Budget 10-15K Mi A1 worth it?

Zaibatsu

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The red edition was selling on amazon for 14k. Is it worth buying? Any better phone at this price tag?
 

Zaibatsu

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I'm currently using the Redmi Note 3. Does the Mi A1's CPU has better performance for playing games?
 

meetdilip

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A lot of people compare G5 S Plus camera with Mi A1. There is no definite advantage for Mi A1 in those reviews as well.
 

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I used the phone for a few days and while the phone and general performance were both impressive, I wasn't impressed.

This is purely personal. One, after having used several skins on android (predominantly samsung and sony) I find the stock a tad too feature starved.

The lack of a multicolour LED notification light is a deal breaker for me. I find it extremely useful. The always on display works but led colours for different contacts and all is something that is irreplaceable for me.

For everything else, the phone gets a go from me.
 
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I used the phone for a few days and while the phone and general performance were both impressive, I wasn't impressed.

This is purely personal. One, after having used several skins on android (predominantly samsung and sony) I find the stock a tad too feature starved.

The lack of a multicolour LED notification light is a deal breaker for me. I find it extremely useful. The always on display works but led colours for different contacts and all is something that is irreplaceable for me.

For everything else, the phone gets a go from me.
So what's your recommendation under 15k?
 

soulweaver

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So what's your recommendation under 15k?
Like I already said. This phone is good. It is recommended. For me, I need the notification light and stuff. The OP might not have an issue with it. If the latest OS is not an issue, maybe the Honor 7x? I think it has coloured LED. I am not sure about it though.
 

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Like I already said. This phone is good. It is recommended. For me, I need the notification light and stuff. The OP might not have an issue with it. If the latest OS is not an issue, maybe the Honor 7x? I think it has coloured LED. I am not sure about it though.
What phone did you get? Even I don't like phones without led. Can't makeout if I missed calls or messages or notifications anymore without switching on display.
 
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soulweaver

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What phone did you get? Even I don't like phones without led. Can't makeout if I missed calls or messages or notifications anymore without switching on display.
I did not get any phone. I am still waiting for something that catches my fancy. I am getting rid of most of my devices currently. I plan to keep one phone (maybe two) and one tablet. I currently have 5 phones and 5 tablets. And each phone I have is a flagship (none of them current though).

Honestly, I was considering not wasting anymore money on flagships (thought I got all of mine for under 30k). I was seriously considering the V10 (Honor), but the lack of waterproofing is stopping me (not to mention the camera). I am looking at the A8+, but coming with Nougat is a no-no.

I am a Note fan, but was mighty unimpressed with the Note 8 (I have a Note 3 and a Note 10.1 2014 Tablet). The present one just seems somehow unfinished (not the hardware or the software alone, but the Wow factor I had when I first used the OG Note and Note 3 simply was missing with this one).

I know I did not directly answer your question, but that is the only answer I have.

If you are curious: Xperia Z Ultra, Note 3, LG V10, S6, Tab S2 8.0 are the devices that I most use along with iPhone 6 Plus, Lenovo Yoga 10.1 (Windows), Lenovo S850, Dell Venue 8 Pro (Windows)
 

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For me, I need the notification light and stuff.
It's getting increasingly difficult to find.

I liked it on the G4, not there on the V20 unless you keep the second screen on i suppose.

its been replaced with always on display these days
 
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soulweaver

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It's getting increasingly difficult to find.

I liked it on the G4, not there on the V20 unless you keep the second screen on i suppose.

its been replaced with always on display these days
Thankfully sammy still seems to do it! Not on its tablets though, which is a pity.
 

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Mi A1 is quite a good telephone model for its price. You will hardly find anything better for this money. I have already taken it for granted the fact thtat Xiaomi produce ideal phones for for the price they are launched for sale.
 

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Grab it guys in just 14k INR. I think it is an amazing and worthy price as compared with the camera and CPU. You have a good chance to purchase a beautiful phone for you in such an amount. Am I right folks in this regard?