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Xiaomi Mi A1 Specs and Price

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An Android One device, the Xiaomi Mi A1 (a.k.a Xiaomi Mi 5X in China) is an affordable mid-range offering that promises great user experience. Like some more expensive new smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi A1 offers you dual camera setup plus unadulterated, rich Android experience.

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Xiaomi Mi A1 Key Specs & Features

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 652 Octa-core CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), AndroidOne
  • 64GB Storage
  • Dual 12MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3080 mAh Li-ion Battery with Fast Charging

Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

Design and Display

Parading a minimalist design, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is a compact device that should fit comfortably into most users’ hands. The thickness is just about 7.3 millimetres and it weighs 165 grams. The all-metal design may be said to look a bit more premium than the popular Redmi Note 4.

On the front, the Xiaomi Mi A1 carries a humongous display measuring 5.5 inches diagonally. This uses LPTS technology and boasts Full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Users can expect sharp, colourful images here. The 2.5D curved glass on top adds to the appeal.


The Xiaomi Mi A1 looks to rub shoulders with some newer, more expensive devices that offer you dual rear cameras. It packs two 12 megapixel sensors on the rear. One features a wide-angle lens and the other gives you a telephoto lens. High quality images appear on the card then.

There is a custom camera app in the mix to make the most of the dual-lens camera setup. You get a more ‘regular’ 5 megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture on the front.

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Under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi A1 has capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor running at speeds up to 2 GHz. On the basis of previous performance, the 64-bit CPU promises robust power. RAM of 4 GB makes this even more feasible.

For comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 and Redmi Note 4 use similar processor and their performance is great. There is abundant storage space at 64 GB, expandable up to 128 GB.

Software and Other Features

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is one to consider if you are the type that desires pure, uncoated Android software. It boots latest Nougat version (7.1.2) out of the box. There is no MIUI skin in the mix. The Android One device is in line for Android 8.0 Oreo update. You will also get the one after that – the Android P.

The dual-SIM smartphone gets juice from a 3,080mAh battery. There is 4G LTE with voice over LTE (VoLTE) support. Xiaomi Mi A1 supports LTE on MTN, 9Mobile, NTel, Smile, and InterC in Nigeria.

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Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi Mi A1 is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Xiaomi Mi A1 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 95,000 Naira to 150,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Mi A1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), AndroidOne
  • Processor: 2.0GHz Octa-core Processor (Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625)
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Dimension: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch LPTS IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD Video @30fps, 720p HD Video @120fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase Detection Autofocus, 2X Optical Zoom, Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile Detection, Panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD, up to 128GB (requires SIM2 slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 2.0)


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 3080 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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NaijaTechGuide Team is made up of Experienced Tech Enthusiasts and Professionals led my Paschal Okafor, a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with over 17 years of Experience writing about Technology. Some of us were writing about Mobile Phones before the first Android Phones and iPhones were launched.

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