xiaomi mi5Xiaomi has decided to present three different variant of MI5. Apparently different only in the clock of the processor and the rear bodywork, maybe not everyone knows that Xiaomi MI5 Pro (or the ceramic version with 128 GB of internal storage) is provided with a RAM LPDDR4 slightly overclocked compared to the basic variant. This is a difference certainly more marginal with respect to the clock frequency difference. But what are improved?

To answer this question, we rely on the review posted on the official forum MIUI. The result is very amazing. For MI5 we are talking of 179.566 points where the Samsung Galaxy S7 stops “only” 125,000 points. We can see that the great work done by engineers and developers Xiaomi.

Before I leave, we want to mention the technical characteristics of this super smartphone:

5.15-inch display with Full HD resolution and protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4;
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with quad 64-bit CPU core and GPU Adreno 530;
4 GB of RAM;
128 GB of internal storage UFS 2.0 not expandable;
16 megapixel rear camera with OIS 4-axis;
4 megapixel front camera;
fingerprint sensor;
Dual SIM connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
3000 mAh battery with support for the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standard


Xiaomi mi5 is a good phone? satisfy increasing expectations? The review!!!

 XIAOMI MI5 review


The package of MI5 (poor for a top of the range) contains a USB-USB Type-C, an accessory to remove the carriage of SIM and QuickCharge Feeder 3.0


Xiaomi has chosen a superlative blend of design from its latest smartphones why MI5, including a curved glass on the back (as on Mi Notes) that serves to improve the grip. The shell is made of aluminum, as on many other top of recent range. But there is a difference: the metal goes to bend at the back to create a unique line with the glass. Very nice. For the rest of the design choices are many and very reasoned, even though we were not particularly convinced of the bottom of the screen.


Xiaomi MI5 is the first smartphone that we try to have adopted a Snapdragon 820 quad core CPU. There are two variants of this smartphone: the 32 and 64 GB of internal memory (a very fast UFS 2.0), which also differ in the clock speed of processor, 1.8 or 2.15 GHz. In both cases we have a GPU Adreno 530. The processor has largely met our expectations. The RAM is then 3GB. Excellent connectivity: Xiaomi MI5 is a dual SIM smartphone with support for LTE networks up to 600 Mbps, pity about the lack of the band 20 800 MHz.

Wi-Fi (which takes very good) is ac, Bluetooth is 4.2 and Xiaomi has chosen to reintroduce the NFC. Well for the presence of the infrared port and also for the introduction of a precise fingerprint reader on the front. You will have to press to activate the recognition and the release will be instantaneous. Then (if you prefer) to use it as just a tap home button and not necessarily a pressure. Absent the FM radio.

Xiaomi Mi 5 is available in 32 and 64 GB.

XIAOMI MI5 is a good phone?


The main camera has a resolution of no less than 16 megapixels and has an aperture of f / 2.0. This camera is then stabilized on 4 axes (two translational and two rotational), in addition to have on hand for night pictures a double two-tone LED flash. The software is classic Xiaomi without resulting in the amount that now we find on many other competitors. However, we have automatic HDR, the manual mode, the timelapse and video in slow motion. The videos are then normal recording at resolutions up to 4K.The shots are excellent with good or sufficient lighting and are also still very good in low light.” The camera is above average.


Xiaomi has done for his MI5 choice (shared with other companies) conservative: that is a very good IPS panel 5.15 “” only “Full HD. The resolution is very good and the mounted display is quality: good colors, good viewing angles and very good brightness, also thanks to the LED backlight 16 that provides a luminance of up to 600 nits. There is also a software mode which adjusts the contrast of each pixel in real time when the sun shines directly on the screen. Via software, if you want, you can then adjust contrast and color of the display.


The firmware is only in English  and the Play Store is installed in addition. At the time the bootloader is locked and install an alternate firmware will require her release. For the rest, however, it is the usual great MIUI 7.2.5 firmware based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with only parts still destined for the Chinese market. The software is fluid and extremely feature rich, even if (as already complained) a bit ‘been in recent months. We have now a new feature I Mover and in this smartphone, we have not encountered any problems with notifications. Well the Xiaomi browser (but may not have Google as the default search engine), and even the media apps included.



The price is very good for a high quality phone


Yes. I think it’s a good phone. Work well and the price is low. Good job Xiaomi!