Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition benchmarked, underclocked Snapdragon 820 revealed

Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition benchmarked, underclocked Snapdragon 820 revealed
Chinese brand Xiaomi envisioned its Mi 5 flagship smartphone in three variants that differ in terms of price, design, RAM and storage memory. The Standard Edition comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, the High Edition has 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage, while the Special Edition comes with a ceramic back, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

All variants run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset, but the Standard Edition is tuned to a different clock rate. Apparently, the 32GB model (priced $306 / 1999 Yuan) is underclocked to 1.8GHz, while the other models (priced $350 / 2299 Yuan and $411 / 2699 Yuan, respectively) can push the processor to 2.15GHz, which is near its maximum 2.2GHz frequency.

The 32GB Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition was recently benchmarked and scored above 110K points on the AnTuTu system test. On GeekBench’s single core test, it scored 1901points, and on its multi-core test, it scored 4707 points. These are both impressive results for a $300 smartphone, but they do represent around a 20% performance drop compared to the more expensive variants, which have scored 142K points – higher than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, which are powered by the same chipset. This won't make for a major difference in performance under normal circumstances, and casual users probably won't notice the 32GB Mi 5 being any slower. Devoted gamers, though, definitely have to consider their purchase.

Little over a week after its announcement at MWC 2016, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is an undisputed success in China. It received nearly 17 million registrations prior to its first flash sale, which happened on March 1 at 10AM Beijing time. The smartphone sold out in minutes, and despite the company’s efforts to secure enough units prior to the announcement, it looks like many will have to wait for months before they get their Mi 5.


source: GizmoChina

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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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44 Comments

1. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Samsung had these benchmarks 50 years ago. Welcome to 1960 Xiaomi.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

*insert LOLWUT meme here*

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He means that samsung had the highest scores in benchmarks for a number of years. Idk why that's relevant now tho lol

16. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Another punk spotted...

39. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

What do you mean by that?

21. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

but they have double or more difference in price.

40. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah I know, I was just telling fanboy what he meant. I'm no samsung fan so it doesn't matter to me.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes I am aware of that Mr. Holmes.

3. DaftPunk

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

All variants run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset, but the Standard Edition is tuned to a different clock rate. Apparently, the 32GB model (priced $306 / 1999 Yuan) is underclocked to 1.8GHz. Do you want me to copy the rest of the article to you ?

30. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why does it sound like PA is surprised when Xiaomi revealed the differences between the 3 variants, including the clock speed of the standard version when it was launched?

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True but the exynos powered S7 didn't fair to well with its antutu test, scoring lower than all Sd820 powered devices and even lower than the iP6s and Plus. I'm guessing the Sd820 version will do better.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Like anybody cares about antutu besides those who dont know the true story.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My opinion is, antutu sucks.

8. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

True, but that's because v6 of Antutu focuses on single core performance and no one with an Android phone should.

14. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

iv seen all from 89K with SD820 to 134K (s7). Exynos variant all from 112K to 139K(s7) on youtube. so I don`t really belive in Antutu, im waiting for anandtech to put some real things in perspective. B.R

18. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahahahahahah, problem with the sd820 is keeping any score, it drop big time fast, why Samsung CPU keeps an ongoing score with easy with a very small drop, it also does not get hot fast, thi is because Samsung are under clocking it big time

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

j2001m the SD820 heat less and the GPU keep higher performance even after hours of gaming. The exynos is only a lil better in CPU wich is completely useless as even a SD800 has enuf cpu speed to run everyhing whitout lag what you need in today world is a beefy GPU and the new exynos GPU is crap!

42. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

yeah....no let`s just wait and see will ya. from what iv seen the SD820 throttles harder then the 8890. but im waiting to confirm this.

43. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/48kmdj/got_my_s7_edge_today_i_can_confidently_say_there/ "EDIT: ANTUTU SCORES Running antutu right now. SD820 S7. 1st score: 124k 2nd time: 93k 3rd time: doing now, will edit in. EDIT: 95K. Phone still just slightly warm. Doesn't seem to throttle much, if at all, but slightly lower scores after the 1st run. Phone getting slightly warm but just barely." seem to throttle a bit. waiting for 8890

22. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

In 2016 samsung's exynos chipset is not so impressive but they gets advantage with failure of sd810 and 808.

44. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

tests will prove you wrong ;)

15. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

MrHate I will not argue on your comment, however, we are talking about a really beautiful phone which cost only $300 with high specs and with high end materials made. So as the article clearly mentions that this won't make for a major difference in performance under normal circumstances, and casual users probably won't notice the 32GB Mi 5 being any slower....Soooo I WILL ONLY SAY THIS...KUDOS and RESPECT FOR XIAOMI. Note: I am a Samsung fan btw

26. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

did you made samsung phonss and benchmark apps 50 ago.

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

MrHate Samsung did not even exist 50 years ago you freaking troll.

6. AZNHA unregistered

does benchmarks really important ? :/

11. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Yes for hardcore intensive graphic gamers, no for casual users. Just like in PCs, more ram is important for casual office works while ram, processor and gpu for graphic designers and gamers. Not all people notice this but those mid-range phones sold today have enough power for non-power users.

33. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

mid end device with 1080p can run all the game whitout any lag. So those powerhouse phone are mostly to brag. Still at 300$ with a sd820 this thing is still better than a S6 and can run all games at max detail as well.

23. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

for some chipsets like intel, not so realy but for yes it is.

35. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Samsung fan say benchmark is important when Samsung device is at the top but then when they are not they say Benchmark not important...

9. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I don't think hardcore gamers are gullible to get a 32gb without expandable storage. Standard 32 was built for casual users so underclocking the chips won't hurt their daily usage. High 64 & Special 128 are the cream of the crop for people who want to push the limits of android playing. Xiaomi know this so I think this underclocking is not a big issue.

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