Xiaomi Mi A3: a budget smartphone with flagship equipment

Last year, the Mi A series from Xiaomi was received quite warmly by users and buyers. But

time passes, and it’s time to extend the series, and alsothe success it brought. And now, the Chinese manufacturer has introduced the long-awaited generation update to the European market - Mi A3 for only $280.

What changed

The price tag has almost remained the same, butHas the filling and technology changed? In fact, the update does not seem to be very significant, but they raise the level of the smartphone quite vigorously. The eight-core Snapdragon 665 chipset from Qualcomm, which operates at 2 GHz, is now working in the engine compartment of the smartphone. The previous generation had a Snapdragon 625 processor, in principle, it was not far behind, however, the performance was increased. The board has 4 gigabytes of RAM, a 64 gigabyte drive, there is a configuration with a 128 gigabyte drive. Another major change is the appearance of the microSD receiver, since users complained about its absence.

The new Mi A3 offers as an operatingAndroid Pie systems without major impurities within Android One. But this is only for a while, in the near future the smartphone will receive the latest version by air — tenth Android Q. What else is there - a 4030 mAh battery, a modem for working with fourth-generation networks, fifth generation Bluetooth (a significant improvement in the quality of music for wireless headphones), there is support for high-speed charging at 18 watts. In addition, the analog mini-jack connector for regular headphones has returned. And users probably noticed another serious improvement in the absence of a platform for a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. The fact is that now the smartphone scans fingerprints directly from the screen, that is, the scanner is now integrated into the screen.

Photo opportunities

In addition to the fact that the manufacturer has made significantchanges in the stuffing, improving its specifications, design and capabilities of the camera attention was also given. An additional sensor appeared on the vertical module of the main camera, and the rear panel, made of aluminum, has now been replaced by the same glass. The specifications of the camera itself include a 48 megapixel sensor, and, as we understand, this is not the key to success, because the same iPhone shoots incomparably with a 13 megapixel camera, and no Chinese can compare with this. So, the Mi A3 camera software makes of these 48 ordinary pixels 12 improved, combining the small four into a large one. The quality of photos at the same time significantly improved. The auxiliary module received an 8 megapixel sensor and 118-degree wide-angle optics. The depth is measured by the third sensor by two megapixels.

Lovers of selfies company also did not hurt,equipping the front camera with a 32 megapixel sensor. Under this camera, a 6.1-inch cutout is highlighted. As for the display itself, here the company went on reducing the resolution, which, in theory, is a justified decision that does not completely reduce the quality of interaction with the smartphone. Matrix Super AMOLED received a resolution of 720p. The user will not notice this in any applications, but this reduction in resolution will have a positive effect on energy efficiency.

At the moment, the smartphone can be ordered in Spain, physical deliveries there will begin a little later in the twenties. The older version of the smartphone with a 128 GB drive costs $ 312