Xiaomi Redmi A1

Xiaomi Redmi A1 is the cheapest smartphone on sale from the popular Chinese manufacturer, which delivers a decent value for money despite its shortcomings.

Xiaomi Redmi A1

Xiaomi Redmi A1

Editor Rating

Xiaomi Redmi A1 has the distinction of being the cheapest smartphone on sale from the Chinese brand, whether you consider their general lineup or even the special budget Redmi sub-brand. This easily makes it one of the cheapest smartphones on the entire market, which still manages to secure a quad-core processor, a dual camera array, and a unique leather texture that covers the back panel. While you do have to make a lot of compromises to reach this price point, it still delivers a usable smartphone experience for anyone looking to get a spare second phone or maybe even the first smartphone for their children.


Bottom Line

The Redmi A1 is the cheapest smartphone from Xiaomi, and this fact is reflected in almost all aspects of the device, from the build quality to the internals and even the software.


  • Price
  • Storage Expansion
  • Battery


  • No Fast Charging
  • MicroUSB Port
Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2022
Announced Date Tuesday September 6, 2022
Released Date Friday September 9, 2022
Warranty 1 Year
Versions 220733SI
Variants 2GB/32GB,11
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE
Network Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 - International
1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41 - India
5G Bands
Extra Network Dual Standby
VoWiFi Support
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Connectivity Features FM radio
USB 2.0
Body & Design
Height 164.9mm
Width 76.8mm
Thickness 9.1mm
Weight 192g
IP Rating
Colours Light Green, Light Blue, Black
Body Features Leather Texture Back
Glass Front
Plastic Frame
Screen & Display
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720 x 1600 Pixels
Screen Size 6.52
Screen To Body Ratio 81.0
Ppi 269
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Touchscreen Yes
Bezel-less Display Yes, with punch-hole display
Screen Protection
Display Features 400 nits (typ)
NTSC: 70%
120Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
Processor Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics PowerVR GE8320
Storage 32GB
Storage Features eMMC 5.1
Card Slot Yes, microSDXC
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
0.08 MP (QVGA)
Rear Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.2
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Dual-LED flash
Speakers Yes
Multimedia Features FM radio
MicroUSB 2.0
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Charging Port Micro-USB
Charging Speed 10W
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 12 (Go edition)
Custom UI MIUI
Custom UI Version 12
Sensors & Features
Sensors Accelerometer

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