Yes, Mi A3 does have the IR remote sensor.
No. Since Mi A3 has a drop display, it does not have a notification light.
Yes, Mi A3 does have the hybrid sim slot. However, the mobile also has OTG support.
No. Mi A3 does not support 5G network. It supports 5G Wi-Fi network.
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.
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.