The Xiaomi Mi 5 tear-down is here, gaze at the Chinese wonder's premium innards
posted by Luis D. / Feb 26, 2016, 4:49 AM
Before we get to the images, here are some of the more interesting observations made by the technicians. First things first, the teardown confirms the lack of a MicroSD card slot on the device. However, the phone does support dual-SIM 4G+ (LTE-A) SIM cards, and the NFC chip is clearly visible in one of the photos.
Replacing the battery by yourself will void your warranty.Also of note is that the inside of the Mi 5 is laid out in three stages. The portion above the battery and below it can be dismounted by removing the supporting screws, revealing additional boards and innards. The top PCB board is supported by a metal frame, and the Snapdragon 820 chipset is coated with thermal substance. No additional cooling equipment is present, which means Qualcomm must have done a good enough job with the Snapdragon 820 in terms of heat generation.
Just like the specs say it, the phone comes with a compact 3000mAh lithium ion polymer battery. The technicians say one could replace it themselves without too much of a hassle, but the process will void your warranty.
The full gallery of images is available in the source link below. The gallery has a taste of the good stuff for you, and additional information about the Xiaomi Mi 5 can be found below.
source: IT168 via GizmoChina
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This phone is gonna make an excellent gift. I hope it launches here soon.
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 4:55 AM 7
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This simple tech porn is all you need? I demand more! Show me each layer of the screen!
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 4:59 AM 0
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no heatpipes? =D
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 5:16 AM 7
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No radiators too...
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 5:47 AM 2
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Never trust products from China! Its always end up waste!
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 5:47 AM 4
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this is the reason I dont buy apple's products
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 6:18 AM 37
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There are atleast 10 xiaomi devices I bought for friends and family all working fine even after a year of purchase. And you know what, these phone are still getting official updates on a regular basis.
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 7:40 AM 2
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3 issues noted by Tweakers.net: - RAM management issue (hello Samsung...), apps have to reload after opening - relatively strong backlight bleeding of the IPS screen - strong reflectivity limits outdoor visibility, despite claims and sunlight mode
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 6:15 AM 2
Exact copy of Samsung galaxy s6 edge
posted on Feb 26, 2016, 9:38 AM 2
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