lfc12345 Registered User
#1

Hi guys,
Was wondering what your take was on this phone. Seems really good for the price. I know Xiaomi are good but the Android One and stock android make it all the more tempting. Could really do with an upgrade from my Moto G3 aswell as it's starting to act the pr***. Is this the best phone out there in this price range or does anybody know of anything better? Also would you consider it not "officialy" being available in Ireland to be a problem?
Specs (gsmarena):

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) Speed HSPA, LTE GPRS Yes EDGE Yes Launch Announced 2017, September Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, September Body Dimensions 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm (6.12 x 2.98 x 0.29 in) Weight 165 g (5.82 oz) SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Display Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 5.5 inches (~70.1% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density) Multitouch Yes Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version) Platform OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo) Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 GPU Adreno 506 Memory Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM Camera Primary Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash Features 1.25 µm/ 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps Secondary 5 MP, 1080p Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Infrared port Yes Radio FM radio USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector Features Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM Browser HTML5 Java No - Fast battery charging
- Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery Misc Colors Black, Gold, Rose Gold Price About 240 EUR
Here's the link to it on Xiaomi's site:
http://www.mi.com/in/mi-a1/

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Lucas Hood Registered User
#2

Looks a great phone.

The xiaomi 5x is exact same phone without stock Android and it's cheaper apparently you can install stock Android to it so might be worth getting that.

g0g Registered User
#3

Thinking about this as an upgrade for my RedMi 3S Prime just for a change. Not sure I'd like the bigger screen though. I'm also wondering if Mi5 might be better as if love NFC back and not too concerned about bands living near Dublin. That said, I love the idea of going back to normal android... Anyone pre ordered?

Tar.Aldarion /flails limbs
#4

Looks very good yep

NATLOR Registered User
#5

Lucas Hood said:
Looks a great phone.

The xiaomi 5x is exact same phone without stock Android and it's cheaper apparently you can install stock Android to it so might be worth getting that.


Its actually cheaper than the 5X now can be got on presale for €183 but its a 45 day wait!

https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Global-Version-Xiaomi-Mi-A1-5-5-Inch-4GB-64GB-Smartphone-Black-385504.html

Lucas Hood Registered User
#6

I might pick one up just to give the dual cameras a try.

Mark Hamill Registered User
#7

NATLOR said:
Its actually cheaper than the 5X now can be got on presale for €183 but its a 45 day wait!

https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Global-Version-Xiaomi-Mi-A1-5-5-Inch-4GB-64GB-Smartphone-Black-385504.html


HK stock means it's coming from Hong Kong? How likely are you to get stung by customs?

I'm thinking of getting this as an Xmas present for my OH, to replace her Vodafone Smart Ultra 6, which I imagine it will be a good upgrade from. But how does it compare to a Nexus 5x, which I have? Significant difference in the Chipsets/CPUs?

914 Registered User
#8

Looks very good indeed. I see it also supports 4g bands in Ireland which was previously an issue with some xiaomi models in the past.

All it seems to be missing is nfc and an FM radio. If neither of them are important to you it looks like a great purchase.

Stock android, camera reviews seem to be good also.

914 Registered User
#9

Forgot to mention that Honourbuy have available for pre order it with EU shipping so you should not get caught for customs that way.

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Soccarboy11 Registered User
#10

anybody end up ordering one of these from one of these websites? Had issues with gearbest etc in the past so hesitant to order from one! Looks like a great device though and can't find a different alternative to buy from . Which site would you guys recommend?

914 Registered User
#11

Soccarboy11 said:
anybody end up ordering one of these from one of these websites? Had issues with gearbest etc in the past so hesitant to order from one! Looks like a great device though and can't find a different alternative to buy from . Which site would you guys recommend?


Haven't purchased the miA1 but i would recommend HK Goldway on Aliexpress.

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spongerobinson Registered User
#12

I have one and I ordered it from HK Goldway. Took about 8 days to get to me. No customs either if you pay for DHL Express delivery. Very happy with it so far, although it's only been a couple of days.

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SmallBalls Registered User
#13

Bought from Banggood, 206 euro + 4 euro parcel motel, 10 days with standard delivery and it was in my locker. No customs either, happy days.

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davegilly Registered User
#14

When did you order/receive it?
I ordered two of them from Geekbuying (paid €184 each) about a month ago and it hasn't even shipped yet. The missus is getting more and more annoyed every day waiting as her current phones screen is broken and wrecking her head!
Are you happy with it?

Soccarboy11 Registered User
#15

thanks for the replies guys!

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