Android One is a software as well as hardware standard through which Google controls the designs of the devices, it is a company of electronics devices that operate the Android Operating System. Xiaomi is one of the largest manufactures of smartphones in Asia. In an event in New Delhi, Xiaomi brought forward its first Android smartphone, the Mi A1. It is an International version of Mi 5X which was launched in China April 2017.
Google’s Android One project was considered useless and dead but Xiaomi partnered with it and launched the Mi A1 smartphone. Xiaomi’s smartphones are generally limited to Chinese markets, but Mi A1 is considered to be a global release. It is considered to be the Xiomi’s best product. The price of Xiaomi Mi A1 in India is Rs 14,999 and $234 in other countries. It is an affordable smartphone for local people. Xiaomi Mi A1 came with Android 7 version but hopefully, it will be getting the latest version Android Oreo by the end of 2017. When the new software version will be launched Android P will be operating in Xiaomi Mi A1.
It is being said that Xiaomi Mi A1 will be the first smartphone at which Android P will be operating. The set will be available in the market by September 12 AT Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi home stores but it will be operating at almost 40 international markets. It will be available in Black, Pink, Rose Gold and Golden color options. Rose Gold color option will be available for the local people by the next month. It has OS upgrades and Google services built in. Xiaomi Mi A1 is trending in countries like Malaysia, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong, Mexico and Indonesia. It has become the most important market for Google and the Chinese Player. It is the most powerful Android One Smartphone to launch.
Features of Xiaomi Mi A1
Nowadays everyone is in a race to get the smartphone with the bigger size so there is a good news for Android users because Mi a1 has a 5.5 inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass, the glass is durable and it protects the smartphone from unwanted scratches, which is an outstanding feature of Xiaomi Mi A1.
It has a metal body and 2.5D curved edge glass at the front which makes its appearance beautiful and stylish. Due to these rounded edged, it becomes easy for a person to hold it in hands, and it makes it comfortable in the palms. It has an “Android One” label at the lower side. It also has physical capacitive keys. The SIM card slot is on upper-left while volume controller and the power button is at the right edge.
It has a dimension of 155.4 mm x 75.8 mm x 7.3 mm.
Dual rear cameras
It is the first ever dual camera device in India. Xiaomi Mi A1 has dual rear cameras with LED flash similar to the flagship Mi 6 which are trending in the market. It is featured with Xiaomi camera app, not the Google camera app. It gives more advanced photography effects.
Google photos offer unlimited supreme quality photo storage. It is the standard gallery app. You can take a photo, edit it and then can upload it by a single tap.
Dual Pyrolytic Graphic Sheet
It has also dual pyrolytic graphic sheet which protects the battery from heating up.
Everyone demands a smartphone in which he can store huge amount of data as it is difficult for a person to carry laptops everywhere but now the people can store abundant data in Mi A1 because It offers 300GB of 4G data for its Airtel customers. It has 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card. It has a 4GB capacity of RAM and LPDDR3 is the type of RAM used by Mi A1. The RAM present in Mi A1 exhibit frequency of 933 MHz.
It weighs 168 grams and is 7.3 mm thick. It is 155.4 mm long. Its width is 75.8 mm. It has got a height of 155.4 mm. Its volume is 85.99 cm³.
CPU is the Central Processing Unit of a mobile device. Its major function is to interpret and execute instructions in software applications. The CPU present in Mi A1 is ARM Cortex-A53 and it is 64 bits. The CPU present in Mi A1 has 8 cores. The frequency exhibited by the CPU is 2000 MHz.
GPU is a graphical processing unit, which manages the commutation for 2G/3D graphics applications. In mobile devices, it is usually utilized in games, videos etc. Mi A1 has QUALCOMM Adreno 506 GPU system. It has a frequency of 650 MHz.
The instruction set is a set of commands used but software to manage the working of CPU. ARMv8 is the instruction set in Mi A1 that performs this function.
It weighs 168 grams and is 7.3 mm thick. It is 155.4 mm long.
The main image is captured by 50mm telephoto lens which is 12 Mega Pixel and has f/2.6 aperture and it offers 2X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom. The depth of field measurement is taken by the wide-angle lens which is 12 Mega Pixel and has a f/2.2 aperture, both the lenses create a bokeh. The crop factor present in Mi A1 is approximately 6.98. The image resolution is 4032 x 3042 pixels, which forms 12.19 MP. And the video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels which form almost 2.07 MP. The features of these cameras are Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital Zoom, Panorama, Face Detection, Self-timer and many other features.
It has an Octa-core processor. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
It has a front camera of 5 Mega Pixel (MP). It has an Image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels which forms approximately 5.04 MP. Video resolution of the front camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels which are equal to almost 2.07 MP.
It has a battery of 3000/3080 mAh charged through USB-C, it supports fast charging. This USB is of version 2.0.
Google Play Protect
It has also installed Google Play Protect in it, which ensures protection against malware and other viruses. Google play protect serves as a security app. It ensures the smooth and safe experience for the user.
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It is mounted with a top and bottom microphone, due to which we receive clearer calls, and it ensures high-quality audio.
It also has a fingerprint scanner at the back. You can use this scanner as a lock with your fingerprint.
It has also Mi Services app due to which the company can receive the data about how the customer is using their phone.
It is also optimized with Google Assistant by which you can book a ride or even order your dinner. It has added ease for their customers.
It has also optimized a headphone amplifier for a better music and listening quality.
It connects your phone with the available Wi-Fi devices automatically. You only have to search for the available Wi-Fi devices, after searching for the available Wi-Fi devices it will automatically connect your phone with the Wi-Fi point. It also has Bluetooth of version 4.2 by which you can share anything you want with any person.
It is the most outstanding feature of Xiaomi Mi A1 due to this your smartphone can be transformed to universal remote by which you can hold your household electronic devices.
It offers dual-SIM dual-standby. Either micro or nano sim.
It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 p.It has different Alert types such as it can vibrate, it also has MP3 and WAV ringtones. This phone has a variety of sensors such as Light, Loudspeakers, Accelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint and much more.
It has also inbuilt in it some additional features which are not present in other Android Phones. The features include Mi Store, Mi Feedback, MI Home and Mi Remote. One more feature is Google Assistant Optimization which is activated by pressing longer on the home button. It has also had an infrared emitter at the top.p.
Other Smartphones launched by Android One
The other smartphones which are launched by Android One are Micromax Canvas A1, Lava Pixel V1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream UNO. Mito Impact, Nexian Journey One, Infinix Hot 2 X510, and Evercoss One X are Android Device launched in Indonesia. In Pakistan, Qmobile is serving as the Android One device. Cherry Mobile One and My Phone Uno are Android One device available for the Philippines. In Turkey, General Mobile 4G has been launched under the banner of Android One smartphones.
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Table of Content
- 1 Features of Xiaomi Mi A1
- 1.1 Size
- 1.2 Appearance
- 1.3 Dimensions
- 1.4 Dual rear cameras
- 1.5 Google Photos
- 1.6 Dual Pyrolytic Graphic Sheet
- 1.7 Data storage
- 1.8 Design
- 1.9 CPU
- 1.10 GPU
- 1.11 Instruction set
- 1.12 Weight
- 1.13 Dual Lens
- 1.14 Processor
- 1.15 Front Camera
- 1.16 Battery
- 1.17 Google Play Protect
- 1.18 Microphone
- 1.19 Fingerprint Scanner
- 1.20 Mi Services
- 1.21 Google Assistant
- 1.22 Headphone Amplifier
- 1.23 Connectivity
- 1.24 IR blaster
- 1.25 Dual-SIM
- 1.26 Resolution
- 1.27 Additional Features
- 1.28 Other Smartphones launched by Android One