First thing people look at when they pick up their phone is the display. With this you got a bad one. Amoled ? Does that make up for the fact it is 720p resolution ? No... I want a phone screen that is pin sharp and clear, not a pixelated mess like something from 2012. A galaxy S3 from 7 years ago had a display better then this one. What were Xiaomi thinking to do this in a 2019 phone ? Ridiculous.
This is Xiaomis Vista I think, they will bump up the resolution to 1080p on the miA4 for sure. People will do nothing but complain about the MiA3 resolution. I would not buy this. Records 4k but only has a 720p screen to watch it on. Great !
The review says: "The minimum brightness we measured was 14.9 nits - which is uncomfortably bright. "
Is it possible to install an app that brings brightness down?
If so, which app would you recommend?
Could you please provide the link of the wallpapers you've put on the phone?
@Gsmarena, In the Alternatives section, where you guys haven't been very kind to P30 Lite & Motorola One Action in their video reviews in terms of performance & value for P30 & battery in Motorola, now you're changing tunes just for sake of giving alternates to Mi A3.
Overall superior to the Mi A2 except for the display resolution, 4G Speeds and SoC's performance.
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2019Old soc? This is the newest soc from qualcommThat in some benchmarks performs worse than old 660 chipset..just look in the performance section in the review
Since HonorBuy.com supplies you with the demo units, please ask them for a CC9 unit and please review it too!!!
Honestly, the conclusion that GSMArena drew here are accurate: this is a niche device.
The short-comings would've been forgiveable at a lower price, but in this current bracket it has serious competitors.
Had Xiaomi stuck a 1080p-OLED display here, it still wouldn't have been the best. That would merely put it on the same stance as the contenders. As it stands, this device is decent but not great, nor good... and is a niche of "budget Pixel 3" alternative (despite the 3a).
I suspect Xiaomi will still have some decent sales with this (a million units?), but then, they're likely to either drop prices, or push a different device for sale like from their Redmi lineup.
They should have gone with a high quality 1080p IPS LCD instead of a 720p Pentile AMOLED.
Review confirmed that it is a Pentile AMOLED.
Even the battery is not THAT good... I was expecting very high numbers given the AMOLED screen and the low resolution, but the results shown that Mi A3 battery is slightly worse than the Redmi Note 7 that has a 1080p screen. The only reason I see for a 720p screen would be more battery life. But even that does not appear in Mi A3.
Screen resolution might be the reason I won't buy this phone, have to compare in hand cause it has an amoled screen.
To make an Oled screen look less the mediocre in order to get better battery life, as well as shit sound over headphones. There is so much (way to much competition for the same price).
They tried so hard to praise this phone but at this moment, it's not up there with competition.