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Xiaomi Mi 5 : Superiority Redefined



Xiaomi Mi 5

Every smart phone manufacturer is defined by a smart phone that yields big time success and appreciation. To keep the ball rolling, OEMs unveil sequels of their products that are also dedicated to achieving the same fame.

With Samsung, we saw the introduction of Galaxy S, then came Galaxy SII and in 2016 the seventh iteration of their Galaxy S device- Galaxy S7 came along

Apple too has the same philosophy. The world saw the first gen iPhone and after its success, we saw iPhone 2nd Gen and the journey went on.

Following this tradition Xiaomi introduced their first device in India- Mi 3. The handset offered top of the line specs and didn’t make wallets lose much of their weight.

Charmed by this response in India, Xiaomi unveiled Mi4, the next power house which was also well received.

In Q1 2016, the Chinese giant took the wraps off Xiaomi Mi 5, which is one of the first smartphones to run on Snapdragon 820.

Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications

  • 5.15 inches IPS LCD screen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • 1920×1080 resolution (428 ppi)
  • Dual-core 1.8 GHz + dual-core 1.36 GHz Kryo
  • Snapdragon 820
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB/64 GB internal memory
  • 4 GB RAM, 128 GB internal memory
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 16 MP primary camera with Dual Tone LED flash
  • 4 MP secondary camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • MIUI 7.0
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • Finger print Sensor
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • A-GPS
  • Dual SIM
  • LTE
  • NFC

Starting by the looks, Mi5 has a curved glass back which is meant to give a good grip in the hand. The screen appears to be almost bezel less and the metallic frame is said to give the handset a luxurious feel. The fingerprint reader sits below the screen and there are two soft touch buttons on either sides.

xiaomi mi 5


Coming to the specifications, as mentioned above Xiaomi Mi 5 is one of the very first handsets to run on Snapdragon 820. Unfortunately, for the time being Mi 5 will be only coming with 3 GB RAM.

The company claims that the 16 MP primary camera is supposed to be best in class and produce some of the most accurate shots in well lit as well as in poorly lit environments.

On top of Marshmallow, Mi5 comes with the company’s very own MIUI 7.0 skin which is known to be highly customizable and snappy.


Over the years, many Indian customers have had a change of perception when it comes to trusting Chinese OEMs. This maybe due to the notion that Chinese handsets are now promising good quality, best in class specifications and the most important factor, reliability. Xiaomi has been around for a while and its products have been well received.

We are sure that Mi 5 will be given the same response as its predecessors have been given and we expect to see more products that represent such high caliber.

In the end, I would like to conclude by saying that it is not necessary to spend a lot to get the best experience and satisfaction.

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Sumer Broota

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