I've never seen a flagship model that is so buggy, and to solve it many users are asked to experiment with manually flashing different kind of ROMs to solve a specific issue....not for faint-hearted users. Even then, 1 problem solved, another problem arises. ....a never ending troubleshooting that waste so much time just to get it working.
So many reported bugs everywhere based on what I read.
Basically you pay half the price for a half-working product out of the box.
That's why I finally changed my decision even after waiting for such a long time for the launch (since May 2015 to be exact). Learn from Samsung, users are practically do nothing out of the box. Even if there are some bugs, they are usually minor ones that are automatically solved by automatic update without user having to get a major headache.
Compare to Mi5, where many users couldn't receive calls when the phone sleeps.
What is the use of a phone when you can't even receive calls when the phone sleep ?
That is totally fatal bug
mad, 06 May 2016hearing lots about Airtel 4g connectivity and battery life issue on 4g... can anyone substanti... moreYes, there is an issue with battery life when using airtel 4g. It lasts for 12 hours max. Otherwise the phone is really good buy for the price. Also, quick charge is a big plus.
Dont buy this phone..I took this ohone on april 12th 2016. from day1 we faced the problem of voice breaking. but I thought it is a problem wit the service provider. Yesterday I tried with another micro sim, thr also I was crossing the same issue.
Then we found "WATEVER HANDSET WE BOUGHT IS HAVING A MANUFACTURING DEFECT"
I caaled the customer care executive for REPLACEMENT but then they are telling we cant replace after 10days from the delivery date
IF A PRODUCT IS GENUINE IT SHOULD HAVE ATLEAST 1 MONTH REPLACEMET WARRANTY - MI 5 Is such a worst phone company which is not understanding its customer and not even valuing the money they paid.
My 25k is ultimately went waste
Plz dont invest in Mi
sick, 07 May 2016I want to buy galaxy s7,but I don't have money .
Now I have changed my plan . I want to buy... moreDon't hurry with mi5.
I bought this phone and what can I say. MI5 is a great built quality phone - but there is no global ROM released yet (only a buggy leak). So you must use Chinese ROM without Google Play Services. OK there are people trying to install it themselves, but I am not really comfortable with installing weird chinese .apk's to get a Google play working. Believe me those apps looks like malware.
Another thing is you can't easily switch from CHINESE rom to global ROM, you need to unlock bootloader, and it's a not a simple procedure - you need to fill application on xiaomi page and wait almost 20 days to get approved. I didn't get mine.
Another thing about mi5 is lack of Band 20. It means you can't get 4G working in most of European countries. And believe me it's true - I am getting only 3G, while my old samsung S5 didn't had any problem with 4G.
I will not speak about the camera quality but I will tell you - it sucks. I don't know if it's a software issue, but video of mi5 is almost unusable because of many many compression artifacts. You can read about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_artifact
So in my opinion you should by Mi5 only if you live in China mainland, otherwise you will get disappointed.
The phone is awesome, some people have commented that it has low storage, xiomi itself says that 25GB will be for use and its 25GB, if you feel its low then don't buy. The phone doesn't hang at all. Camera clicks beautiful pictures with front and rear. The only issue is with heating, not always but while charging and while accessing some apps, and the battery temperature rises to 42 or 43 degrees and it really feels too much when you place it on cheek while talking.
Otherwise phone is best.
AnonD-295340, 07 May 2016I have read somewhere that the Mi5 pro will have ceramic back is it true? did anyone buy the ... moreIf you ask me, I say the Pro with ceramic back is nothing but "a torch project or product by Xiaomi". It is never meant to be available globally in mass quantity. It only has a mission to create an international buzz & propaganda to Xiaomi's name, but may not be available for everyone to buy. That's why 3 months after its launch, you hardly see it available everywhere. Only 2000 units of "special edition" sold so far in China. There is still no official announcement when they're going start to sell it again until now. In fact, they start selling what the call "Mi 5 Pro GLASS edition". Lenovo actually followed Xiaomi's strategy by introducing limited edition of "ZUK2 PRO", but at least they honestly say that the availability is limited only for the China market. Anybody could argue with me, but we will see if my theory is right.
AnonD-295340, 07 May 2016I have read somewhere that the Mi5 pro will have ceramic back is it true? did anyone buy the ... moreYeah Mi 5 pro comes with ceramic back and increase durability. It is even hard that a drill don't pass though it.
I have read somewhere that the Mi5 pro will have ceramic back
is it true? did anyone buy the mi5 pro yet?
and another qstn, do u guys think the ceramic back will make the mi5 more durable?
watched a bend test where the mi5 got broken like a fortune cookie(it was so painful :'( )
1 month review of Xiaomi-Mi5: Already posted 2 review- 1 week and 2 weeks.
Excellent screen and looks.
Excellent Finger print scanner and sunlight legibility .
Near Zero lags. (None )
Battery life above average.
Heating- Yes while gaming but not a deal breaker.
Last 2 weeks faced major issues of Network lost in SIM-1 and even SIM-2. You don't realise when this happens. Saw these comments on FB/Utube as well. This is a serious issue because you have to go to Airplane mode and come back.
Once a day. Erratic touch response, you press in one area and other area responds. Thankfully all ok after restart.
Some apps (Can Knock down) don't open and crash on click. (Work well in offline mode).
Now i suggest wait for MIUI8 update on 10/5 to buy. Please hold on every week issues increasing in this phone.
am confused between mi5 & oneplus2....... anybody plz suggest me which device is better ...... i want to spent my 30k then plz suggest better device under that amount .....
I want to buy galaxy s7,but I don't have money .
Now I have changed my plan . I want to buy mi5 ,I still don't have money :( :(
AnonD-534504, 06 May 2016Currently I am using HTC One M7. Wanna change with a new one. Really confused with Oppo F1 plu... moreIf you don't frown,at me I can suggest you one more.The galaxy A5 2016 :similar pricing,great build, and display is the main highlight .I suggest you to check one in store.Its amazing.
AnonD-534504, 06 May 2016Currently I am using HTC One M7. Wanna change with a new one. Really confused with Oppo F1 plu... moreXiaomi mi 5 is a great device.Even xiaomi ecosystem is much richer than oppo.Believe me you will not regret.
AnonD-455364, 15 Jan 2016hello Samsung Galaxy S6 is that your child ?s7 child :p