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Xiaomi Mi 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Xiaomi Mi 5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and camera. The design and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, price, design, camera, portability

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Ian Morris (techradar.com)

Xiaomi Mi5 review

 

A beautiful phone at a beautiful price

Beautiful, premium design ; Low cost ; Excellent camera

Not stocked by networks ; No expandable storage ; User interface could be clearer

This phone looks great, feels great and has the spec list to match - with a price that's hard to believe. Sadly, it looks like distribution will be limited, but we can hope...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Rohit Arora (techradar.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: Is it worth the hype? review

 

Great flagship phone with some flaws

Crisp 1080p display ; Sleek and attractive design ; Good camera performance ; Decent battery life

No microSD card support ; Software glitches ; Heating issues

Xiaomi Mi 5 is capable enough to deliver a flagship performance but there are some noticeable flaws that are stopping us for crowing this as the best smartphone! Xiaomi took two years to come out with the Mi 5. While the smartphone is a value for money...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: Extraordinary value Android phone rivals Galaxy S7

 

The Mi 5 sits at the top of Xiaomi's Android phone line, where its devilishly fast performance and great all-round design place it as a true competitor to the likes of the S7, G5 and iPhone 6s - at half the price! Read our full Xiaomi Mi 5 review for...

A fantastic Android flagship that comes in at an outrageously low price, the Xiaomi Mi 5 has the braun and the beauty to match the greats. Perhaps not a wise choice for first time Android users, but those comfortable in customising the setup will love...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5

 

The Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and HTC 10 are all great phones. No doubt about it. But, they're also expensive. You'll need to shell out at least £500 to buy each device outright or pay £40 a month as part of contract. But what if you could get a handset...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review

 

Spending the better part of my two-week vacation testing a phone seems like a terrible idea, but like my colleague Jessica Dolcourt, who took the Samsung Galaxy S7 for a spin in London and Berlin, I took the Xiaomi Mi 5 with me into the frigid,...

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a sleek, lightweight design with a beautiful finish that's as good as any high-end phone. Great camera and dual-SIM features will let you use this as a travel phone too. It's top-of-the-line hardware at a low price.

There's no microSD card slot like the Samsung Galaxy S7, or removable battery like the LG G5.

Xiaomi's impressive Mi 5 has the features to stand up against the very best, but it's a shame it won't be officially available worldwide.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Xiaomi Mi5

 

Stylish and filled with great specs - for R8000? Xiaomi has themselves a winner with the Mi5 (but it's still a bit buggy).

Fast, Stylish, Thin Bezel, MIUI is great, Strong Camera, Cloud-backup, Right Price

Still buggy at present with calls missed and phone not always cooperating, Slippery on surfaces, No MicroSD

The one massive benefit is off course the Xiaomi Mi5’s price. Pegged at R8 000, what you get for your bucks simply cannot be beat. It’s a top performing flagship which should put doubters firmly in their place, providing strong specs, and not just...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Marcus Herbrich (notebookcheck.net)

Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review

 

Light smartphone heavyweight. The newest flagship model by the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi proves that it has arrived in the premium smartphone sector. High-end specifications, a generous configuration, weight of just 129 grams, and high-quality glass...

superb price-performance ratio ; casing materials & build ; very good system performance ; bright IPS panel ; dual-SIM ; LTE Cat.9 ; decent camera...

...but not premium quality ; "only" 3 GB of RAM (64 GB version) ; no storage expansion despite 2nd slot ; availability / lack of LTE band 20 support ; (GPS)

Xiaomi's newest flagship smartphone made a very good impression in our test, and there is not much to be criticized considering the price of a mid-range handset (street price: approx. 300 Euros, ~$332, 32 GB version). Only the availability in Germany...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: A great smartphone with not-so-great software experience - Tech2

 

We review the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset toting Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5 has been priced at Rs 24,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. The 64GB or 128GB variants haven’t been announced for the Indian market yet. At Rs 24,999, the Mi 5, apart from being the first Snapdragon 820 powered phone, is also the...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review

 

Spending the better part of my two-week vacation testing a phone seems like a terrible idea, but like my colleague Jessica Dolcourt, who took the Samsung Galaxy S7 for a spin in London and Berlin, I took the Xiaomi Mi 5 with me into the frigid,...

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a sleek, lightweight design with a beautiful finish that's as good as any high-end phone. Great camera and dual-SIM features will let you use this as a travel phone too. It's top-of-the-line hardware at a low price.

There's no microSD card slot like the Samsung Galaxy S7, or removable battery like the LG G5.

Xiaomi's impressive Mi 5 has the features to stand up against the very best, but it's a shame it won't be officially available worldwide.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 ( white)

 

The result? The Mi 5 is terrific, especially when you consider that Xiaomi's new flagship phone costs significantly less than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 , without compromising on its most important features. It's fast and has a good camera. And...

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a sleek, lightweight design with a beautiful finish that's as good as any high-end phone. Great camera and dual-SIM features will let you use this as a travel phone too. It's top-of-the-line hardware at a low price.

There's no microSD card slot like the Samsung Galaxy S7, or removable battery like the LG G5.

Xiaomi's impressive Mi 5 has the features to stand up against the very best, but it's a shame it won't be officially available worldwide.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):4
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:120
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.8
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:4
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:600
Display diagonal:13.1
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:428
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AAC,AMR,APE,FLAC,MP3,WAV
FM radio: No
Video formats supported:ASP, H.264, H.265, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, XVID / ASP,H.264,H.265,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, TD-SCDMA / TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 850,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.15
Processor Model:820

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / 6.0 (Marshmallow) + MIUI V7 / 6.0 Marshmallow + MIUI 7.0

Storage

Internal RAM:3072
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
RAM capacity:3
RAM Type:DDR4

Technical Details

Optional accessories:SIM insertion tool

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.25 / 7.3
Height :14.5 / 144.6
Weight:129
Width:6.92 / 69.2