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Xiaomi Mi A3 drawbacks: 4 things you must know before buying it

BySophia Windsor 2019-07-19 7713

The longawaited Xiaomi Mi A3 has been just released in Spain. It surprises us with a series significant upgrades in camera specs and design that the Xiaomi Mi A2 doesn’t offer us. However, there are also some downgrades and missing functions that may disappoint you. Although there is no perfect product in the world, we must know their short board before buying it so that we can balance if we mind it.

Xiaomi Mi A3 general introduction

Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with a 6.088-inch water drop screen with 720P resolution. It is powered by Snapdragon 665 processor and a 4030mAh battery.

Camera wise, the Mi A3 offers triple rear cameras consisting of a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth lens. Meanwhile, there is a 32MP front camera for your selfie.

Xiaomi Mi A3  

Another two welcome features are that the Xiaomi Mi A3 supports in-screen fingerprint unlock and is built in Google Assistant.

In terms of price, the Xiaomi Mi A3 4GB + 64GB edition is priced at 249 euros in Spain, and the 4GB + 128GB edition is priced at 279 euros. And it will go on sale on July 24.

Generally speaking, compared to the Xiaomi Mi A2, the new Xiaomi Mi A3 offers us 6 main upgrades, which has been detailed written in our previous article.

However, this time we are mainly talking about its downgrades and missing functions.

Xiaomi Mi A3 major drawbacks (disadvantages)

Xiaomi Mi A3 really offers us amazing upgrades in many aspects, but now we just talk about its drawbacks.

Drawback 1: Downgrade screen resolution

Xiaomi Mi A3 is paired with a larger 6.088-inch screen. However, it’s a HD+ display with the screen resolution of 1560 x 720 pixels. In contrast, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is equipped with a FHD+ (Full HD+) display with the screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. So the Xiaomi Mi A3 has the lower screen resolution, which means that it will not offer you gorgeous image quality.

Xiaomi Mi A3  

Drawback 2: No 18W fast charger in the box

Although Xiaomi officially introduces that Xiaomi Mi A3 supports 18W fast charging, but it just offers a standard 10W charger in the package box instead of 18W fast charger. So if you want to enjoy the fast charging on Xiaomi Mi A3, you need to buy an 18W fast charger by yourself.

Xiaomi Mi A3  

Drawback 3: Only 2 memory combo options

Presently, the Xiaomi Mi A3 only offers 2 memory combo options: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM. So it’s a pity that it doesn’t offer 6GB RAM. As we know, the higher RAM will offer you more space to store your APPs, photos and musics.

Drawback 4: You will not enjoy MIUI system

One of the key highlights of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is the Android One system. Android One system is a pure version of the standard Android system released by Google. The Android One system will offer optimized software and no superfluous apps to guarantee the better performance on some entry-level smartphones.

However, the Android One phones can only receive OS updates for two or three years, so you will not enjoy some new and welcome features of the MIUI system, such as dark mode, new gesture navigation features, and so on.

Xiaomi Mi A3  

Bottom line

Do you mind the 4 drawbacks mentioned above of the Xiaomi Mi A3? Yes, maybe. However, you cannot expect too much of the budget Xiaomi Mi A3. As all these downgrades and missing functions may not matter a lot for some users, and more importantly, it can help reduce the phone’s cost. Overall, the Xiaomi Mi A3 is a good entry-level phone worth buying thanks to its stylish design, excellent cameras and good value for money.             


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