Xiaomi Mi 5

Last Updated: 25th April 2019
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  • Xiaomi Mi 5 price in India
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Xiaomi Mi 5 short review

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a fantastic value proposition, and represents a serious threat to the idea of premium smartphones. It's affordable and scores high marks in all categories, from performance and battery life to design. However, it lacks expandable storage and is limited to 32GB internal storage, and there are also some potentially confusing customisations in the software. Above all, the flash sale model makes it really hard to buy this phone. If you're looking for top-end flagship finesse, look elsewhere, but if value is important to you, the Mi 5 is phenomenal bang for your buck.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Decent camera quality
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Bad
  • No expandable storage
  • Higher storage variants not available at launch
  • Some unusual UI customisations
  • Flash sale model makes it hard to buy
Display5.15-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820
Front Camera4-megapixel
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
RAM3GB
OSAndroid 6.0
Storage32GB
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Battery Capacity3000mAh

Xiaomi Mi 5 Price in India (25th April 2019)

Mi 5 (White, 3GB RAM, 32GB)Rs. 24,999
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Xiaomi Mi 5 full specifications

GENERAL

Release dateFebruary 2016
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25
Weight (g)129.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3000
Removable batteryNo
ColoursBlack, White, Gold
SAR value0.33

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.15
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio16:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)428

HARDWARE

Processor1.3GHz quad-core (2x1.8GHz + 2x1.36GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM3GB
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageNo

CAMERA

Rear camera16-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera4-megapixel (f/2.0, 2-micron)

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 6.0
SkinMIUI 7

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.20
NFCYes
InfraredYes
USB OTGYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes
Temperature sensorNo
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Xiaomi Mi 5 reviews and ratings by users

Based on 18 rating(s)
2.4 Out of 5
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Based on 6 recommendations
33% Recommend
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Great
By Sansar Simkhada | 9 Mar 2016 | 9 Mar 2016
Amazing Performance And Beautifully Designed Phone. And Probably The Fastest Smartphone Made Yet. AnTuTu Benchmark Score:142000 It is Unbelievably Amazing. 1080*1920 Full HD Resoluton and 428 ppi
5 Out of 5
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Not up to the mark.. Phone is getting heat for normal use & UI lag
By Prasad Durga | 4 May 2016 | 4 May 2016
I bought It in the last week. I could see few problems major : Phone is getting heat like hell. even if you open light weight App like watsapp (or even if you open single app) its getting heat. Minor : There is a UI lag in the phone & My new phone is also getting stuck sometimes even if you don't open many apps. this phone is slipper, we need to have case cover for sure or else It slips very easily in the hand. +ve : Rich & stylish look.
2 Out of 5
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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heatup issue
By tarun sharma | 15 Dec 2017 | 15 Dec 2017
poor camera, poor battery backup, heat allot while using 4G
1 Out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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best but not
By rajesh | 9 Oct 2017 | 9 Oct 2017
MI neither provide any service nor 1 year warranty.seems funny but true.if there is Olympics for worst service centers then RED MI will bag 'GOLD'.so think before while purchase.
1 Out of 5
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big mistake buying the mi5 dragon phone
By Santosh CR | 12 Jul 2016 | 12 Jul 2016
big big mistake having brought this phone, my old apple phone was better, guess i am done with these phones,
1 Out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Xiaomi Mi 5 summary

Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone was launched in February 2016. The phone comes with a 5.15-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels at a pixel density of 428 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Xiaomi Mi 5 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that features 2 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and 2 cores clocked at 1.36GHz. It comes with 3GB of RAM.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi 5 on the rear packs a 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron. The rear camera setup has phase detection autofocus. It sports a 4-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 2-micron.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 runs MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Mi 5 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, NFC, Infrared, USB OTG, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 measures 144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 129.00 grams. It was launched in Black, White, and Gold colours.

As of 25th April 2019, Xiaomi Mi 5 price in India starts at Rs. 24,999.

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