2021 Jan Have changed my battery for 2 twice in last 6month. Now I started to take care of my battery. I try avoid using any fast charging port, charging it overnight and always let the phone release the heat (especially when I gaming i will just remove the case). Now the battery lifespan have improve alot and really hope this phone can stand for another few years
4 years completes for 2021 January 30.
Always used as a second phone. i think total talk time is still below 2hrs. mostly used for internet and photos.
Now battery twice charged per Day. always used with a cover and tempered glass so no even single scratch. signal is weak. cant catch and hold 4g signal well.camera still same as new. phone lags time to time and touch response is not good. 3gb ram now like 1gb. hope to use untill 2022. no money for a new phone.
Happy New Year 2021. Another year for the Mi 5.
Battery has to be recharged 3 times a day. The SD 820 heats up even at Facebook. Both front and back camera got dust inside. Back cover (plastic) cracked up. USB-C port a little loose and dirty. Headphone jack still going strong and producing okay audio. Vibration motor weakened. Speaker sound diminished.
But the camera can still make good quality photos and the OIS helps with video. Running LineageOS 17.1. WiFi and cellular reception very weak.
Really hoping to upgrade to a Redmi Note 10(?) when it comes out.
Merry Xmas 2020!
Still stuck with my Mi5. Battery is weaker as expected after 4 years.
But, I can't find any new phones around its weight of 129 grams! Pixel 4A is close but pure android UI is bit too bare. Wish Xiaomi can still release a light and compact phone in 2021, all their 2020 phones are >200grams heavy.
Mi 5, 08 Nov 2020I cant unlock it. It shows error 20091I unlocked my bootloader 4 years ago, had no errors. Try to find solution on xda or other forums. I wish you the best of luck.
Why i cant unlock my mi5 cn rom? I cant bind my mi account. It shows error code 20091 help please.
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2020How about iphone 12 miniit's an option, but it has different OS so it's not really a head to head comparison. (If you want to migrate to iOS, you should not afraid with the size as most iPhone still compact compared to android phones)
With custom rom it's pretty decent phone but official miui w/e version, I've tried many, runs like it had 1GB ram.
Bought it in May 2017. Still has it and still carrying it cause it's a such a light phone, don't feel it in my pocket and I love that. I phuked up the battery though with playing Rise of Kingdoms, so it now barely holds until the late afternoon lol. I need to replace the battery but I'm too suspicious about battery replacements so if anyone knows about good Mi 5 battery please let me know. :)
Still run smoothly after 4 years.The only problem is the battery (to be expected from a 4 years old battery), no useless gimmick like macro camera which no one ever use, usb-c while others at that year still use micro-usb (great future proof). give you OIS on $200-300 price range. low-light is excelent using GCAM. upgraded to Android 10 Pixel Experience ROM and feels really smooth.
I want to upgrade my phone soon, but all phones in 2020 are huge. the best I could get would be pixel 4a / pixel 5 but that phone is not available in my country.
gonna miss this form factor (weight and dimension).
I can't believe that this phone broke faster that the iphone 6, must have a case.
Best xiaomi phone eve i have . For the themar thortle problem it easly remove with config. The only minor is the battery. I need charge it 3-4 per day
SAKIL221036, 07 Sep 2020mine is the chinese rom version .is it possible for me to opt for android 10 if yes then how ?... moreFirst you need to unlock bootloader, then flash MIUI V10.2.2.0.OAAMIXM and then go to website PixelExperience or any other ROM you want to install and there you can find installation files and guides. Visit mi5 XDA page and you can find more info there.
5mi5, 04 Aug 2020One of the best smartphones i've ever had. Installed clean Android 10 Pixel Experience RO... moremine is the chinese rom version .is it possible for me to opt for android 10 if yes then how ?please its would be a great help ,if u are available in any other online platform do let know ,it wouldbe nice to talk tech with u .thanks