Mi 5 (32 GB,White, India)
Score out of 5. (From user perspective. You can find specs at many places.)
Battery Life : 4.0
Quick Charge : 4.5
Display : 4.5
Camera : 4.0
1. Good design and screen resolution.
2. Very light weight and smooth touch.
3. Good user control and features.
4. Fingerprint sesnsor works quite fast.
Should be recorded from all the orientations of finger , otherwise it may not recognize finger print.
5. Camera response is very quick. Pic after camera zoom is not so good.
6. Audio recording is good.
7. Battery Life and Quick charge is good.
1. 1.1 GB of RAM free most of the times. Uses 1.9 GB by default. Custom settings may improve it. Works smooth otherwise.
2. Heated up to good extent , after 10-15 mins Skype call.
3. Heats up during charging.
4. AnTuTu benchmark of my phone (India) was almost 25-30% less than the actually mentioned AnTuTu benchmarks for MI-5.
5. Audio output quality is little less than expected.
(Will update later)
akshat812, 15 Apr 2016its a good phone if 25gb memory is enough for you.OTG will enhance your memory too.
hama929, 16 Apr 2016LG V10 is the answer LG K10 seems to be a good alternative.
I am using mi5 since a week.
Best build quality.
Aowsome selfi and back camera.
Miui is best.
Superfast fingerprint scanner.
No heating issues.
Only con is battery life. Last for a day.
We cant use any other charger.
swadesh, 14 Apr 2016How's the battery life... Is there any heating issue 5hrs screen time with "good" usage. gets hot while charging as it uses fast charging and during gaming for more than 30mins.
Swadesh, 15 Apr 2016Those who were using mi5 pls post ur reviews, I am eager to buy...its a good phone if 25gb memory is enough for you.
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2016Go see Xiaomi's forum. Mi5's phones are heating to 45-47C when it's charging & when you ... morethose may be test variants or purchased from china. i have bought it here in india and say that it gets hot during charging because it uses fast charging and all phones (even iphone) get hot when payed games for more than 30 mins.
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2016One thing I notice about Xiaomi is how their product is marketed based on hype, since that's t... moreeven if we accept your point, that shows that company is thinking and acting qiuck wich is good for customers. how many times does samsung, sony, lg provide updates and listen to customer complaints.
Can any one tell, if this phone has DLNA, Screen casting in it? I am confused between LG G4 and MI 5, any suggestions?
What is the problem of launching BLACK color in INDIA....Any how Mi is not launching 64gb and 4gb ram version here ???
swadesh, 14 Apr 2016How's the battery life... Is there any heating issue Go see Xiaomi's forum. Mi5's phones are heating to 45-47C when it's charging & when you use the camera.
One thing I notice about Xiaomi is how their product is marketed based on hype, since that's the only thing they can do to "advertise" their products. Some gullible users will say Xiaomi's phone the best due to weekly updates, without even realizing that those updates are needed because they keep trying to fix bugs (and breaks others). A fully stable phone DO NOT need weekly updates continously. Xiaomi's phones are always released with half-bake software, as pointed out by almost all reviewers.
The irony is that these weekly updates are often misunderstood as a sign of a great phone.
s3khar, 13 Apr 2016Registered for the Xiaomi Mi5 flash sale in India today. Can you believe it? The sale closed i... moreThey absolutely do pull wool on customers eyes, this is an arrangement between the online seller and the manufacturer to lure poor customet, to create a hype, and to charge exhorbitant prices which otherwise are not anywhere near sane ones. A genuine seller never hides himself. All such chinese phones, which are poor in quality hardware wise, have gone this conspicuosly cheaters way to sell thier stuff in underhand way. You dont get to see what you are buying. Why dont they come in to open a shop like a geuine brand in your country, is anybody,s guess.
Spend wisely guys, gals, too!