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[Discussion] Mi A1 Frequently Asked Questions

2017-09-05 07:27:27
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Hello, Mi Fans!
As you all know that Xiaomi has recently launched the Mi A1, we thought of coming up with a detailed FAQs so that you don't have to search to get answers anywhere. If in case you feel something remained unanswered then do reply here.

Q: What are the dimensions of Mi A1?
A: Mi A1 is 155.4 mm long, 75.8 mm wide and just 7.3 mm thick. It just 165 gram in weight.

Q: How many variants of Mi A1 are available in India?
A: At present we have the base variant i.e. 4GB RAM/64 GB on-board storage available in India from 12 Sept.

Q: What are the color options while buying this device?
A: Mi A1 is available in three different colors, Black, Gold & Rose Gold. Black one specifically comes with Anti-fingerprint resistant coating.

Q: What material is used to make the body of this device?
A. The device is having full metal uni-body and rounded back edges solidifies its uni-body design.

Q: What is the cost of Mi A1 and how to buy it?
A: Mi A1 costs 14,999 INR for 4 GB/64 GB version. Mi A1 goes on sale on from 12 Sept, 12 PM on, Flipkart and only at Mi Homes.

Q: Is Mi A1 available through an offline channel?
A: Yes, the device is also available at our Mi Authorised Stores, Mi Preferred Partners as well as on MI Home.

Q: Which items will the Mi A1 package contain?
A. The Mi A1 package box contains 1 Mi A1, 1 Adapter, 1 USB Type-C Cable, 1 User Guide, 1 Warranty Card, 1 SIM eject tool.

Q: Is it a dual SIM device and what about micro SD card support?
A: Yes, Mi A1 is a dual SIM device. We have 2 nano SIM (Hybrid) slot available on this device. The Hybrid SIM slot can either house a nano SIM or a micro SD card up-to 128 GB. This means you cannot use dual SIM and SD card at the same time.

Q: Which frequency bands do these SIM slots support?
A: Each SIM slot can serve you on 2G / 3G / 4G (LTE) networks.
    2G GSM bands: B2, B3, B5, B8
    3G bands: WCDMA - B1, B2, B5, B8
    4G bands: LTE TDD – B40, B41(2555-2655 MHz)
                   LTE FDD – B1, B3, B5

Q. Does the phone supports VoLTE?
A. Yes, it does support VoLTE without any issues & you don't have to download Jio4GVoice to do calling.

Q: Does Mi A1 have screen protection?
A. The display of Mi A1 is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to afford protection against scratches.

Q: What is the screen size, screen resolution and pixel density of Mi A1 display?
A. The screen size is 5.5 inches (diagonal) LTPS FHD display. The pixel density is 403 PPI and the display is covered by 2.5D glass to give better viewing angles.

Q. Does Mi A1 has 2.5D display?
A. Yes, it has for better viewing angles.

Q: Does Mi A1 have background light for key navigation?
A: Yes, no problem navigating in dark.

Q: Does Mi A1 has a notification LED?
A: Yes, It has a white notification LED which sits on the left side of the front camera.

Q: What is the battery capacity?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 3080mAh(typ) / 3000mAh(min)*.

Q: What's the type of charging port on Xiaomi Mi A1?
A: Mi A1 has a USB Type-C changing the port.

Q: Can the battery be removed?
A. No, It is a non-removable type battery.

Q. What's the battery life?
A. Depends on usage pattern totally. With moderate usage, it can last more than a day.

Q. Does Mi A1 heat up?
A. In Mi A1 we have used 2 pyrolytic graphite sheet in the body which reduces the temperature by 2 °C.

Q: Which processor powers this device and what is the clock speed of its CPU?
A. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 powers this device. The clock speed of this processor is up to 2.0GHz. It is an Octa-core (Cortex A53) processor built on 14nm FinFET technology for high performance and power efficiency.

Q: What about GPU and gaming experience on this device?
A: The gaming experience on this device is really smooth. The graphic processing is backed by Adreno 506 graphics 650MHz. Graphic intensive games run very smooth with no frame drops and no lags.

Q: What are the WLAN specifications?
A. Mi A1 Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac protocols. It also Supports 2.4/5G WiFi / WIFI Direct / WiFi Display.

Q: Which Bluetooth version is available on this device?
A. Supports Bluetooth 4.2/HID is available on this device.

Q. Does this device has NFC?
A. No.

Q: Does Mi A1 support external memory card?
A: Yes, it does upto 128GB.

Q: What about IMEI no.?
A: You can find IMEI no. on your box. You can also find it by dialing *#06# in the dialing pad.

Q: How to connect Mi A1 to PC/Laptop?
A. Mi A1 can be connected to a PC/Laptop using Type-C USB cable.

Q: How many sensors are available on this device?
A. Infrared, Ambient light, Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall, Gyroscope are available on this device.

Q: What about finger print scanner on this device?
A. A fingerprint scanner is available on the back of this device.

Q: How to use the Infrared sensor? Can it work with other apps?
A: You can use Mi Remote app for pairing with your Tv, Camera, Set top box etc.
Yes the IR Blaster can work with other apps like Peel, Smart Remote or Sensy.

Q: Which version of MIUI or Android Mi A1 comes with?
A. Mi A1 is our first Android One phone with a software experience designed by Google which means it runs on pure Android OS.
We’ve partnered with Google to bring you a pure Android phone that stays secure and fresh over time, with your favorite Google services front and center.

Q: What is Android One and what it means?
A. Android One phones have the best version of Android, pure and simple. Enjoy a fresh, secure software experience designed by Google.

Q: Is there any chances for getting MIUI Rom for Mi A1?
A. No. It will not get MIUI ROM as it is based on Android One Platform.

Q: What about Device Updates?
A. With Android One, Mi A1 will receive OS upgrades to the latest version of Android.

Q: What about the front camera on this device?
A. Mi A1 has 5 MP camera having aperture f/2.0. Camera has 1.12μm unit pixel size with completely redefined Beautify mode, supporting Smart and Pro mode.

Q: What about the rear camera on this device?
A. With Mi A1, Mi introduces flagship dual camera setup with 12MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto lens with 1.25μm unit pixel size. Dual camera setup work together to create real bokeh, the soft blurred background normally only possible with SLR cameras. Also the rear camera comes with smart beautify 3.0 and natural color correction feature.
For More information about dual camera setup check Here.

Q: Is Xiaomi Mi A1 waterproof or water resistant?
A: No, the Mi A1 is not waterproof, so please don't throw it into the water :).

Q: Is visibility under sun a good experience on this device?
A. Mi A1 supports Sunlight display and the device adjusts the contrast of the pixels in real time thus making visibility better under sun.

Q: What to do if something goes wrong with my Mi A1?
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum and the moderators will attend to the same. If there is a physical damage/defect you can visit nearest service center. The service center details are available Here.
If you have any queries let us know in comments below.

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Master Bunny

Runal | from Redmi Note 3


Nice thread
2017-09-06 00:16:08

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Ronak dagha | from app


does it support fast charging ?
2017-09-06 02:15:27
does Mi A1 have second space feature. ?
2017-09-06 03:01:12
Manoj Jangid replied at 2017-09-06 12:31:12
does Mi A1 have second space feature. ?

Hello there,
Mi A1 has stock android Rom. so you can use android's user management for creating new user.
2017-09-06 03:41:44
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Master Bunny

Sanjeev1682372060 | from Redmi Note 4


One new everywhere thanks for sharing
2017-09-06 08:13:45

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2017-09-06 08:21:08

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is it fast charging or not?
2017-09-06 08:37:03

Grandmaster Bunny

qamit | from Redmi Note 3


Nice Thread.
2017-09-06 09:59:35
Thank You..
Amit Karmakar.
Does the Mi A1 include in-built App Lock feature?
2017-09-06 10:22:46
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