Xiaomi Mi Max Prime  Xiaomi Mi5 
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Excellence Score48.854.0
Value for Money Score71.865.5
PriceRs. 18,999 onwardsRs. 24,999 onwards
Launch Date (India)Oct, 2016Apr, 2016
Screen Size6.44 inches5.15 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 428 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature AdjustmentSunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment, 95% NTSC Color Gamut
Processor TypeOcta CoreQuad Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 510Adreno 530
RAM4 GB3 GB
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP4.0 MP
Internal Memory128 GB32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness7.5 mm7.25 mm
Weight203 gm129 gm
Battery Capacity4850 mAh3000 mAh
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium build quality
  • All-metal unibody design
  • Brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen that gets good marks on image quality, sharpness and brightness
  • Lively and simple Xiaomi interface, that is comfortably on of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good speed/performance for the class - and a notch above the Mi Max, because of the higher RAM and the newer processor
  • Wired audio quality is perfect - loud and with very little distortion
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
  • Astounding battery life, easily one of the best ever on a smartphone, and with particularly great web browsing times - easily lasts 2 days of active use
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful, premium, stunning design with a curved backing - this phone is a looker
  • Rounded rear makes it comfortable to hold
  • Compact and light-weight - fits snugly in your pocket
  • Excellent display with good brightness levels, high contrast, and outdoor readability
  • MIUI is one of the better, and neater Android UIs around and has useful customization options
  • Excellent performance with top-of-the-line hardware, that stands up against the very best, including the Galaxy S7 which is at a much higher price point
  • Very good camera performance with instant focus, fast shutter speed, better than expected low-light performance, plenty of resolved detail, high dynamic range, and excellent colors and contrast
  • Very good battery life, with fast charging support
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Good fingerprint scanner
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed
  • It's also heavy and will stick out uncomfortably in your pant's pocket
  • Given the gigantic size, the phone is primarily targeted at those users who consume a lot of media on their device, or want a combined phone-tablet - for more regular users the compromise of a difficult-to-handle size might not be worth it
  • Average sunlight legibility on the display
  • Loudspeaker performance could have been better
  • Average front and rear cameras, that could have been better especially in low light conditions
  • Video recording quality is underwhelming
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