Xiaomi Mi5

price Rs. 22,999 onwards launch Apr, 2016
current magic score ?
77.3
verdict BUY
very good value-for-money
currently ranked
#2
of 42 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 17 expert review(s)

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

17 expert review(s)


8,302+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
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
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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
4.29/5
(Very Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys