The phone, that has codename Tissot, is Xiaomi’s first device that comes powered with Google Android One. The ROM is said as the purest form of any Android ROM ever created. It comes with many pros and cons since many Mi Fans prefer to have MIUI rather than the true Android.
This article shows you a preview of some technical specifications that Mi A1 has under its hood. That includes the processor it uses, its RAM capacity, storage capacity, camera, and so on. This will guide you straight to the key features of the device without going to bloat with unuseful details.
Let’s start with its main brain, the electronics that process data and tasks given by its users. Xiaomi opted to plant Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset which is powered with Octa-core Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at 2.0 GHz. This mobile chipset is designed to be very powerful while still balancing performance over power consumption.
The phone also comes with Adreno 506 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). This GPU is capable to process detailed graphics and to deliver it on the screen’s display. Users of the phone should not have much hard time rendering videos, capturing footage, clicking photos, and playing mobile games. Performance-wise, the phone scores relatively awesome for its price range. It gains 1392 in Basemark OS II, 1262 in Basemark OS II 2.0, and 10472 in Basemark X.
Again, besides the powerful processor and GPU, the phone also comes with an LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having 16M colors. The screen display is measured at 5.5 inches (82.6 cm2) with around ~70.1% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio, and approximately ~403 ppi (pixel per inch) density. This multitouch-featured display is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology on top of it.
Despite the phone is only available in one variant of storage: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM, it is equipped with microSD slot that supports up to 128 GB capacity. Not to forget, the device also has 2 SIM card slots which are a Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
Now it comes to the flagship feature of this phone: its camera. It has a dual-camera setup on its rear side. That means there are two camera sensors and two camera lenses working together to produce stunning photos and video footages. The phone has 12 MP (f/2.2, 26mm, 1.25µm) and 12 MP (f/2.6, 50mm, 1µm) cameras. In the software side, it has key features like phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama modes. In terms of videography, the device is capable to capture 2160p videos @30fps and slow-motion 720p videos @120fps (frames per second). Additionally, users can make use of its 5MP front-facing camera to shot selfie or wefie pictures conveniently.
The phone is available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Red color variants. Talking about its size, the dimension of Mi A1 is measured as 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm (6.12 x 2.98 x 0.29 in). It is also pretty light with only 165 g (5.82 oz) in weight. With several other competitors start to appear, its Non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery is surely the only down side of this phone.