One of the leading Chinese smart phone giants, Xiaomi released it latest phone Mi A1. Marketed as Xiaomi’s dual camera phone, the new phone is priced at $234 backed with powerful Android One, a lower end version of Google’s operating system. The phone launched will not be available for the users to buy in the US but it would be launched in more than 40 countries. Let us have a look at the specs of the flagship phone of Xiaomi.
Similarities in iPhone 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi A1
There are various similarities one might see in Apple iPhone 7 plus and Xiaomi Mi A1 phone. While looking at the design, people may mistake it to iPhone 7 Plus as it resembles the phone with its dual camera, hidden antenna design with its logo at back along with fingerprint sensor. Even the Chinese giant has said the phone to be similar to Iphone7 Plus.
If you look closely, there would be many more similarities among the two phones. The Xiaomi Mi A1 phone comes in are available in 3 color variants:- Rose gold, Black, and Gold while iPhone is also available in these 3 colors plus Jet black & Silver. Rose gold has been demanded more by the users and many phones are now available to buy in Rose Gold color variant.
Talking about the display screen, Mi A1 has HD 5.5 inch of screen display with a metal body just as the iPhone plus phone. The full-screen phone is easy to handle and carry wherever you go. The HD screen and vivid color and angle views make the phone quite likable. The screen has the home button present with fingerprint sensor at the back beneath the dual lens camera. The Mi logo is placed at the bottom side at the back of the phone with Android One written. The phone is light in weight and looks sleek and stylish.
Dual camera lens
Another similarity among the two is the dual camera at the back of the phone with 12 MP of primary and 12 MP of wide angle lens. The DSLR effect in the Xiaomi Mi A1 phone lets you blur the background and focus on the subject providing you better images. The same feature is in iPhone 7 Plus is called as the Portrait mode. The plus point of the camera of Xiaomi Mi A1 phone is the images taken in the low light. Even in the dim light and at the darker background, the phone gives pretty good images.
Processor and Software of Xiaomi Mi A1
The Mi phone has a USB charging and unlike iPhone 7 Plus, the Chinese manufacturer has not ditched the headphone jack. The headphone jack sits at the top corner of the bottom. With Snapdragon 625 processor and 64GB of Internal storage, the phone does provide a good performance and does not lag while using it for long hours. With Android One, the stock version for the lower end phones, manufacturers did say that the phone would have latest Android, Oreo by the year end.
The manufacturers have described the phone to last a day long with its good battery backup but exactly how much longer will it stay is not disclosed yet. With continuing, game playing and surfing the battery may consume much faster. Not much is known about the battery and if it supports fast charging as well like several other phones available in the market.
Price and release date
The phone is priced at the US $234 but the US residents won’t be able to buy it. The same day when Apple announces the launch of its new phone, Xiaomi Mi A1 will be released from September 12 to the users of over 40 countries including India.
Once the phone is released only then we would be able to bring the hand on honest review about the phone. However, going by the specs and features of the phone, the phone does looks promising and would rather compete some of the leading phone brands around the world. We hope the phone is durable and mark its success run in the market.
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