Xiaomi has always managed to stir the Indian handset market with its flagship devices and has done the same again at the recent Mobile World Congress 2016. The handset maker has launched its next Mi5 flagship smartphone, which happened to be one of the most anticipated devices in the market. It is a given that despite being sold only through online model, the handset would be selling well in the country. This is a brief overview of the handset to help our readers decide better.
Snapdragon 820: The Snapdragon 820 happens to be the latest Quad-core processor from the maker to support almost every feature available at the moment and features in high end flagships. Xiaomi Mi5 is one of the first mid-range smartphone to be equipped with the latest processor.
3D glass curve design: Xiaomi Mi5 is the first handset from the brand to feature glass and metal body with 3D curve on the back. Basically, the rear panel of the MI5 has same curved edges as Galaxy Note 5, which makes it a good device to hold.
Sunlight Display Technology: Xiaomi Mi5 comes equipped with brand's trademark Sunlight Display technology for a better legibility even under direct sunlight. In short, the technology dynamically readjust the brightness on pixels to reduce strain on eyes when using the device outside.
Fingerprint Scanner: Xiaomi MI5 is the first handset to come with a physical home button present on the front panel. This home button is present on the device to double up as the fingerprint scanner.
USB Type-C: Xiaomi Mi5 is one of the very few smartphones in the market to feature the futuristic USB Type-C. This USB port not only supports fast charging by default but also opens the door to features like reverse charging.
4-axis optical image stabilisation: This is yet another revolutionary feature that Xiaomi Mi5 offers since most other smartphones only comes with dual axis OIS. 4-axis OIS helps in getting a better picture clarity even when you click a picture while running or walking.
Slippery Design: Xiaomi might have incorporated the innovative 3D curved design in the newest flagship. However, the fact remains that this handset is made of glass and metal, the combination that tends to be slippery.
Overheating: Xiaomi Mi5 has been reported to overheat in case of extensive and continuous usage. This is quite normal in case of a smartphone with the constitution of metal and glass as it disperses heat fast.
Laggy MIUI interface: This is an issue that plagues every Xiaomi handset and the flagship device is no exception. In fact, the heating issue faced by the device is also a result of MIUI straining the processor to the max.
|Color||Black, Gold, White|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Back: Aluminium Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||144.5 x 69.2 x 7.2 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.8 GHz Quad core 64 bit (1.8 GHz Dual + 1.5 GHz Dual) (Kryo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996|
|Display||Size||5.15 inches (13.08 cm)|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||428 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||72.95 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization, Burst Mode|
|Front Camera Features||Wide Angle Selfie|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
2160p@30fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AMR, APE, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV|
|Video Format||H.264, H.265, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, Xvid|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Type-C Cable, Sim Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty card|