In my recent post, I had let u know about the problems with Google pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL and now it’s the turn of the recently launched handset “Xiaomi Mi A1”.
Personally, it has been 45 days since I started to use this new handset, and it was in full demand at the time of purchase.
Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone was launched in September 2017. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Xiaomi Mi A1 price in India starts from Rs. 14,850.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a 3080mAh nonremovable battery. It measures 155.40 x 75.80 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 168.00 grams.
Let me share my experience of 45 days with my Mi A1 and the problems I faced with the handset.
As we all know no phone is a perfect one even the flagship ones which cost nearly Rs.60000.Every phone has its own good things and bad thing, in same way Xiaomi Mi A1 has many good things and some problems.So today in this post I am gonna discuss those problems faced by users after 1 month of use.
It has 3080mAh battery which is pretty good if you are a casual user like you just use your phone for WhatsApp purpose to play small games like temple run and other basic applications.For all these purposes the battery life is good and I must say that the software optimisation has done very well, Thanks to the stock android and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, but if you are a heavy user and you use the heavy application a lot and if you use your sim hotspot this Xiaomi Mi A1 fails there because of its small battery life capacity.
Hybrid sim slot:
Today everyone is using two sim cards on their phone, Sorry iPhone users, like every phone it also has a hybrid sim slot with which u can use two sim cards but cannot use a micro sd card at the same time.Either you can use one sim and a micro sd card or two sim cards.I know some of you must be thinking that it
has 64 GB internal memory and from that, you get 56 GB to use.
It is absolutely fine with normal users but for heavy users or for those who don’t have computers and extra storage hard drive, they love to store their data on the phones, So for all those hybrid sim slots is a limitation.
Near-field communication (NFC):
In this handset, there is no NFC sensor which is not a problem for now, but surely will be a problem nearly after 1 year.Because a Jio phone which nearly costs 1500 has this NFC functionality through which we can do online payments in malls, shops etc with just one tap, but this sleek handset is lack of that
functionality.In 1 year, all the vendors might use these NFC machines for payments and as Mi A1 has promised for Android update till 9.0 where it will take a minimum span of 2 years.This will turn out to be a problem for all those cashless payments.
Last but the major issue is the network of Mi A1.The cellular network on Mi A1 fluctuates very frequently. I am pretty much sure that my area where I live has strong cellular network coverage. Sometimes all the signal bars on Mi A1 vanishes which is strange and again it appears back within next second.This device released globally and it includes all countries supportive bandwidths and it comes with some other bandwidth antenna which we don’t actually use in India that’s causing these network fluctuations.
For temporary fix:https://ibricked.com/fix-network-issue-mia1/
User review of Xiaomi Mi A1