Xiaomi recently released their Mi A1 and Mi 5X smartphones with great features. Some of the key features are Android 7.1.2 with MIUI 8 (Android One in India), Dual Cameras and Fast Charging.
The design is flawless as well. It is called the Mi 5X internationally, and the Mi A1 in India.
Difference between Mi A1 and Mi 5X?
The only difference between Mi A1 and Mi 5X is the Android Version – Mi A1 uses Android One while Mi 5X uses Android 7.1.2 with MIUI 8.
Price and Where To Buy
Mi 5X is priced at $225 for the 32GB Storage variant and $255 for the 64GB Variant. You can buy the phone internationally right here – GearBest Mi 5X 32GB and 64GB.
For Indian Buyers, the Mi A1 64GB is priced at ₹15,999. Current Flash Sale prices are ₹14,999, which take place occasionally. If you cannot wait for flash sales, you can buy the phone on eBay for around ₹16,000 to ₹17,000 here – eBay Mi A1 4GB RAM 64GB.
Specifications and Features
Snapdragon 625 CPU & Adreno 506 GPU with 4GB RAM
The Mi A1 and 5X both have the Snapdragon 625 Processor featuring Octa Core and 2.0GHz Clock Speed. The GPU used is the Adreno 506, which is sufficient for playing high-end games.This combination produces great performance in games and launching apps,
Speaking of RAM, it has 4GB of RAM which is sufficient for most games and you can have many apps open in the background.
MIUI 8 on Mi 5X, Android One on Mi A1
The Mi 5X runs Android 7.1.2 with MIUI 8. MIUI 8 has many features like Notes, Power Saving Mode, App Cloning (2nd Account) etc. Find other features of MIUI 8 here.
The MI A1 runs Android One which is based on Android 7.1.2 as well. The difference is that it offers the stock Android Experience with very little to no bloatware, and direct updates from Google themselves.
This type of experience is only achieved through rooting and installing a custom ROMs on many phones, but the Mi A1 offers it right out the box.
Flagship Dual Camera
The Mi A1 and 5X feature a Dual Camera setup. One is wide-angle, and the other is a telephoto. Both have a resolution of 12MP. Both cameras work together to produce natural looking photos with a blurred background, an effect similar to the iPhone’s Portrait Mode.
They produce 1.25µm pixels, which create more expressive and brighter photos. 2X Optical Zoom feature is also present which helps in taking photos at a distance.
Speaking of the front camera, it has a resolution of 5MP. Camera samples down below.
For camera samples, here is a video by Intellect Digest showcasing some photos clicked through the Mi 5X/A1.
3080mAh All-Day Battery with Quick Charging (Type-C Port)
So the battery. Mi A1 and 5X feature a 3080mAh Battery which can last throughout the day, and be quickly charged as well through the USB Type-C Reversible port present at the bottom of the device. It takes 2 hours to charge the Mi 5X/A1 from 0% to 100% with the default provided 12V/2A Charger. Here is a video by Techniqued proving the same:-
1080p Full HD 5.5″ IPS LCD Display with Gorilla Glass 3
The display of the Mi 5X/A1 is quite beautiful, featuring a 1080p resolution on a IPS LCD Display. It produces vivid colors with great contrast. The Gorilla Glass 3 protects the panel from scratches.
In conclusion, the Mi A1/5X is a great phone offering amazing features for the price. As always Xiaomi has released a product like no other with amazing bang for your buck.