Xiaomi Mi A3

Launch Date : 23 August, 2019
Xiaomi Mi A3
14,999
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 32 MP Front Camera
  • 6 inches 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~286 ppi density) Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4030 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi A3: Specs Score

  • 3
    Camera
  • 3
    Battery
  • 3
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 3
    Performance
Rated at 68.75%
  • Display: 3/5
    Low Resolution OLED Display
  • Camera : 3/5
    Triple Camera With 48MP Primary Sensor
  • Processor : 3/5
    Good day-to-day Performance
  • Battery : 3/5
    Battery Bigger Than 4,000 mAh
  • RAM : 3.5/5
    Up To 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 4/5
    Hybrid microSD Card Slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Xiaomi Mi A3: Price

Xiaomi Mi A3: Review

Pros
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Snapdragon 665 SoC
Cons
  • 720p Display

Xiaomi Mi A3: Design

The Xiaomi Mi A3 is the 3rd generation Android One device from Xiaomi, which is also the first Android One smartphone to feature a triple rear-camera setup. The smartphone has an all-glass design with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Overall, the Xiaomi Mi A3 flaunts a premium-looking design with a 6.08-inch AMOLED display with dot drop notch. In fact, the Xiaomi Mi A3 looks a lot similar to the company's flagship, the Mi 9.

Xiaomi Mi A3: Hardware Performance

The Xiaomi Mi A3 is one of the first smartphones in the world to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Unlike the Mi A2, the Xiaomi Mi A3 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is a good add-on, especially for those, who listen to music via wired headsets. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 is a capable octa-core chipset, and the smartphone can play games like PUBG without any issue, as the smartphone has a 720p display, the smartphone can perform well even while running graphics-intensive apps, as the chipset has to drive less number of pixels.

Xiaomi Mi A3: Camera Performance

The Xiaomi Mi A3 has a triple rear-camera setup with a 48 MP primary camera, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2 MP depth camera. At the front, the smartphone houses a single 32 MP selfie camera, capable of supporting Face Unlock. The primary camera setup on the Xiaomi Mi A3 can record 1080p videos, and also supports a boast of camera-centric features like panorama mode, portrait mode, and night mode for improved low-light camera performance.

Xiaomi Mi A3: Price To Specs Ratio

The Xiaomi Mi A3 retails in Europe for 249 Euros or Rs. 20,000, which makes it an expensive smartphone, especially because the smartphone features a 720p display. There is no doubt in the fact that the Xiaomi Mi A3 has a capable chipset with AMOLED display. However, having a low-resolution screen, especially on a phone that costs around Rs. 20,000 is a bummer. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie OS with stock Android skin, which makes it an attractive offering. If you are looking for a stock Android smartphones with features like triple camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, AMOLED display, and all under Rs. 20,000, then the Mi A3 might make the cut.

Xiaomi Mi A3: Important Features/Highlights

The Xiaomi Mi A3 solves most of the issues found on the Mi A2. The 3rd Gen Mi A3 has a better display (though it is a low-resolution panel) with a capable chipset, and the company resurrects the headphone jack. The 4030 mAh battery makes sure that the smartphone can last up to an entire day on a single charge. Xiaomi Mi A3 is also one of the most premium-looking Android smartphones that we have seen. If you value a good premium design, then, you will appreciate the design offered on the Xiaomi Mi A3.

Xiaomi Mi A3: Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi A3 is one of those smartphones, which offers a great set of features with a few setbacks. Though the smartphone has an AMOLED display, it is still a 720p panel, which makes it a bit dated, especially for those, who watch a lot of content on the go. If you are looking for a great Android One smartphone with premium design, bigger battery, and triple camera setup, the Xiaomi Mi A3 is the one you can go for.

Xiaomi Mi A3: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI Android One
Device type Phablet
Sim Hybrid Dual Sim
Colours Blue, Grey, White
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2019
Indian Release Date 23 August, 2019
BODY
Dimensions 156.48 x 71.85 x 8.47 mm
Weight 173.8 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.08 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~286 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) AMOLED (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
CPU Octa Core (Quad 2GHz + Quad 1.8GHz) Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 610
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.79) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Triple Lens Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 32 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, Auto HDR, Panorama, Portrait, EIS, Bokeh, 4K video recording
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Video Player MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 4030 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Port Yes
USB USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, IR Sensor
Other Features Quick Charging, AI Camera, Face Unlock, Water resistant

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Xiaomi Mi A3: FaQs

  • Is the Xiaomi Mi A3 protected by corning gorilla glass?

    Yes, the smartphone is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

  • How is the Xiaomi Mi A3 selfie camera?

    It has a 32MP selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0.

  • What is the screen size of the Xiaomi Mi A3?

    The handset has a 6.08-inch AMOLED display with dot drop notch.

  • How is the rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi A3?

    There is a triple camera module at the back side which offers 48MP primary camera.

  • Is there is a microSD card slot on the Xiaomi Mi A3?

    Yes, the storage of the smartphone is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.

  • What is the capacity of the battery on the Xiaomi Mi A3?

    The Xiaomi Mi A3 gets its fuel from a 4,030 mAh battery with support for quick charging technology.

  • Is the Xiaomi Mi A3 good for gaming?

    The smartphone packs the Snapdragon 665 chipset, which can handle heavy games and daily usage without any issue.

  • Does the Xiaomi Mi A3 support 5G?

    No, the smartphone does not support 5G network.

  • Which phone is better, Xiaomi Mi A3 or Samsung Galaxy M30s?

    You get some similar features on both handsets such as an AMOLED panel, 48MP triple-lens setup. However, you are a selfie lover can go for the Xiaomi Mi A3.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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