Xiaomi Mi 5

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.15-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Front Camera 4MP
  • Rear Camera 16MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 3000mAh
  • OS Android 6.0
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateFebruary 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5 Review

  • 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

Xiaomi did not have a great 2015, and the company simply could not shake off its 'budget smartphone' image. Many buyers do not see Xiaomi as a truly premium contender, and with value-for-money offerings such as the new Redmi Note 3 (Review) getting a lot of attention, even more people see the Chinese smartphone giant as a budget specialist that is known for offering feature-filled products at low prices.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Summary

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.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Xiaomi Mi 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB) - White 23,999

Xiaomi Mi 5 price in India starts from ₹ 23,999. The lowest price of Xiaomi Mi 5 is ₹ 23,999 at Tata Cliq.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Full Specifications

General
Brand Xiaomi
Model Mi 5
Release date February 2016
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25
Weight (g) 129.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White, Gold
SAR value 0.33
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.15
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 16:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 428
Hardware
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core (2x1.8GHz + 2x1.36GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage No
Camera
Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 4-megapixel (f/2.0, 2-micron)
Software
Operating system Android 6.0
Skin MIUI 7
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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Xiaomi Mi 5 User Review and Ratings

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  • Highly disappointing Battery performance of Mi5
    Rafiq Beigh (Apr 22, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    I was using Mi Note LTE before I got my hands on Mi 5 Indian version. The performance of the phone is very poor as compared to Mi Note particularly in terms of Battery consumption and Touch sensitivity. The Android system installed in Indian version of Mi 5 MIUI V7.2.2.0 (MAAMIDC) consumes more than 50% of the battery (which is 5-10% in case of Mi Note even with the same 3000mAh battery and bigger 5.7" display) and same is the case with the display which consumes approximately 20-30%. I failed to understand how the same phone ran for about 14 hours in battery loop test in the review posted by NDTV Gadgets. Even in standby mode during night battery gets drained by at least 20%. I was highly disappointed by the battery performance of the phone and will never suggest anyone to buy this phone. I think the Chinese giant Xiaomi has dumped their garbage in the Indian market in the form of Mi 5.
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  • Very bad experience
    Alex Polonsky (Aug 19, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • Not up to the mark.. Phone is getting heat for normal use & UI lag
    Prasad Durga (May 4, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • heatup issue
    Tarun Sharma (Dec 15, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    poor camera, poor battery backup, heat allot while using 4G
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  • best but not
    Rajesh (Oct 9, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • big mistake buying the mi5 dragon phone
    Santosh CR (Jul 12, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    big big mistake having brought this phone, my old apple phone was better, guess i am done with these phones,
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  • Perfect phone
    Asef Rakin (Mar 3, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    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.
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  • Worst authorised service center
    Kishore Irctc (Apr 4, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    Worst service centre. They tell it's fluid issue hence not covered under warranty. They don't know to diagnose the issue. Initially they told battery issue and replaced new battery with premium price (1600)/ including GST . After replacement of battery they told it's mother board issue issue and cost is 12500/-. Worst service . Think before buying xioami .
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  • Very poor downloading speed
    Mahindra Kumar (Mar 1, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    Very poor downloading speed and camera quality poor to as its 13 mega pixcel. Don't buy it guys coz to download 5 mb it takes 10 minute. Very bad
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  • James Healy
    James Healy (Jan 10, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    Please don't buy this phone. I wasted my money and a year trying to get it fixed. It sounds like a great deal and for two or three months it was. Then it stopped working. I sent it back for repair at my own expense. It was never repaired. After 73 emails over 8 months and another $46 in charges, they sent it back to me unrepaired. They were never going to repair it; they just wanted to screw me for the maximum. They are far away in China and no consumer law can be enforced. Don't deal with Banggood either.
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