Just when it seems like Xiaomi has forgotten about a major chunk of their market- the budget phone segment, the company comes out with something new. Now, after a long wait, the Mi A3 is finally here to compete with the likes of Samsung's M and A series phones, Nokia's 6 series phones and OPPO and Vivo's budget smartphones. Read on to know all about the newly launched Xiaomi Mi A3.
The Mi A3 has completely been redesigned this time and it no longer sports the boring old design on the A2. This time around, the phone has a waterdrop style display, which is SuperAMOLED, and is the major change up front.
At the back, you'll notice that a new third camera has been added and that the back of the phone is now more reflective than before as it is a glass back. This gives the phone a more modern look and sets it apart from the competition.
Also, the back is no longer home to the capacitive fingerprint scanner as that has been moved under the display of the phone. This single feature could be a major selling point for many users.
As for the display, the SuperAMOLED screen stretches across the front of the phone, leaving a minimal bottom bezel. On both sides of the phone, you've got corning Gorilla Glass 5, making for a sturdy mobile. The 6.08-inch display comes with an HD+ resolution of 1560x720
The Mi A3 comes with a few powerful tricks up its sleeve. For one, it comes with 4GB of RAM, paired with a Snapdragon 665 chipset, which should make for good day to day performance on the phone. However, this is the only model of the phone so you'll have to make do with just 4GB of RAM. In the budget segment however, 4GB of RAM is enough for users.
Apart from that, the phone has an Adreno 610 GPU, which is an added bonus.
This is where one of the biggest changes to the A3 comes in- as compared to the A2. The A3 now sports a triple rear camera setup. The new camera is the highly touted 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor for depth sensing and a third 2-megapixel camera for capturing greater detail.
Up front and in the notch, the front facing camera has a 32-megapixel sensor, which is actually quite impressive for a phone in this price range.
Unlike other Mi phones, the A3 won't come preloaded with Xiaomi's custom skin, MiUI. Rather, the phone, like it's predecessors, comes with stock Android One installed right out the box. For many users, this could be what makes them buy the Mi A3. Of late, more users are opting for a pure Android experience and this is one phone that delivers.
The battery on this phone has also been taken up a few notches. The battery on the Mi A3 is a 4030mAH battery, which should be enough to run an entire day on a single charge.
The Mi A3 keeps the trend of affordable and good phones going. The A2 was a huge success for a few key reasons and this time around, Xiaomi has just improved on the shortcomings of their previous phone.
The phone will go on sale starting today at a price of ₹12,999. You can buy it from Amazon, the official Mi website or from select Mi stores.