If you live in US and want to purchase a budget smartphone, you’ve just got a great new option to consider. Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone, Mi A1, is now available for purchase in United States for only $225, thanks to eBay and a retailer named “Top Rated Plus”. However, before you go to eBay and complete your order, there’re 3 things that you should know about it:
- First of all, Xiaomi has not made the device available officially. So you won’t get a warranty, because you’re basically purchasing it from an unauthorized source. Neither seller nor company will give you a warranty coverage.
- Secondly, you gotta pay attention to the LTE bands supported by this device. While Xiaomi claims that Mi A1 supports all major worldwide GSM networks, you should ensure that it supports the bands of your preferred US carrier. And the bands supported by device, as per eBay listing, are given in the specs table below.
- And thirdly, though it has got dual-camera, your expectations from it in the photography department should not be too high because ultimately it’s a budget phone.
Now, if you still want to get this phone, I’d like to tell you that it’s an awesome device for the price that you’ll pay for it. Its specs are given below:
|Processor||Snapdragon 625 octa-core|
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD|
|Primary camera||12mp+12mp dual-lens|
|Internal storage||64 GB|
|Android version||Android 7.1 Nougat, soon to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Supported Network Bands||
|Other features||USB Type-C port, IR blaster, fingerprint scanner|
The biggest reason in support of this budget smartphone is that it belongs to Android One family, which guarantees timely updates. Though it comes with Android 7.1 Nougat, you’ll get the Oreo update within a few days, and other future updates will also come in a timely manner.
Finally, if you want to get this smartphone, you need to hurry up. Because at the time of writing only golden colored version of the device is remaining in stock – other colors have already gone out of stock. So if you want to get it, place your order soon.