The Redmi A1 has a polycarbonate unibody construction that feels sturdy in the hand. The leather pattern finish on the back gives a greater grip while using one hand. Moving toward the sides, the right contains a power button as well as volume controls. The left side houses a dual SIM tray as well as a dedicated microSD card slot with a capacity of 512 GB. The SIM Tray accepts twin 4G SIM cards with dual standby and VoLTE and VoWiFi connectivity.
Overall, the smartphone’s build quality and design are better than you’d expect from a smartphone in this price range.
Display & Performance
The front side has a 6.52-inch IPS display with an HD+ resolution. The display has a touch-sampling rate of 120 Hz, a brightness of 400 nits, and it is protected by scratch-resistant glass. The front also features a notch that houses a 5 MP selfie camera.
Moving on to its performance, you can anticipate the CPU to be suited to handle everyday tasks; it’s a quad-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores. The chipset’s GPU is an IMG PowerVR GE8320, which is used for YouTube and light gaming for some graphical applications. Furthermore, the phone comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The storage may be increased with a microSD card up to 512 GB. Xiaomi has dispensed with MIUI skin in this case and gone for the cleaner Android 12 Go alternative. Among other things, the software has optimized versions of a few apps to make them easier for the smartphone to handle.
Battery & Charging
The Redmi A1 comes with a 5,000 mAh battery and a rapid charging speed of 10W (5V/2A). Because of its efficient technology and HD+ display, the battery may last up to 2 days (or possibly longer depending on your usage). According to Redmi, the phone can last up to 30 days on standby, with 171 hours of music playing, 30 hours of movie playback, and 31.5 hours of VoLTE calling.
The optics are handled by an 8MP primary sensor aided by an AI lens that boosts colors.The second camera is essentially a depth camera. On the rear, you can see a twin LED flash, but it’s only a single LED. Despite the fact that the camera module is meant to look clean and has a very small camera bump. The sensor captures details well in both daytime and cloudy circumstances. I was also pleased by the rapid shutter rates. The 5MP camera on the front does a good job of gathering and reproducing facial details though.
We grabbed several camera samples from its 8 MP primary camera to show you how amazing the photo quality is; the samples are provided below. Given the pricing, the photographs look to be nice, bright, and crisp.
“Because of its clean software, ergonomic design, and long battery life, the Redmi A1 is an excellent entry-level product. The smartphone has a stylish appearance, a 6.5-inch display, Android 12 out of the box, and a big 5,000 mAh battery. If you’re searching for a low-cost entry-level Android Go smartphone, the Redmi A1 is a fantastic option.” – ( Geoffrey D. ) Techg3 Tech reviewer