Xiaomi smartphones are considered to be the best handsets when it comes to the price-over-hardware ratio. Those who are aware of them, know they have a unique design and there is always at least one selling point. Thanks to them Mi users’ number has exceeded 300 million recently. Actually, this is not a regular result for a Chinese smartphone maker. Do not forget we are talking about only a seven-year-old company, which offers products in a few markets only. This was the main reason why Xiaomi joined Google’s Android One program. As you know, it is offering various manufacturers to design phones running on the purest Android. The Xiaomi Mi A1 (One) is company’s representative in this program. But it’s nothing else than the European version of the Xiaomi Mi 5X.
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Many think the selling point of this phone is the presence of ‘naked’ Android. The rest are sure the Snapdragon 625 decides its fortune. But the truth is we are dealing with a great cameraphone. It is packed with a dual-camera using 12MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto lenses. The aperture of the former sensor is f/2.2 with a focal length of 26mm, while the second sensor comes with a f/2.6 aperture and a 50mm focal length. The camera also supports 2x optical zoom.
These features have been ignored by many customers. That’s why most of them pay attention to the 5.5-inch Full HD screen, 4+64GB memory combination, and 3080mAh battery. But as we said, this a great phone in terms of camera performance. To prove this we are offering to take a glance at a sample photo published by the director of product management at Xiaom, Donovan Sung. This photo has been captured to show the advantages coming from the portrait mode. As you can see, the background is blurred, the skin has been beautified, the hair edges are seen clearly and so on.
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Agree a 1500 yuan ($226) smartphone is a finding if taking into account its shooting capabilities.