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Xiaomi Mi A1 / Xiaomi Mi 5X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Xiaomi Mi A1 / Xiaomi Mi 5X. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and reliability are overall positive. The durability and camera are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the design. The screen and usability get negative opinions.

price, camera, durability, reliability, portability

usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi A1 / Xiaomi Mi 5X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Damien McFerran Sahil Mohan Gupta (

Xiaomi Mi A1 review


Xiaomi and Google team up to conquer the budget sector

Excellent dual-camera setup ; Stock Android with timely updates promised ; Powerful hardware for the price

No NFC ; No water or dust resistance ; Screen is a bit washed out

The Mi A1’s clutter-free, Android One-certified experience combines elegantly with tried and tested hardware, while the dual-camera capability gives you a premium feel on a budget. Xiaomi ticks all the right boxes with this affordable but feature-rich...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Xiaomi Mi A1


Android One coming of age?. Xiaomi Mi A1.

Stock Android ; Dual cameras ; Fast fingerprint scanner ; Good performance

No water- or dust-resistance ; Missing NFC ; Lack of OIS on the cameras

The Xiaomi Mi A1 offers stock Android and a dual-camera setup for under £200, making its minor omissions easier to stomach. This is the phone with which the Android One initiative should have launched.

Jan, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Marie Black (

Xiaomi Mi A1 review


Xiaomi and Android One. Two great things that together are so much more. Check out our review of Xiaomi's first Android One phone - the Mi A1 is the mid-range smartphone Europe has been waiting for.

We're big fans of Xiaomi phones, but have been frustrated by MIUI on many an occasion. The Mi A1 and Mi 5X are to all intents and purposes the same phone, except one runs Android One and the other MIUI 8.5. That's huge news: at last we have a Xiaomi...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review : Android One just got familiar


Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first in a wave of Android One smartphones to take advantage of Google's new price point target. That might not sound exciting to the average citizen, but to the future of low-cost, high-end smartphone enthusiasts like myself,...

Overall value far exceeds price ; Camera quality exceeds price ; Build quality exceeds price ; Pure Android with Android One ; Comes in three colors

Camera software doesn't rotate properly (pending fix) ; Design replicates iPhone 7 Plus (might also be a pro) ; Not available in the USA (yet)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Xiaomi Mi 5X review: Popularity contest


The Xiaomi Mi 5X was unveiled as the first smartphone to carry the new MIUI 9 out of the box. But its key feature lies elsewhere - the Mi 5X has a similar dual-camera setup to the flagship Mi 6 model. Add Redmi Note 4's chipset and pricing, plus the...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Shruti Dhapola (

Xiaomi Mi A1 review: Dual-rear cameras shine on this ‘Android One’ phone


Xiaomi Mi A1 review: The dual-rear cameras work quite well on this smartphone, and the promise of updates on Android is another advantage.

Mi A1 is not just a Xiaomi device. This is the revival of the Android One project in India. and the world we are told. Of course for many people, the buying point might be the Xiaomi brand name, and not because stock Android is available on this phone....

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One ROM ported to the Mi 5X smartphone


Xiaomi's may be the company's first Android One device. But it's identical to the the company launched earlier this year: the only difference is the software.

Both the Mi 5X and Mi A1 feature 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3,080 mAh batteries, dual cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and a microSD card slot.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Vipul Vij (

Xiaomi Mi A1 Full Review Xiaomi Mi A1 Full Review


Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in India on September 5th at a price of Rs 14999. Two USPs of the device are the dual-camera setup and stock Android OS. The Mi A1 is the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature stock Android OS in association with Google's Android...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Xiaomi Mi A1 is an Android One phone with stock software, dual cameras


As , Chinese phone maker is launching its first phone to ship with nearly stock Android software rather than the company's own MIUI user interface. The is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch, full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM,...

But I wouldn’t be surprised to find stores that are willing to sell you the international model in the States… just don’t expect it to support all US network bands.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review


The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first and only Mi phone to run stock Android out of the box. Being part of the Android One program, it comes with an update promise.

Stock Android, with update promise ; Dependable performance

Camera lacks good low light prowess ; Battery life could have been better

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a jack of all trades, but master of none. As far as budget smartphones are concerned, this is one of the most dependable phones out there.

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3080
Battery voltage:5

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:120
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y


Colour of product:Black / Gold, Pink / Gold, White / Pink gold, White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


FM radio:N


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA
4G bands supported:850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB Type-C / USB


Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:v7.1.1 (Nougat)


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:4


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :155.4