Xiaomi Mi5 

price Rs. 20,999 onwards | launch Apr, 2016

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65.1

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PhoneCurry's 2-Minute Review

quick-read review written by the phonecurry editorial team, summarising opinion across 17 Expert Reviews

What we liked
  • 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
What we didn't
  • Video recording quality is underwhelming

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Xiaomi Mi5 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.15 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 428 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Sunlight Display
  • Night Display
  • Reading Mode
  • Color Temperature Adjustment
  • 95% NTSC Color Gamut
Sensors
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall Sensor
  • Electronic Compass
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight129 gm
Thickness7.25 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Sony IMX298 sensor
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization
  • 6-Piece Lens
  • Sapphire Glass Lens Cover
  • Two-tone Flash
  • DTI Image Enhancement
  • 32s Manual Exposure
  • Qualcomm 2nd-gen Spectra ISP
  • Low light Enhancement
  • HDR Adjustments
  • Panorama
  • Auto HDR
  • Burst Mode
  • Face Recognition
Secondary Camera4.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 2um Pixel Size
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 80-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Beautify with 36 Smart Beauty Profiles
  • Large 2-Micron Pixels
  • Mi Video Call with real-time Beautify
  • Selfie Countdown
  • Face Recognition
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Curved 3D Ceramic glass
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C

About Xiaomi

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Headquaters China
Brand Perception
Good
Service Quality
Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations