Xiaomi Mi 5 scores 179,566 on AnTuTu

Even though Xiaomi has yet to open shop officially in the U.S., there are a large number of potential customers in the states that would love the opportunity to pick up the company's latest flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi 5. 19 months in development, the Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU...
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103. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

That's how business works, bruh Shocky. Page clicks.

27. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I guess this is the top model variant (128GB, 4GB RAM and higher clocks), which is not what gsmarena tested. I doubt that it will make such an immense difference but at least I don't go on and delusionally spit idiotic claims that Xiaomi cheats because the chance of that is very very small.

29. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Doesn't the Snapdragon 820 support clock speeds up to 3GHz? This too indeed could be the premium version,, and which isn't what GSMArena tested! Those claiming Chinese companies cheat without the slightest clue are spewing garbage.

31. tyrionTheWise unregistered

It doesn't. The top clock speed is 2.15 GHz. Premium version is NO FASTER than the one GSMArena tested. Both have the same SD 820 @ 2.15 GHz with the same 1800 MHz LPDDR4 RAM. The low version is different though. It has SD 820@ 1.8 GHz and LPDDR4@ 1300 MHz. Chinese companies are known to cheat/run phones at max clock with so called 'performance mode' in Antutu.

47. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

my Rooted S7Edge is running on performance mode. its not called cheating. its setCpu at performance.

58. tyrionTheWise unregistered

If it can't sustain the performance for a long time, it's called cheating.

82. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It isn't meant to be sustained for a long time. It's like a sprint. An occasional performance boost for a brief moment. Intel's CPUs does the same.

89. Shocky unregistered

Yes, Intel CPU's do throttle with the pathetic stock coolers which why most high end systems don't use stock coolers. No such option for mobile devices though, I wish people would stop making silly comparisons with PC hardware.

92. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Intel stopped providing stock coolers with skylake for the same reason.

90. Shocky unregistered

Agreed, I wish manufacturers would would focus more on sustainable performance.

57. Gadgetex

Posts: 197; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

When car magazines and manufacturers test performance numbers for 0-60 etc.. They most certainly don't test them in economy or comfort mode. Many cars are tested in Sports, Performance or Race Mode now a days.

64. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Great theory. I was about to state the similar. Every Oems set thier Cpu socs at standard mode. But users have the function to set it at thier preferences. I could even overclock my S7Edge at extreme performance, with lightening extreme Kernel. But you will sacrifice battery. I've tried it myself, the Cpu plotting and floats at always 1.2Ghz. So whenever you open apps or do anything, it instantaneously opens apps in one seconds. Even multitasking is super fast, it's not like a breeze, but super snappy.

70. tyrionTheWise unregistered

That's the dumbest way to increase performance. The wise way would be to increase NAND speed. Hopefully Samsung will put a faster storage in the Note 6/S8.

69. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Those cars can sustain those performance modes for long time, not throttle to normal mode in a mode. Anyway, if you compare the performance mode if Mi5, should also reset the CPU governor of the gs7 for fair comparison.

120. darksantacruz

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

Not only Chinese Korean too Samsung has done the same in the past.

121. tyrionTheWise unregistered

True that. Glad they stopped using it.

30. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The middle and the top version have the same processor. Only the lower version has lower-binned SD 820. 128 GB storage or 4GB RAM doesn't increase benchmark scores. So the one GSMArena tested is as good as the premium version in terms of performance.

35. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Yeah like I said before, I doubt that it can make such a difference, I am open to the possibility that it might make a small difference, however. You're right however, I thought the middle and the top have different clocks, I forgot about that, thanks for correcting that out. I know that this might be cheating, but I think the chance of that is low (if Xiaomi deliberately cheats to get ridiculous scores). I think the fact that some Chinese companies run phones on performance mode doesn't confirm that this result is most probably a result of cheating. While I still think that cheating is a possibility, even in worst case scenario, people are still stupid if they use profanities and derogatory words to Xiaomi just because of this.

22. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

How can anyone buy this?Its UI sucks bad

28. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

No it doesn't suck.

23. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

How can anyone buy this?Its UI sucks bad

24. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I think the reason for the hates are simply because they're, one, insecure that a Chinese company makes a great products, or two, because they're plain stupid. If it's a copy/knock off, well, it must be exactly or ridiculously similar, but the fact is, it's not. If it's worthless, then it would suck completely. I honestly don't have time with these imbeciles but please, guys, if you have healthy minds, don't be fooled with these ludicrous crap.

115. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

They just wanted to justify their lesser, more expensive phones.

26. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Already see the speed comparison between this & S7/edge, even with higher score it's still trailing behind S7. The snapdragon 820 on Mi5 still reload most of the apps while Exynos version of S7 don't or at least can handle much more background apps. So the score meant nothing to me...

33. cytyler

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Once they landed in US , the first law suit will be from Apple.

44. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Only Phonearena gets this "Score" or 179566 ! Even Hugo Barra claimed 140000 . Yet somehow P.A manages to beat even the President of Xiaomi !!! Good going . Psst... I think phonearena got a special unit with an Intel core i7 inside. Hahahaha

66. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

No you are wrong, it's the S820 in performance, aka sports turbo mode. Which is available, but in special edition. It's just a rooted version.

84. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

That's what those haters to not understand. The SD820 in that Mi5 was overclocked!

128. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

"Sports turbo mode" .. wait... Xiaomi just made a damn car !!!!!

49. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

I'm pretty sure they got about the same score as the S7, though it doesn't really matter much as both phones should be blazing fast. We've gotten to a point where all phones are all nearly equally fast in terms of real world usage. Really the only noticable difference in everyday use is in upcoming high end mobile games if they ever become popular in the near future. (The Mi5 looks dope by the way, and judging by gsmarena's review it looks like it competes with the S7 to become a note 4 of the current generation, which was nearly the perfect phone during its time IMO)
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