First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

In mid-July 2019, the global presentation of the Mi A3 smartphone took place as part of the Android One program. Let me remind you that AO is a line of devices that use the unmodified Google Android operating system. The technical standards for their hardware and software are created by Google to provide a consistent user experience and improve user safety through frequent updates.

The novelty is based on the CC9e youth smartphone model: a triple camera led by a 48 MP sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, introduced this summer, a capacious 4000 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 smartphone will be sold for 16,990 rubles in the 6/64 GB version and for 18,990 rubles in the 6/128 GB version.

P.S. The material was written a few days before the presentation of the phone in Russia, so some data will be entered later.

Appearance

The phone will be available in three colors: gray, blue and white. Official names are Kind of Grey, Not just Blue, More than White. We received a device in gray for review.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

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The Mi A3 model from the back side resembles any modern huawei-like device: a mirror surface, a slight distortion of reality, slick edges, and so on. The gray color is a little boring, so I would choose between white and blue. However, blue is also beaten, but white is fine.

In the hand, the Mi A3 feels thick and heavy, although the weight and size parameters are the usual: 153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, 178 grams. Assembled very well, not like Meizu 16Xs, which, by the way, is sold for the same price, and generally has similar parameters.

Oleophobic coating is present on both sides. Both here and there - Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The quality is excellent: fingerprints are barely noticeable, they are easily rubbed off.

At the top of the front panel are the event indicator, camera, speaker, light and proximity sensors. At the top end there is an IR transmitter, a mini-jack, a second microphone for noise reduction. At the bottom are the main microphone, USB-C, hands-free speaker.

On the right side are: the power button and the volume rocker. And on the left is a combined slot for two SIM cards or a memory card.

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There is a built-in fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works relatively correctly, but not fast.

From the back of the Mi A3, the cameras are similar to the Mi 9. Only the novelty has a regular camera, a “width” and a Depth module. Just below is a small flash.

Display

At Xiaomi, they didn’t particularly bother with the Mi A3 screen: they used the usual teardrop-shaped cutout to install a selfie camera. I must say right away that I did not find the settings for hiding the “bangs”.

The display diagonal is 6.088 inches, the matrix is ​​made using AMOLED technology, the resolution is frankly low for its price - 1560x720. And here the witnesses of pentail come to your house again: the structure of the screen matrix is ​​visible to the naked eye!

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The picture is, to put it mildly, loose, especially when displaying black and white colors. It's like being back with the Avengers in 2014 ;)

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However, due to the high brightness and extreme contrast, Xiaomi Mi A3 users are unlikely to complain about the picture quality.

Android One First Look at Xiaomi Mi A3 Smartphone

Iron

The device is equipped with 6 GB DC LPDDR4x RAM and 64/128 UFS 2.1 internal memory. The RAM speed is 5700 MB / s, which is rather weak for this type of device. UFS speed is 480/210 MB / s, but this is already very good!

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

The processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: 8xKryo 260 up to 2 GHz, 11 nm, Adreno 610 graphics. The chip was shown in the summer of 2019, and it is positioned as a platform for affordable smartphones with support for 48 MP cameras. So far, only two devices are functioning on this processor - Mi A3 and Mi CC9e.

In Antutu Benchmark synthetics, the smartphone scores no less than 140,000 points. More than the average result for the "hospital". You should not count on high settings in games.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

In real life, the phone behaves smartly, without brakes and micro-lags. The "clean" system clearly benefited him. Let me remind you that this model is running Android One.

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The battery here is 4030 mAh. In theory, it should be enough for 16-20 hours of video and about 10 hours of toys. This time should be due to the low screen resolution, 11 nm process technology and AMOLED matrix.

The main disadvantage of Xiaomi Mi A3 is the lack of an NFC chip! Pain, sadness, disappointment and so on. This move is not clear to me. And the farther, the more Mi A3 reminds me of Meizu 16Xs.

From pleasant: the presence of an IR transmitter and support for AAC, aptX, aptXHD, LDAC codecs.

Cameras

I give a table so as not to list all the parameters in text:

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

Main camera 48 MP, Sony IMX586, 1/2" sensor size, f/1.79
8 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 118 degree wide angle, fixed focus
2 MP, f/2.4 aperture, for background blur
Front camera 32 MP, 1.6 µm, f/2.0 aperture, 79 degrees
Video 4K 30 fps
1080p 60 fps
Slow motion 720p 240 fps, 1080p 120 fps

Photos taken with the main camera are quite decent. Even in poor lighting conditions, the module and software easily pull out night shots: there is little noise, the detail is normal. Even a separate night mode creates worse shots than choosing a 48 MP photo.

The wide-angle lens is very simple. Strongly smears, low resolution, lack of autofocus. It is better to take a picture during the day in clear weather.

The selfie camera is powerful: high detail, correct white balance.

The video is ordinary, unremarkable. In the table, he indicated in what resolution he writes and how many frames he gives.

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Sample photos

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Impressions

After using Xiaomi Mi A3 for a couple of days, I can say the following:

  • Savings on the display should not be: pentile catches the eye
  • Not having an NFC chip is bad form
  • Price 17,000 / 19,000 is a bit high

What I found good about this phone:

  • Android One. Pleasant system without frills and whistles
  • Screen. Yes, Pentile, but the brightness and contrast are high
  • Cameras. The main camera pleased, the "wide" could be better, shooting 4K and SloMo 1080p
  • Hours of operation. I haven’t had time to test it yet, but it’s already noticeable that the smartphone functions for a long time
  • Infrared transmitter available, support for aptX/aptXHD and LDAC codecs, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi ac
  • Loud speaker

So far, these are my thoughts about the Mi A3 from Xiaomi. It seems to me that the price should have been slightly adjusted down: 14,000 and 16,000 rubles would be fine. Since for 17,000 rubles you can easily purchase a Samsung Galaxy A50 with a FullHD SuperAMOLED screen, three cameras, a 4000 mAh battery, an NFC chip and support for microSD memory cards in a separate slot.

Immediately for 17,000 rubles Honor 10i with three cameras, 128 GB of memory, FullHD screen and NFC.

In general, Xiaomi Mi A3 is an interesting device due to Android One, but there is something to think about before buying it.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

In mid-July 2019, the global presentation of the Mi A3 smartphone took place as part of the Android One program. Let me remind you that AO is a line of devices that use the unmodified Google Android operating system. The technical standards for their hardware and software are created by Google to provide a consistent user experience and improve user safety through frequent updates.

The novelty is based on the CC9e youth smartphone model: a triple camera led by a 48 MP sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, introduced this summer, a capacious 4000 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 smartphone will be sold for 16,990 rubles in the 6/64 GB version and for 18,990 rubles in the 6/128 GB version.

P.S. The material was written a few days before the presentation of the phone in Russia, so some data will be entered later.

Appearance

The phone will be available in three colors: gray, blue and white. Official names are Kind of Grey, Not just Blue, More than White. We received a device in gray for review.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

https://cars45.com.gh/deUCv8auKt79uv7D538bkSF7

The Mi A3 model from the back side resembles any modern huawei-like device: a mirror surface, a slight distortion of reality, slick edges, and so on. The gray color is a little boring, so I would choose between white and blue. However, blue is also beaten, but white is fine.

In the hand, the Mi A3 feels thick and heavy, although the weight and size parameters are the usual: 153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, 178 grams. Assembled very well, not like Meizu 16Xs, which, by the way, is sold for the same price, and generally has similar parameters.

Oleophobic coating is present on both sides. Both here and there - Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The quality is excellent: fingerprints are barely noticeable, they are easily rubbed off.

At the top of the front panel are the event indicator, camera, speaker, light and proximity sensors. At the top end there is an IR transmitter, a mini-jack, a second microphone for noise reduction. At the bottom are the main microphone, USB-C, hands-free speaker.

On the right side are: the power button and the volume rocker. And on the left is a combined slot for two SIM cards or a memory card.

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There is a built-in fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works relatively correctly, but not fast.

From the back of the Mi A3, the cameras are similar to the Mi 9. Only the novelty has a regular camera, a “width” and a Depth module. Just below is a small flash.

Display

At Xiaomi, they didn’t particularly bother with the Mi A3 screen: they used the usual teardrop-shaped cutout to install a selfie camera. I must say right away that I did not find the settings for hiding the “bangs”.

The display diagonal is 6.088 inches, the matrix is ​​made using AMOLED technology, the resolution is frankly low for its price - 1560x720. And here the witnesses of pentail come to your house again: the structure of the screen matrix is ​​visible to the naked eye!

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

The picture is, to put it mildly, loose, especially when displaying black and white colors. It's like being back with the Avengers in 2014 ;)

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

However, due to the high brightness and extreme contrast, Xiaomi Mi A3 users are unlikely to complain about the picture quality.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

Iron

The device is equipped with 6 GB DC LPDDR4x RAM and 64/128 UFS 2.1 internal memory. The RAM speed is 5700 MB / s, which is rather weak for this type of device. UFS speed is 480/210 MB / s, but this is already very good!

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

The processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: 8xKryo 260 up to 2 GHz, 11 nm, Adreno 610 graphics. The chip was shown in the summer of 2019, and it is positioned as a platform for affordable smartphones with support for 48 MP cameras. So far, only two devices are functioning on this processor - Mi A3 and Mi CC9e.

In Antutu Benchmark synthetics, the smartphone scores no less than 140,000 points. More than the average result for the "hospital". You should not count on high settings in games.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

In real life, the phone behaves smartly, without brakes and micro-lags. The "clean" system clearly benefited him. Let me remind you that this model is running Android One.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

The battery here is 4030 mAh. In theory, it should be enough for 16-20 hours of video and about 10 hours of toys. This time should be due to the low screen resolution, 11 nm process technology and AMOLED matrix.

The main disadvantage of Xiaomi Mi A3 is the lack of an NFC chip! Pain, sadness, disappointment and so on. This move is not clear to me. And the farther, the more Mi A3 reminds me of Meizu 16Xs.

From pleasant: the presence of an IR transmitter and support for AAC, aptX, aptXHD, LDAC codecs.

Cameras

I give a table so as not to list all the parameters in text:

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

Main camera 48 MP, Sony IMX586, 1/2" sensor size, f/1.79
8 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 118 degree wide angle, fixed focus
2 MP, f/2.4 aperture, for background blur
Front camera 32 MP, 1.6 µm, f/2.0 aperture, 79 degrees
Video 4K 30 fps
1080p 60 fps
Slow motion 720p 240 fps, 1080p 120 fps

Photos taken with the main camera are quite decent. Even in poor lighting conditions, the module and software easily pull out night shots: there is little noise, the detail is normal. Even a separate night mode creates worse shots than choosing a 48 MP photo.

The wide-angle lens is very simple. Strongly smears, low resolution, lack of autofocus. It is better to take a picture during the day in clear weather.

The selfie camera is powerful: high detail, correct white balance.

The video is ordinary, unremarkable. In the table, he indicated in what resolution he writes and how many frames he gives.

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Sample photos

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Impressions

After using Xiaomi Mi A3 for a couple of days, I can say the following:

  • Savings on the display should not be: pentile catches the eye
  • Not having an NFC chip is bad form
  • Price 17,000 / 19,000 is a bit high

What I found good about this phone:

  • Android One. Pleasant system without frills and whistles
  • Screen. Yes, Pentile, but the brightness and contrast are high
  • Cameras. The main camera pleased, the "wide" could be better, shooting 4K and SloMo 1080p
  • Hours of operation. I haven’t had time to test it yet, but it’s already noticeable that the smartphone functions for a long time
  • Infrared transmitter available, support for aptX/aptXHD and LDAC codecs, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi ac
  • Loud speaker

So far, these are my thoughts about the Mi A3 from Xiaomi. It seems to me that the price should have been slightly adjusted down: 14,000 and 16,000 rubles would be fine. Since for 17,000 rubles you can easily purchase a Samsung Galaxy A50 with a FullHD SuperAMOLED screen, three cameras, a 4000 mAh battery, an NFC chip and support for microSD memory cards in a separate slot.

Immediately for 17,000 rubles Honor 10i with three cameras, 128 GB of memory, FullHD screen and NFC.

In general, Xiaomi Mi A3 is an interesting device due to Android One, but there is something to think about before buying it.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

In mid-July 2019, the global presentation of the Mi A3 smartphone took place as part of the Android One program. Let me remind you that AO is a line of devices that use the unmodified Google Android operating system. The technical standards for their hardware and software are created by Google to provide a consistent user experience and improve user safety through frequent updates.

The novelty is based on the CC9e youth smartphone model: a triple camera led by a 48 MP sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, introduced this summer, a capacious 4000 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 smartphone will be sold for 16,990 rubles in the 6/64 GB version and for 18,990 rubles in the 6/128 GB version.

P.S. The material was written a few days before the presentation of the phone in Russia, so some data will be entered later.

Appearance

The phone will be available in three colors: gray, blue and white. Official names are Kind of Grey, Not just Blue, More than White. We received a device in gray for review.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

https://cars45.com.gh/deUCv8auKt79uv7D538bkSF7

The Mi A3 model from the back resembles any modern Huawei-like device: a mirror surface, a slight distortion of reality, slick edges, and so on. The gray color is a bit boring, so I would choose between white and blue. However, the blue is also beaten, but the white one will do.

In the hand, the Mi A3 feels thick and heavy, although the weight and size parameters are the usual: 153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, 178 grams. Assembled very well, not like Meizu 16Xs, which, by the way, is sold for the same price, and generally has similar parameters.

Oleophobic coating is present on both sides. Both here and there - Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The quality is excellent: fingerprints are barely noticeable, wiped off easily.

At the top of the front panel are the event indicator, camera, speaker, light and proximity sensors. At the top end there is an IR transmitter, a mini-jack, a second microphone for noise reduction. At the bottom are the main microphone, USB-C, hands-free speaker.

On the right side are: the power button and the volume rocker. And on the left is a combined slot for two SIM cards or a memory card.

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There is a built-in fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works relatively correctly, but not fast.

From the back of the Mi A3, the cameras are similar to the Mi 9. Only the novelty has a regular camera, a “width” and a Depth module. Just below is a small flash.

Display

At Xiaomi, they didn’t particularly bother with the Mi A3 screen: they used the usual teardrop-shaped cutout to install a selfie camera. I must say right away that I did not find the settings for hiding the “bangs”.

The display diagonal is 6.088 inches, the matrix is ​​made using AMOLED technology, the resolution is frankly low for its price - 1560x720. And here the witnesses of pentail come to your house again: the structure of the screen matrix is ​​visible to the naked eye!

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

The picture is, to put it mildly, loose, especially when displaying black and white colors. It's like being back with the Avengers in 2014 ;)

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

However, due to the high brightness and extreme contrast, Xiaomi Mi A3 users are unlikely to complain about the picture quality.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

Iron

The device is equipped with 6 GB DC LPDDR4x RAM and 64/128 UFS 2.1 internal memory. The RAM speed is 5700 MB / s, which is rather weak for this type of device. UFS speed is 480/210 MB / s, but this is already very good!

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

The processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: 8xKryo 260 up to 2 GHz, 11 nm, Adreno 610 graphics. The chip was shown in the summer of 2019, and it is positioned as a platform for affordable smartphones with support for 48 MP cameras. So far, only two devices are functioning on this processor - Mi A3 and Mi CC9e.

In Antutu Benchmark synthetics, the smartphone scores no less than 140,000 points. More than the average result for the "hospital". You should not count on high settings in games.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

In real life, the phone behaves smartly, without brakes and micro-lags. The "clean" system clearly benefited him. Let me remind you that this model is running Android One.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3 First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

The battery here is 4030 mAh. In theory, it should be enough for 16-20 hours of video and about 10 hours of toys. This time should be due to the low screen resolution, 11 nm process technology and AMOLED matrix.

The main disadvantage of Xiaomi Mi A3 is the lack of an NFC chip! Pain, sadness, disappointment and so on. This move is not clear to me. And the farther, the more Mi A3 reminds me of Meizu 16Xs.

From pleasant: the presence of an IR transmitter and support for AAC, aptX, aptXHD, LDAC codecs.

Cameras

I give a table so as not to list all the parameters in text:

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

Main camera 48 MP, Sony IMX586, 1/2" sensor size, f/1.79
8 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 118 degree wide angle, fixed focus
2 MP, f/2.4 aperture, for background blur
Front camera 32 MP, 1.6 µm, f/2.0 aperture, 79 degrees
Video 4K 30 fps
1080p 60 fps
Slow motion 720p 240 fps, 1080p 120 fps

Photos taken with the main camera are quite decent. Even in poor lighting conditions, the module and software easily pull out night shots: there is little noise, the detail is normal. Even a separate night mode creates worse shots than choosing a 48 MP photo.

The wide-angle lens is very simple. Strongly smears, low resolution, lack of autofocus. It is better to take a picture during the day in clear weather.

The selfie camera is powerful: high detail, correct white balance.

The video is ordinary, unremarkable. In the table, he indicated in what resolution he writes and how many frames he gives.

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Sample photos

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Impressions

After using Xiaomi Mi A3 for a couple of days, I can say the following:

  • Savings on the display should not be: pentile catches the eye
  • Not having an NFC chip is bad form
  • Price 17,000 / 19,000 is a bit high

What I found good about this phone:

  • Android One. Pleasant system without frills and whistles
  • Screen. Yes, Pentile, but the brightness and contrast are high
  • Cameras. The main camera pleased, the "wide" could be better, shooting 4K and SloMo 1080p
  • Hours of operation. I haven’t had time to test it yet, but it’s already noticeable that the smartphone functions for a long time
  • Infrared transmitter available, support for aptX/aptXHD and LDAC codecs, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi ac
  • Loud speaker

So far, these are my thoughts about the Mi A3 from Xiaomi. It seems to me that the price should have been slightly adjusted down: 14,000 and 16,000 rubles would be fine. Since for 17,000 rubles you can easily purchase a Samsung Galaxy A50 with a FullHD SuperAMOLED screen, three cameras, a 4000 mAh battery, an NFC chip and support for microSD memory cards in a separate slot.

Immediately for 17,000 rubles Honor 10i with three cameras, 128 GB of memory, FullHD screen and NFC.

In general, Xiaomi Mi A3 is an interesting device due to Android One, but there is something to think about before buying it.

First look at Android One smartphone Xiaomi Mi A3

In mid-July 2019, the global presentation of the Mi A3 smartphone took place as part of the Android One program. Let me remind you that AO is a line of devices that use the unmodified Google Android operating system. The technical standards for their hardware and software are created by Google to provide a consistent user experience and improve user safety through frequent updates.

The novelty is based on the CC9e youth smartphone model: a triple camera led by a 48 MP sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, introduced this summer, a capacious 4000 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 smartphone will be sold for 16,990 rubles in the 6/64 GB version and for 18,990 rubles in the 6/128 GB version.

P.S. The material was written a few days before the presentation of the phone in Russia, so some data will be entered later.

Appearance

The phone will be available in three colors: gray, blue and white. Official names are Kind of Grey, Not just Blue, More than White. We received a device in gray for review.

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The Mi A3 model from the back side resembles any modern huawei-like device: a mirror surface, a slight distortion of reality, slick edges, and so on. The gray color is a little boring, so I would choose between white and blue. However, blue is also beaten, but white is fine.

In the hand, the Mi A3 feels thick and heavy, although the weight and size parameters are the usual: 153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, 178 grams. Assembled very well, not like Meizu 16Xs, which, by the way, is sold for the same price, and generally has similar parameters.

Oleophobic coating is present on both sides. Both here and there - Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The quality is excellent: fingerprints are barely noticeable, they are easily rubbed off.

At the top of the front panel are the event indicator, camera, speaker, light and proximity sensors. At the top end there is an IR transmitter, a mini-jack, a second microphone for noise reduction. At the bottom are the main microphone, USB-C, hands-free speaker.

On the right side are: the power button and the volume rocker. And on the left is a combined slot for two SIM cards or a memory card.

There is a built-in fingerprint scanner below the screen. Works relatively correctly, but not fast.

From the back of the Mi A3, the cameras are similar to the Mi 9. Only the novelty has a regular camera, a “width” and a Depth module. Just below is a small flash.

Display

At Xiaomi, they didn’t particularly bother with the Mi A3 screen: they used the usual teardrop-shaped cutout to install a selfie camera. I must say right away that I did not find the settings for hiding the “bangs”.

The display diagonal is 6.088 inches, the matrix is ​​made using AMOLED technology, the resolution is frankly low for its price - 1560x720. And here the witnesses of pentail come to your house again: the structure of the screen matrix is ​​visible to the naked eye!

The picture is, to put it mildly, loose, especially when displaying black and white colors. It's like being back with the Avengers in 2014 ;)

However, due to the high brightness and extreme contrast, Xiaomi Mi A3 users are unlikely to complain about the picture quality.

Iron

The device is equipped with 6 GB DC LPDDR4x RAM and 64/128 UFS 2.1 internal memory. The RAM speed is 5700 MB / s, which is rather weak for this type of device. UFS speed is 480/210 MB / s, but this is already very good!

The processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: 8xKryo 260 up to 2 GHz, 11 nm, Adreno 610 graphics. The chip was shown in the summer of 2019, and it is positioned as a platform for affordable smartphones with support for 48 MP cameras. So far, only two devices are functioning on this processor - Mi A3 and Mi CC9e.

In Antutu Benchmark synthetics, the smartphone scores no less than 140,000 points. More than the average result for the "hospital". You should not count on high settings in games.

In real life, the phone behaves smartly, without brakes and micro-lags. The "clean" system clearly benefited him. Let me remind you that this model is running Android One.

The battery here is 4030 mAh. In theory, it should be enough for 16-20 hours of video and about 10 hours of toys. This time should be due to the low screen resolution, 11 nm process technology and AMOLED matrix.

The main disadvantage of Xiaomi Mi A3 is the lack of an NFC chip! Pain, sadness, disappointment and so on. This move is not clear to me. And the farther, the more Mi A3 reminds me of Meizu 16Xs.

From pleasant: the presence of an IR transmitter and support for AAC, aptX, aptXHD, LDAC codecs.

Cameras

I give a table so as not to list all the parameters in text:

Main camera 48 MP, Sony IMX586, 1/2" sensor size, f/1.79 8 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 118 degree wide angle, 2 MP fixed focus, f/2.4 aperture, background blur 32 MP, 1.6 µm, f/2.0 aperture, 79 degrees 4K video 30 fps 1080p 60 fps Slow motion 720p 240 fps, 1080p 120 fps

Photos taken with the main camera are quite decent. Even in poor lighting conditions, the module and software easily pull out night shots: there is little noise, the detail is normal. Even a separate night mode creates worse shots than choosing a 48 MP photo.

The wide-angle lens is very simple. Strongly smears, low resolution, lack of autofocus. It is better to take a picture during the day in clear weather.

The selfie camera is powerful: high detail, correct white balance.

The video is ordinary, unremarkable. In the table, he indicated in what resolution he writes and how many frames he gives.

Sample photos

Impressions

After using Xiaomi Mi A3 for a couple of days, I can say the following:

  • Savings on the display should not be: pentile catches the eye
  • Not having an NFC chip is bad form
  • Price 17,000 / 19,000 is a bit high

What I found good about this phone:

  • Android One. Nice system without frills and whistles
  • Screen. Yes, Pentile, but the brightness and contrast are high
  • Cameras. The main camera pleased, the "wide" could be better, shooting 4K and SloMo 1080p
  • Hours of operation. I haven’t had time to test it yet, but it’s already noticeable that the smartphone functions for a long time
  • Infrared transmitter available, support for aptX/aptXHD and LDAC codecs, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi ac
  • Loud speaker

So far, these are my thoughts about the Mi A3 from Xiaomi. It seems to me that the price should have been slightly adjusted down: 14,000 and 16,000 rubles would be fine. Since for 17,000 rubles you can easily purchase a Samsung Galaxy A50 with a FullHD SuperAMOLED screen, three cameras, a 4000 mAh battery, an NFC chip and support for microSD memory cards in a separate slot.

Immediately for 17,000 rubles Honor 10i with three cameras, 128 GB of memory, FullHD screen and NFC.

In general, Xiaomi Mi A3 is an interesting device due to Android One, but there is something to think about before buying it.