For all you need to know about the Xiaomi Mi5, the most cost effective and strongest smartphone in the world until now has been released at MWC 2016. As expected, the phone comes out with many great and unbelievable specifications that even Samsung Galaxy S7, or LG G5 do not offer. Now, let’s come to the specific review of Xiaomi Mi5 in order to gain a deeper insight into this flagship.
A wonderful design and specs inside
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An overview about this Xiaomi Mi5 through this video can help you imagine how perfect it is:
Firstly, full configuration of Xiaomi Mi5 is here:
- Display: 5.2 inch, 2560 x 1440 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- CPU: MSM8996 ( Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 ) Quad Core 1.8GHz
- System: Android 5.1 ( MIUI V7 )
- RAM + ROM: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
- Camera: 8.0MP front camera + 16.0MP rear camera 6 element lens, f/2.2 aperture back camera
- Fingerprint recognition:
By pushing fingerprint sensor area, you can unlock your phone and enter into your app, safe and considerate design to protect your privacy and account security
- Sensor: Light sensor, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope
- NFC: Short-range communication technology with less-complicated procedures and lower energy consumption than Bluetooth. Besides, NFC supports both active-active type and active-passive type transfers, classified, safe and beneficial to credit card transaction
- 4K video-level resolution
- Feature: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, OTG
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby. Dual Micro SIM
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz
Perfect design: feature ceramic cover
The Mi 5’s body has a glass back and a chamfered metal frame, while the exclusive edition comes with a smooth, uniform ceramic cover that’s baked in 1500 degrees celsius in order to attain twice the scratch resistance and toughness of sapphire. Ceramic was used in the OnePlus One, and as much as it’s aesthetically appealing, it is also a fingerprint magnet. Still, the handset remarkably light, at just 4.55 ounces (129g) or 4.9 ounces (139g) for the ceramic version.
The ceramic cover helps Xiaomi achieve more supremacy than other rivals.
Strong performance with more than 140,000 points on Antutu v6:
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is the platform of choice for Xiaomi’s long-in-the-making flagship. Made on a cutting-edge 14nm fabrication process, the chipset has four custom-designed Kryo CPU cores, clocked at up to 2.2GHz and capable of two times the performance and power efficiency of the octa-core Snapdragon 810.
With this result, Xiaomi Mi5 is currently the strongest smartphone in the world.
Another good point is 4GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM for the lowest version. For anyone who are interested in playing games and watching films, 4GB is a perfect number.
The processor is coupled with Qualcomm’s own Adreno 530 graphics unit, which offers a 40% improvement in graphics performance, compute capabilities, and power usage compared to the Adreno 430. It supports the latest graphics standards, including OpenGL ES3.1, Vulkan, and OpenCL 2.0, which means you will be able to play all upcoming 3D games in their full glory.
Xiaomi equipped the Mi 5 with a 5.15-inch, 1080p-resolution IPS LCD screen. We like how the manufacturer chose a screen diagonal that’s friendly towards one-handed usage, and an appropriate resolution that makes for sharp visuals and gives the processor a relief from having to compute double the amount of pixels, like the Quad-HD displays of competing handsets do.
Rather than follow the 12MP sensor with big pixels trend that’s present among high-end Android phones, Xiaomi equipped the Mi 5 with a 16MP main camera whose main differentiation has to be its 4-axis optical image stabilization. This is one of the first smartphones to stabilize on a rotational axis, in addition to the X, Y, and Z coordinates. More to the point, Mi5’s camera also scores high mark with Sony’s IMX298 camera sensor. You may have seen a couple of pictures that were spotted by Mi5 on an island. These has proved a fact that Mi5’s camera is better than we expected.
Camera theme of Mi5, quite similar to Iphone but effortless to use.
This comes particularly handy in low-light shooting conditions, but also translates to particularly blur and shake free photos and videos. Xiaomi demonstrated the Mi5’s OIS system against that of the newest iPhones, and the difference in efficacy was nothing short of staggering.
Some pictures spotted by Xiao Mi5 and Iphone 6S
You can spontaneously realize the discrepancies between them
The affordable price
For all its overwhelming specs, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is priced very affordably in its homeland of China. Of course, if one decides on importing the phone, those prices will be higher, due to reseller markup, shipping costs and import taxes. Still, the Mi 5 could potentially make for a heck of a deal, considering the base model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage starts from ~$306 (2000 yuan), the 3GB RAM / 64GB storage goes from $352 (2300 yuan), and the Ceramic Exclusive with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is sold for $413 (2700 yuan).
There are three types of color that you can choose.