• Mi 5
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 5
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Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone was launched in February 2016. The phone comes with a 5.15-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 428 pixels per inch.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi 5 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 4-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 129.00 grams.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.
  • 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




1.3GHz quad-core

Front Camera



1080x1920 pixels




Android 6.0



Rear Camera


Battery Capacity

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Xiaomi Mi 5 detailed specifications
Release dateFebruary 2016
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
Screen size (inches)5.15
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)428
Processor1.3GHz quad-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 820
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageNo
Rear camera16-megapixel
Rear FlashDual LED
Front camera4-megapixel
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0
SkinMIUI 7
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo
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User ratings and reviews for Xiaomi Mi 5

Based on 14 rating(s)
2.9 Out of 5
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Based on 3 recommendations
67% Recommend
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By Sansar Simkhada | 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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7 out of 12 people found this review helpful
never buy mi phone
By Pawan Kumar | 24 Apr 2016
never buy mi phone, service is a big zero, u will never get your phone repaired by xiaomi never buy mi phone, service is a big zero, u will never get your phone repaired by xiaomi never buy mi phone, service is a big zero, u will never get your phone repaired by xiaomi
1 Out of 5
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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful
Perfect phone
By Asef Rakin | 3 Mar 2017
This phone is very smooth to use and with a 3gb RAM and 64gb ROM, I don't need to be worried about playing games and doing other stuffs. The picture quality is just awesome. Camera is also top class. Battery is not the best but as the battery backs me up for a whole day and night after browsing and playing online games, it is okay with me. I recommend this phone and am telling you, don't listen to the haters.
5 Out of 5
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Worth to buy
By Shiva Ganesh | 23 Mar 2017
It is one of the greatest smart phone on Xiaomi. After buying this I also thought I have wasted the money but now i'm realy happy that it is the best mobile ever used. Its camera is average only but performance is excellent with the snapdragon 820 processor and the front facing finger print is good too. It has the TOOL named "MI REMOTE" such a great tool it can be used for TV's AC's etc with all such brands Im Loving it.
4 Out of 5
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Very bad experience
By Alex Polonsky | 19 Aug 2017
Very bad experience so far after a week. Bought Mi5 from NIS-store. Slow delivery for this price, too slow. The vendor permitted to DHL "drop on door" option. Nice ah? You can't claim damage during shipping after. I'm lucky to have the phone not damaged. On the second day of using the device turned crazy. Every time the virtual keyboard was called the attack of dozens spontaneous touching hit the phone. I have a video. Wrought vendor support, replied with: do the factory reset. Common guys! The device is 24 hours after first booting! OK, factory reset, same crazy attacks. So vendor asked me to send the device back, for my money, absolutely with the most expensive service. Cost me about 20% of phone price to send back something that was broken from the box. After one month and dozen emails finally got the phone back, paid custom taxes again. The phone accumulated about 25% more price and not yet used normally for a day. There is no more "self-touching attacks" so far, but the device is very difficult to use. I'm personally like Google launcher, but Xiaomi doesn't. Freezings and malfunctioning all the way. OK, back to Miui launcher. The touchscreen is so difficult to use. Moving icon to the next screen became an Everest mission, not less than 10 attempts before it's done. It takes about 7 seconds to screen to start response after waking up. Imaging answer the phone calls. I have to keep Bluetooth garniture on all the time to not miss calls. Because Mister Phone has to take 7 seconds of waking up. Sometimes one wake up is not enough. I have to turn the screen off and on few times to finally get the touchscreen response. I'm not enjoying to have this device. I'm just waiting to change it to the real phone. I don't understand so high ratings on reviews. It's not more than really beautiful and very stupid and annoying piece of plastic. This is my tenth phone, fifth smart and the worst ever. Not recommend to anyone.
2 Out of 5
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