good phone but ;
lte band 20 unsupport (No support for European 800 mhz lte)
miui very laggy and cumbersome interface (and system resources enemy)
no global software (rom) support (or very slow update rate)
xiaomi phones no global brand only for the Chinese user...
I'm just a normal user who have been using and experiencing quite a lot of phones. If Xiaomi wanna beat Apple iPhone or Samsung or any other such techs, just work on the camera and improve the it with this same design and specs!
Please Don't buy any products from Xiaomi!!!!
Guys, Think twice before buying mobile or any gadgets from Xiaomi.. I had very very bad experience after buying Mi 4i.
I bought this mobile after a big hype in market for Xiaomi.. Cheap mobile with good configuration!!!
Yes... Its really a cheap one.. cheap in Quality, cheap in performance, cheap in customer service and what not...
This manufacturer doesn't do a basic testing of mobile.. For a mobile, Mic and Ear phones are the basic necessity and every one expect this to work without any issues, but in Mi 4i basic features itself are not working...
I thought this was a problem with my handset, but when I checked with my 2 of other friends, even they have similar problems and frustrated with this.
Since my mobile was under warranty I gave it for service in Xiaomi Service Center located in BTM layout, Bangalore on 6th April. Engineer told me that this is very common problem with Mi 4i and they replaced the motherboard and gave me back my mobile.
But after service my mobile Mic was still not working, in addition to this I noticed that we cant hear anything when we connect ear phone. I gave my mobile back to service on 7th of April. Engineer called me on 11th of April and told me that I will receive my handset in a week.
Believe me, I dint receive my handset till date and I had been to service centre 6-7 times and whenever I visit they give me some crap reasons like they are not able to login, no parts, etc, etc.. And they are least bothered about my complaints and they bluntly respond saying "nothing is in their hand and give complaint to customer care"...
I called Customer care 7-8 times but not getting any response from them too... Whenever I call them they say that "Concerned team will call me back ASAP" but when I ask ETA they say "NO ETA".
Both Customer care and Service Center are playing ball game and I am really pissed of with their service.
I am giving up and planning to buy a new branded mobile from Samsung or Motorola.
Friends, Be aware of this cheap fraud brand!! Go for branded ones even though you spend little more penny!!! Its your money and don't risk it!!!
This is the lesson I learnt and thought of sharing it..
zzn, 25 May 2016Mind telling me where did you bought your mi5.? I got mine directly from china and it came ... moreThanks bro you info make me out of stress because my miui veriosn is old n m getting connectivity problm even first slot not getting network after some time would you please tell me from where I can update my miui version plz send me a mail email@example.com m from india
Tomas, 21 May 2016i was afraid to buy white one 32gb. We all know, as the proverb says. The first pancake is alw... moreIn India, we get the last option to buy. Xiaomi is doing false marketing by artificial scarce in the name of production - demand mismatch. No company would not want to sell its product except for publicity which Xiaomi is doing now in India. Only white-32g is available on flast sales (names as open sales now). Its really bad.
zzn, 25 May 2016Mind telling me where did you bought your mi5.?
I got mine directly from china and it came ... moreMy Mi5 version was 5 digit 22.214.171.124.0 means I getting AP set !!!
Any different with ori. Mi Global ?
Where can I update to latest version ?
This phone looks alike Samsung, poor customer service, no special feature (maybe they wait until other headset maker release new technique to steal), I rather buy a used Samsung s7 with same price
ahn1973, 24 May 2016The Phone indeed has a network issue. See my earlier post. I used for a month and while camer... moreMind telling me where did you bought your mi5.?
I got mine directly from china and it came with miui 126.96.36.199.0.
Im from Malaysia. Yes i agreed, at the first time the phone seem to have connectivity issue. Like i said, i do some research and yes, the problem is from software not hardware.
I updated my miui to 188.8.131.52 and everything worked fine. No connectivity issue occur after that. I tested my phone as a hotspot. Using my ps4 as a medium to test it. I can play a game without having any connectivity issue until my phone battery drained out.
Read the miui global site. Even they admitted that miui 184.108.40.206.0 have some really serious bugs issue. And they even suspanded that version.
And im planning to upgrade my mi5 to pro version. I dont know about others, but i love this phone.
Just some info to share, i got it from the miui global site. Check your mi5, if your miui version is 5 digits for example x.x.x.x.x, its not officially from xiaomi. The official miui from xiaomi only have 4 digits for every version they have for example x.x.x.x
I wish i can make a long video just to prove that connectivity issue happen because of the bugs inside the os.
Sandeep, 24 May 2016How can i order mi5 from china? And if i buy mi5 from China, then will i face any kind of iss... moreMI will be launching the black variant soon in India(confirmed by them). The 64 GB variant will soon follow. Maybe within a month.
Mobile love, 22 May 2016Please dont buy MI5. It has some serious isues, i bought it 2 weeks back and it gives network ... moreYes serious bugs in networking - LTE not working. Same sim works in one slot but not in the other(sim is read as visible from settings, but does not connect)
Raj, 20 May 2016Can anyone help me to get this MI5 directly from China?
How can i order mi5 from china?
And if i buy mi5 from China, then will i face any kind of issues regarding networks or anything?
ahn1973, 24 May 2016agree with you 100% I bought and later sold on quikr for the same reason.Check your sim not the phone network.. I have one too and its been working perfectly well.. No problems at all!
zzn, 22 May 2016Please do some research before saying a things. Yes, a newest mi5 have some connection prob... moreThe Phone indeed has a network issue. See my earlier post. I used for a month and while camera, responsiveness and built are top notch but this phone has serious network issues. the network goes off and you end up getting missed calls sms after 1-2 hours. Worst you do not even realise you are not connected. I sold on quikr at 23.5K with accessories.
vishnu, 24 May 2016No bro ,my mi3 is still working perfectly ,their hardware is manufactured by top manufacturing... moreIF Foxconn made its Hardware then I Agree with you , it should be a great phone !!