Description

With it's modern design, affordable preowned price, good specifications and long-lasting battery, the Xiaomi Mi A3 stands as a great option for those users who need a safe, decent Linux phone option for their daily tasks.

Features & Usability

Pro Tip

Use 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

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Cellular: Volume control in calls
  • - Endurance: 7+ days stability
  • - Misc: Offline charging
  • - Misc: Reset to factory defaults
  • - Misc: SD card detection and access
  • - Sensors: Automatic brightness
  • - USB: MTP access

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.

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Notification LED
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  • 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
  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  • 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
  • Waydroid
  • Network:

  • Bluetooth
  • Flight mode
  • Hotspot
  • WiFi
  • Sensors:

  • Automatic brightness
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Rotation
  • Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '

Partial

Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Untested

Subject to port development

Release channels

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

Xiaomi Mi A3

Specifications

CPU Octa-core 64-bit
Chipset Qualcomm SDM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610
Storage 64GB
Memory 4GB
Android Version Android 9.0
Battery 4030 mAh
Display 720x1560 pixels, 6.09 in
Rear Camera 48MP (f/1.8, main) + 8MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2MP (f/2.4, depth)
Front Camera 32MP
Architecture arm64
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)

Important Notice

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.