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User score

Overall satisfaction
8.9
  • 148
  • 19
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
175 opinions
  • Screen8.5
  • Performance8.7
  • Camera8.7
  • Connectivity8.9
  • Battery8.7
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.8

175 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.3

175 opinions

Is it comfortable?
9.2

175 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.8

175 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
8.9

175 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.1

175 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.2

175 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
9.4

175 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
8.3

175 opinions

Quality of selfies
9.1

175 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
8.1

175 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.0

175 opinions

Quality of the GPS
9.0

175 opinions

And the WiFi?
8.9

175 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 1%
    Less than half day
  • 2%
    Less than a day
  • 15%
    One day
  • 66%
    More than one day
  • 15%
    Two days or more

175 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 52%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 47%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 2%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

175 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 2%
    Never
  • 3%
    Once a year
  • 22%
    Every six months
  • 73%
    Every two months or less

175 opinions

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Must buy phone

    Great camera's
    Great battery backup
    Clean stock android
    With regular security patch
    I love this phone

    Positives
    • Superb Camera's
    • Great Battery backup
    • Security
    • regular Updates
    Negatives
    • 720p display
    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • This phone was VFM when it first got introduced. It still holds up nicely for daily use. Awesome camera for its price range.

    Positives
    • Display Colors
    • Camera
    • Battery life
    • Design
    • Price
    • Android ONE
    Negatives
    • Inconsistent fingerprint scanner
    • Random freezes once or twice per month
    • 9.5
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance7.6
    • Camera9.5
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • Found AT&T has the most bands this phone works on in UNITED STATES

    In reality I seriously doubt I will ever bother trying another carrier with THIS MIA A3 phone. I do not recommend this phone for those who live in the States! Unless you are tech savvy in manipulating the system and all the like "stuff" that goes along with it I say it is not worth the cost and so called savings. I now lost not saved. Not happy with the quality in the connections it gets for starters! The phones screen stutters from time to time very annoying to say the least. The camera takes great pictures WHEN you by chance choose the proper setting for what you want to capture! Too many options for me! It makes it so I get frustrated and I miss what I wanted to get. Yes it is unlocked so you can use any carrier HOWEVER *and this however in meaning is HUGE! the bands it has are like extremely limited. I wish I had knew what I do now BEFORE I decided to try this phone! In the UNITED STATES I GIVE MY OPINION TO STAY CLEAR OF THIS PHONE AND FIND ANOTHER ..sharing insight feels right

    Positives
    • unlocked
    • dual sim
    • expandable
    • many camera options
    • price
    Negatives
    • not many bands it works on in the States
    • screen glitches
    • complicated camera settings
    • 0.8
    • Screen4.0
    • Performance4.6
    • Camera5.7
    • Connectivity3.6
    • Battery5.0
  • it's a great phone for the price

    Positives
    • it's a great phone for the price
    • 9.2
    • Screen9.2
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity9.6
    • Battery9.0
  • Great budget phone!

    Positives
    • Great price
    • Very good performance
    • Large storage
    • Good Camera
    Negatives
    • Android 10 Update had lots of problems at the beginning
    • 9.1
    • Screen9.2
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery9.0
  • MI A3 is a great phone,it has superb camera,both front and rear,runs smoothly in everyday use.

    Battery lasts less than a day if connected to a wifi and is used for games.

    Positives
    • Camera
    • Battery
    • Amoled
    • Wifi connectivity
    • Stock Android
    • Time to time system updates
    Negatives
    • Flash
    • Mobile Data, depends on the location
    • 9.6
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera9.2
    • Connectivity9.6
    • Battery5.0
  • A great phone for everyday use and does not come with unnecessary features.

    Can go upto 8hrs+ SoT for casual usage. Very happy to have the SD card slot back and has headphone jack. Crappy Android 10 update, still full of bugs as of April 2020.

    I'm just nitpicking on the cons of the phone. Personally I'm fine with it.

    Positives
    • Design & build
    • Cameras
    • Battery life
    • Smooth daily performance
    • Speakers
    • IR Blaster
    Negatives
    • A bit slow fingerprint scanner
    • Can't go very bright & dim
    • Delayed updates
    • 10
    • Screen8.7
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.7
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • Best Xiaomi I had

    • 8.1
    • Screen9.2
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera6.5
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery9.0
  • Very good.

    Very good for price.

    Positives
    • Bat
    • Camera
    • Screen
    • Android one
    Negatives
    • No
    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance9.6
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10
  • One of the best in this price category

    This phone is cheap and with a processor more than enough to run any app, if you are not a fan of games with high graphics demand. Battery and a clean OS are the highlights here. Good for work use. But do not think that you will have fast updates like others Android One phones. Xiaomi Dev team was very slow in updates in my experience time. I think that they are trying to discourage Android One against the regular MIUI.

    Positives
    • Battery (1.5 - 2 days)
    • IR remote control
    • Works fluidly
    • Cheap
    Negatives
    • Not waterproof or water resistant
    • 2nd camera Ultra Wide is not good
    • No HDMI support (MHL)
    • Fingerprint reader on display is slow
    • Slow updates
    • No earphone included
    • 6.1
    • Screen6.7
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera7.7
    • Connectivity6.6
    • Battery9.0

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8.3
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 7.3 Design & Materials
  • 7.0 Performance & Hardware
  • 7.9 Camera
  • 7.2 Connectivity
  • 7.1 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.