Xiaomi launched the much-anticipated smartphone today at an event organized by the company which is the Xiaomi A1. The smartphone is the first handset from the company in partnership with Google under the Android One initiative. In terms of design, the Xiaomi A1 comes with Dual Rear camera setup as well as Stock Android and the smartphone is also guaranteed to be updated to Android Oreo by the end of this year.
Also, Xiaomi noted that the smartphone will be available globally and the company revealed that the Xiaomi A1 will be available for Rs. 14,999 for 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Now that the latest smartphone from Xiaomi has been revealed, we compare the smartphone with the other smartphones that have been launched recently in the similar price bracket.
1. Moto G5S Plus
Motorola launched the Moto G5S Plus smartphone in August this year as the latest flagship smartphone in the Moto G series. The smartphone comes with a Dual Rear Camera setup and the device comes with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Apart from the dual camera setup, the Moto G5S Plus is same as the Moto G5 Plus in terms of specifications but the Moto G5S Plus comes with a bigger 5.5-inch display. The smartphone is available for ₹15,999 and is the best available alternative to the Mi A1.
2. LG Q6
LG launched the LG Q6 smartphone earlier this month in India as the first smartphone in its LG Q series. This smartphone comes with a full-vision display same as the premium flagship smartphone from the company, the LG G6. The smartphone is aimed at the mid-range segment and the Indian pricing of the smartphone is set for ₹15,000. However, the smartphone comes with 5.5-inch display and Snapdragon 425 processor which is much lower than the processor available on Mi A1
3. Honor 8 Lite
Honor, which is a subsidiary brand of Huawei, has launched the Honor 8 Lite earlier this year as well. This smartphone is the light version of the Honor 8 which was launched by the company last year as the flagship smartphone. In terms of specifications, the smartphone comes with 5.2-inch display, Kirin 655 processor and is available in India at a price of ₹14,899.
4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Redmi Note 4 launched by Xiaomi as the flagship smartphone in the Redmi series earlier this year is also a valid option to the Xiaomi Mi A1 which comes from the same company. The smartphone was launched with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 5.5-inch display same as Mi A1. The Redmi Note 4 is available for a lower price of ₹12,999 for 4GB+64GB variant.
5. Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple’s flagship smartphone from last year is the surprise inclusion in this list for the main reason that Xiaomi showed off the Xiaomi Mi A1’s camera prowess with some comparison shots with the Apple iPhone 7 Plus due to the reason that iPhone 7 Plus also comes with a Dual Rear Camera setup which is also a 12MP+12MP lens with the latter being a telephoto lens. In terms of pricing and processor, there is a stark difference as the iPhone 7 Plus comes with Apple A10 chip whereas the Xiaomi Mi A1 is powered by Snapdragon 625. The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes at almost a third of the price of iPhone 7 Plus which is available in India for ₹57,000.
In terms of pricing and processor, there is a stark difference as the iPhone 7 Plus comes with Apple A10 chip whereas the Xiaomi Mi A1 is powered by Snapdragon 625. The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes at almost a third of the price of iPhone 7 Plus which is available in India for ₹57,000.