Good performance and battery life, surprisingly decent camera. But the good seems to end there, with poor build quality, poor audio, and the same dubious software and marshmallow launch in November.
Overall it seems to be pretty good though, although it would be nice if they focussed a little more on build quality. I'd say op3 is better, but the monster battery on this makes it worth it IMO.
No mention of the fact the black bezels are much thinner than the mi5 or even the mi5s? That's what stood out the most to me, since those thick bezels make even the most premium looking phones look cheap.
Its good that they sorted it out, but I'm wondering why they only sorted it out for the plus variant.
Imx258? That's the same as the much, much cheaper redmi pro and mi4c/s. It's a pity. A more expensive phone than a mi5s and with far worse camera.
Great phone, great pricing, but the chances of snapping have yet to be tested and if it follows the same route as before and if the tester in question does aquire it, it could either catastrophically break or damage the frame beyond bending backwards or forward.
Also, global roms presumably can be found easily within MIUI forums and this phone, alongside the Mi Mix 256GB or the Mi Note 2 Pro, can be aquired trough Xiaomi Device. I presume theyr all reputable website assistants and sellers.