What are the advantages and disadvantages of Xiaomi Mi 5? A review of the features.

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:48:49, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 10:32:56

We have evaluated the Xiaomi Mi 5 thoroughly based on its functions, specifications/performances, and ease of use, and provided a review on whether you should buy it. We have also summarized the pros and cons of choosing the Xiaomi Mi 5 so that you can see them at a glance.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5's size

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is 27.2 in (69.2 mm) wide, 56.9 in (144.6 mm) tall, and 2.9 in (7.3 mm) thick.At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands.In the case of the Xiaomi Mi 5, it weighs about 4.6 oz (129 g).The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

Both the size and weight of the Xiaomi Mi 5 make it easy to hold in your hand and are unlikely to cause any trouble when you use it normally.

The CPU performance of Xiaomi Mi 5

The processing power of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is, at 1.8GHz+1.36GHz×4(Quad core), relatively high. Its features would position it somewhere between high and mid-level among currently available smartphones, but it will be rather stress-free in terms of using most apps. Most 3D games that don't burn up too much memory should be playable to a satisfying degree for the most part. 2D games should be no problem at all.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has 3GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The overall operational speed of the Xiaomi Mi 5 rates as a mid-range smartphone. While you will probably not experience much sluggishness or lag with normal use, we recommend a phone at least one tier higher if you want to enjoy games or videos.

Xiaomi Mi 5's storage capacity

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has 32GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

Xiaomi Mi 5's screen

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 5.15 inch screen.The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The camera function of Xiaomi Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 16 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

Additionally, the Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 4 MP pixel front camera, which is not a very good performance. Image quality can be quite grainy, so while it might be okay for profile photos on Twitter or Facebook, if you're taking selfies or want to print out your photos, you'll probably feel the camera's limitations.

The battery performance of Xiaomi Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a relatively large battery with 3000.0mAh.The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won't feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. If you watch videos or play games for too long, however, you might want to watch your battery a bit.

Overall assessment of Xiaomi Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a relatively high-performance smartphone. If you plan to use it as your main smartphone, you may find it slightly inconvenient, but within tolerable limits.

The merits and demerits of Xiaomi Mi 5

The merits of Xiaomi Mi 5

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • It feels comparably light.
  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.

The demerits of Xiaomi Mi 5

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Comparing the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5 against similar products.

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Xiaomi Mi 5

69.9-Color:Black,white,gold,ceramic, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.2 in (69.2 mm) x 56.9 in (144.6 mm) x 2.9 in (7.3 mm), Weight:4.6 oz (129 g)

Xiaomi Redmi 4 (China)

64.0Color:Gold,dark gray,silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.4 in (69.6 mm) x 55.6 in (141.3 mm) x 3.5 in (8.9 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (156 g)

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

64.0Color:Gold,dark gray,silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.4 in (69.6 mm) x 55.6 in (141.3 mm) x 3.5 in (8.9 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (156 g)

Xiaomi Mi Mix

47.3Color:Black,white, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):32.2 in (81.9 mm) x 62.5 in (158.8 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm), Weight:7.4 oz (209 g)

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

57.5Color:Black,gold,silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.4 in (77.3 mm) x 61.5 in (156.2 mm) x 3.0 in (7.6 mm), Weight:5.9 oz (166 g)

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

56.9Color:Silver,gray,gold,rose gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.6 in (77.7 mm) x 60.9 in (154.6 mm) x 3.1 in (8 mm), Weight:5.9 oz (168 g)

Xiaomi Mi 5s

65.7Color:Silver,gray,gold,rose gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.7 in (70.3 mm) x 57.3 in (145.6 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm), Weight:5.1 oz (145 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Pro

56.6Color:Silver,gold,gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.0 in (76.2 mm) x 59.6 in (151.5 mm) x 3.2 in (8.2 mm), Weight:6.1 oz (174 g)

screen cleanliness

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Xiaomi Mi 5

85.6-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:427ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 4 (China)

59.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720.0 x 1280.0, Pixel density:293ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

85.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:440ppi

Xiaomi Mi Mix

75.6Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 2040.0, Pixel density:360ppi

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

81.7Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:386ppi

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

81.7Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:386ppi

Xiaomi Mi 5s

85.6Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:427ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Pro

85.0Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:400ppi

screen quality

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Xiaomi Mi 5

78.0-Display size:5.15 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:427ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 4 (China)

71.0Display size:5 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720.0 x 1280.0, Pixel density:293ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

77.3Display size:5 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:440ppi

Xiaomi Mi Mix

85.2Display size:6.4 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 2040.0, Pixel density:360ppi

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

80.9Display size:5.7 inch, Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:386ppi

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

80.9Display size:5.7 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:386ppi

Xiaomi Mi 5s

78.0Display size:5.15 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:427ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Pro

79.9Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080.0 x 1920.0, Pixel density:400ppi

Specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5
ImageXiaomi Mi 5
MakerXiaomi
Release date4, 2016
Colorblack,white,gold,ceramic
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)27.2 in (69.2 mm) x 56.9 in (144.6 mm) x 2.9 in (7.3 mm)
Weight4.6 oz (129 g)
Display size5.15 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080.0 x 1920.0
Pixel density427ppi
Battery capacity3000.0mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU specs1.8GHz+1.36GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size3GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution4 MP

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