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Xiaomi Mi A1 FAQ : Everything You Need To Know on the Frequently Asked Questions
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Xiaomi Mi A1 FAQ : Everything You Need To Know on the Frequently Asked Questions

Mi A1 is the first Smartphone from Xiaomi to run on stock Android as per Google Android One program, so there is no MIUI in this phone. It also means most of the much appreciated MIUI features are not available in Mi A1. Here is the Mi FAQ to answer all your commonly asked questions and doubts before you buy the Smartphone.

Question: What are the different colors Mi A1 is available?

Answer: It is available only in matte Black color.

Question: What is the display size and resolution?

Answer: Mi A1  has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display offering a  1920 x 1080  pixels pixels FHD resolution with a 403  pixels per inch (PPI)

Question : What is the weight and thickness of Mi A1?

Answer: Mi A1 weighs 165grams and measures 7.3mm in thickness.

Question: What display settings available?

Answer: The display setting has adaptive brightness, ambient mode along with text size control and cast option.

Question: Does Mi A1 has Blue filter ?

Answer:  No. there is no blue filter in the display settings.

Question: What is the price of  Mi A1 ? Where can I buy?

Answer: Mi A1 is available on , Flipkart and many offline stores. It is priced at Rs 14,999 in India.

Question: What size  SIM cards Mi A1 accepts? Can I add a microSD card?

Answer: It supports hybrid dual SIMs , nano SIM types. You can use two SIMs or one SIM and one microSD card.

Question: Does it have Corning Gorilla Glass protection?

Answer: Yes, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Question: What is the processor used in this smartphone?

Answer: Mi A1 is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM, Adreno 506 GPU.

Question: What is the internal storage of  Mi A1?

Answer: 64GB internal storage with an option to expand up to 256GB via microSD card.

Question: Does Mi A1 has Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it has Gyroscope sensor.

Question: Does it support VR?

Answer: Yes, Mi A1 supports virtual reality.

Question: Is the buttons back lit?

Answer: Yes, the buttons are backlit

Question: What USB type does it use?

Answer: It uses USB type-C

Question: Does it have notification light?

Answer: Yes, it has notification light.

Question: What are the camera specifications of Mi A1 ?

Answer: Mi A1 has a dual-camera setup at the rear with a pair of 12-megapixel cameras ((26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6) and can take 4K videos. It also has 2X optical zoom like OnePlus 5 and has portrait mode. For selfies it has a 5-megapixel front camera capable of 1080 fullHD videos.

Question: Does the camera has OIS?

Answer: No.

Question: Can we take 4K videos in Mi A1?

Answer: Yes.

Question: What are the connectivity options? Does it support VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, Mi A1  supports VoLTE. Other options include Bluetooth, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/

Question: Does Mi A1 has FM app?

Answer: Yes

Question: How to take screnshots in Mi A1?

Answer: Press and hold the power and volume button together to take a screenshot.

Question: Can we take long screenshot in Mi A1?

Answer: No, that feature is not available.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports OTG and you can connect the USB drive to it. But keep in mind it is USB type-C.

Question: What is the battery capacity of Mi A1?

Answer: Mi A1 has a 3080mAh battery

Question: Does it support  fast charging?

Answer: No it has normal fast charging. 5V 2A.

Question: Does it have power saver modes?

Answer: No there is no power saver mode.

Question: Does it have IR blaster?

Answer:  Yes there is no IR blaster in Mi A1 and comes with Mi Remote app preinstalled.

Question: Is Mi A1 Waterproof?

Answer: No Mi A1 is not waterproof.

Question: How is the call quality?

Answer: Call quality of Mi A1 is good.

Question: Does it support  one hand UI?

Answer:  No

Question: Does Mi A1 has fingerprint scanner?

Answer: Yes it has fingerprint scanner

Question: Does Mi A1 support App lock?

Answer: No, it does not support.

Question: What OS does it run?

Answer: Mi A1 runs on stock Android Nougat.

Question: Does it support two Whatsapp in the same phone?

Answer: No, it does not.

Question: Does Mi A1 support call recording?

Answer:  No it does not support call recording

Question: Does Mi A1 support NFC?

Answer: No, NFC is not supported.

Question: Does Mi A1 has split screen feature?

Answer: Yes it supports multi windows

Question: Does Mi A1 have Dolby Atmos support?

Answer: No, Mi A1 does not have Dolby Atmos but the audio quality is pretty good.

Question: Does Mi A1 have heating issue?

Answer: In our tests, the Mi A1 shows a 8 degree jump in temperature, which is kind of normal for phones in this segment.

0 10 September, 2017 FAQ, Mobiles September 10, 2017

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  1. Khaleel

    Screenshots in mi a are not clear
    Lyk they are being shot in very dark mode…
    How can we get screenshots in the original way of our screen.

  2. Khaleel

    Screenshots in mi a1 are not clear
    Lyk they are being shot in very dark mode…
    How can we get screenshots in the original way of our screen.


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