Saturday, September 21, 2019
MobileTechPinoy

Mi A3 Now in the Philippines, Priced at Php11,990!

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

DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.01 inches, 88.7 cm2 (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~286 ppi density)
Aspect Ratio19.5:9 ratio
Multitouch286 ppi density
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); Android One
ChipsetQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
MEMORYRAM4GB
ROM128GB
Expandable?microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
CAMERAPrimary48 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
Secondary32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
CONNECTIVITYNetworkHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) 450/50 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM RadioNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
BATTERYmAhNon-removable Li-Po 4030 mAh battery
MISCSensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ColorsKind of Gray, Not just Blue, More than White
Body153.5 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)
PriceAbout 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!

About The Author

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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