The Xiaomi Mi A3 will only appeal to people who really value the stock Android experience and software updates, and who want good camera performance, without breaking the bank. For that specific target audience, the Mi A3 is currently the best option there is in the market.
Xiaomi Mi A3 review: More than the sum of its parts
The Mi A3 combines a striking gradient design with decent internals and a clean software interface with the promise of quick updates. The 4030mAh battery easily lasts a day, the Snapdragon 665 chipset ensures there's no lag, and the 3.5mm jack is back.
The Mi A3 from Xiaomi has a few tricks up its sleeve to help it impress in this increasingly crowded market, including some of the most advanced cameras we’ve seen on an Android One phone. Performance is also capable of daily use, and the design is much more appealing than you should expect at this price.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 is a safe bet — a phone that does most things well, though nothing exceptional. Its display and fingerprint scanner leave a lot to be desired, but its software and battery life are compelling.