Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus is the higher variant of the Redmi A1 launched by Xiaomi in September 2022. It’s one of the most affordable smartphones in the company’s lineup. This budget phone is powered by a Helio A22 chipset and support up to 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. The Xiaomi A1 Plus has a large 6.52 inches display, 5000mAh battery capacity, a dual-lens 8MP+QVGA back camera and runs on Android 12 Go Edition.
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Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus Key Specs and Features
- 6.52 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (~269 ppi density), ~81.0% screen-to-body ratio
- Android 12 (Go edition), MIUI 12
- Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) Quad Core Processor
- 2GB, 3GB RAM
- 8 MP (wide) + 0.08 MP (depth) Dual Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (rear mounted)
- 32GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE
- 10W Fast Charging Capacity
- 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Like most entry level smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus design is simple with no element of surprise or unnecessary embellishments. Similarly, apart from the addition of a rear-mounted fingerprint reader on the Redmi A1+, there are no discernible differences between its design and that of the regular Redmi A1.
It has a plastic build with textured finish with a solid and built-to-last chassis. Weighing about 192g and measuring 164.9 x 76.8 x 9.1 mm in dimension, it shows that this smartphone is relatively large and may not be suitable for those who prefer smaller and more compact devices.
On the front, this cheap android phone has a large 6.52-inch IPS LCD display which has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, and a pixel density of approximately 269 pixels per inch. The display has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of around 81.0%, with minimal bezels on the sides and top.
It also has with a typical brightness level of 400 nits, hence, the display visible even in bright outdoor environments. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, which helps to protect against scratches and minor drops.
The Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus rear panel has a dual-camera setup located in the top left corner, along with a LED flash.
Furthermore, on the right side of this Xiaomi phone there are the volume rocker buttons and power buttons, while the left has the SIM card/microSD card slot. The top of the device has a speaker and on the bottom edge, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro-USB port for charging and data transfer.
The Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus has a dual-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 8-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 0.08-megapixel depth sensor. The camera module is located in the top left corner of the rear panel and is accompanied by a single LED flash.
Additionally, the camera app on the Redmi A1+ is relatively simple to use and offers a range of features such as HDR, Night mode, and dual flash. The Night mode uses a combination of software algorithms and longer exposure times to capture better low-light images.
On the other hand, the HDR feature helps to capture better images by bringing out more detail in the shadows and highlights of a scene. When HDR mode is turned on, the camera takes multiple shots at different exposure levels and combines them into a single image with more balanced brightness and color.
The 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture is suitable for selfies and video calls.
Over all, the Redmi A1+ is capable of capturing decent images with accurate colors and good detail in well-lit conditions. However, the camera struggles in low-light conditions and may produce noisy and blurry images.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, which is a budget-oriented processor designed for smartphones. It has an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz, and an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU for graphics processing.
Other mobile phones with the Helio A22 include the Infinix Hot 20i, the Xiaomi Poco C50, the Tecno Pop 7 Pro, and the duo of Umidigi C2 and Umidigi G2.The device comes with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.
In terms of software, the Redmi A1+ runs on Android 12 (Go edition) with MIUI 12 on top. MIUI 12 is a customized skin that offers a range of additional features and customization options compared to stock Android. The software is relatively smooth and responsive, with minimal bloatware and pre-installed apps.
Furthermore, this android smartphone also comes with a 5000mAh non-removable battery, which is a generous capacity for a budget smartphone. The battery life is excellent, and the device can easily last a full day of moderate to heavy usage. The Redmi smartphone also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and 4G LTE.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus Price and Availability
Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus price starts at $75 / € 81.62 / £ 113.60 / ₹ 6,498 at leading online stores. The Redmi A1+ price in Nigeria starts at around ₦45,000.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus:
- Platform: Android 12 (Go edition), MIUI 12
- Processor: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) Quad Core Processor 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 2GB, 3GB RAM
- Colours: Light Green, Light Blue, Black
- Dimension: 164.9 x 76.8 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 192 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.52 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (~269 ppi density), ~81.0% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: –
- Rear Camera: 8 MP (wide), f/2.0 + 0.08 MP (depth) Dual Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 5 MP f/2.2 Camera, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: –
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Fingerprint Sensor (rear mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 10W Charging Capacity