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Xiaomi Mi A1 / Xiaomi Mi 5X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Xiaomi Mi A1 / Xiaomi Mi 5X. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and durability are on the whole positive. The design and camera also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the usability and screen.

price, camera, design, durability, reliability

screen, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi A1 / Xiaomi Mi 5X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Damien McFerran (trustedreviews.com)

Xiaomi Mi A1

 

Android One coming of age?. Xiaomi Mi A1.

Stock Android ; Dual cameras ; Fast fingerprint scanner ; Good performance

No water- or dust-resistance ; Missing NFC ; Lack of OIS on the cameras

The Xiaomi Mi A1 offers stock Android and a dual-camera setup for under £200, making its minor omissions easier to stomach. This is the phone with which the Android One initiative should have launched.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : T3.com (t3.com)

Xiaomi Mi A1 review: a premium Android One phone without a premium price tag

 

If you want an untouched Android for a great price, this could be the Mi for you

Superb dual camera ; Great performance

Lacks NFC ; Average screen

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Damien McFerran Sahil Mohan Gupta (techradar.com)

Xiaomi Mi A1 review

 

Xiaomi and Google team up to conquer the budget sector

Excellent dual-camera setup ; Stock Android with timely updates promised ; Powerful hardware for the price

No NFC ; No water or dust resistance ; Screen is a bit washed out

The Mi A1’s clutter-free, Android One-certified experience combines elegantly with tried and tested hardware, while the dual-camera capability gives you a premium feel on a budget. Xiaomi ticks all the right boxes with this affordable but feature-rich...

Jan, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Marie Black (techadvisor.co.uk)

Xiaomi Mi A1 review

 

Xiaomi and Android One. Two great things that together are so much more. Check out our review of Xiaomi's first Android One phone - the Mi A1 is the mid-range smartphone Europe has been waiting for.

We're big fans of Xiaomi phones, but have been frustrated by MIUI on many an occasion. The Mi A1 and Mi 5X are to all intents and purposes the same phone, except one runs Android One and the other MIUI 8.5. That's huge news: at last we have a Xiaomi...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5X review: Popularity contest

 

The Xiaomi Mi 5X was unveiled as the first smartphone to carry the new MIUI 9 out of the box. But its key feature lies elsewhere - the Mi 5X has a similar dual-camera setup to the flagship Mi 6 model. Add Redmi Note 4's chipset and pricing, plus the...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Christian Irion (notebookcheck.net)

Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone Review

 

Pure Android at a fair price. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the European version of the Mi 5X. Equipped with LTE band 20 and Android One, for a low price, it offers not only regular and timely security updates but also a two-year update warranty on the security...

excellent camera for photos ; very good workmanship ; bright display ; good color reproduction ; very good voice quality

high power consumption ; headsets do not always work as they should ; no image stabilizer ; only mediocre battery life

The Mi A1 is the first smartphone from Xiaomi that is not delivered with the in-house MIUI operating system; it comes with stock Android instead. Since the Mi A1 is part of the Android One project, you are ensured of quick security updates and an...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review : Android One just got familiar

 

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first in a wave of Android One smartphones to take advantage of Google's new price point target. That might not sound exciting to the average citizen, but to the future of low-cost, high-end smartphone enthusiasts like myself,...

Overall value far exceeds price ; Camera quality exceeds price ; Build quality exceeds price ; Pure Android with Android One ; Comes in three colors

Camera software doesn't rotate properly (pending fix) ; Design replicates iPhone 7 Plus (might also be a pro) ; Not available in the USA (yet)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Xiaomi Mi A1 review: the mid-range device to beat?

 

The Xiaomi Mi A1 delivers plenty of goodness for a mid-range smartphone, with the disappointing dual-camera setup being the only major negative.

Between stock Android, premium looks and a solid battery life, the Xiaomi Mi A1 certainly makes a case for being a mid-range champion. The photography arena is the main casualty though, but few brands have dual-camera phones for R5000 in the first...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Shruti Dhapola (indianexpress.com)

Xiaomi Mi A1 review: Dual-rear cameras shine on this ‘Android One’ phone

 

Xiaomi Mi A1 review: The dual-rear cameras work quite well on this smartphone, and the promise of updates on Android is another advantage.

Mi A1 is not just a Xiaomi device. This is the revival of the Android One project in India. and the world we are told. Of course for many people, the buying point might be the Xiaomi brand name, and not because stock Android is available on this phone....

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One ROM ported to the Mi 5X smartphone

 

Xiaomi's may be the company's first Android One device. But it's identical to the the company launched earlier this year: the only difference is the software.

Both the Mi 5X and Mi A1 feature 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3,080 mAh batteries, dual cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and a microSD card slot.

Sep, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3080
Battery voltage:5

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:120
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:2.6
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Gold, Pink / Gold, White / Pink gold, White / Red / Rose Gold
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:403
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,PCM,WAV
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:N
Video formats supported:M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:HID
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB Type-C / USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, File manager, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory card hot swapping:Y
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3
Height :155.4
Weight:165
Width:75.8