Complete Review of the Xiaomi Mi 5


Xiaomi made us wait for an awfully long time of 18 months for a successor to the Mi 4, and, thankfully, the wait was worth it. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is finally here and to be honest it has enough specifications to start a fan frenzy, which can increase its sales volume to such an extent that the Chinese start up is going to stay on top of the global charts for quite a while. The Mi 5 just like it predecessors offer an elegant design and the specifications on paper promise ultrahigh performance.

Feature and Specifications

Android Marshmallow, along with Xiaomi’s authentic MIUI interface, promises a high degree of customization options. The company has made two valuable additions in the form of fingerprint scanner and NFC to enhance user experience and security. Xiaomi with the latest edition of Mi5 has presented us with an excellent handheld, which is more than capable of comfortably competing with the likes of Samsung, LG and Apple.

The Mi 5 is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery, which is going to be more than enough to keep the device going for prolonged period of time, especially when it’ll combine with Marshmallow’s Doze feature which is a real battery saver.

Space and Design

The stylish handheld is available in three different models. The most affordable of these 3 models costs around INR 20,000/- which has 32 GB of internal storage and has a cool 3D glass rear panel, but is powered by a 1.8 GHz. The middle model is almost the same physically but has 64 GB of storage and runs on a 2.1GHz processor. It’s priced at INR 25,000/- and the top most model has 64 GB of storage with a ceramic body and is priced at INR 30,000/-. Under its impressive and stylish shell, the Xiaomi Mi 5 incorporates a Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno GPU which is duly supported by 3 GB of RAM in the 32 and 64 GB models, and 4 GB of RAM in the 128 GB model.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 boasts of a 5.15-inch screen with Full High Definition resolution. These numbers ensure that there are no blemishes anywhere on the display by offering more than enough pixels per inch. The device has a 600 nits of brightness which is quite healthy and Xiaomi have included a sunlit display feature which optimizes the display of the phone in bright outdoor conditions. The Mi 5 supports 4G+ connectivity, providing a maximum download speed of 600 Mbps, the handheld is dual-SIM with VoLTE technology guarantying better audio quality of your voice calls. The Mi 5 supports Quick Charge 3.0, which boasts of approximately 20 percent faster charging speeds than 2.0, meaning you can charge more than 80% of your battery in an hour.

The frenzy for the latest edition of Mi series can be understood by the facts that on its first day of registrations 16.8 million bookings were made, surpassing all its previous records. So, despite all the efforts of the company to stock up the device in plenty, it appears that users will still have a hard time getting hold of the latest Mi 5.