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Features & Usability
Pro TipUse GitHub to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.
Media and communication
State: Community maintained
Q: What does this port need to get better?
A: Complete the following features:
Automated Usability (beta)
Boots and runs well, essential features work correctly. It can be used as a mobile device running Ubuntu Touch OS. Recommended for advanced users.
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- Carrier info, signal strength
- Data connection
- Dual SIM functionality
- Incoming, outgoing calls
- MMS in, out
- PIN unlock
- SMS in, out
- Change audio routings
- Voice in calls
- Volume control in calls
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- Anbox patches (deprecated)
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- SD card detection and access
- RTC time
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless External monitor
- Flight mode
- Automatic brightness
- Fingerprint reader
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
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Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
Subject to port development
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|Xenial||stable||OTA-24||11/22/2022||Stability over newer features (recommended)|
|Xenial||rc||2022-W47||11/22/2022||Testing before the next stable release|
|Xenial||devel||2023-02-06||2/6/2023||Daily built development releases|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 610|
|Android Version||Android 9.0|
|Display||720x1560 pixels, 6.09 in|
|Rear Camera||48MP (f/1.8, main) + 8MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2MP (f/2.4, depth)|
|Dimensions||71.9 mm x 153.5 mm x 8.5 mm (6.04 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||173.8 g (6.14 oz)|
Before installing you’ll have to downgrade to stock Android 9 firmware in case you’re running Android 10. IF YOU’RE ON ANDROID 11, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL UBUNTU TOUCH, OTHERWISE YOU’LL BRICK YOUR DEVICE.
Report an Issue for
Xiaomi Mi A3
Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that
it really doesn’t?
Start by searching the bug device issue if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.
Couldn't find it?
Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.
1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.
2. Then (this time), head to GitHub Issues and submit it, so the porter knows about it.