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# 254446 12-Aug-2019 16:15
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I've been keeping an eye on this phone ahead of launch and at the moment it doesn't look like PBtech is bringing it in officially. A couple of the usual importers are showing stock.

 

Has anyone tried one out and how does it perform?





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  # 2294886 12-Aug-2019 16:25
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That is mint - QC 3.0, Type-C, 3.5mm jack & band 28. The previous phones were great value too, but there were some compromises. With this, not so much.


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  # 2294887 12-Aug-2019 16:27
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Tasty - $353 from Aliexpress. 

 

AMOLED screen

 

4GB RAM

 

Snapdragon 665.  

 

massive triple camera

 

4000mAH battery

 

 

 

Looks good on paper. No wireless charging though. (I got the Mi 9 and its the duck nuts.)


 
 
 
 


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  # 2294973 12-Aug-2019 17:59
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openmedia:

 

I've been keeping an eye on this phone ahead of launch and at the moment it doesn't look like PBtech is bringing it in officially. A couple of the usual importers are showing stock.

 

Has anyone tried one out and how does it perform?

 

 

 

 

Mi A3 is coming soon. :)





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  # 2295087 12-Aug-2019 19:54
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I've heard that there might be a Mi A3 Pro on the way.










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  # 2296498 13-Aug-2019 13:30
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NikT:

 

openmedia:

 

I've been keeping an eye on this phone ahead of launch and at the moment it doesn't look like PBtech is bringing it in officially. A couple of the usual importers are showing stock.

 

Has anyone tried one out and how does it perform?

 

 

 

 

Mi A3 is coming soon. :)

 

 

 

 

Better tell your team. Just had an email saying you have no plans to stock it.





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  # 2296504 13-Aug-2019 13:46
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Mi A3 is absolute disappointment. 

 

- 750p display
- no NFC
- no wireless charge

 

Mi A3 Pro is high possibility. Xiaomi M1904F3BG was certified couple days ago in Russia, and it's CC9 as per specs. So I'd wait. 

 

 





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  # 2299406 14-Aug-2019 18:49
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openmedia:

 

Better tell your team. Just had an email saying you have no plans to stock it.

 

 

Thanks, I'll pass this on.

 

 

 

kobiak:

 

Mi A3 is absolute disappointment. 

 

- 750p display
- no NFC
- no wireless charge

 

Mi A3 Pro is high possibility. Xiaomi M1904F3BG was certified couple days ago in Russia, and it's CC9 as per specs. So I'd wait. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't get your hopes up for a Pro model this year. You might want to check out the Motorola One Vision to tick the NFC and 1080p boxes.





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  # 2303937 22-Aug-2019 15:27
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I would have bought one if the screen resolution was Full HD. What an epic fail. They went with an AMOLED display so they could add an in-screen fingerprint reader, but these are more expensive than LCD screens, so they dropped the resolution.


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  # 2303953 22-Aug-2019 15:56
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the price hike from the A2 has me saying no.   My wife has the A1 and loves it, i need to replace my samsung note 5, and was about to buy a A2, then the A3 came out, but its nearly twice the price.  so now I'm looking for alternatives.  A2 is winning ATM.

 

 

 

the A series was such a great series, being really cheap and pretty good phones..  I wish they made a cheaper A3 and branded this as a different phone.


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  # 2303958 22-Aug-2019 16:09
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My son has a A1 which has been great.  Good battery life, fast enough etc etc.  I have a price watch on the A2 on Amazon and it's dropped to about $160usd which makes it good buying.  The band 28 support on the A3 makes it really tempting but the drop in screen res and the easy to break glass back puts me off a bit.  Also this is my son's phone, it still works and given the decent battery life the battery is not dead yet so then I remind myself I should resist the temptation to buy something I don't need and spend the money on boring things like petrol and groceries.  It's a real shame the A2 didn't get band 28.


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  # 2304011 22-Aug-2019 17:33
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reven:

 

the price hike from the A2 has me saying no.   My wife has the A1 and loves it, i need to replace my samsung note 5, and was about to buy a A2, then the A3 came out, but its nearly twice the price.  so now I'm looking for alternatives.  A2 is winning ATM.

 

 

 

the A series was such a great series, being really cheap and pretty good phones..  I wish they made a cheaper A3 and branded this as a different phone.

 

 

The Mi A3 Lite will be released on Aug 30 - sure to be a little cheaper than the A3
Daughter has an A2 and I have an A2 lite. TBH I like the A2 lite better than the A2.


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  # 2304135 22-Aug-2019 19:35
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farcus:

 

reven:

 

the price hike from the A2 has me saying no.   My wife has the A1 and loves it, i need to replace my samsung note 5, and was about to buy a A2, then the A3 came out, but its nearly twice the price.  so now I'm looking for alternatives.  A2 is winning ATM.

 

 

 

the A series was such a great series, being really cheap and pretty good phones..  I wish they made a cheaper A3 and branded this as a different phone.

 

 

The Mi A3 Lite will be released on Aug 30 - sure to be a little cheaper than the A3
Daughter has an A2 and I have an A2 lite. TBH I like the A2 lite better than the A2.

 

 

 

 

why do you like the A2 lite better?


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  # 2305244 24-Aug-2019 13:55
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why do you like the A2 lite better?

 

 

Mostly because of its size - it just feels more comfortable in my hand. Also, the bezels seem kinda large to me after getting used to the notch on the lite.
Having said that - The A2 is a fantastic phone (and my daughter likes it better than the lite variant)


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