[Updated] Mi A3 Android 10 update re-released with April patch, but did it resolve the bugs?

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (from April 08) follows:

With the launch of the Mi A1, Xiaomi literally pulled Google’s Android One program from the dungeons and hoisted it for budget spenders to get a taste of what stock Android feels like when combined with great hardware.

To date, many will agree that the Mi A1 is so far the best device in the Mi A series. Sure, this isn’t to say the device didn’t have its flaws, but way better compared to what owners of the Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite and Mi A3 have gone through – and are still going through in the case of the Mi A3’s software updates.

Not long ago, the Mi A3 Android 10 update was released, this time with the latest April 2020 security patch. In case you didn’t know, this wasn’t the first Android 10 build for this device.

Matter of fact, this is the third build the device is receiving following the release of the first and second updates in late February and mid-March 2020, respectively. But even at the third attempt, Xiaomi just can’t nail it as far as bug fixes are concerned.

BUGS IN #mia3 AFTER THE LATEST APRIL SECURITY PATCH ANDROID 10 UPDATE:
• EXCESSIVE BATTERY DRAIN
• RANDOM BOOTS

Pls fix it with the next update…
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No bugs seem to have been solved. 1.33 GB + 1.33 GB wasted till now for Android 10. Fingerprint scanner issue still there. Camera lag still there. Only thing solved is that constant irritating notification that “can’t install update” , for people already on Android Q has gone.
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Going by the tweets above, it’s clear that the recent Mi A3 Android 10 update didn’t address most issues in the previous firmware. Furthermore, it’s likely that the update has also introduced some more issues of its own.

This third attempt came after the company pushed a Pie-based build to the device with March patches for those who had not received the buggy Mi A3 Android 10 update. With this lot now able to update to Android 10, it’s quite frustrating to once again hear that the latest firmware is still buggy.

More affected Mi A3 owners are also flooding Reddit and Mi forums (under the announcement post) to vent their anger at the company for releasing yet another buggy firmware.

After updating: over heating, finger sprint with screen off is still tricking to make it work, the shutter speed it’s still locked at 1.4s (when normal was 32seg).
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I installed this update, but I don’t see any difference between this build and last build…
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We went from 32s to 1/4s apparently, the main reason for using my MI A3 is photography and this is really annoying, specially when you pay 250$. (Guess its a waste)
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There are plenty of other issues that have been mentioned by various Mi A3 owners related to the latest update. But so far, Xiaomi hasn’t said anything official regarding these issues, likely because the devs are still monitoring the performance of the firmware on the first batch.

Given these reports, it’s possible that the latest Mi A3 Android 10 update may yet again be pulled, but this is just a hunch. We will keep our eyes on the developments and update this story as and when we get news.

Meanwhile, fill us in on your experience after the latest April update on your Mi A3 via the comments section below.

Update 1 (April 10)

Not again. We’ve already highlighted the issues that have been reported by users after the latest release. And now, one of our readers has shared with us a screengrab of their chat with the Mi support (dated today, i.e. April 10) wherein the representative says the update might have been pulled.

Due to some bug might be that update pulled back

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We know that support may not always have a clear picture. So take this info with a grain of salt. But at the same time, a response like this, of course, raises concern. We’re looking for more information regarding this and will update the story as and when we catch hold of something concrete.

Thanks for sharing the information and the screenshot Indra Budi Setiawan

Update 2 (April 13)

Disappointed with the buggy Android 10 push and pull game, Mi A3 owners are asking for refunds. Head here for the complete coverage.

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