Xiaomi launched a Midrange Android One smartphone Named Mi A3. In Some Markets, In China, Xiaomi Released this Smartphone With MiUi named as Mi CC9e. This Mi A3 was released in Spain on 17 July 2019. Mi A3 is priced at 250 Euros @ 4GB + 64 GB Variant and 280 Euros @ 6GB + 128GB Variant.
Xiaomi Released Mi A3 in 4GB + 64GB, 6GB Ram + 128GB Internal Storage Model. when I’m using Mi A3 I got a Budget Smartphone feeling when holding in the hand with a Triple Camera Setup on rear and single-camera set up on the front & SD 665 at a Un Believable Price makes this Smartphone a true Performance & Camera beast.
Xiaomi has Made Several Changes In in Mi A3 From MiA2. They placed the HD+ AMOLED Display, Triple Cameras, Body From The Mi CC9e And Changed The processor To Snapdragon 665. This Snapdragon 665 is midrange processor With Slight Upgrades in SD 660.
Mi A3 features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 665. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x Kryo 260 (A73) High power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, second part features 4x Kryo 260 A55 Low powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 610 GPU. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Mi A3 and Jump into the review.
Mi A3 Specs
- 6.01” HD+ 19:9 AMOLED Waterdrop notch Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU
- Adreno 610 GPU
- 4 GB LPDDR4X Ram
- 64 / 128 GB Internal Storage.
- Triple Camera: 48MP F/1.8 (main) + 8MP F/2.2 PDAF ( Wide angle) + 2MP F/2.4 ( Depth)
- 32MP f/2.0 Pop-up front camera
- 4030mAH battery with 18W charging support
- Android One 9.0 Pie
- In-Display fingerprint scanner
- Volte / Dual GPS / WiFi
- Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C / UFS 2.1
6.39″ HD+ AMOLED Screen :
Here in Display Department, Mi A3 Features an Excellent 6.01″ HD+ AMOLED panel Notch screen made by Samsung with 286 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. But the Only Problem is Resolution
it is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 On Front Which is Drop-resistant and Protects the AMOLED Screen.
Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:
In Mi A3, Xiaomi Used the traditional Single Speaker System and it is Much louder and equal when Compared to Single Speaker System used in 2019 Midrange Smartphones. we can see this traditional Single Speaker System in Mi A3 Smartphone also. The Out From the Speaker is Clear.
Xiaomi Has Included Headphone jack In Mi A3 Smartphone which is a good thing in my opinion. All the brand are not taking interest of headphone jack and removing it. Coming to 3.5mm and earphones, the 3.5mm port provides an average Quality In terms of Performance.
Build Quality :
Xiaomi is Build with Aluminium Frame on the side & Back, Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Mi A3 well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.01″ Amoled screen.
In-Display Fingerprint scanner:
Mi A3 Features an In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is Very fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Mi A3 does not have any Face Unlock system, So the User have to rely On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor.
Mi A3 Has a Single Coloured Notification Light Which Is Embedded In The Aluminium Frame. This is good To See In Night time, In Daytime it will Be not visible.
Mi A3 feels A bit Heavy with 6.01″ Screen and 4030 mAh battery equipped. This Mi A3 can be used by one hand But, You Will feel Little Heavy While Using. You Will Not Feel After Using a Week. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is made up of Aluminum and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.
My Mi A3 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 25% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4030 mAH Battery. We got 4.5 to 5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 5.5hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Mi A3 is very low. the 18W Quick charging makes charges the phone in 120 min which is a bit good.
Stock Android 9 Pie :
Here the Mi A3 comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 9 Pie which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 9 Pie. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Mi A3 Xiaomi has also Conformed this.
My Mi A3 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Mi A2 Which was Released Last Year. there are no issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with Mi A3. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Mi A3 device. it features 4 / 6 GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Mi A3. Multitasking experience is good.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 665 Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.
In Mi A3, Out of 64, 128GB Storage, we get 64GB, 108GB With Google Account Included.
Call Quality :
The Call quality on Mi A3 is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Mi A3 the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.
Coming to the Camera Department, Mi A3 features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single-Camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Mi A3 . let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Primary Camera: the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details Which are near to natural photo. Exposure is in control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting conditions. In low light conditions, the images are very clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see.
2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Mi A3 does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP camera captures average quality photos with decent sharpness and in Controlled Exposure.
3. Depth camera:
the 2MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.4. The Depth camera is Very Good and provides Equal bokeh Effects By recognizing Edges.
Video recording can be done up to 4k@60fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@60fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range. Slow Motion Video Recording is Good
Selfie camera :
Mi A3 has a 32MP pop-up selfie camera with large 0.8 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0.
The Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Equal low-light images compared to the rear camera. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range. This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.
We can record Video Up to 1080p@30fps. the Video Footage is pretty Great Through Selfie camera.
- Awesome AMOLED Panel
- Fastest In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
- 3.5MM Jack, IR Blaster, Micro Sd Card Slot Are Present
- Fast and Fluid Stock Android 9 Pie
- Great hardware for Gaming
- Great Rear camera In Day & Lowlight Conditions
- Excellent Front Camera in Any Conditions
- Excellent Back Gradient Design
- Awesome Battery Life & Faster Charging with 27W Quick Charging
- 720p Resolution Screen
- Audio Jack Quality is Averge
- Auto brightness Sensor Respond very late In Direct Sunlight. So have to Adjust Manually For Brightness
Who can Get Mi A3 SmartPhone view:
if you want a True Midrange Phone with Bright AMOLED HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 665 processor and 18W Wired fast charging 32 Camera, Triple Rear Camera Setup with Stock Android 9 Pie then you can go with MiA3 SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then
Nokia 5.1 Plus and if you want better Samatphones Within a Higher Price Range then
Mi 9 SE
Huawei P30 Lite
Motorola One Vision can be your Alternatives to Mi A3.
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