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Excellent Review Xiaomi Mi A3 : First Impressions

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The new mid-range Mi A3 is an Android One model with a triple 48-megapixel camera with wide-angle, integrated fingerprint sensor and 4030 mAh battery. Is it enough to install the King of Android One?

Xiaomi Mi A3: is it worth your purchase?

More and more smartphone users follow the Android One model because they provide benefits in system updates and security aspects. The market has become very competitive and Mi A3 is Xiaomi’s new move to compete in this market.

The fixed sale price of € 249 is quite attractive for the entry model, as well as other features, such as its triple camera, became the first Android One terminal with a set of such advanced lenses.

Are they enough logic to earn your trust? Time will tell. We tell you here that you should know about My A3 and if it really should be part of your recommended smartphone shopping list despite its absence.

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Excellent Review Xiaomi Mi A3: First Impressions


Availability and prices

Xiaomi’s new Mi A3 is a natural alternative to previous generations My A1 and Mi A2, which has a very good result in the market worldwide. Apart from the expected continuity of the new Android One successor, there is a lot of innovation in this new My A3 which we are going to tell you next.

From the beginning, you should know that in Spain, the original edition goes on sale on 24 July recommended price of € 249 with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage.

Mi A3 You can buy it in physical stores in our country, as well as in the company’s official store. You will also find it in large stores like Carrefour, El Corte Englis, Mediamarkt, Vorton, Alcampo, Fenac and Amazon.

If you choose to get better configuration with RAM (4 GB) and 128 GB of storage, you can keep it authorized in My Stores and by July 24th. Its estimated cost is € 279. It’s € 30 more than the original price.

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You can find the two configurations with three different holographic finishes on the back in blue, pure white and gray tones, varying slightly when the light hits them. 

Design, manufacture and usability

In addition to the guarantee of the drop and scratch, front and front end of the Mi A3 are guaranteed only terminal thickness of 8.4 millimeters, and the winding and covering is covered by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 material.

We appreciate the presence of loudspeakers on its front to guarantee some audio quality, as well as maintain a 3.5 mm mini-jack headphone jack to be able to use compatible headphones.

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For usability purposes, Xiaomi guarantees in this Android One model the fingerprint unlocking system integrated under the glass of the screen, offering good results during the brief period of time that we have tested. 

It seems that the area of ​​fingerprint detection has been expanded by 15% compared to previous generations, improving the speed of response and the fact that you can place your finger on a larger surface to successfully achieve unlocking. 



The screen size chosen by Xiaomi for Mi A3 maintains the measurements of previous generations with the AMOLED-type panel, whose diagonal matches 6,088 in a very expanded format of 19,0: 9, facilitating its handling Very consistent for

The specification sheet of Mi A3 states that the resolution offered is 1560 x 720 pixels of HD +, which is less than the Mi A2 launched in July last year, which supports full HD + at 1080 x 2160 pixels is. Where the new model improves with the figure of 530 compared to the previous generation’s 403 pixel density.

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Our contact with the Mi A3 has allowed us to see how the illumination of the screen gains integers when consulting in broad daylight, offering a greater dynamic range when it comes to viewing. 


The processor that reigns in the Mi A3 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, a model equipped with artificial intelligence capabilities to make it possible for the Mi A3 to improve the results of image capture, as well as its use with features such as Google Lens to recognize objects. 

Accompany the processor 4 GB of RAM, with the possibility to choose between 64 and 128 GB of storage. It is always possible to extend this figure aided by the micro SD memory card slot that Xiaomi keeps in its Mi A3. 


During the Mi A3 presentation, Xiaomi has indicated that Series A with Android One has given very good results since coming into the market, more than 10 million units were sold through the amount of Mi A1, MI worldwide. Are. A2 and My A2 Light.

With this foundation, the Chinese brand has not hesitated to reach another milestone and is the first to present Android One Terminal with triple camera sensor. Recently, we have seen the advent of Motorola Android One Vision, but with only two sensors.

This photographic set has a 48-megapixel main sensor and f / 1,79 focal length lens, with a length of 2.2 with 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor. The third 2-megapixel sensor corresponds to the telephoto lens and is responsible for achieving the Bokeh effect in the pictures, thereby making a certain depth of field.

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Integrated into the terminal screen and as a water drop notch, we locate the 32 megapixel camera with a focal aperture of f / 2.0 at the top center. Helped by the artificial intelligence of the Qualcomm chip, 

The AI ​​of the processor is responsible for joining the four pixels to form others larger than 1.6 microns, which facilitates the capture of a greater number of details in low light conditions. 

Connectivity and battery autonomy

It is not surprising that Xiaomi has dispensed with ensuring compatibility with wireless charging technology in order to maintain a reduced sales price below € 300. 

The same thing happens with resistance to water and dust, since it does not comply with more advanced IP certifications that allow us to submerge the terminal under water, as it happens with premium premium models.

As expected, we have a Type C USB connector for connectivity and battery charging, which supports up to 18 watts / hour to speed up times. At this point, it should be noted the great capacity of it, since it has increased to 4030 mAh, which means that you can exceed two days of use under normal conditions. 

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The fact of having opted for an HD + panel instead of the higher resolution Full HD +, will undoubtedly also cause the autonomy times to improve throughout the day, especially if you are one of the users who spend a lot of their time watching series in streaming

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Against it, we must highlight the great absence of the Mi A3, which is none other than the lack of support for NFC technology with which we can carry out mobile payments among other associated advantages, something that is becoming a factor to consider. 


We are talking Mi A3 is an Android One model and as such, the standard comes with the version of Android 9.0 Pie and you will have a security update after the Android Q becomes available.

Another major benefit of these terminals is that they provide in the Security section, guaranteeing regular updates for at least the first three years after its launch.

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Do not look for customization interface with MIUI 10, since it is a pure Android One with a clean operating system layer that prevents the appearance of third-party application launchers or additional themes and customizations. 

For better or for worse, this makes the interface appear to be more agile than we are used to, although if you are a regular user of the brand, you will undoubtedly miss certain functions such as notifications and its status bar. 

List of specifications

  • Operating system: Android Pie 9.0 (Android One)
  • Display: FHD + 6.088-inch OLED screen (1560 x 720 and 530 nits)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 or 128 GB (depending on model)
  • Rear camera: 48 MP f / 1,79. 8 MP wide-angle and 2 MP telephoto
  • Front camera: 32 MP (f / 2.0)
  • Battery: 4030 mAh
  • Connectors: USB C port (fast charge of 18 w / h), mini jack port ,
  • Connectivity: wifi 11ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE with aptX HD, GPS, NFC
  • Dimensions: 154 x 72 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 173 grams
  • Colors: Blue, white and gray


We have a new flagship smartphone in our hands, which is included in the Android One range, in which large amounts of design, triple camera, fingerprint sensor are integrated into the screen and have a big autonomy battery.

We can say for better performance due to the use of Qualcomm processor with greater capacity, as well as a model that will increase the amount of RAM up to 6 GB, but neither you should try to convert Mi A3 into gamers phones.

The fact of implementing the HD + screen is something that we can ignore, but without doubt, the great absence of MI A3 is found to be lacking in support for NFC technology, something that has long been the most by users More demand has been made. Brand

This limits the use of telephone to a great extent, such as identity, mobile payments, as well as other similar functions of loyalty card, they are now beginning to become a reality, especially in Europe.

If you can do this without the star or are willing to ignore it, without any doubt, you will receive a large Android One Terminal which competes fully with the quality of pixel 3a and pixel 3a xl cameras. Which is the extra attraction. Price savings can be more than € 150.

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You can consider as an alternative to the Mi A3 the Xiaomi Mi 9T model, which has Full HD + screen, Snapdragon 730 processor of higher range, as well as NFC technology support for a price of € 329. 

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