Have a look at these …
- A 5.5-inch full HD LTPS Touch display with Gorilla glass protection,
- A dual rear-facing camera setup similar to that found on the iPhone 7 Plus,
- An octa-core CPU,
- 4 gigabytes of RAM and,
- A 3080 mAh battery
… are some of the key features the Xiaomi Mi A1 brings to the table, all for under ₦100k.
- Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
- Display: 5.5 inches, LTPS IPS LCD Touchscreen display — (1080 x 1920 pixels)
- Software: Android v7.1.2 (Nougat)
- Processor: 2.0 GHz Octa-core CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625)
- Memory: 4GB RAM | 64GB ROM
- Cameras: Front — 5 MP (1080p) | Rear — Dual 12 MP setup (f/2.2 & f/2.6, PDAF, 2x Optical zoom, dual-LED flash, [email protected] video)
- Battery: 3080 mAh
- Price: Check today’s price
Software, Design, Display
The Xiaomi Mi A1, launched in the third quarter of 2017, is an LTE-enabled dual-SIM smartphone running on Android’s version 7.1.2 (Nougat) right out of the box.
And thanks to the fact that the smartphone is an ‘Android One’ device, you’d be getting stock Android on purchasing this device.
In terms of design, the A1, albeit bearing a striking resemblance to the iPhone 7 Plus, is a beauty to look at:
What you’re seeing a device crafted with metal having a thickness of fewer than 0.75 centimeters with a camera bump at the back.
Available in black, gold and rose gold, the Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS touch display having a 1080 by 1920-pixel resolution resulting in a pixel density of about 401 pixels per inch — 401 PPI.
Performance, Hardware, Cameras
Within the device sits a Qualcomm SoC.
The Xiaomi Mi A1’s performance is handled by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core CPU (Snapdragon 625) and an Adreno 506 GPU.
To take care of concurrently running applications, the device sports 4GB of RAM and for storage of multimedia and documents, the Mi A1 ships with 64GB onboard storage.
64GB too small for your storage needs?
You can also throw in a memory card (capacities up to 128GB) to expand the storage space. Just know that the card would consume one SIM slot.
For snaps and selfies, the Xiaomi Mi A1’s 5-megapixel front-facing shooter which supports 1080p shots would be up to the task.
And as stated in the introductory part of this piece, the primary shooter on this device is a dual-camera setup. A dual setup having two 12-megapixel lenses and support for 4k video shots at 30 frames per second.
Security-wise, you’d be relying on the fingerprint sensor Xiaomi mounted at the back of the device, and for power, the Mi A1 features a generous 3080 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery within its chassis.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Price in Nigeria
The Xiaomi Mi A1, would not be ‘officially’ available in Nigeria but can be picked up online for between ₦90,000 ($245) – ₦110,000 ($290).
How cheap you get the device depends on the store you’re purchasing from.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Full Device Specifications
Here are the full essential details about the device…
Network and Software
|4G||Yes (Bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Hybrid)|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.2 (Nougat)|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Rose Gold|
|Display Size||5.5 inches|
|Display Type||LTPS IPS LCD Touchscreen|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
Performance and Hardware
|Processor Name||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|Processor Type||2.0 GHz Octa-core CPU|
|SD Card Support||Yes (up to 128 GB)|
|Front Camera||5 MP (1080p)|
|Rear Camera||Dual 12 MP setup (f/2.2 & f/2.6, PDAF, 2x Optical zoom, dual-LED flash, [email protected] video)|
|Battery Capacity||3080 mAh|
Connectivity and Multimedia
|WiFi||Yes (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)|
|Other Features||Fingerprint sensor, Android One|