Recently the latest smartphone of Xiaomi A series has been launched & it’s nothing else than Xiaomi A3. Previously A1 & A2 smartphones were launched by Xiaomi. Their success inspired them to bring out another one in this “A” series. It is a third generation smartphone of Xiaomi which comes with the stock Android because of being under the ‘Android One’ program.
Excellent Configuration & Storage
It has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset on which an octa-core processor functions at 2GHz. It is built on an 11nm process. It also allows the device to use triple cameras and 48-megapixel sensors properly. To ensure smooth multitasking & excellent gaming performance, it is enriched with 4GB of RAM which can be extended up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage.
That will help you to keep a large amount of data safely & securely. Eight of Qualcomm’s custom Kryo 260 cores are used in this chip set along with Adreno 610 GPU which fulfills the requirements of the graphics section.
Xiaomi A3 phone ; Image Source: fonenews.com
Xiaomi has ensured a major upgrade in the camera section comparing with its’ previous smartphones of A series. Triple camera has been set up in this device whereas the back camera has a 48MP camera sensor with f/1.78 aperture. An 8MP ultra-wide camera including a 2MP depth camera is available too in the smartphone.
There is also a 32MP selfie camera on the front which is one of the main reasons for the selfie lovers to prefer this phone. Panorama selfie option has been given in this phone to capture group photos without using any selfie stick. It has also “Palm Shutter Feature” by which anyone can do a countdown to capture selfies only by using a gesture rather than pressing the shutter button.
Triple Camera of Xiaomi A3; Image Source: smartprix.com
Xiaomi A3 comes with three different color options which are “Not Just Blue”, “More Than White, and Kind of Gray. According to Xiaomi, there’s a nano-level holographic pattern on the blue and white variants of the smartphone.
Color Variants of A3 ; Image Source : gadgetmatch.com
Powerful Battery & Other Specific Configurations
Xiaomi has brought a significant change in its’ battery too. A3 has a powerful 4030 mAh battery whereas the A2 had only 3000 mAh battery. It also supports a 18W fast charging which will allow the battery to get refilled within a short period of time.
Android 9 (Pie) has been featured in A3 which will also allow two major OS upgrades in it. It is 8.4 mm slim and weighs 173.8 grams. That means you can easily hold it while using.
A lot of connectivity options can be enabled in this smartphone such as 4G VoLTE support, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, USB Type-C, etc.
Another major improvement has been taken in Xiaomi A3 regarding its’ headphone jack. Previously there was no headphone jack in the A2 which received a lot of complaints from the Xiaomi lovers. So they didn’t want to repeat the same mistake & included the 3.5mm audio jack again.
Xiaomi A3 blue variant; Image Source: gsmarena.com
Downfall in Display
In spite of having so many positive sides, Xiaomi A3 has already raised some controversies for its’ display section. It comes with an AMOLED 6.08-inch display of 720 x 1,560 pixels including a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It’s front & back is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it from any accident. The users were surely expecting to have FHD+ display rather than having a HD+ display.
It is indeed a matter of disappointment as the previous A series phones such as A2 & A2 lite featured 1080p resolution. Though they provided the OLED display here instead of the IPS LCD display which was used in A1 & A2, but it’s still not acceptable to so many users in this price range.
It has a stylish water drop display which certainly gives it a premium look. There is also in display fingerprint sensor in A3 which is a noticeable improvement in the display section.
Xiaomi A3 display ; Image Source: news18.com
After the launch of K20 Pro in India, Xiaomi has launched A3 smartphone in Spain. They are going to arrange a launch event of this phone in Malaysia on July 31. The price of its’ 4GB/64GB variant is €249 ($280) and 4GB/128GB variant is €279 ($315).