Xiaomi Mi 5S Review

A Chinese multinational company Xiaomi which changed the standard of normal people by manufacturing smartphones that was available in normal price range, released its another flagship smartphone named Xiaomi Mi 5S on 2016, October, the updated version of the previous Mi 5 and the predecessor of the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus. And today we are reviewing the same device.

The Xiaomi Mi 5S is completely made up of a metal unibody, whereas, the Mi 5 was made up of a glass body. The rear panel also receives some design in it which makes the device look stylish. Furthermore, the device receives 2.5D curved corning gorilla glass at the front and the side bezels too are thin.

An earpiece is placed at the top bezel surrounded by a front facing camera at the right and sensors and notification LED light at the left. The device replaces capacitive home button with physical home button which also works as a fingerprint sensor. Furthermore, the capacitive recent app and back buttons supported by backlit, and these three buttons are placed below the screen.

The Mi 5S features a 3.5 mm headphone socket at the top. However, we can see that this device lacks an IR sensor. The device carries the USB Type-C port at the bottom followed by a primary mic and speaker grille on each side. We also can notice the main facing camera at the top-left corner on the back followed a dual-tone LED flashlight. Besides, the device acquires power and volume alteration keys on the right and the SIM cards tray on the left.

Furthermore, the Mi 5S comes with 5.15 inches IPS LCD screen and features 1080 x 1920 pixels full HD resolution with ~428 ppi pixels density. The screen produces vibrant and saturated color. The device possesses 2.5D curved glass which makes the viewing angle perfect. The device also acquires an ambient light sensor that makes the screen bright when using under light.

The Xiaomi operates Mi 5S with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and its own MIUI 8.0. The device is functioned with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, Quad-Core (2 x 2.15 GHz Kyro and 2 x 1. 6 GHz Kyro) CPU, and Adreno 530 GPU. The device also possesses 64 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM. The device, however, like Mi 5 lacks a microSD card slot.

Moreover, the Mi 5S is equipped with 12 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, phase detection autofocus, and dual-tone LED flashlight main camera. The main camera possesses features like 1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.55 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, and so on. The device, besides, carries 4 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, 1/3″ sensor size and 2 µm pixel size front facing camera. The rear camera captures nice shots even on lowlight, and front facing camera also captures nice self-portraits. Moreover, the rear camera shoots 4K videos.

Further, the Mi 5S features powerful 3200 mAh non-removable battery. Moreover, the device also features fast charging functionality which can be noticed in maximum devices of Xiaomi. Talking about the battery, the battery gives good backup and can be used for 2 days without any problem. Besides, the device is available in four different colors; grey, silver, rose gold and gold.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Price in Nepal : Rs. 49,000 (Around)

Xiaomi Mi 5S Specification


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


 CPU Speed 2.15 GHz and 1.6 GHz
 CPU Type Quad-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  (4K) 3840 x 2160p@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  12.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  4.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  64 GB
 External Memory  No


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz


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


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  Grey, Silver, Rose Gold and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  145.6 x 70.3 x 8.3 mm
 Weight  145 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  No


 Standard Battery Capacity  3200 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA


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