Xiaomi Redmi A1 is an entry-level smartphone with impressive camera, powerful performance, large battery, and sleek design, for those on budget. It was the first Xiaomi device to run Helio A22 CPU from MediaTek and Android 12 Go edition. The Xiaomi A1 offers an impressive set of features at an affordable price, making it an attractive option.
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Xiaomi Redmi A1 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 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- 2GB, 3GB RAM
- 8 MP (wide) + 0.08 MP (depth) Dual Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 32GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE
- 10W Fast Charging Capacity
- 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Xiaomi Redmi A1 has an excellent design. It has a minimalistic build with glass front and plastic back. The rear panel has a textured- leather pattern finish which looks quite clean and prevents smudges.
This cheap android phone is also very lightweight, which makes it easy to carry around without adding any extra weight to your phone. It measures 164.9 x 76.8 x 9.1 mm in dimension and 192 g in weight.
Furthermore, the Xiaomi Redmi A1 features a 6.52-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, providing sharp and vivid visuals. It also has 20:9 aspect ratio, which means that the display is slightly longer in the vertical direction compared to the horizontal direction. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, ensuring durability and resistance to scratches.
The display also has a typical brightness of 400 nits. This means that the screen is bright enough to be viewed comfortably in indoor lighting conditions. It has a waterdrop-style notch at the top that houses the front camera.
Additionally, the rear panel also has a dual-camera setup on the back, which adds to its overall aesthetic appeal. The android smartphone comes with a power button and volume rocker on the right side. The left side also hold the SIM tray slot which also features a dedicated microSD card slot. It also has a micro USB port, a primary microphone with 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly, there is the loudspeaker on the top.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 has a dual rear camera setup including a 8-megapixel main camera and 0.08-megapixel depth sensor. The primary camera has autofocus and an LED flash to help with low-light photography.
While 8 megapixels may not be as high as some other smartphone cameras, it should still be capable of capturing decent photos with good detail and color accuracy. However, it may not be ideal for more advanced photography such as low-light, action, or zoom photography, which may require more advanced camera hardware and software.
Additionally, the Xiaomi Redmi A1 has a 0.08-megapixel depth sensor that assist with creating portrait-mode effects or bokeh in your photos. It works by measuring the distance between the subject and the background, allowing the camera to create a shallow depth-of-field effect that blurs the background and makes the subject stand out more.
On the front, there is the 5-megapixel selfie camera that is capable of capturing images with a resolution of 5 million pixels. This camera is able to capture selfies with sufficient detail and clarity, and it come with additional features such as beauty modes, filters, and portrait mode effects to enhance your photos.
Hardware and Software
Redmi A1 is powered by a Mediatek Helio A22 processor just like models like Infinix Hot 20i, the Xiaomi Poco C50, the Tecno Pop 7 Pro, and the duo of Umidigi C2 and Umidigi G2. The Helio A22 is based on 12nm process technology. It features an quad-core CPU that clocked at 2.0 GHz and paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU that handles graphics-intensive tasks.
This smartphone comes in two RAM and storage variants – 2GB RAM + 32GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. Both variants support expandable storage via a microSDXC card (uses shared SIM slot).
Furthermore, the Xiaomi Redmi A1 is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging. The smartphone also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and 4G LTE.
The Redmi A1 runs android 12 Go Edition out of the box and comes with a MIUI 12 interface. The OS got no bloatware whatsoever and whatever unnecessary apps you see in the app drawer can be uninstalled from the settings.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 Price and Availability
Xiaomi Redmi A1 price starts at $ 72.00 / € 83.70 / £ 90.00 / ₹ 5,699 at leading online stores. The Redmi A1 price in Nigeria starts at around ₦57,000.
Xiaomi A1 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi A1:
- 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: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8 MP (wide), f/2.0 + 0.08 MP (depth) 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: –
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 – International
- 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: –
- 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 Capaccity