My phone worked fine almost 5 years to this day, but today suddenly battery went crazy. In the middle of the night it went into "exothermic breakdown" as the video bellow describes it (there was no fire, just heavy smoke and released acid). The phone cracked in the middle and burned internally. I was able to save one of the two SIM cards with a help of sharp knife, so that I cut off melted plastic around the chip. The other one was to damaged.
Vinceeeeee, 12 Sep 2022What brand ?? How many mah ?? Where did you buy ? Link plsi'm from indonesia, bought locally at Hippo official store on marketplace. it's standard 3k mAH, i didn't trust the extra juice batteries
domoon, 11 May 2022replaced my battery with HIPPO ones and it runs like a champ again. still love it! What brand ?? How many mah ?? Where did you buy ? Link pls
This phone is fucking immortal, it's the nokia 1100 of Android world.
Going to buy another phone next month but not going to sell my 5yr old A1.
This has telephoto and my expensive 11T pro does not.
What a weird world.
great budget phone ==even today is v. good
4 years and 11 (almost) months. Going like great gun. Excellent Call Quality.
If a phone goes that long on performance, Definitely company manufacturing it going to loss.
So Xiaomi droped the ANDROID ONE series like a Hot potato .... to remain in relevance.
Alas ! No more A1 series wonders from Xiaomi with clean fast interface + an SD-Card slot.
It's a decent phone. It first I hated it so much, and even reverted to Android Oreo 8.0 to get rid of some bugs in newer updates. After a while, it held on pretty good. Comparing it to a similar phone Huawei GR5 2017, the huawei lost its luster quickly and became really slow, the A1 slowed down but not as bad as the GR5. The A1 however is not a spectacular phone and the marketing around the camera is deceiving. It's a budget phone and the camera will take nice photos only in very well lit preferably sun-lit situations. At night or indoors, the camera is not good at all.
I've been using it for 4 years too (2018-2022) and it still works fine. At first, the battery was an issue for me but I got accustomed to recharge it every day now and then. I haven't installed yet Lineage OS but for me Android One is still a very good one without major issues. Some apps are starting to show some buggy issues since some months ago so I think I'll have to upgrade from next year at least. Android 9 was the last version it has and its support upgrading stopped in June 2020 so I don't recommend it to buy it as second-hand now unless it was a gift and only use it for phone calls and menial tasks.
Very good phone. I've had it for 4 years and I use it constantly. It fell on some stones and the screen cracked, but I didn't replace it and it worked with a broken screen for 4 years. Now its starting to lag and will slowly stop working. I am buying a new phone now, but this one was amazing!
Worked like a charm although the battery started draining in a couple of days, so they changed my battery with a new original (supposed), after 6 months the battery lasted like a day and i noticed the screen got pushed up the frame so the battery must have been inflated and i had to turn it off so it wouldnt explode. Guarantee was for only 3 months so they didnt cover it up.
The best phone i have , and still using it today . Battery is still decent even though its 4 years old. I love the stock android experience, very smooth and no lag. I hope Xiaomi will bring back Android One in the future phone, the best software on android ever. MIUI is very unstable and buggy.
Best phone I ever had. 4 years already, and the battery is still holding
xyz345, 12 Nov 2021My Mi A1 still works fine but needs a new battery though.replaced my battery with HIPPO ones and it runs like a champ again. still love it!
I got this phone in Sept 2017 , used it until Nov 2021 - It never failed me. Amazing phone
I still use Xiaomi Mi A1 till now, and i have two phones, i use Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G too. Thanks for all Mi A1, i love this phone.
N abbas khan, 13 Aug 2021Nice battery back up ya,keep this mobile ,nice model am using for 2 yrsBro! I would say to keep this one only as present all mobiles are just same with different branding unlike before Android 9 models,as all present are with 8,12 gb of Ram still laging and throttling issue as well overrated screen which breaks by a slight slip from hand. Also after purchasing service is difficult as well ain't economical so all Android 9 below version mobile are dedicated and ain't AI so far better and smooth experience