Internet_guy, 20 Jan 2017I have been a Mi5 user for over a month now. I will list my pros and cons below, and would... moreIf you are hurry to buy a new phone, then why not? Unless you are willing to wait till those price drop and you will think it is more reasonable to buy the phone. It all depends on your budget overall.
I have been a Mi5 user for over a month now.
I will list my pros and cons below, and would like your feedback on what would be a reasonable replacement later this year.
Most of all, I love the relatively small footprint. I think phones 5.5" and upwards offer a lot, but become too cumbersome to carry around. Any smaller would impact the multimedia experience.
Screen brightness and resolution are excellent.
Battery is excellent considering the size of the phone. The quick charging comes in handy. In fact I manage to bring it from 20%-98% while showering and having breakfast in the morning.
The phone was extremely cheap given its specs. This means I will afford an upgrade already this year.
It is VERY slippery. I solved this using a thin Nilkin case. Thanks to the small phone, it is still small even with a case.
I miss my old phones (Huawei Mate S) deep blacks and punchy colors due to its AMOLED screen.
Headphone audio output is sometimes not loud enough when I'm on my noisy commute.
My replacement options below, and the reasons I have not gone with any of them (yet):
Galaxy S7 (edge and normal) looks great and gets great reviews. However, it is bigger than my Mi5 and around twice as expensive.
OnePlus 3T would probably be my phone if I didn't have my Mi5. It would be an upgrade in performance, screen and battery life. But this would be at the expense of higher price and larger footprint.
Huawei Mate 9 Pro looks great but would be even bigger and more expensive.
Google Pixel (and XL) also look good but for me, the price tules them out.
ZTE Axon 7 looks really interesting and comes fairly cheap.
The Galaxy S8 will likely be awesome, but I am sure it will be over budget for me.
Which other ones should I consider?
Siddique, 19 Jan 2017Best Android phones between 800-1000.Aed. xioami mi 5, Sony xperia X . Any other choice w... moreOne Plus 3T is a good choice. With 6gb of ram, pretty sure switching between apps is a breeze
I want to buy a phone, Oneplus 3 or, MI5. Friends plz suggest me, which id better for me. I want Best Camera & Performance.
(No need RAM)
Used for about a week now!
1. Excellent design.
2. MIUI is great, u will never feel bored.
3. Camera quality, display ,sound, touch is perfect.
4. Charges very fast.
5. Comfortable in hand, even in 1 hand & feels premium too.
1. Back button should be perfectly touched else it won't response.
2. Sometimes the phone heats up.
3. Camera quality is just average in low light.
4. Fingerprint scanner is fast but should be done perfectly.
5.Double tap to wake up should be touched more prominently.
AS A WHOLE ITS A GOOD PHONE
Just used mi 5 32gb gold version for around 1 week. It look not exactly gold but rose gold. Overall it was a very good experience. When first charging the phone it is quite warm but it charge super fast with my imported Xiaomi charger together with my phone when i bought it. Approximately 5% not longer than 5 minutes. the fingerprint sensor is very fast. performance is no issue and no lag, but for ram it already eats up 1.5gb so left 1.6 gb max free ram. It feels very glassy not cheap in hand, very light. Speaker is very loud and for calling audio actually can set it to higher when you are RECEIVING CALL or IN CALL by pressing the volume up button. camera is not what I expected. for example, you have to manually set the light brighter or to tap on screen to focus at a spot to make it brighter. I hope that the camera will automatically fix this. Colour reproduction is very good, lively, sharp. less noise but you will see noise in low light mode, it looks like have a lot of black dot there. Front camera is not an issue at all, very sharp, very light sensitive, realistic pictures but not so in low light because mi 5 dont have front led light. I hate it when I can't uninstall some stock google apps in my phone, hmnnn
By the way, that is not everything, there are more software features that are offered in mi 5!! I don't feel bored using it. I even can hear clearly using my brother's headphones with my mi 5, imagine if paired with original Xiaomi earphones!!! I hope my experience can help you, and by the way, the price is cheap considering the hardware offered here. it cost RM1088 in Malaysia and I can't expect more from that. thank you!
Best Android phones between 800-1000.Aed. xioami mi 5,
Sony xperia X . Any other choice will be great help. I need a good display 5 or 5.5 excellent speed in net browsing, switching between apps. Currently using htc desire 830 its a good phones, before that used honor 6. Thanks
Can anyone tell me should I buy the prime version or pro version of mi5 ?
md jahid, 18 Jan 2017mi 5 is better than mi note 4It is pretty astonishing when you are comparing mi5 with mi note 4 which has not yet been released yet. I think you must have meant redmi note 4.
md jahid, 18 Jan 2017mi 5 is better than mi note 4There is also a price difference bro. But at 15k note 4 is superb.
GaGa, 16 Jan 2017Mi 5 or Redmi Note 4 ? what should i buy?mi 5 is better than mi note 4
GaGa, 16 Jan 2017Mi 5 or Redmi Note 4 ? what should i buy?mi 5 is better than mi note 4,,,mi 5 has some spacial,,,exmple camera,,design,,, and proccssore is good,,,
vlat4e1, 17 Jan 2017Hi can someone tell me experience with this phone? any issues? for example: heat easy or batte... moreI have used the phone for 3 months.
1.battery life is excellent, added advantage is fast charge
2.best cam for selfie and macro photography,awesome clicks during the day
3.light weight and the phone is very comfortable to hold due to the dimension
1.slippery back panel, prone to slide from hand and prone to scratches
2.rear camera pics in night is not upto the mark
3.difficult to keep the screen guard after applying as it touches the edges and when a back cover is applied, the edges of the screen guard keeps coming out
ashraf-seif, 15 Jan 2017if i'm choosing between Xiaomi Mi5 and lenovo P2 which one of them do you recommend ?
as they... moreP2 - Average perfomance, great battery, below average camera
Mi 5 - Great performance, decent battery, Excellent camera
Decide based on your priorities. I am using Mi 5 trust me its excellent.
vlat4e1, 17 Jan 2017Hi can someone tell me experience with this phone? any issues? for example: heat easy or batte... moreHi, the phone is really good. I am using it for the past 3 months. No issues whatsoever. Battery backup is above average. Only thing is it heats little bit while charging as most of the phones does. High end gamings, multitaskings are smooth. Camera is excellent outdoors. In Artificial lighting its really good for that price. Front cam is awesome with 4 Ultra pixels. worth for the money.
vlat4e1, 17 Jan 2017Hi can someone tell me experience with this phone? any issues? for example: heat easy or batte... moreI have the Phone for some months now. Best Phone i've had ever. Took me some time to flash it from vendors rom to Original rom but ever since it works like a charm! love it!