Android One’s initial lineup was flattering problematic – low-end phones from brands we haven’t listened of. But a integrate of new phones are stuffing a opening left by a dropped Nexus line, namely affordable though able phones with program tranquil by Google.
We only finished reviewing a Xiaomi Mi A1 and we came divided impressed. For around €250 give or take we can have a 5.5” 1080p screen, twin 12MP camera and prolonged battery life (S625 chipset + 3,080mAh battery, 80h Endurance).
You can get a identical Redmi phone with MIUI for a bit reduction though Xiaomi’s program is a “love it or hatred it” kind of thing.
Motorola has a identical phone – a Moto X4. It’s smaller with a 5.2” 1080p screen, though has a newer Snapdragon 630 chipset (and a identical 3,000mAh battery). The 12MP twin pixel camera has a slight advantage in pixel distance – a categorical sensor has 1.4µm pixels (vs. 1.25µm on a A1).
Both phones now run Android v7.1 Nougat, though v8.0 Oreo will arrive in due time. It stays to be seen if a Android One group or other pristine Androids like a Nokias will get updated first.
The Pixels already got a promotion, so One isn’t as quick as Pixel. And some pivotal Google apps are missing, like a glorious Pixel camera app.
But it doesn’t cost as most as a Pixel possibly – positively a Xiaomi Mi A1, a Moto X4 is a tad pricey. It’s also good to see central participation in Europe, a Mi A1 can be had from mixed internal retailers – no some-more gray imports!
So, do we consider that Android One has successfully transposed a Nexus phones?