The subsidiary of the Chinese electronics company Xiaomi Redmi was first introduced in July 2013 as a line of low-cost smartphones. In 2019, it was spun off into a sub-brand of Xiaomi to produce entry-level and mid-range smartphones and gadgets. A1+ debuts in September 2022 in the “A” series of Redmi’s entry-level range. Let’s take a look at the specifications, advantages, and limits of Redmi A1+.
Key Features of the Xiaomi Redmi A1+
Design and features
The Xiaomi Redmi A1+ has kept the dimensions of 164.9 x 76.8 x 9.1mm or 6.49 x 3.02 x 0.36 inches. It weighs 192g. and has two SIM cards. It has a speaker and a 3.5mm jack. WLAN communications such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspots, etc. are also present. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. It has GPS, as well as A-GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS and BDS.
The phone sports a fingerprint scanner in the upper middle part of the back. It is probably the first smartphone in the international market to offer a fingerprint sensor. The back side of the phone is made of high quality plastic. It has a leather texture that gives the most elegant look. The back side also houses a dual camera with a flashlight in the top left corner of the phone.
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Three color options are available for the Redmi A1, including Light Green, Dark Black, and Light Blue. For the purposes of this review, we used the option with the light green color, and found that the natural hue blends well with the simple design of the smartphone.
The 6.52-inch IPS display on the front of the device offers a typical refresh rate of 60Hz and an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The display has a 120Hz touch sampling rate, 400 nits screen brightness, and scratch-resistant glass to protect the display. Additionally, the front of the device sports a notch that houses a 5 MP selfie camera. On the phone there is no fingerprint reader.
If you want to use it for viewing SD videos, the display is quite good. The display has a cap that it hits quite early, and there’s not much you can do with it after that. The results were in line with what one would expect from a budget smartphone when we watched videos on YouTube, Netflix and Hotstar. Not really unique, but excellent for the price.
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In addition, the screen is capable of reaching a maximum brightness of 400 nits and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. While the scrolling sensation is satisfactory, the haptic stimulation has been increased significantly. You may need to spend some time configuring the phone in order to fix this problem.
The Redmi A1 Plus’ cameras are also more focused on getting the job done than on wowing users with their quality or capabilities. When lighting conditions are favourable, the main 8-megapixel sensor on the back of the camera produces decent quality shots. It even does a respectable job with portrait shots (helped by the secondary 0.3-megapixel snapper on the rear).
If you don’t go into this expecting premium color and detail, you won’t be disappointed. Instead, you’ll end up with snapshots that are great enough to post on social media and email and text.
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The videos are, at most, suitable for sharing on social media, although a useful time-lapse mode is available. When there is not enough light, still or moving images will be of poorer quality.
Even though the color reproduction of the 5-megapixel front camera isn’t quite up to par, if you take your selfies in well-lit environments, you’ll get share-worthy photos.
This is not a camera for serious photographers; rather, it is a point-and-shoot model in the traditional sense. If you take enough precautions, you should be able to get passable results. Maybe even the odd one out.
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Performance and hardware
The Redmi A1 Plus is driven by a chipset identified as MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22. The performance of this processor is satisfactory when it comes to performing basic activities such as internet browsing, video calling, browsing usage and many other activities. 32 gigabytes (GB) of storage space is provided and 3 GB of RAM.
The Redmi A1 Plus runs Android 12GB, which is an operating system developed by Google specifically for use in low-cost smartphones. In addition to this operating system, you will not find much evidence of MIUI. The user interface is pretty clean, and except for Facebook Lite, the phone doesn’t have any bloatware apps.
We put the smartphone’s graphics processing unit, or GPU, to the test by playing lightweight games like Subway Surfers, Candy Crush, and Clash Royale. The handset has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
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As soon as we were happy with the overall performance of the smartphone, we fired up Garena Free Fire Max and started playing. Even though there were some lags, the phone did a good job of delivering an excellent gaming experience.
Battery and charging
The Redmi A1 Plus has a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. As it is combined with the basic hardware and operating system of the phone, it results in extremely long battery life.
The battery of the smartphone was easily able to last two days with moderate usage, which included sending and receiving messages on WhatsApp, browsing the web, listening to music, taking photos and watching closely. two hours of content each day. If you use the battery backup system more sparingly, you should have no problem reaching three days.
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The smartphone can be fully charged using the 10W charger in less than three hours.
Redmi A1+ price in Bangladesh
The Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus is not yet officially available in Bangladesh. In the Indian market, the phone costs INR 7,499 or BDT 9,253. The conversion rate here is 1 INR = 1.23 BDT. However, the official price of Redmi A1+ in Bangladesh may vary due to taxes and other issues.
In this phone, the manufacturer has included all the necessary features that consumers expect to see in an affordable smartphone without sacrificing the overall performance of the device. A few features like the width of the chin and bezel and the VGA camera on the back could be improved for a better experience.
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Overall, the Redmi A1+ phone offers a standard experience in the budget range. Those upgrading from a feature phone may consider Xiaomi Redmi A1+.