Xiaomi Mi A1

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Xiaomi Mi A1
Mi A1 logo.png
SloganCreated by Xiaomi, Powered by Google
SeriesMi, Android One
First releasedSeptember 2017; 5 years ago (2017-09)[1]
SuccessorXiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
RelatedXiaomi Redmi 4/4X/Note 4
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Form factorSlate
  • 155.4 mm (6.12 in) H
  • 75.8 mm (2.98 in) W
  • 7.3 mm (0.29 in) D
Mass165 g (5.8 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.2 "Nougat", upgradable to Android 8.1 "Oreo", upgradable to Android 9 "Pie".
System-on-chipQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPUOcta-core (8×2.0GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 506
Memory4 GB
Storage32/64 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 128 GB
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery
Display5.5 in (140 mm) LTPS LCD, 1080×1920 pixels, ~401 ppi, 16M colors
Rear cameraDual 12 MP (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6), phase detection autofocus, 2× optical lossless zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front camera5 MP 1.25 µm/ 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (also known as Xiaomi Mi 5X in China), is a smartphone co-developed by Google—as part of its Android One initiative—and Xiaomi that runs on the Android operating system.[2][3]



Mi A1 comes with a 5.5" touchscreen display with Full HD 1080p resolution, powered by a 3080 mAh battery. It measures 155.40 × 75.80 × 7.30 (height × width × thickness) and weighs 165.00 grams. The phone is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 14 nm FinFET with Adreno 506 650 MHz GPU, and comes with 4GB of RAM. It has an internal storage of 32/64GB, and unique for the series, microSD card slot (hybrid slot) supporting up to 128GB cards. The rear camera on the Mi A1 is 12MP 1.25μm f/2.2 + 12MP 1.0 μm, f/2.6 shooters with autofocus and 2× optical lossless zoom, Two-tone Flash and a 5-piece lens, it is capable of recording HD and 4k videos, the phone also has a 5MP 1.12μm, f/2 front camera. Sensors on the phone include compass magnetometer, proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, Infrared and Hall Sensor[4]


The Xiaomi Mi A1 ships with Android 7.1.2 Nougat and can be updated to Android 9 Pie. Besides Google software, the phone comes with Xiaomi's applications such as Camera, FeedBack, Mi Community and Mi Remote. The Mi A1 will receive OS upgrades for a minimum of two years. The Android Oreo update does not bring a project Treble functionality for device independent system updates.[5] The device's kernel sources were released in January 2018, 4 months after its release.[6][7][8] Mi A1 has an active developing community in XDA forums (for users who want to root their device and flash custom ROMs).

Mi 5X[edit]

The Mi 5X is the Chinese market version of the Mi A1, running MIUI over Android. The 5X only differs in its software, having identical hardware to the A1.[9]


The Xiaomi Mi A1 was unveiled on 5 September 2017 and it is available in all of Xiaomi's current markets,[10] with the exception of the People's Republic of China, where the Mi 5X MIUI based variant of the phone was released earlier that year.

Xiaomi Mi A1 availability
Asia Pacific European Union Rest of Europe Middle East & Africa America
Bangladesh Austria Belarus Bahrain Chile
Hong Kong Bulgaria Russia Egypt Colombia
India Croatia Serbia Israel Mexico
Indonesia Cyprus Ukraine Kuwait Uruguay
Kazakhstan Czech Republic Oman
Malaysia Finland Qatar
Myanmar Germany Saudi Arabia
Nepal Greece South Africa
Pakistan[11] Hungary UAE
Philippines Italy Yemen
Singapore Poland
South Korea Romania
Sri Lanka Slovakia
Taiwan Slovenia
Thailand Spain


Xiaomi Mi A1 received mostly positive reviews. Sam Byford of The Verge described Mi A1's most distinct feature is its software that runs on stock Android and not on Xiaomi's MIUI layer.[12] Sahil Gupta of TechRadar wrote that Mi A1's Android One certified experience along with tried and tested hardware, and dual camera capability gives you the premium feel under a budget.[13]

The phone has been described as 'giving a resurgence' to the Android One program,[14] being the first Android One phone to be sold worldwide, and the first Android One phone by a top-5 bestselling smartphone brand.[15][16] It was also the first mid-range priced phone to feature a dual rear camera setup with a zoom lens.[17]


At the end of 2017, Android Oreo was released and created major battery draining issues on some devices. Xiaomi claimed they were aware of the issue and said they would be working on a fix, but it never arrived.[18] [19] Another issue was the dropping of Wi-Fi connections.[20]


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  2. ^ "Xiaomi Mi A1 (5X) - Full phone specifications". gsmarena.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  3. ^ "Mi A1 - AndroidOne - Picture Perfect Dual Camera - Mi India". mi.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  4. ^ "The Mi 5X is Xiaomi's first Android One phone". 5 September 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  5. ^ "Xiaomi Mi A1 mcbc Oreo update doesn't bring Project Treble support". January 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  6. ^ Khoury, Rita El (30 January 2018). "Xiaomi releases the kernel source code for the Mi A1". Android Police. Archived from the original on 2018-01-30. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Android One Xiaomi Mi A1 Kernel Sources Finally Released". xda-developers. 30 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-04. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  8. ^ Sanders, James (16 January 2018). "Xiaomi still hasn't released the kernel sources for the Mi A1". Android Police. Archived from the original on 2018-01-17. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ Staff (2017-09-14). "Xiaomi Mi 5X users get Mi A1 Android One ROM". BGR India. Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  10. ^ Xiaomi (2017-09-15), Markets' list, retrieved 2017-09-15
  11. ^ "Xiaomi Mi A1 launched in Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2017-10-27. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Xiaomi's Mi A1 is a flagship Android One phone for India". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  13. ^ "Xiaomi Mi A1 review". TechRadar. Archived from the original on 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  14. ^ "Xiaomi Mi A1 goes on sale in Europe".
  15. ^ "Mi A1: Xiaomi stellt Smartphone mit purem Android vor - Golem.de" (in German). Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  16. ^ Baxi, Abhishek (September 5, 2017). "Xiaomi launches its first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1". Android Authority. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  17. ^ "Mi A1 is the first Android One based phone from Xiaomi". 5 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Xiaomi Mi A1 Battery Drain Issue May Get Resolved Soon". 31 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  19. ^ Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz - Device radiation
  20. ^ "Netflix or Twitter not working on your phone with WiFi? Android Pie could be culprit". 16 January 2019.

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