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Xiaomi Mi 5: Technical details

Finally the long wait is over! Xiaomi has finally released the long awaited flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi 5 which was unveiled on 24 February 2016. The Mi 5’s design greatly resonates with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its hardware specs outnumber the LG G5 in terms of robustness. Could this be one of the best smartphones of 2016? Let’s take a look at a comprehensive review of its features below.


The Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro version with a 128 GB of flash memory, 4 GB of RAM will cost US$499 only. If you prefer 32GB of flash memory and 3GB of RAM, then you’ll have to pay US$410 only.



The Xiaomi Mi 5 is smooth like glass and curved in a similar fashion as the Samsung Galaxy S7. However, you will not find in-built protection against shocks, water and dust. The smartphone also has a sharp and ‘cutty’ feel in hand. However, the frameless display looks incredible.

The back material is robust and stronger than steel. It comes in three colors namely: black, gold and white. The Xiaomi Mi 5 also has an exceptional screen-to-body ratio. There are fewer instances of non-display surfaces too.


With deep and rich resolution and display, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is sufficient for both indoor and outdoor shooting regardless of the level of brightness or darkness, the pictures taken from this phone always appear realistic.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 display size is 5.15 inches with full HD LCD unit. You can also adjust the brightness display via the pixel level adaptive contrast feature on the Xiaomi Mi 5 phone.


The Xiaomi Mi 5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow beneath MIUI 7. The software itself has a team of 750 developers and 175 million active users plus there are weekly software updates. MIUI is dubbed the most efficient and dynamic user interface running on a smart phone today.



The Xiaomi Mi 5 is super-fast with impressible performance, although is it not equal to that of Samsung S7. Also, there are several software bugs that need to be fixed with a possible firmware update.

The processor which powers the Xiaomi Mi 5 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 which is considered to be the fastest smartphone processor of 2016.

Additionally, there is a great improvement in the internal memory. Flash memory also operates on 450 MB/s, making apps load at a much faster rate.



The camera of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is not as good as we thought it would be. If the conditions are not suitable for good photo taking, such as too much brightness, then expect less than perfect photos, average ones perhaps. The image stabilizer ensures that the photos takes are smooth and remarkable. There is also an option for selfies.


The battery of the Xiaomi Mi 5 lasts for a full day, plus it charges real quick. In half an hour, you can charge it for a complete day’s use. It requires a type C connector.


The above features specify what the Xiaomi Mi 5 is capable of, its mid-range price makes it a good fit for those with a limited budget. You may also like to know all about the LG G5 and its release.

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