It’s easy to get jaded over every single phone release, especially in the entry-midrange where there’s so much competition. However, the Mi A3 was just launched in the Philippines and there’s good reason to take a look at it. Let’s take a look at the spec sheet.
Mi A3 Specs
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.01 inches, 88.7 cm2 (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~286 ppi density)|
|Aspect Ratio||19.5:9 ratio|
|Multitouch||286 ppi density|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|Expandable?||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)|
|CAMERA||Primary||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, (ultrawide), f/2.2, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm|
|CONNECTIVITY||Network||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) 450/50 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|BATTERY||mAh||Non-removable Li-Po 4030 mAh battery|
|MISC||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Colors||Kind of Gray, Not just Blue, More than White|
|Body||153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm (6.04 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)|
|173.8 g (6.14 oz)|
|Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Price||About 220 EUR (Approximately Php12.7K as of writing)|
Key features include the 6.09 inch HD+ Super AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, and 128GB of storage, all run by a Snapdragon 665 SoC. Amateur photographers will also appreciate its 48+8+2MP triple rear camera, and 32MP front cameras for above average smartphone imaging and video capabilities. Its most notable feature though is that it’s an Android One smartphone, running a pure version of Android 9.0 Pie and guaranteed at least 2 major updates in the next 2 years.
What’s even more surprising is that the Mi A3 is priced at just Php11,990. Sure, the screen resolution might be a bit meh, but the superb contrast of Super AMOLED will more than make up for it.
So what do you guys think? Could this be your next phone? Let me know in the comments!