Mi A1 still a better choice than the newer Xiaomi Android One phones, which are better if their best features are combined, such as USB Type C and Wifi AC support (A2) or SD card support and standard audio jack (A2 Lite only). Mi A1 has all these features plus 2x optical zoom in one fairly well-designed and well-built body. Only I like in Mi A2 Lite is the bigger battery. I don't like the Apple copycat screen. Major shortcoming of all the Xiaomi Android One phones is the lack of front camera flash. So no taking nightime selfies!
The new update is not good and the call background is full white first one was good. Please change the background and even notification bar. Thankyou
i absolutely love it, it works very well, very stable and a lot of capicity to sustain all my needs more and over.
Nanook, 30 Aug 2018It has FM radio capabilities when you'r in test mode, but FM radio app is no where to be foun... moreits useless to have FM Radio hardware but can only be access thru test mode, its very difficult to control the volume & channel, thought there is a apps in Google Play allowed us to skip the long code keying it still go to the test mode.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2018I didn't like Android One at first, so lean and thin, a real climb down from loaded and bloate... moreYou should try Samsung with Android 7 & above, then you see very little bloatware & operator smoothly, Android 4.2.2 is such outdated version, even my A5 2016 run on Android 6.
Stock Android is too bare for my liking, worse still Xiaomi put in there own camera apps which is a lousy one.
It has FM radio capabilities when you'r in test mode, but FM radio app is no where to be found, and there is no way of installing it except if phone is rooted. Very disappointing. That was a must have for me -.-
Subhapriya, 30 Aug 2018Dear All, I have updated my phone to August security patch but I am facing battery draining ... moreNO useful purpose will be served (by downgrading). My MiA1 is doing better with 8.1.0 Aug patch. Install app called Greenify (dev. by Oasis Feng), which needs privileges (works on non-root phones also) to run. Using this app, You can hibernate all user apps (when not needed). The system apps can only be stopped using Setting, App, etc. BUT BE CAREFUL!! There are some VITAL Sys Apps, leave them alone. You can also DISABLE quite a few SyS Apps as well (WARNING: be more careful). You can reverse this by Enable. Rebooting will bring back all (enabled) apps and some User apps. Back to Square one. Run Greenify and also kill Sys apps again. All these to save battery. I have been using Greenify since Feb 2013, daily, many times!! Of Course, YOU have to enable Battery Saver option in Android One (all the time) - Best practice used by me! Battery 100% to 15% in 60 hrs and 15% to 100% Charging in 1 hr 30 mins.
I didn't like Android One at first, so lean and thin, a real climb down from loaded and bloated Samsung Android 4.2.2 whose Phone app could be configured to do much; built-in FM rec. App! The Android One has the poorest phone app (and no FM app) and still is poor (Android 8.1.0). But NOW I feel the non-bloat, trim nature of Android One (on MiA1) is an asset and strength! But Android 9 will kill many apps like Phone-call-recorder (uprooted phones) and many unspecified. Google/Android teams think BIG and IGNORES the SMALL. This is going to be a real DISASTER!!
I have updated my phone to August security patch but I am facing battery draining issue except all is well. I need your suggetion, should I downgrade my phone to 7.1.1 for better performance or stay updated? pls suggest
Andrew Aussie, 25 Aug 2018Okay, lesson learned. Now dont update to September patch when it arrives. Otherwise your batte... moreMy MiA1 since Sep 15, 2017. Battery Life Very Good and improving (August patch). H/W very good and no lag. Lost 12 days of SMS with Jul patch (had some backup).
SPeedFANat1c, 29 Aug 2018What a bastards then. Its ok if the update come but if udpate never comes I think this is not ... moreNever buy into salesman talk...lol
You are lucky to bought Xiaomi phone now, back in 2015 when i first bought my Mi3, i have endless issue in each update, some times i need to wait for 2-3 months to have the problem solve.
Anyway this is the risk of using stock android phone, most update are buggy, even Google own Pixel phone are not spared.
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2018Phone warranty had nothing to do with firmware update problem, even if you have issue like SMS... moreWhat a bastards then. Its ok if the update come but if udpate never comes I think this is not good. I as user do not care if hardware or software fault it is - it has to do what it was saying it does when selling.
Suddenly after the update, my phones ear speaker and also the sound speaker is not working. No videos or songs are doing audio output. I can't even listen to people calling. However when I am using headphones, I can listen to everything pretty clearly. Any idea why is it happening? Note : The speaker is working while calling, without connecting headphone.
Yakinthi, 26 Aug 2018Which one would you recommend, this one (mi a1) or redmi 5plus? Thank youGo with Mi A1.
However, if you can spend few extra bucks ,opt for Mi A1. Better processor. Other advantage is it will receive Android 10 as well. mi A1 with end with Android 9.
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2018Missed call notification not showing on notification bar. After updating the August security p... morereboot your phone, if it doesn't work do a back up & factory reset.
i didn't come across such issue.
nickrockp, 26 Aug 2018Noticed a small bug in the August update: When using the volume slider and it pops up on the s... moreThe volumes notification will fade away instantly if you press volume rocker & didn't try to adjust the volume, if you try to adjust the volume it'll take about 3 seconds to fade away, which i think this is a good features as i may want to readjust other volume.
Missed Calls notification is not working after August update. Also, do not like the white background on the phone list...recents...contacts