Xiaomi's third Android One smartphone aka the Mi A3 is all set to go on sale in India today. The sale of the Xiaomi Mi A3 will kick off at 12noon today on Amazon India store, Mi.com and Mi Home stores across the country. As said in the quick review of the phone, at Rs 12,999 the Xiaomi Mi A3 is a good smartphone to consider. The Mi A3 is a massive upgrade over the Mi A2 in almost all aspects. Be it design, hardware, cameras, battery, or any other Xiaomi has revamped the Mi A3 in every way possible compared to the Mi A2. The best bit is, jack is back.
Currently, there are several good smartphones priced under Rs 15,000 in India and Mi A3 is now one of them. So, the question now is -- should you buy the Mi A3? Well, the answer is -- if you want a good Android One phone under Rs 15,000 price segment the Mi A3 should be your choice. Before buying the Xiaomi Mi A3 you must know what the phone offers and what it doesn't. Let's take a look.
--Let's start with the good bit first. The Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with a gorgeous design. Both the Mi A1 and Mi A2 were basic looking smartphones. But the Mi A3 is different. The Xiaomi Mi A3 looks gorgeous, classy and feels just right in the hands. The Xiaomi Mi A3 sports a polished design and is a very well crafted smartphone.
--The Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with triple Gorilla Glass 5 protection. What does this mean? The Xiaomi Mi A3 includes Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, back and as well as on the camera module. The triple Gorilla Glass 5 protection improves the durability of the smartphone.
--For the first-ever time a Mi A series phone comes with Dot drop notch display. The tiny notch includes the selfie camera. The Dot notch increases the screen-to-body ratio.
--Yet again, for the first-ever time a Mi A series phone from Xiaomi comes with the triple camera setup. The Xiaomi Mi A3 comes packed with triple camera setup on the back panel. The phone includes primary Sony IMX 48MP image sensor + 8MP ultra-wide lens + 2MP portrait camera on the back. Yes, the main camera of the Mi A3 is the same as the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi has also improved the selfie camera of the Mi A3 when compared to the Mi A2. The Mi A3 comes with a 32MP camera. To recall, the Mi A2 used 20MP sensor on the front.
--On the hardware front the Mi A3 comes with Qualcomm latest Snapdragon 600 series processor aka Snapdragon 665 chip. This is the same chipset that powers the newly launched Realme 5.
--In terms of battery as well the Mi A3 is far better than Mi A2. The Xiaomi Mi A3 comes packed with a 4030mAh battery. This is great but what is even better is that the phone includes 18W fast charging support. Additionally, for the first time ever the Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with USB Type C port.
--The Xiaomi Mi A3 Android One smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Xiaomi India has officially confirmed that the Mi A3 will be among the first smartphones in the world to get Android 10 update.
--With the Mi A3 Xiaomi brings back the 3.5mm headphone jack.
--Another key highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is that the phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This is the first Mi A series phone to have the fingerprint sensor beneath the screen. The Xiaomi Mi A3 also includes AI face unlock support.
--Display is the biggest drawback of the Mi A3. For the Mi A3 Xiaomi uses 6.08-inch sMOLED display that offers HD+ screen resolution of 1560 x 720p and aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
In India, the Xiaomi Mi A3 comes in two configurations -- the base model of the Mi A3 includes 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This model of the phone is priced at Rs 12,999. The second model of the Mi A3 comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage and is priced at Rs 15,999. The Xiaomi Mi A3 comes in three vibrant colours - More than White, Not just Blue and Kind of Grey. All three colours will be available today during the sale.