The Xiaomi Mi A1 is Xiaomi’s first ‘Android One’ smartphone, which essentially means that it comes with stock Android, instead of Xiaomi’s proprietary skin, as it is a part of Google’s Android One project. Other than the software change, this handset is completely identical to the Xiaomi Mi 5X which launched before it. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a mid-range smartphone, and it is currently discounted on GearBest, you can grab this phone for only $199.99 by utilizing the provided coupon code, listed down below, where you’ll also find a purchase link for this phone.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a metal-clad smartphone which comes with a set of capacitive buttons below the display, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi Mi A1 does not exactly have the thinnest bezels out there, though its side bezels are not that thick at all. The Mi A1 also comes with a dual camera setup on the back, and those two cameras protrude a bit, while you’ll also find Xiaomi’s logo imprinted on the back side of this smartphone. All of the phone’s physical keys can be found on the right-hand side of the device, while its SIM card tray lies on the left. The Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor, while it comes with a 3,080mAh non-removable battery. Two 12-megapixel snappers are placed on the back of this phone, while you’ll find a single 5-megapixel camera on the phone’s front side. Android 7.1.2 Nougat comes pre-installed on the device, but Android 8.0 Oreo is on the way, and will arrive in the near future. It’s also worth noting that the Mi A1 comes with a dual SIM setup as well, and this is a hybrid dual SIM setup, which means you can utilize the second SIM card slot in order to expand the phone’s storage.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is not a premium smartphone or anything of the sort, but it’s a solid mid-range offering by the company, and those of you who are looking for a clean build of Android, and don’t want to splash out on getting the Google Pixel 2 (XL), well, this is your cheaper alternative, and a really solid alternative at that. You can also check out our review of the Xiaomi Mi A1 if you need more info.