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Mi A3

[Discussion] Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: Benchmarks, Performance and Battery Life

2019-09-01 12:28:12
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Greetings MI Fans,
Mi A3 is the first smartphone we meet to be powered by the Snapdragon™ 665 chipset. It's a minor upgrade over the Mi A2's Snapdragon 660 chip but given the lowered resolution we expect wonders in gaming. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 AIE processor Packing quite the punch, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 AIE delivers the power you need for a superior gaming or browsing experience. With 11nm technology, this processor helps save battery for uninterrupted work and play.

Now that we are well acquainted with the basics of the Snapdragon 665 chipset, let us check out its benchmark scores, Performance and  Battery Life.

Mi A3: Benchmarks:
Xiaomi did took a slight step forward improving from SD 660 to the SD 665 from Mi A2 to the Mi A3. Honestly there was not much changes on this SoC but the downgrade of 2.2Ghz down to 2.0Ghz might mean a lot for some people. The GPU did get a lot better as well as the AI Camera thats for sure. The SD 665 is powered together with the Adreno 610, and of course an ample serving of 4GB of RAM, it will give you an above average performance in both multitaksing and gaming category, running PUBG and NBA2k19 was not really a problem its just that we cannot set it to the maximum graphic setting. the best midrange experience up to date. AnTuTu benchmark gave it a 176395 point out of the box which is the expected score for this processor.

Mi A3: Performance:
While using the Mi A3, we did not face any lags or stuttering, and the Snapdragon 665 SoC in this phone could run apps without any issues. We had the 4GB RAM variant of the Mi A3 in for review and we could multitask easily without having to kill apps in the background. Apps loaded without any fuss too. The in-display fingerprint scanner is positioned slightly lower on the Mi A3 compared to some of the other smartphones with the same technology. However, it isn't inconvenient and is not slow to unlock the smartphone.
We ran our usual set of benchmarks to figure out where the Mi A3 fits compared to the many recently launched smartphones at the same price level. In AnTuTu, it managed to score 176395 points, and Geekbench 4's single-core and multi-core tests gave us 1,504 and 5,386 points respectively. It managed 51fps and 13fps in GFXBench T-Rex and CarChase respectively.
PUBG Mobile defaulted to the low quality preset with the graphics set to Smooth and frame rate set to Medium. We bumped the graphics quality up to Balanced, and the Mi A3 could still play the game without any stutter or lag. After playing the game for 30 minutes, we noticed that the smartphone was slightly warm to the touch, and had registered a 7 percent battery drop.

Mi A3: Battery Life:
The Mi A3 delivers 4030mAh(typ) Battery, Good battery life compared to the Mi A2. In our HD video loop test, the Mi A3 went on for 15 hours and 34 minutes. With our regular usage, which consisted of running all benchmarks, taking photos and videos, and using an active WhatsApp account, each full charge lasted us about a day and a half. The supplied 10W charger managed to take the Mi A3 to 27 percent in 30 minutes, and to 54 percent in an hour. We would recommend that you invest in an 18W fast charger if you wish to speed this up.

I was impressed by the All Over Performance of the Mi A3, are you impressed? Comment below!

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Shahed | from Redmi Note 7 Pro


An informative thread. Thank you for sharing the details.
2019-09-01 13:14:45
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Shah Md. Sultan
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MH Imran Author | from Redmi Note 4


An informative thread. Thank you for sharing the details.

Thanks for your opinions. your valuable comment will inspire me something new.
2019-09-01 13:15:03

Advanced Bunny

1605549680 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


sd 675 would have been better
2019-09-01 13:32:14

Master Bunny

AB Siddik | from Redmi Note 5


176k? seriously?
2019-09-01 15:12:19
wow, great spec
2019-09-01 18:56:39


MH Imran Author | from Redmi Note 4


AB Siddik
176k? seriously?

2019-09-01 20:26:48


MH Imran Author | from Redmi Note 4


Thanks for your opinions
2019-09-01 20:27:04

Master Bunny

Musleh | from Redmi Note 4


Thanks for details information.
2019-09-01 22:18:31

Mi FC President

Knowledge999 | from Redmi Note 7


SD 665 is a good processor, but the decrease of clock speed to 2.0 GHz wasn't a wise decision in my opinion.
2019-09-01 23:40:14
Mehedi Hassan (Knowledge999)
Techie Team Member
Mi FC President, Mi Community Bangladesh

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Shaeak Biswas | from Redmi S2


wow awesome device
2019-09-02 00:10:17
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