Portrait mode on the Mi A1 camera

Xiaomi Mi A1 review: the best Android smartphone on a budget!

VERDICT – 9/10

The Android One Mi A1 from Google and Xiaomi is a lot of smartphone for its price. If you’re on a budget, look no further – the Mi A1 is hands down the best smartphone that your money can buy.


  • Stock Android experience – just wow!
  • Promised and faster Android updates for minimum 2 years
  • Simple, sleek and handy design
  • Great music with Dirac HD Sound
  • Dual Camera – great for portraits!
  • Google Photos – unlimited high-quality storage
  • All day battery
  • Headphone jack – yay! especially to enjoy the Dirac HD sound.
  • Price! It’s a steal!!


  • Low light photography
  • No OIS
  • No NFC


I am an ardent Apple fanboy.

Although I originally started out as a staunch supporter of Android and the reasonably priced smartphones that manufacturers churned out regularly. I was even suitably pissed when Apple took Samsung to

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