Xiaomi Mi A3

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Xiaomi Mi A3

The Mi A3 from Xiaomi is the newest addition to the brand’s lineup of Android One handsets. It is also a significant upgrade over its predecessor, with the first major change being with its 6-inch AMOLED screen that houses an in-display fingerprint scanner and gets Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Sadly, the display resolution had to go down to 1560 x 720 to keep the phone’s price in check. Powering this smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC that has been paired with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage. For software, the Mi A3 comes loaded with near-stock Android 9 Pie OS.

Rear photography on the Mi A3 is handled by an AI triple camera setup where we have a 48MP primary shooter that has been paired with an 8MP ultrawide angle sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front, a 32MP sensor has been provided in a waterdrop notch cutout for selfies. This gadget is backed by a 4,030mAh battery that supports 18W Quick Charge 3.0. Connectivity options on the Mi A3 consist of Dual SIM with 4G VoLTE Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, IR blaster, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, 3.5mm audio, and USB Type-C.

Mi A3 Price in India

The Mi A3 price in India is expected to be INR 19,999 based on what it costs internationally. The phone will be available in More than White, Not just Blue, and Kind of Grey color variants.

Pros: The Mi A3's AMOLED screen is great for media consumption and an in-display fingerprint reader works well. The phone looks stylish and it comes with a good set of cameras. The Mi A3's performance is fast and the phone has bloatware-free stock Android UI. The 4000mAh battery lasts long and supports 18W fast charging.

Cons: The Mi A3 should've had a 1080p display. Some consumers might feel stock Android lacks some much-needed features.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 expert Review

Asif Iqbal Shaik - Last updated Sep 16th 2019
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EXPERT SCORE
BATTERY LIFE
9.0
DISPLAY
8.0
PERFORMANCE
8.0
REAR CAMERA
8.0
SELFIE CAMERA
8.0
VALUE FOR MONEY
7.0

Summary: The Mi A3 is perfect for those who want a mid-range phone with stock Android UI, good cameras and long battery life. It’s a good-looking phone, too. While the phone has an AMOLED screen with good colors, we can’t help but notice its lower resolution (720p) for the size. Some might find Android One UI too basic for their needs, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad phone. It’s just that they’ll have to install more third-party apps to get things done.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 Key Specifications

  • 4030 mAh capacity
  • Dual, Nano-SIM (Hybrid Slot) sim configuration
  • 6 inches screen size
  • Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 cpu
  • Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system
  • 64GB internal
  • 4GB ram
  • Triple (48MP + 8MP +2MP);32MP camera
Store Details Price
Tata CliQ Xiaomi Redmi A3 64 GB (Kind of Grey) 4 GB RAM, Dual SIM 4G 12,875
Flipkart Mi A3 (Kind of Grey, 64 GB)(4 GB RAM) 12,948
Amazon.in Xiaomi Mi A3 (Kind of Grey, 4GB RAM, AMOLED Display, 64GB Storage, 4030mAH Battery) 12,999
paytmmall Mi Mi A3 4 GB 64 GB (Grey) 13,113
happimobiles Xiaomi Mi A3 13,499

AMOLED With In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor

Xiaomi Mi A3 Blue

 

The Mi A3 is the third Android One powered smartphone to release as part of Xiaomi’s A-series lineup. This phone also gets a significant upgrade in its specs, with the most prominent of these being the move to an AMOLED screen that even supports an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Both the front and rear of the handset are covered with Gorilla Glass 5. The display measures 6-inches and sports a U-shaped notch up top. It also boasts a contrast ratio of 60000:1 and is rated for a 102.7 percent coverage of the NTSC color space. The only drawback here is that Xiaomi cut down the resolution to 1560 x 720 pixels presumably to keep the handset’s overall price down.

AI Triple Cameras At The Back, 32MP Selfie Shooter At The Front

Imaging is another aspect that sees a significant improvement over last Year’s Mi A2 (review). There are three cameras on the back, with a 48MP Sony IMX568 camera with an f/1.79 aperture leading the charge. This is a ½-inch sensor that uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to capture more details in both bright and dark scenes. Next up is an 8MP ultrawide angle sensor that offers a 108-degree field of view. Xiaomi has included a distortion correction feature as well to eliminate the fish-eye effect that tends to show up around the edges of the picture. Lastly, we have a 2MP depth sensor that helps capture necessary data for natural bokeh effects.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Triple Rear Cameras

This rear camera offers AI scene detection that automatically adjusts exposure and saturation settings depending on 27 different scenes. For video capture, this setup makes use of EIS to record up to 4K resolution videos with up to 30 FPS. Meanwhile, 1080p videos can be captured at either 30 or 60 fps.

Finally, we have a 32MP f/2.0 aperture sensor at the front that offers features such as AI face unlock and panorama selfie. This sensor is also capable of 4-in-1 pixel binning technique that allows more detail to be captured. Further, this camera can detect up to 12 different scenes and automatically adjust settings appropriately. Video recording here is limited to 1080p at 30 fps.

Android One Smartphone Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon 655 Processor

The Snapdragon 655 is a relatively new chipset that has been manufactured on the 11nm process. It offers eight Kryo 260 CPU cores that clock as high as 2.0GHz. An Adreno 610 GPU handles graphical tasks. To ensure smooth sailing, the phone comes equipped with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB/128GB of fast UFS 2.1 storage. A hybrid card slot allows for an additional 256GB of storage to be added on top.

Being an Android One smartphone, the MI A3 offers a pretty bare-bones Android 9 Pie experience. This allows the phone to receive OS updates and security patches faster than other Xiaomi phones that run MIUI. The phone also comes with Google’s Digital Wellbeing dashboard that can help users more efficiently manage the time they spend on the smartphone.

Large 4030mAh Battery That Charges Over USB Type-C

Keeping the lights on is a rather large 4030mAh battery. This cell charges over a USB Type-C port and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. All of this coupled with the energy-efficient CPU and built-in battery saving techniques should allow the handset to last close two days on a single charge. As mentioned earlier, the phone comes with a hybrid dual SIM card tray that allows two 4G networks to work simultaneously. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and dual-band Wi-Fi. For audio, you get a bottom-firing loudspeaker. With the Mi A3, Xiaomi has brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack which was missing on the Mi A2. And as is typical with Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi A3 also comes with an IR emitter that lets you use the phone as a remote control.


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  1. I was waiting for this phone since last year as A2 was pathetic because of absence of sd card, big size, ugly design and LCD display. I hope it has best camera in its class

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