Mi 5's performance makes it almost tempting to get it but then I am reminded of the size. ~5.15" is not big enough to be a media device, yeah I said it!, it is large enough to be an IM, VoIP and cellular calling device. Need atleast 5.5" to be worth investing so much for media consumption device, preferably 6".
The North American market is a lousy self entitled bunch of whiners, it's mostly them who complain about large sized phones and these companies always cater to North American needs because they are apparently the 'major consumers'. I find that deceptive at best because other statistics show otherwise, like say Asian market is way larger than the north american market. When the larger phones do come out they are packed with not so big batteries, lesser quality/capability components and they don't have the leading SOC in them.
We got the S7 Edge this year but it is just too damn pricey.
This phone has a very BIG problem. Just try to listen how it records sound... I would never buy this phone... With this problem, this phone not worth even 100$...
John1134, 17 Mar 2016They've used the 32gb variant.No, they used 64gb variant.
AnKiT010, 17 Mar 2016My only concern about this phone is its camera quality otherwise everything's a boomSame here. It's good considering the price point but it isn't really a flagship killer.
My only concern about this phone is its camera quality otherwise everything's a boom
some guy at gizchina made me hate the mi5 but u made me to love it..the question is the volume and power buttons rattle? are they not fitted perfectly?
Seems to be reviewed honestly. Very nice and pleased to read..... But conclusion is very short, atleast for me.
That Mi belongs to me! xP
Anyone notice even though people say sensor size>megapixels, when tested the top range it's not always true. Higher megapixels seem to capture better detail.
WOW!!!.....same S820 chipset with half than S7 price...
Galaxy S7 = 0
mi-5 = 1
Winner = mi-5
Which version you guys used for this review? 32gb or 64gb? If it's 32gb then the performance is excellent!!
what does it means all those terrible tinny sounds in video samples of Mi5?it has terrible really poor badly tinny quality of sound output like no other flagship phones ever heared :-/ im very dissapointed by that cause i like and oftenly record a video and expected from that really much more..
Not that the Redmi Note 3 really needs it as its minimum brightness level.
are you reviewing redmi note 3 or telling the mediatek one. i want to choose between redmi note 3 sd vs mi5. i want premium look and feel. which color will be better ?
Xiaomi did a terrific job optimizing the software on top of marshmallow. 92 hours? That's perfect, much better than by the S7's 80. The camera software always have been a trouble of the past, but shaky videos are no more...a phone like this really needs to come to the West.
Barameus, 17 Mar 2016indeed, 820 back again.
regarding this test unit (xiaomi prime)
i wonder if the pro version ... morePerformance is not measured by the SoC. Phones don't make many calculations.
It's measured by IO and Ram bandwidth.
Relatively slow flash and typical bandwidth makes this phone slower than its comparisons. Also only 3GB of RAM on a ram heavy OS like MIUI ensures many redraws, making the phone even slower.
For 2016 Standards this phone is not fast. You can probably find 4GB phones running AOSP from unknown chinese brands that will probably be faster (AOSP = little overheard, more memory = more ram caching). A very expensive phone, given how little it offers.
Some of the reviews mention the camera isn't as better as it was promised. If Xiaomi can match at least the S6 in photography, I'm grabbing one.
JonHolstein, 17 Mar 2016"The sensor seems like the real flagship deal, at least on paper and, interestingly enough, Xi... moreget it online from third party sellers. they sell for very close to the original price, markup it only like 10$.
John1134, 17 Mar 2016S7 also doesn't have that always on scanner! lol ok :/ i just cant stop using always-on fingerprint scanner
KepalaBatu, 17 Mar 2016"The Xiaomi Mi 5 has no competition within its price bracket"
yupz, but xiaomi doesn't sell ... morewhen it comes to placement (product distribution)
samsung as a giant company is number 1.
they maybe have their own shipping company.
But xiaomi will arrive, slower but certain ;D