Xiaomi Mi 5 Review

Following the trend of manufacturing and marketing smartphones, Xiaomi released it’s another flagship smartphone, Xiaomi Mi 5 on 2016, April, the successor of the Mi 4 that was launched on 2014, August. Xiaomi launched the Mi 5 by adding the features that were lacked in its predecessor. Also, the device was the predecessor of the Xiaomi Mi 5S and 5S Plus. And today we will review the same device.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is completely made up of a metal and glass, however, its predecessor was made up of a plastic. The sides are made up of a metal and have got an angular curve which makes the device looks premium. Further, the rear as well as front of the device is made up of corning gorilla glass 4. And the rear panel also receives curves on both sides which makes it classier.

The device features an earpiece at the top bezel surrounded by a front facing camera at the right and sensors and notification LED light at the left. And, changing the trend of capacitive touch keys, the Mi 5 receives a physical home button, which also works as a fingerprint sensor. Besides, the device also features a single dotted capacitive recent and back button which lights up when pressed.

The Mi 5, just like other smartphones of Xiaomi, equips a 3.5 mm headphone socket, an IR sensor and secondary mic at the top part. Besides, the USB Type-C port is visible at the bottom followed by a primary mic and speaker grille on each side. The main facing camera is placed at the top-left corner on the back followed a dual-tone LED flashlight. The power key, volume keys and the SIM cards slots can be found at the right hand and left hand side respectively.

Furthermore, the Mi 5 is built with 5.15 inches IPS LCD screen that features 1080 x 1920 pixels full HD resolution with ~428 ppi pixels density. The color production of the screen is vibrant and saturated. The viewing angles are also good and the blacks are also perfect. Further, the device features an ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts screen brightness according to the environment.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and yes, it is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat. The device is featured with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, Quad-Core (2 x 1.8 GHz Kyro and 2 x 1.36 GHz Kyro) CPU, and Adreno 530 GPU. The device also possesses 32 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM. However, the device lacks a microSD card slot.

Moreover, the Mi 5 is furnished with 16 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis) and dual-tone LED flashlight main camera. The main camera comes with various features like 1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, and so on. The device, further, features 4 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, 1/3″ sensor size and 2 µm pixel size front facing camera. The cameras help you to capture good photos at daytime. Similarly, the rear camera also is capable of shooting 4K videos at 2160p@30fps.

Further, the Mi 5 is equipped with powerful 3000 mAh non-removable battery. The battery is strong like other smartphones of Xiaomi. The backup of the battery is good as it allows the users to use the device for 2 days with the full charge. Moreover, the device is available in black, white and gold colors.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Price in Nepal : Rs. 40,000 (Around)

Xiaomi Mi 5 Specification


 Size  5.15 inches
 Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  1.8 GHz, 1.36 GHz
 CPU Type  Quad-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  (4K) 3840 x 2160 pixels
 Main Camera Resolution  16.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  4.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  32 GB
 External Memory  No


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
 4G TDD LTE  B38 / B39 / B40 / B41


 USB Version  USB Type-C
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz), Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Upgradable To Android 7.0 Nougat)

Physical Information

 Color+  Black, White and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm
 Weight  129 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  3000 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, MKV, XVID
 Video Playing Resolution  4K 3840 x 2160 pixels
 Audio Playing Format  WAV, AAC, MP3, AMR, FLAC, APE, DSD


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