Xiaomi Mi A1 Review

21 October 2017, 15:10:10

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review
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Audio

Xiaomi Mi A1 utilizes by default Google's Play Music application. With it, you can access millions of songs online (free and paid). It also sorts the audio files available on your device in several ways - according to the name of the album, artist or song, recently played, etc. The now playing screen contains a shortcut to the current playlist and the usual options for it (add to playlist, go to artist/song/album, etc.). In other smartphones, Play Music arrives with the stock equalizer, but in Mi A1 it provides the Snapdragon Audio+ equalizer. It contains a list of pre-set equalizer styles and pre-set reverb styles plus a bass boost feature and a surround sound enhancer. Of course, the app contains the usual settings including the streaming, playback and download options.
According to Xiaomi, Mi A1 employs the Dirac HD Sound digital audio performance enhancement technology for devices with loudspeakers. It is paired with a DHS audio calibration algorithm and an industry leading 10V smart power amplifier. The independent audio amplifier supports high-impedance headphones of up to 600Ω. Indeed, according to our subjective opinion, the single, bottom-firing speaker on our Mi A1 sample is powerful enough. The sound is loud and does not get distorted much at the highest volume levels. At the same time, the tinny sound effect is minimzed and there are more deep lows. As long as it concerns the audio quality test - we have not been able to perform it.

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