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Xiaomi Mi 5s

Xiaomi Mi 5s

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.55 μm)
  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

The Xiaomi Mi 5s keeps the same 5.15" 1080p screen with 600 nits of brightness of its predecessor, the Mi 5, but adds a Snapdragon 821 chipset, and a bunch of new tech, both for the company, and overall. The top 4 GB + 128 GB version of the Xiaomi Mi 5s employs a pressure-sensitive display, leveraging the Synaptics touch drivers to tell between a lighter push or a harder press of the display's cover glass. Next in line for the Mi 5s is Qualcomm's Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint sensing tech which recognizes fingertips in a fraction of a second while being less prone to damage. The camera on the back of the 5s is a 12 MP affair with the new Sony IMX378 sensor, while the front-facing shooter doles out 4 MP selfies. As for the rest of the specs, there is a USB-C port on the bottom of the phones, as well as Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapidly topping up the phones.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (6.0), MIUI 8 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.73 x 2.77 x 0.32 inches (145.6 x 70.3 x 8.25 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.11 oz (145 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray, Silver, 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.

    • 71.40 %
  • Peak brightness:
    • 600 cd/m2 (nit)
  • Features:
    • Pressure-sensitive, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual 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.

      • F2.0
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/2.3"
    • Pixel size:

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

      • 1.55 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
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 4 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.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
  • 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.

    • Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Kryo, 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.

      • Adreno 530
  • 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.

    • 4 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.

    • 128 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.

    • 3200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Multimedia

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

Cellular

  • Data:
    • LTE-A, HSPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Phone features

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

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • 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:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Sep 2016

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 345

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Xiaomi Mi 5s 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • 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

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