Xiaomi Mi A3 First Impressions - A Good Package at 13K
True to its claim, Xiaomi has earned a good brand image for its Mi Android One handsets. Undoubtedly, the Redmi Note series has a bigger market but Android One devices are equally popular all over the world.
The stupendous success of Mi A1 has raised the hopes on Mi A2 series. However, the moderate battery and lack of 3.5mm headphone jack had a negative effect despite its great camera. Without digging the past further, let’s move on to the latest 3rd generation Android One offering.
Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications - Implications:
The 6.08-inch Mi A3 handset is made of glass and metal. Yet, the phone looks gorgeous in design and build. With Triple Gorilla Glass 5 protection, the handset is nice and sturdy to hold.
“More than White” color variant has got a huge fan base when compared to the other variants (“Not just Blue” and “Kind of Grey”).
Leaving the color aside, the clean software of Mi A3 makes it’s a right ambassador of Android One program. At one go, you feel like holding Google Pixel as the icons and wallpaper look one and the same. It has got AMOLED display with 720p (1560x720) resolution.
Though there’s a bit of negativity (Redmi Note 7 Pro has 2340x1080) with respect to the resolution, AMOLED would definitely click for an average user.
For the first time, Mi has got an in-display fingerprint sensor and it’s pretty good in terms of screen unlocking.
Bigger Battery & Decent Camera:
The imaging specs of Mi A2 were really great. And, the Xiaomi continued its legacy by getting 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.79 aperture in Mi A3. The camera has delivered pretty shots with great color representation.
On the front, a 32-megapixel camera has got AI support.
Performance-wise, the Mi A3 is a powerhouse with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset and 4GB RAM (retailing at ₹12,999). It has also got higher variant 6GB RAM+128GB storage that costs ₹15,999.
The bigger 4030mAh battery and 18W fast charging support (bundled with 10W charger) make it durable enough to last a day and beyond.
Why Should You Buy Xiaomi Mi A3?
The stock Android 9.0 Pie (Google software) makes it a clear winner when compared with the likes of Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M 30, etc. In short, Xiaomi Mi A3 is a great package with an excellent battery and stock Android experience.
However, if you are not bothered by clean Android software then there are many options.