Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme version rocks with overclocked CPU, GPU and RAM

Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme version rocks with overclocked CPU, GPU and RAM
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is the manufacturer's current flagship phone. Powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset, the standard version of the device comes with the Adreno 530 GPU and offers 3GB of RAM. For those who needs more speed, Chinese online retailer GOME is offering what is being called the Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme version.

For starters, the CPU is overclocked by 19% to 2.15GHz from the 1.8GHz clock speed on the regular model. The Adreno 530 GPU runs at 624MHz, a 22% bump from the usual 510MHz, and the 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM is now measured at 1866MHz. That is a 40% boost from the 1333MHz speed found on the regular Mi 5. Keep in mind that the same 3000mAh battery is employed, which means that battery life will be negatively affected.

The phone is available in four colors, White, Black, Gold and Purple. The price is the equivalent of $298.50 USD except for the black model, which is priced slightly higher at $306 USD.

If interested in a slightly more powerful Xiaomi Mi 5, click on the sourcelink. 


source: Gome.com via XiaomiToday

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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22 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Lol, that's basically a 821, still, 820 is the underdog this year, weaker than both a10 and exynos, though it is used in more devices

12. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Not even that, there are 3 versions of the Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996): lite regular pro (also called Snapdragon 821) The new Xiaomi changes the lite for the regular version, not the SD821

14. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

There are 2 versions of mi5( the regular and pro version). Regular version uses lower binned 820 and the pro version uses regular 820. The pro version is only available in China and comes with a ceramic back and 128GB storage. How else do you think QC is getting rid of the bad 820s.

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think thats what Tyler meant "The new Xiaomi changes the lite for the regular version, not the SD821" i.e. the pro mi5 uses the regular 820, not 821 Which is true The 821 has even higher clocks And rumors are that the lower clocked Kryos have the same caches as the higher clocked Kryos (which isnt true on the 820)

17. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Crap, I misunderstood the pro for the 8996 as the pro of mi5.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Haha, no worries :)

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Meh, all brains-brawn and not enough supplies! I've had it. Xiaomi killed my interest with Mi5 (ceramic) unavailability in my area.

4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Available at chinese resellers..

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Re"-sellers! That's the point!

8. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Sites like ibuygou are really quite good. They just charge a bit more to make profit nothing wrong with that.

11. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

I wish you could actually use it in the US.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or gearbest and oppomart.. both give international warranty... (and dont forget about shipping fee and import tax, lol..)

13. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Mi 5 was their first real flagship. I hope they will do better next year. They are really promising. I wish they enter US market sooner. It will be better for them.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

And by what percentage is the battery life reduced? I've overclocked processor, ram and graphics card on my pc and that sometimes comes at a significant increase in power draw. However i only do that when i really need to as the performance increase does not scale equally with the overclocked. A 30% overclock might give only a 5-10% performance boost.

20. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's not overclocked, this article is about nothing. 64GB version of Mi5 always had SD820 at full speed which means 2,15GHz. Only the 32GB version had downclocked version (to 1,8GHz) and it still has.

6. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Dear Alan F. This Mi 5 "Extreme Edition" you are talking about, it already exists. Go to GSMArena and look at the specs of Xiaomi Mi 5 64 GB edition.

7. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10088/xiaomi-mi5-hands-on Read the paragraphs below the specs table

9. ncallan

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Isn't this just the normal higher end mi5 that's been on sale for months. It came in two tiers 32gb with an underclocked 820 and 64gb/128gb with the regular one.

21. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It is.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Throttles faster edition. Stupid.

16. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Hahaha, 5% improvement hype Only.

22. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Check your facts PhoneArena. The "high-end" (2.15GHz + 3GB) and "prime" (2.15GHz + 4GB) versions are on sale at launch, just not as available as the regular one.

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