1 Price in Nigeria is expected to be 95,000 Naira to 150,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.

Full Specifications of Xiaomi Mi A1

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), AndroidOne
  • Processor: 2.0GHz Octa-core Processor (Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625)
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Dimension: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch LPTS IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD Video @30fps, 720p HD Video @120fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase Detection Autofocus, 2X Optical Zoom, Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile Detection, Panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD, up to 128GB (requires SIM2 slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 2.0)


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 3080 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes


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