Xiaomi Mi A3 Review, Specs, and Price in Nigeria (2020)

It’s A time, people. Xiaomi Mi A series lineup popularly known to be the Xiaomi phone lineup that opened the floodgate of Google’s stock Android (Android One) programme benefits to the Xiaomi Mi family, has now enrolled a new member, Xiaomi Mi A3, launched in August 2019.

This device representing the third generation of its category refreshes the series with pretty cool upgrades and features to match the generation. Some of them include a new AI triple rear camera setup, a huge 4030mAh battery capacity, the revolutionary in-screen fingerprint sensor, and more (of course, plus the latest Android One innovation from Google).

This article encompasses virtually all the details about the latest Xiaomi phone, Xiaomi Mi A3, including the features, specs, and price. 

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price, Features and Spec List

•             Launch: August 2019

•             SIM: Dual-SIM slots

•             Network: GSM/WCDMA/TDD LTE/FDD LTE

•             Display: 6.088 AMOLED Dot Drop display

•             OS: Android One

•             Security: In-screen fingerprint sensor    

•             Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

•             Storage: 64GB/128GB

•             RAM: 4GB                    

•             Camera: Front (32MP) Rear (48MP+8MP+2MP)

•             Battery: 4030mAh

•             Price:

Xiaomi Mi A3 Camera

The selfie camera of the latest Xiaomi phone is one of the best from Xiaomi. Xiaomi Mi A3 sports a Panorama 32MP front camera with 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel Design, 5 pcs lens and a huge aperture of f/2.0. The enhanced selfie camera has beautifying AI capabilities. For example, this front camera gives you AI scene detection that detects up to 12 different scenes to optimize your image scene.

Moving over to the rear cameras this device packs an AI triple camera setup made up of a Sony 48MP 1/2 sensor primary camera with 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 6 pcs lens and f/1.79 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with huge f/2.2 aperture, and finally a 2MP depth camera. With the primary camera ensuring you take remarkably bright and clear shots anytime, the ultra-wide-angle lens letting you squeeze up to a 118-degree field of view in a shot with edge distortion correction, and the depth-sensing sensor giving you great portraits with AI portrait mode you surely capture high-quality rear shots.

More so, these cameras also let you optimize your momentous rear shots to up to 27 different scenes with AI scene detection. The new Xiaomi Mi A3 can also shoot 4k videos at 30 frames per second (fps).   

Xiaomi Mi A3 Performance

 As part of the Xiaomi Mi A family, the new Xiaomi Mi A3 runs the Google near-stock Android, Android One, of course, with the latest innovations from Google. This means this device falls among the few smartphones that meet up to the Android One requirements of Google.

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Featured on this device, Android One will provide users with a basic and easy-to-use Android operation which is updated regularly for better user-friendly and secure smartphone experience. And speaking of procession speed, Xiaomi Mi A3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-core 2.0GHz processor.

While the newly adopted chipset is relatively faster than its predecessor’s (Qualcomm Snapdragon 660), it isn’t really what one would call a flagship processor especially recently in comparison with a processors like Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.  

Xiaomi Mi A3 Design

The latest Xiaomi phone gives you a graceful grip with its seamlessly 3D curved rear design and gentle edges. The Xiaomi Mi A3 smartphone is a 153.48mm tall, 71.85mm wide, 8.475mm thick and weighs 173.8g.

Xiaomi Mi A3 is also attractive and creative as well. According to Xiaomi, this device comes in more than white, not just blue, and kind of grey. Sounds weird right? I know. I think Xiaomi is so impressed by its own craftsmanship that it didn’t have any better words to describe the colours of this device.

Basically, the reason is that the new Mi A3’s rear cover is designed in such a way that it reflects light in a remarkable way such that it shifts its color as it turns to express the purity of a sheet of snow, the tranquility of the blue sea, and the meditation of a grey sky respectively than just three colurs.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Display

While last year’s Mi 8 features 5.99-inch display, the new Xiaomi Mi A3 now features a larger and more appealing 6.088-inch AMOLED Dot Drop Notch display with HD+ resolution of 1560 × 720. This expansive display featured on this device has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 6000:1 contrast ratio (min), and NTSC 102.7% color gamut brought together to give you a more immersive and colourful viewing experience. More than a charming display, like we were hinted on earlier, this device has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back-and front which means you get a display that is also durable. 

Xiaomi Mi A3 Battery

Leaving its predecessor, Mi 8, 1020mAh behind, the new Xiaomi Mi A3 packs a highly-capacitated 4030mAh battery which lasts for up to 20 days on standby time, runs nonstop for up to 30 hours on call-time and offers you up to 13 hours of gaming.

Not only does this device feature a bigger and longer-lasting battery capacity, it also supports fast charging too. While this device comes with a standard inbox 10W charger, it supports Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology and 18W Fast Charge which means your device can boost fully back up faster.    

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Xiaomi Mi A3 Security

Taking the Xiaomi Mi A series security to the next level, the latest Xiaomi Mi A phone brings in a two new personalized security technologies. This device does not just come with any fingerprint sensor but one with an in-screen placement. The newly adopted in-screen fingerprint optical sensing technology attained new heights in efficiency. Thanks to its larger sensing area and improved micro-distance optical lens, Mi Global relays that Xiaomi Mi A3’s fingerprint sensor performs better in extreme situations such as areas with strong light, low temperature, or with dry fingers.

Apart from improved efficiencies, the new in-screen fingerprint sensor placement gives the new Xiaomi Mi A series phone a more minimal and integrated design which in turn fosters a convenient operation. Optionally, this device also gives you face unlock technology to let you alternatively unlock your device via your face info.  

Xiaomi Mi A3 Memory

The new Xiaomi Mi A3 comes in two memory variants respectively 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM. This means, with the new Xiaomi Mi A3, you get up to 128GB to store abundantly your important files – videos, images, apps, etc – conveniently. Optionally, however, this device let you expand your storage up to 256GB.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Network & Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with a dual-SIM slot both of which can be set as the primary SIM card slot. This device allows you to enjoy 4G+, 4G, 3G, and 2G calling and data supporting GSM, WCDMA, TDD LTE, and FDD LTE network brands. As for wireless connectivity, this device gives you 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi connectivity supporting 2.4G WiFi, 5G WiFi, and WiFi Direct connectivity. You also get Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity for wireless file transfer and IR remote to send commands to another device via infrared rays. This device also comes with a USB Type-C charging port and a 3.5mm headphone port. The navigation and positioning technologies features on Xiaomi Mi A3 include GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, and Beidou.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Sensors

Of course, the latest Xiaomi phone features a fingerprint sensor, but this time with in-screen placement. The sensors featured on Xiaomi Mi A3 continues with an Gyroscope, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, an electronic compass, a vibration motor, an IR blaster, and an ambient light sensor.

In short, the latest Xiaomi phone, Mi A3 leaves its predecessor a year behind with a mouthful of impressive upgrades. Did you notice? Among the few devices featuring Google’s Android One programme, do you think the new Xiaomi Mi A3 makes an idea choice at least for you judging by its details (feature, spec as well as price) just relayed? The stage is now yours. Use the comment space to express your thoughts as well as queries and questions. You know we’ll see them. Have you heard about the Nokia 8.1? It’s one of the latest HMD Global Nokia phones that also feature Android One. We prepared a similar article about it.

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