Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo Update Causes Battery Drain – Users Complain


Late last year, Xiaomi released the Android Oreo update to Xiaomi Mi A1. This smartphone is the first Xiaomi product to run on stock Android thus it was expected that updates and bugs wouldn’t be a problem. However, it appears that Xiaomi encountered some difficulties with the release of Android Oreo to the Mi A1. Recall that this update was suspended twice before the company finally announced the third rollout a couple of days ago.Nevertheless, it appears that this update which also includes January security patch comes with some bugs which include swift battery drain.

Comments on our previous post suggest that users have been getting this update seamlessly without any problems but a recent poll on c.mi.com shows that some users have been having problems with fast battery drain. 

It’s quite disappointing that the Mi A1 has to experience bugs and other discrepancies. Many users have the idea that since this smartphone uses stock Androids, bugs wouldn’t be a problem. Swift battery drain is not the only issue associated with the Oreo update on Mi A1. Users have also complained about lags when making calls, overheating issues, and some problems opening certain apps.

As of now, Xiaomi has not made an official statement regarding these problems. You need to know that there are mixed reactions with respect to the workability of Android Oreo on the Mi A1 thus you may want to have a second thought before updating or better still, wait for Xiaomi to release an official statement regarding these recent reports.

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12 Comments

  1. joe mont
    January 29, 2018

    Clearly the data collection to Chinese servers is eating up processor time.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 29, 2018

      No they still have lower requirements than NSA one’s.

      • Luc
        January 29, 2018

        Hi, I am about to order the Mi Note 3 from Xiaomi but can’t decide which storage capacity I should get. 64GB vs 128GB? I am not really a heavy user and do not take videos at all. The price difference is 17€ between the 2 phones. What should I do? Thanks in advance for your opinion. Luc

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          January 29, 2018

          Well the price difference is rather very small, for that difference you can’t even buy a decent 32GB SD card (last month I bought 64GB one & costed me 25€) & you get 64GB & faster by an order of magnitude. Well only thing bigger than a huge storage is human laziness (no one cleans it until its almost full). In short, recommendation is to go for one with 128GB even if you think you won’t need it.
          Best regards.

          • Luc
            January 29, 2018

            Thank you very much for your message! I will get the 128GB version. Peace and longevity! Best regards.

  2. Ime
    January 29, 2018

    I want go back to android 7. With oreo i have network, wifi and battery problem

  3. Guest
    January 29, 2018

    Clearly the data collection to Chinese servers is eating up processor time.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 29, 2018

      No they still have lower requirements than NSA one’s.

    • Guest
      January 29, 2018

      Hi, I am about to order the Mi Note 3 from Xiaomi but can’t decide which storage capacity I should get. 64GB vs 128GB? I am not really a heavy user and do not take videos at all. The price difference is 17€ between the 2 phones. What should I do? Thanks in advance for your opinion. Luc

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      January 29, 2018

      Well the price difference is rather very small, for that difference you can’t even buy a decent 32GB SD card (last month I bought 64GB one & costed me 25€) & you get 64GB & faster by an order of magnitude. Well only thing bigger than a huge storage is human laziness (no one cleans it until its almost full). In short, recommendation is to go for one with 128GB even if you think you won’t need it.
      Best regards.

    • Guest
      January 30, 2018

      Thank you very much for your message! I will get the 128GB version. Peace and longevity! Best regards.

  4. Guest
    January 29, 2018

    I want go back to android 7. With oreo i have network, wifi and battery problem