When looking at the top Chinese manufacturers, only a few of them come in with their own OS. In this sense, Xiaomi is one of the leaders when it comes to the mobile software. MIUI can be considered as one of the best mobile UIs around the globe. But like many other companies, Xiaomi makes Android-powered devices. So its UI runs on Android. Of course, the MIUI comes with a deep customization. But there are many people who don’t like any shell above Android. That’s why they prefer the Google Pixel. But to satisfy all those customers who don’t want to buy a pure-Android-handset from Google directly the company has started an interesting program named Android One. It offers different manufacturers to design phones that will run on the purest form of Android. Xiaomi has joined it as well. And the first model of the company to come with a naked Android was the Xiaomi Mi A1, a great handset with the same features as the Xiaomi Mi 5X. Now, this amazing handset is available for a discounted price tag of $159.99 after using the coupon (code: GBsale220 (the gold variant); GBsale221 (the black variant)).
Read: Xiaomi Mi 5X Review
As we said, this is the same Mi 5X, but it runs on Google’s Stock Android instead of MIUI. So it will receive regular updates from Google and it comes with a 2-years software support with Android 8.0 and 9.0. The Xiaomi Mi A1 buyers will also receive Unlimited Cloud Storage to save all your photos.
As for the Xiaomi Android One, it comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, 8MP front camera, 12MP dual-camera (one wide-angle and one telephoto lens that provides great low-light shooting experience due to larger pixel size and 2x optical zoom), and a 3080mAh battery.
Read: Xiaomi Mi A1 Unboxing
The Xiaomi Mi 5X has been designed for the Chinese market mainly. In this sense, the Xiaomi Mi A1 should be sold outside China. Especially, it has been designed for the European market. But it’s sold there for a slightly higher price tag. When it was launched in India, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was priced at 14,999 Rs ($229). In Italy, the phone is sold for 220 euros (1715 yuan ($258)), while the Mi A1 is priced at 1300 polish zloty (2355 yuan ($354)) in Poland. In comparison to the Chinese market, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is sold for only 1499 yuan ($225).