SG, 27 Apr 2016Hi, I received the phone on 11-Apr-2016 and I faced 2 major problems: 1. Mi Protect acti... morehave been using mi5 since april 8 and getting atleast 5hrs of screen time, for me that is lasting for around 2 days easily. may be you should have your phone replaced within 10 days of buying.
Hi After 18 days if usage this is the sumnary-
Excellent Form factor.
Very good finger print sensor.
Excellent sunlight legibility
No network issue.
This is a head Turner and beautiful handset.
Sub par loud speaker.
This does heat up but once you are used it's just ok.
Some apps crash and do not respond.
Camera is just OK.
But overall I recommend a buy.
SG, 27 Apr 2016Hi,
I received the phone on 11-Apr-2016 and I faced 2 major problems:
1. Mi Protect acti... moreTotally agree with this. Even I had the issue with MI protect which I paid for but didn't get any sms till now even though I purchased mi5 on their first sale.
I had software issues and their support asked me to take the phone to service Centre after day one.
They should have given me replacement for having sent me a substandard product.
I received the phone on 11-Apr-2016 and I faced 2 major problems:
1. Mi Protect activation:
Multiple requests but no resolution yet!
I received an email that said that I must contact on numbers given in the email if i dont receive an MI Protect activation sms. I didn't receive the sms, so, i called up on one of the customer care numbers given in the email. They said that it'll automatically activate in a 2-3 days. I went out of country for 1.5 -2 weeks, and I contacted them again on 27th Apr 16 but the activation still wasn't done. I emailed on the email id suggested with details and i still do NOT have a reply.
2. Phone Battery issue:
New mi5 phone battery doesn't last even a day!
I started to use the phone fully after I came back; I put in the sim in the new mi5 phone for the first time on 25th Apr 16, and found that the battery doesnt even last for a full day with my normal use (like I did with my mi4i or nexus 5).
I contacted customer care and they suggested that the phone would be repaired. Why should a brand new phone be repaired. It must be replaced if it is found faulty but Mi customer care person insisted that wouldnt happen and just stopped replying.
This is frustrating. A person doesnt buy a new phone to find it is faulty and then see it getting repaired within 3 days of putting in the sim.
I really feel stuck here. I really used to advocate MI over apple but right now i dont think i was right atall.
Would someone please help here?
khacho, 26 Apr 2016Hey, where are you planning to buy it from ?! Which website.. I'd really appreciate the inform... moreThe phone is very nice but has some heating issues Otherwise it is very nice .Best in performance. And if you are in India you can buy it from Mi.com tomorrow
khacho, 26 Apr 2016Hey, where are you planning to buy it from ?! Which website.. I'd really appreciate the inform... moreCheck these sites, kimovil, Geekbuying, gearbest, spe mall, everbuying, honorbuy, oppomart.
Swadesh, 19 Apr 2016Hi guys, those who are using MI5 pls post ur reviews fast, I am eager buy this phone in tomorr... moreHey, where are you planning to buy it from ?! Which website.. I'd really appreciate the information, as I'm considering it as well in this coming month. Thank you in advance.
Senzz, 26 Apr 2016Ehm i dont compare to price but i think its true, compare xiaomi mi4i to another top brand (sa... moreMy friend has used his tecno(chinese fone) for close to 3 years, what do u have to say about that? And alot of people have been using their xiaomi fones for long without problems while my sisters xperia z could barely make it past 1year. Last week she called me to complain of overheating, inability to connect mobile data, and horrible battery life in her iFone 6. So what do u think about that. And i have seen a lot of broken ipad, unresponsive screens and so on. Forget it man, price does not necessarily mean better, we've seen it countless times before.
Senzz, 26 Apr 2016Ehm i dont compare to price but i think its true, compare xiaomi mi4i to another top brand (sa... moreWhat about the lum 950, wat about it's bad software, pple complaining for broken screen, etc for 700$,
Arian Adler, 26 Apr 2016I'm Agree With Just One Part Your Opinion: "Try To Get The Best at the Cheaper Price".But! Bet... moreI didn't say that Peugeot is better, and in my country nigeria, i have seen a lot of Peugeot outlast alot of Mercedes and it does get the job done. I don't have to to spend my life my life savings Just to get the job done. I chose the best for low price, and I am still using my phone for close to 2 years,
Is the ford a bad car? No but it is way cheaper than the Mercedes. The fact still remains that you can get the job done at lower prices but these big brands oems are just ripping you off your cash and you just believe because it's expensive then its the best.. ..lol, sheeps
ifedith, 26 Apr 2016Lol... . Who say? We all know that's not exactly true, Lumi 950, ifones, Galaxy, g5.... And t... moreI'm Agree With Just One Part Your Opinion: "Try To Get The Best at the Cheaper Price".But! Better You Know Never I'm Not Sure "Peugeot = Mercedes Benz".Now You're lol!? No Problem, Stay In This Form.You're Sure Peugeot With Cheaper Price Is Better Than Mercedes Benz!? But I'm Sure! Sony,Htc,Samsung & Lg With More Cost Very Better Than Chinese Smartphone.
ifedith, 26 Apr 2016Lol... . Who say? We all know that's not exactly true, Lumi 950, ifones, Galaxy, g5.... And t... moreEhm i dont compare to price but i think its true, compare xiaomi mi4i to another top brand (samsung apple sony) with similar processor or mid range spec...
The durability tho.. Its worst than my low end samsung.. Using for 4 month but already facing hardware broken, software error, WITHOUT drop that phone.. "you cant compare one phone blabla" i tried compare tab now
Show down ipad mini 2 vs xiaomi mi mipad
Mipad overheat , forceclosed app , gaming lag at some game even use nvidia tegra...
I cant trust xiaomi anymore :(
Arian Adler, 25 Apr 2016Exactly. More Cost = More Quality.Lol... . Who say? We all know that's not exactly true, Lumi 950, ifones, Galaxy, g5.... And the list goes on. The mentality of more expensive = better or more quality is that of sheep's and fowls. As the main purpose of technology, try to get the best at cheaper price.
Alien, 25 Apr 2016I've seen cardboard that bends harder than this toy. What a joke! That's chinese quality folk... moreYou may be right about it been too fragile, but all fones break when pressure is applied, remember iPhone bendgate? Though I can vouch for nokia, but i guess that's the reason why the mi 5 is lighter and thinner.
EhhThing, 22 Apr 2016No, Xiaomi does NOT have a QuickCharge 3.0 power brick. (Not even in China)It does I have one in front of my eyes u liar
This phone has too many stability problems out of the box from overheating to battery drain.
Before launch, I wanted Mi5 so bad since Mei 2015. I even talked big to all my friends. I even managed to make them watch the launch in WMC live while chatting with them.
And now after seeing all the problems, incl the fragile build quality, I finally realize why it is only 1/2 the price. My interest gone completely, and I'm just a laughing stock by all my friends since last week. It's my own fault talking big too fast.
One thing I learn : If you want a real flagship, then you can NOT expect to save a ton of money. Just buy proven brandnames. If you want the best, then don't count your coins. Not enough money? Go buy something you can afford even if it's not a flagship model.
There is no point of saving a ton of money if you have to deal with lots of problems, stability issues, and even the durability......they're all hidden costs you do not see.
Spending half your money for a half-working product is useless.