Anonymous, 22 Apr 2016Those who bought mi 5 because it's "great" purely haven't had an apple or samsung device. Beca... moreThose who bought mi 5 because it's "great" purely haven't had an apple or samsung device.
I had a look at Mi 4 (released September 2015), the menu's on it blow the apple and samsung away (even has voice recording). Perhaps go look at the phone and play with it before judging it (I won't comment on quality or durability - can only comment if I owned it).
Entaen, 23 Apr 2016It wont come out in indonesia, it will only be available via internet purchase, just like nexu... moreMi5 only be available via internet purchase, just like nexus 5x an 6p.
Yeah, I wonder why nexus only available via internet purchase - one of the best phones ever made, why local suppliers don't sell them is puzzling me.
Why mostly iphone, samsung, huawei ?
Kuldeep, 30 Apr 2016I have just bought mi5 as i was earlier using mi3 and i liked it most so i trusted company and... moreVoice over LTE is what happens when your carriers allows you to place a phone call over your LTE connection instead of the more common voice networks. Verizon Wireless, for example, uses 1XRTT for all of your voice calls and LTE for data. This used to be why Verizon phones couldn't simultaneously use voice and data. Verizon found a way around this with dual-radio deployments, but with VoLTE there'd be no need for that.
GSM users on AT&T and T-Mobile haven't had this issue because their voice and data streams can be processed by the same radio.
hitesh, 25 Apr 2016HI bro in what aspect, Mi5 is better than iphone 6s... also would like to know disadvantage o... moreHi Hitesh, asking people on website which phone they think is best, their answer will mostly be biased, because everyone will like a certain phone and say it's the best, even reviews by well known reviewers are biased. The best is to go to a mobile vendor (shop) and look at the phone yourself (view the menu's etc.) also ask people in your city or town, if 3 out of 10 say the phone is bad but other 7 say it's ok or great, then you have your answer (good phone).
I have just bought mi5 as i was earlier using mi3 and i liked it most so i trusted company and bought mi5. Most imp is that i was looking for VOLTE handset and when i saw mi5 is VOLTE i bought it but later when i insurted jio sim i shocked that it is not supporting VOLTE and when contacted to customer care then they replied to wait for next update version of mi5 . Now only china updated version is available so i have to wait. I think it was my bad decision to buy this one. If i had to use only data i would have prefer other handsets below 15000.
AnonD-531925, 30 Apr 2016Hi Raul, sometimes even updating phone to newer android version can crash phone or affect its ... moreI got double tap to wake in recent update but it's not working at all.. It works only 1 or 2 times.. Feels kind of annoying...
AnonD-115679, 30 Apr 2016I am from india and i am using Indian retail unit.. I recently got an software update which bu... moreHi Raul, sometimes even updating phone to newer android version can crash phone or affect its functionality (android version kit-kat was a good example). Best is to google the android version you want to update to first (before applying the update), see what they say for your model of phone (Xiaomi Mi 5).
I am from india and i am using Indian retail unit.. I recently got an software update which bumped the miui 7 version to 22.214.171.124
I got double tap to wake in this update but it's not working at all..
Has anyone facing the same problem... Double tap to wake is so Buggy
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2016This phone has too many stability problems out of the box from overheating to battery drain. ... moreHi Anonymous, I totally agree with you. There is an old saying - you get what you pay for. So if you pay $450 (US) and more, you get a fast, durable, quality phone. If you pay $230 (US) you get a good phone - but don't expect (fast, durable, quality) of a $450 (US) and more phone. Also, remember to add shipping and import duty to price if ordering via website (some websites do this for you, others might not). Even more important: is there a local supplier (who is able to repair) the phone your are ordering from website, does the website provide a warranty for repair or replacement. Spending $300 (US) on a phone that might go faulty after a week with no warranty is NOT wise.
900 and 1800 Mhz used in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa.
850, 1900 Mhz used in North America and South America.
800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 Mhz used in UK.
(Google frequency bands for Xiaomi Mi 5)
When buying a mobile phone in your country (locally) or from overseas (via website), first wait a few weeks to see if there is anything wrong with phone (network, battery, phone or apps freeze up/hang) prior to applying a new rom (or rooting your phone). If you apply a new rom (or root your phone), the supplier or manufacturer will notice it when returning for repair or replacement, and your warranty will be voided.
SG, 27 Apr 2016Hi, I received the phone on 11-Apr-2016 and I faced 2 major problems: 1. Mi Protect acti... moreOverheating may be related to the snapdragon 820 processor (I know the 810 had overheating issues, but 808 had no overheating issues).
AnonD-500788, 26 Apr 2016Check these sites, kimovil, Geekbuying, gearbest, spe mall, everbuying, honorbuy, oppomart. gearbest, geekbuying, coolicool
Check manufacturers warranty (should promise replacement or repair).
AnonD-83097, 29 Apr 2016Nobody will break their phone purposefully. But this situation can very well be compared with ... moreAnd since the mi 5 was launched have you seen or heard about the mi 5 breaking in pple pockets? Answer is simple, NO! so the bend test is not just practical in real life. Even with the bendgate in ifone, up till date I've never seen a bent ifone. Have u?
AnonD-500788, 29 Apr 2016Exactly, the bend test is just a gimmick, who in the world tries to break their fones? The tum... moreNobody will break their phone purposefully. But this situation can very well be compared with phone in tight jeans, riding bike with phone in pant pocket, keeping phone in bag side pocket with tight luggage.
It would be ok if he had applied too much of effort. But in the video its just like breaking a cookie...appears too fragile.
veer, 29 Apr 2016Jerry rig everything is more like a Samsung fan ,me too .But that does not mean that every pho... moreWill you believe if i say that he funds for this durability test?
Jerry rig has said so in the description. It reads as "IF Xiaomi wants to send me a Mi5 Pro to test, I will happily do so, (unbiased.) but I probably wont buy another one. I always fund my own videos, and this hobby is getting expensive"
veer, 29 Apr 2016Jerry rig everything is more like a Samsung fan ,me too .But that does not mean that every pho... moreExactly, the bend test is just a gimmick, who in the world tries to break their fones? The tumble, scratch, water, is a more reasonable test in real life, fire and bend and Coca-Cola test are just pure gimmicks