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Xiaomi Mi 5 Featured in Best Upcoming

Announced
Feb 24, 2016
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 1, 2016

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • High pixel density screen (428 ppi)
  • High screen-to-body ratio (73.23 %)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Dual SIM card support
  • Lots of RAM (4096 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.29 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

The compact, premium Xiaomi Mi 5 is the best value-for-money exchange you can do for a phone equipped with the blazing Snapdragon 820 chipset. It's tapered back is easy on the eye and the palm, and Xiaomi has placed all the bells and whistles of a modern-day flagship inside, such as optical stabilization, a 4 GB RAM version, or a large battery, eschewing only a 2K resolution for a 1080p one, though at 5.15" the perceived difference would be negligible anyway.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0) MIUI 7 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.69 x 2.72 x 0.29 inches (144.55 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.90 oz (139 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Black, White, Gold

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 428 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 73.23 %
  • Peak brightness:
    • 600 cd/m2 (nit)
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Features:
      • Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Autofocus (Phase detection), Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 4 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    • Model:
      • MSM8996
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4096 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 3000 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 1900 (band 39), 2300 (band 40), 2500 (band 41), 2600 (band 38) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, Miracast, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Barometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2016

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Xiaomi Mi 5

(Standard version)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 1800 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Xiaomi Mi 5

(High version)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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