Xiaomi Mi A3: Design, Display and Performance

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Xiaomi Mi A3: Design, Display and Performance

Xiaomi is fighting on all sides for every price: the avalanche of release Mi CC9e the brand is drinking us every month since last March reached its peak with the Xiaomi Mi 9 announced a few weeks ago in China at the end of July Under the name. This model fills the brand’s entry-level top-level niche just above the Redmi Note 7. Strategic positioning world because its predecessors Mi A1, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are among the best-selling Android One devices!

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Therefore, the Xiaomi Mi A3 can not miss a walk. result? The quality is improved with a full glass back to aluminum. Or it’s an innovation for much more expensive smartphones, like a fingerprint sensor under the screen or facial recognition. Even better, the screen is a UFO in this price range. The 6.1 inches (6,088 to be exact) is actually based on an AMOLED slab. But the downside is that the resolution goes back from Full HD to HD+.

Design and Display

Unlike the Mi A2 and passe-partout design, a very traditional aluminum back and the front fa├žade surrounded by two huge rims, the Xiaomi Mi A3 has created beauty again. On the back is an iridescent glass shell (reinforced Gorilla Glass 5), available in three colors: shades of gray, subdued blue, and a very pretty More Than White (Pearlescent).

The screen is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 coating, and thanks to the AMOLED slab, it not only fills the eye, but the borders are always inconspicuous except for the chin, leaving a large space for the display. The notch that accommodates the top selfie sensor (32Mpx) is a water droplet. The black strip at the top can be digitally thickened to fold in the parameters. Xiaomi has a case finish. Because all the corners are round, it does not take one angle. It is also very compact (71.85mm wide) and can be easily used with one hand. As a result, it turns out that the sensor at the bottom of the screen is very convenient even with a wet thumb, unless you are using facial recognition.


The Mi A3 is powered by 4GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 665, a processor used only by Xiaomi in this model and its Chinese counterpart CC9e. It’s a replacement for the Snapdragon 660 and I don’t believe it has improved margins. It is engraved at 11nm instead of 14nm on the previous model. As a result, the speed is improved and the energy intensity is much less. Another advance: it incorporates the artificial intelligence used when taking pictures. This is a specification that contributes to good autonomy and smooth navigation in normal use. However, anyone who plays videos or fishes in games due to the dusty Adreno 610 graphics chip revealed by Xiaomi Mi A3 test results from AnTuTu. The other effect of this average configuration is not a model of the speed to unlock the screen. Whether through a sensor built into the bottom of the screen or through facial recognition, the home screen appears dragged even when the delay is still acceptable given the device price. The deadlock is also in the robustness of the smartphone. However, nothing is normal anymore at this price point.