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Xiaomi Mi A1 – FAQ

Xiaomi Mi A1 new smartphone series with stock Android [Android One] was launched in India. To give a short intro about the device, this is a 5.5-inch full metal body design smartphone bundled with Snapdragon 625 processor, dual lens camera, stock android and priced at Rs.14999. We have covered the launch news on our blog here. Here is the detailed FAQ post about the smartphone which clears you doubts about Mi A1.

Frequently Asked Questions about Xiaomi Mi A1:

How do Mi A1 look, design and its dimensions?

Xiaomi Mi A1 comes in a full metal body with fingerprint resistant. It has the 5.5-inch display with 2.5D curved arc glass and the Corning Gorilla Glass protection. On the front, we have the earpiece, sensors, and front facing camera on top and notification light, physical navigation buttons on the bottom. On the top, we have IR blaster and secondary noise cancellation microphone.

On the left, we have volume buttons and power button. Bottom we have speaker grill, USB type C charging port, speaker/microphone and 3.5 mm headphone jack. We have the hybrid SIM slot on the right side.

On the backside of the phone, we have the dual rear camera with two tone flash located on the top left and the fingerprint sensor at the center. Also, we have the standard MI logo and Android One logo on the back side bottom.

The dimension of the phone is 155.4 mm x 75.8 mm x 7.3 mm [Height x Width x Thickness]

What are the Variants available in Mi A1?

As of now, the phone comes in a single variant.

What is the weight of the smartphone?

The weight of the smartphone is 165 grams.

What processor is used in Mi A1?

It comes with an Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with max 2.0 GHz

What is the GPU used in Mi A1?

It has Adreno 506 graphics 650MHz GPU.

What is the Screen size of Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone?

It comes with a 5.5-inch [1920 x 1080 resolution, 403 PPI] FULL HD display with curved arc glass and 450nit brightness.

Does it supports Adaptive Brightness?


Does Mi A1 have any screen Protection?

Yes. The smartphone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Does the Mi A1 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Yes, it has dual SIM hybrid slots. You can use two SIMs [Micro+Nano] or one SIM [Micro] and one microSD card at a time.

What type of SIM cards supported in Mi A1?

Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM supported.

Both SIM supports 4G data?


Does Mi A1 have VoLTE support?

Yes. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE out of the box.

What are the other connectivity options in Mi A1?

  • WiFi – 2.4/5G WiFi / WIFI Direct / WiFi Display
  • Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.2 / Bluetooth HID,
  • GPS – GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou positioning

Does it have 3.5 mm audio jack?

Yes, it has 3.5 mm audio jack and it is located at the bottom.

What is the RAM and inbuilt memory in Mi A1 and whether it has micro SD Card support?

Mi A1 comes in a single variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage. The storage can be expandable up to 128 GB with a microSD card.

What is the battery capacity of Mi A1?

Mi A1 comes with a 3080 mAh battery with Reversible USB Type-C Charging port. A custom 380V charger is included for the Indian market.

Does Mi A1 support Fast Charging?

No mention about the same. Will check and update soon.

Can we remove the battery?


What is Camera feature in Mi A1?

One of the main attraction of the phone is the Dual Camera setup with Two-tone flash. It has dual 12 MP lens in which one is for wide-angle with F/2.2 aperture and the other is for telephoto that offers 2X zoom comes with the F/2.6 aperture.

On the front, we have 5MP selfie camera with F/2.0 aperture.

Does it support 4K Video recording?


Can we shoot 1080p/720p videos on Mi A1?

Yes, you can record 1080p/720p HD videos on Mi A1 at 30 FPS.

Can we shoot Slow motion videos?

Yes. It supports 720p slow motion videos at 120 FPS.

Can we play HD videos?


Does Mi A1 support OTG?

Yes, it supports USB Type C OTG.

Does Mi A1 have the fingerprint sensor?

Yes, Mi A1 has the Fingerprint sensor and it is placed on the backside of the phone in all variants.

How many Fingerprints can be registered?

You can add up to 5 fingerprint profiles.

Does Mi A1 have IR blaster?

Yes, and it is located at the top near the audio port.

Can we you use Mi A1 as Remote?

The built-in IR blaster supports appliances from thousands of brands.

Does it have NFC feature?


Does Mi A1 has LED Notification light?

Yes. It is located below the physical home button at the bottom of the screen.

What are the sensors available in Mi A1?

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Accelerometer sensor
  • Ambient Light sensor
  • Gyroscope sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Hall Sensor sensor

Whether the 3 physical navigation buttons on Mi A1 has backlit?


What Operating System is loaded in Mi A1?

Mi A1 runs on Android One, stock Android with Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box. The company has announced that Android Oreo is guaranteed at the end of 2017 on this phone. Also, this smartphone will be the first in line to get the Android P update in 2018.

What are the color variants available on Mi A1?

The Mi A1 will be available in three different colors – Black, Gold, and Rose Gold

What is the price of Xiaomi Mi A1?

Mi A1 is priced at Rs.14999.

The phone will be available for starting from September 12th from 12:00 PM IST on Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home and also in authorized offline retail stores.

What are the box contents?

The box contains Mi A1 smartphone, Power Adapter, USB Cable, User Guide, Warranty Card and SIM Insertion Tool.

Hope the post will be useful. If you have more questions, please feel free to comment. I will answer it ASAP and update it in this post.

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