Xiaomi Redmi 5A Seems to Have Surfaced on TENAA as Xiaomi MCT3B

Laverne Mann
September 7, 2017

For those who don't know, the specifications and design of Mi A1 are essentially based on Xiaomi's Mi 5X. Our review unit was the Gold variant and perhaps that's why it looked pretty similar to Oppo R11 as well as the iPhone 7 Plus. A fingerprint sensor is on the rear panel. The hybrid SIM card slot is on the upper-left while the volume rocker and power button is placed at the right edge.

New Android One smartphones weren't launched and the ones in the market fell way behind the competition.

This smartphone contains the metal unibody design, 2.5D curved glass. The display also has good viewing angles.

Both Moto G5s Plus and LG Q6 run Android 7.1, but when it comes to pure Android experience, the former comes closest. The Google Protect will always keep it secure, and Google Photos will provide the unlimited high-quality photo storage for its users. It also offers the purest Android interface with hardly any customisation. Google has also confirmed to update the device to Android Oreo before the year end.

Google should have launched a smartphone of Mi A1's calibre back in 2014.

This smartphone is spotted to run the Android 7.1.2 operating system and will be housed with a 1.4 GHz processor. It has 4GB of RAM to offer good multitasking. The body to screen ratio varies as the Mi A1 has 70.1 percentage of screen to body ratio while the K8 Note comes with 70.95 percentage. Moreover, timely patches will ensure the phone's performance doesn't drop down to the brim after a couple of months. It comes with 64GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded upto 128GB. There's a mic hole and an IR blaster. A solid, all-round phone that is a pleasure to use is what was needed. There is also a fingerprint scanner that allows you to unlock your phone quickly. This announcement occurred in India yesterday, and Xiaomi has just shared the first ad for this smartphone. The Mi A1, in addition, also ships with a 380V charger so it can withstand India's varying voltage fluctuation needs.

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The cameras have the Portrait Mode, and it will deliver the field effects like Bokeh.

In terms of imaging, there will be a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, whereas at the front it will sport a 5-megapixel shooter.

I captured few shots. The 5MP front camera was decent but did feel a bit artificial due to beautification.

However, Xiaomi say the Mi A1 is a different phone for India and points out that they have done customization for the market. 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C all connectivity options are available on the device. It packs 3080 mAh battery. But there are certain things where stock Android fells short, and thus Xiaomi has included some of their apps to the device to give a better user experience. SO, I am sure the battery will surely last for a day easily. They've literally dug the Android One program from the grave and brought out the Mi A1 smartphone at just Rs 14,999.

However, despite the cheap price and Google pushing the Android One initially, it did not manage to take off.

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