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Xiaomi Mi 5 Review

Design And Display

After two years Xiaomi Mi 4 has not been updated. Finally, Xiaomi has launched the best of their model, Xiaomi Mi 5. Apparently, the rumors about the design and specifications of the phone are correct. Only, during the launching, Xiaomi not announced the pink model as leaked before. Maybe Xiaomi will release a special edition in the future with pink color. For exterior designs, there is two material used on the back of the Xiaomi Mi 5. The body with ceramic can be found in the Pro edition only. For the other two models, it comes with a back cover made of glass on the back site. For display, both come with 5.15 inch with Full HD resolution.

Specification And Features

The specifications can not deny anymore, the phone at the top of all smartphone in its level. In fact, some parts of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is much better compared to other flagship devices such as 4-Axis technology for OIS seen better than another flagship device included Apple iPhone 6S. Camera quality is also impressive with 16 Megapixel sensors on the back side. The front camera also brings with 4 Megapixel cameras for the selfie. Under the hood, Xiaomi Mi 5 powered with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 4 GB RAM. There is also 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB built-in memory option.

Price And Release Date

For the Chinese market, Xiaomi Mi 5 will go on sale on 1 March 2016 through official site Mi.com. For other international markets will be onward later soon.

  • Xiaomi Mi 5 Release Date : March 2016

For the selling price in Malaysia, the price of Xiaomi Mi 5 expected come around RM1999 for 128GB version, RM1499 to RM1299 for 64GB model and a 32GB model. While, for Xiaomi Mi 5 price in the United State, UK Singapore, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland, the phone expected to come with the price starting USD320, £229, SGD449, AUD439, CAD429, NZD479, and CHF318, respectively.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pros and Cons

  • Dual SIM With LTE Support
  • Full HD 1080P IPS Display
  • Better Performance with Snapdragon 820
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Large Internal Memory and RAM
  • Design Made From Metal Body
  • Best Camera Features
  • USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • No Dust Proof and Water Resistant Features
  • Non-Removable Battery
  • Lack of microSD slot

Xiaomi Mi 5 Price In Malaysia

ModelPrice
Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro Edition – 128GB
Xiaomi Mi 5 – 32GBRM1549 (RRP)
Xiaomi Mi 5 – 64GBRM1899 (AP)
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Price In SingaporeFrom SGD619
Price In USAFrom USD320
Price In UK
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Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications

General
PlatformAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor
  • Dual-Core 2.15 GHz Kryo + Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Kryo – Pro Edition
  • Dual-Core 1.8 GHz Kryo + Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Kryo
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
UI / ROMMIUI 7.0
Announced DateFebruary 2016
Release Date18 June 2016 (Malaysia)
Coverage
GSM NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
UMTS NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE NetworkLTE
Version/SIM
  • Dual SIM Version
Design
TypeSmartphone
DesignCandybar
Dimensions144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm
Weight139 g
Others
  • Fingerprint Scanner
Display
TechnologyIPS LCD Display, 16M colors
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD), 428 PPI Pixel Density
Aspect Ratio16 : 9
Size5.15 inches
TouchscreenCapacitive Touchscreen, Multitouch
Protection
Others
Multimedia
3.5 mm Audio JackYes
RadioYes
Music PlayerYes
Others
Memory
Internal Memory
  • 32/64 GB With 3 GB RAM
  • 128 GB With 4 GB RAM – Pro Edition
Expansion Slot
Connectivity
Internet DataGPRS, EDGE, HSPA, LTE
WIFIYes
NFCYes
USBYes, Type-C 1.0
BluetoothYes
InfraredYes
Camera
Camera16 Megapixel, F2.0
SensorSony IMX298 Sensor, 1/2.8″ Sensor Size, 1.12 µm Pixel Size
Resolution4920 x 3264 pixels
FlashDual-LED (Dual Tone) flash
FocusPhase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Touch Focus
FeaturesGeo-Tagging, OIS (4-Axis), Face/Smile Detection
Shooting ModesAuto, Panorama, HDR
Video2160P (UHD), 1080P (FHD), 720P (HD)
Front Camera4 Megapixel, F2.0
Features
BatteryLi-Po 3000 mAh (Non-removable)
Colors██ – Black
██ – White
██ – Gold
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
ApplicationsOrganizer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Now
Others
  • Quick Charge 3.0
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