Newbie user, 22 Jun 2018I buy this device original set yesterday and i got patch security update december notificatio... moreThere is no Oreo 8.1 update for MiA1 as at now, current firmware are based on Oreo 8.0 (which is jokes for Android One phone, Even Nokia has Oreo 8.1 update).
Just keep your phone in Nougat as long as you can, Since Oreo update on 31st December 2017, there is no stable update, each update solve 1 issue & bring along a few new issues, i think I have received 8 updates since Oreo update, yet the phone perform worse than when it's on Nougat.
Xiaomi definitely made blunder with MiA1, I can forsee Xiaomi will abandoned MiA1 quietly when MiA2 & MiA2 lite goes into the market next month, just like how there quietly abandoned Mi4i which is another one of Xiaomi failed project.
I buy this device original set yesterday and i got patch security update december notifications pop up at my status bar...i saw so many complain after android oreo 8.1...i m just stay in nouget 7.1.2 good for gaming,browsing and other social apps..i m feel lot an happy for playing games in this mi a1 i m just waiting for stable update coming soon:)
Bwoah, 22 Jun 2018Haters are gonna hate no matter what I have this phone for 6 months and no problem with it I ... moreWhen one or few complain you mark them as haters, but when many complain all over the world, there is serious issue, I bought this phone October 2017, it has been 8 months, initially the phone work fine with Nougat, ever since Oreo update it bring many issues.
Weak signal, Slow GPS, apps auto shut down, random reboot.
The main camera almost useless in low light condition, photo are grain & noisy, I wonder why Xiaomi actually put in a FM Radio when there is no widget to activate it.
The update is also slow compare to Nokia, which make me wonder how on Earth it considered as Android One phone.
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2018Sounds like you have not bought a new phone for 5 years, No wonder you happy with MiA1 .. louz... moreHaters are gonna hate no matter what I have this phone for 6 months and no problem with it I agree the camera is not great In low light but keep in mind the price but to say that this is crappy is to much since I have no problem with GPS,network and so on.
Roby, 17 Jun 2018Have this phone since 1 month. Good feel and stlish. Fast and battery last really much. Google... moreSounds like you have not bought a new phone for 5 years, No wonder you happy with MiA1 .. louz..
MiA1 is crappy & full of problems, the network is weak & the GPS is inaccurate, Camera are disaster, many apps crash, (yes normal apps like Whatsapps, Opera Mini, WeChat,)
Each update bring new problem to the phone
Anjan, 20 Jun 2018Correct rom means??Look at the build number N2G47H.X.XX.X for Android Nougat and OPR1.170623.026.X.X.X for Oreo, the X's represent the versions
I'm a disappointed, phone with annoying little bugs. I expect more from android one. Otherwise cheap phone for only 125Â€ in ali :)
Anjan, 18 Jun 2018How to downgrade?Follow the instructions from this website--> https://xiaomifirmware.com/roms/download-official-roms-xiaomi-mi-a1/
Download the correct 7.1.2 or 8.0.0 Rom and follow other instructions from there. No root required.
Downgraded the phone to Android 7.1.2, disabled system updates and happily now enjoying using it without having to worry about the bugs introduced by recent updates, especially the 2nd May 'Security' update. Good battery, Great audio! Having the latest update is not always the best
Have this phone since 1 month. Good feel and stlish. Fast and battery last really much. Google very invasive.. Only remark camera not so good especially low light . My old 8mpix Samsung note2 got better picts.. price very very good however..
AnonD-445554, 17 Jun 2018for better spec, prefer A1Redmi Note 5 got better spec than A1 but A1 got better camera than Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi mi a1 or Xiaomi redmi note 5 AI Dual Camera ?
In Xiaomi mi a1 I don't like hardvare keys.
In Xiaomi redmi note 5 AI Dual Camera I don't like there is no micro usb type c.
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2018i too has the same issues like this fellow, I have done 3 times factory reset, problem persist... moreThats bad luck i guess, i also have two more friends (IRL) with this phone.
One bought it 6+/- months ago like me and the other one bought it a few months later and everyone is happy with it.
Sometimes the best way to avoid this problems its to buy the product in a good store with a good return policy.
(ex. amazons in EU have great return policies, 30 days)
Shahid Yasin, 14 Jun 2018I have used for two month. I did not face any prblminconsistent quality issue, some unit are OK some have problem.
i am among the unlucky one, Service Centre refuse to replace my defects unit as there claim is software problem & not hardware problems as me to sent complaint thru customer feedback apps to Xiaomi & wait for future updates.