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Xiaomi Mi 5c

Xiaomi Mi 5c
5.2"
1080 x 1920 pixels
12 MP
8 MP front
Xiaomi Surge
Octa-core, 2200 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
MEMORY: 64 GB
BATTERY: 2860 mAh
Announced: Feb 28, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Mar 3, 2017
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • Small dimensions (5.69 x 2.74 x 0.28 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.28 inches)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)
  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

The Xiaomi Mi 5c sports a 5.15-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution and the Surge S1 chipset under the hood - Xiaomi's first own chipset. The Surge S1 is made up of four 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores to handle tough tasks. Four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores work on the light housekeeping. The result is an octa-core CPU and the Mali T-860 MP4 GPU. There is a 12MP rear-facing camera, and the phone supports 9V2A fast charging.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.69 x 2.74 x 0.28 inches (144.4 x 69.7 x 7.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Pink

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 428 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 72.69 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 27 mm
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.25 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Xiaomi Surge S1
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali T-860 MP4
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2860 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s)
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Feb 2017

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 218

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