Xiaomi Mi 5s teardown showcases the device's inner workings

The Mi 5s is the smaller of Xiaomi's two new handsets with a 5.15-inch display

The Mi 5s is the smaller of Xiaomi's two new handsets with a 5.15-inch display


Given its launch of two major flagship smartphones this week, Xiaomi's charm offensive should come as little surprise. The firm has been eagerly trying to sell its shiny new handsets to consumers, who appear to have taken well to the powerful devices and their impressive-looking cameras. Now, we can take an early peek under the hood of the Mi 5s and by the look of things, DIY repairs may not be unreasonably difficult.

Amid a generation concerned with thinner and lighter, it's not uncommon for smartphones to include a lot of glue and soldered-on parts. The overall design tends to benefit, but those who've tried to swap out a dead battery or a faulty component of one such device will know the inherent difficulties. 

The Mi 5s sports a clean, metallic outer but it's beneath where the device really shines in the eyes of specs-focused techies. The device includes the Snapdragon 821 processor, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, 3200 mAh juice pack and Qualcomm's Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, among other treats. The rear camera uses Sony's IMX378 sensor and from what Xiaomi has showed us, it takes pretty good shots. But what does the device look like when taken apart?

If you've been wondering how Xiaomi managed to pack such a broad array of hardware inside the Mi 5s, IT168's teardown below offers a complete and rather fascinating eyes-on. Take a look through the gallery, and be sure to let us know what you think the comments. 

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Mi 5s
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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1 Comments

1. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Is there 3D touch or force touch display on Mi 5s plus/pro......

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