Redmi A1: price, specs, and our honest opinion

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Redmi A1 specs

Redmi A1 is Xiaomi's cheapest smartphone available in three colors

For those who want to purchase an Android smartphone on a tight budget, Xiaomi has its brand-new Redmi A1 smartphone, available at a starting price of Rs. 6,499.

The Redmi A1 is the first smartphone in the Redmi 'A' series and will go over for entry-level users. 

If you are someone who has never experienced an Android smartphone and want to try it now, then I'll guide you through the Redmi A1 handset, which is still the first and best choice for you. 

Before we dive into the article, I want to give you a summary of the Redmi A1 phone. 

It has some good features to point out.

  • First, you are getting an Android OS-supported smartphone. 
  • Second, it has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, which is considered okay in the entry-level segment. 
  • Third, the Redmi A1 has a 5,000 mAh battery. With ease, you can get two days of battery backup. 

Besides these features, you can take good pictures with its dual (8MP+2MP) rear camera and play some moderate games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers with its MediaTek Helio A22 chipset. 

This seems very interesting to me, and I think you will also like it. 

Now, if you tell yourself that this smartphone is perfect for you, then wait for one more step, and let's dive into its cons. 

Finding shortages in an entry-budget smartphone is not an ideal thing to note of. 

You are going to buy your first Android smartphone, that's all. 

You also have to take into account that you're getting an Android phone from a good smartphone brand. 

Xiaomi has a strong reputation, and I think you know that Xiaomi is still the number one smartphone brand in India. 

In the last couple of years, this handset manufacturer hasn't released any devices under the Rs. 7k budget segment. 

So I think it is a good move for Xiaomi to consider people who cannot afford an Android device.


The Xiaomi Redmi A1 offers a 6.52-inch HD+ display. This display has an 88.89% screen-to-body ratio, which means more than 10% of the screen is blank. 

But you can get a good content-watching experience with its HD+ display and a default 60Hz screen refresh rate. 


Redmi A1 design

The Redmi A1 features a leather texture finish

On the back, the redmi A1 design is attractive. It features a leather texture finish that adds great grip and is available in three colors: black, light green, and light blue. 

Also, the camera bump looks like the Mi 11 while providing an 8MP dual rear camera sensor and a single 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Let me tell you some external features that the Redmi A1 is capable of.

  • It has a dedicated SD card slot besides two SIM card trays. 
  • It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth, and LED flashlight features. 

One more important thing to mention about the Redmi A1 smartphone is its

Hardware capabilities

This Xiaomi entry-budget smartphone offers you entry-level performance with its MediaTek A22 chipset. 

This chipset is for only moderate use, which means you cannot try to play any high-intensive games or graphics.

You can communicate digitally, use social media, and play low-intensive games with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but it doesn't have any other storage or RAM options. 

Battery and OS

On the other hand, this device has a massive 5,000 mAh battery, which can give you at least 2 days of backup. 

It comes with Android 12 (Go Edition) out of the box and a 10W charging speed. 

The actual performance from the Android 12 Go addition is very low considering the original Android 12. 

It comes with a lightweight software user interface and navigation. 

You can experience a clean Android experience without the third-party Xiaomi applications.

Also, don't be serious about the Redmi A1 camera. Here you can take the average types of images and some portraits based on AI without the perfect edges.

Redmi A1 price in India

The Redmi A1 has been launched in India with a single storage variant. And it is the cheapest smartphone from the brand itself. 

The Redmi A1 price in India is Rs. 6,499 for the single 2GB RAM and 32GB storage option. The phone will be available for purchase from September 9 in all Mi stores and online stores. 

Redmi A1 launch date in Bangladesh 

There are very few possibilities for the launch of the Redmi A1 in Bangladesh. It might be launched with other names or the brand will debut the A1 series globally within the next few months. 

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