hi guys, i really want this phone but many reviews and anandtech say and show it's browser is very slow compared to even a galaxy s6, anyone who owns this phone experiences this? is browsing as fast as it is on a galaxy s7?
I get the standard version at Hong Kong, the 4G network is not stable indeed, the 4g signal will be off and on again within 5 mins.
This is a hard factor that can not be fixed.
If you really want to buy this phone, you need to prepare to use back 3G network. But honestly, the 3G network is stable from my 2 weeks usage experience. In case, you do not play game, the mi 5 is still a good choice here.
The battery performance is very good, i can cfm that this can use it one days w/o charging if you don't play game and just for general use, like visit web site and using some communication apps.
vijeyprasanna, 29 May 2017First time I'm going to buy a Mi phone. At present I'm using Samsung Note 3. I want best perfo... moreAll 3 can beat samsung note 3. For the best performance = mi5.
However, if you need bigger screen or better battery duration note 4 or max.
harry, 09 Jun 2017Which one is good MI6 or mi5, is mi5 worthy to buy now??
Anyone please explain.For the price wise, mi 5.
But if you want better camera and more energy saving chipset, mi 6.
Or you can wait for for mi 6c with Snapdragon 660.
Im currently using mi 5 prime for 2 month now before, i used oppo r8113 which is last for almost 4 year this is my review of xiaomi mi 5
-the performance is nice it's compareable to galaxy s7 it runs games verywell like nova, vanglory, ashpalt, modern combat 5 and after hours of hard gaming the phone only become warm not hot
- the battery sounds pretty small 3000 mah, but actually it's pretty good it can last long for 1 day on normal use, on heavy use it can last long 4-6 hour and there is no battery draining
-the hardware is pretty good, i buy this after i saw a youtuber try to bend this phone and it's pretty easy to bend, i got scared but if you buy a case it'll be fine like mine, nothing to be afraid of as long as you careful
-the camera it's decent and capture photo fast, it's not gonna beat samsung s7 camera but it's pretty good
- miui 8 is fast, easy, and rich feature ui, you can switch the capacitive buttons, you can set the home button to tapable, and there are so many variation on the theme
-the soudlnd it's pretty good not too loud and not great
-the phone is a bit laggy when comes to multitasking, when you switching apps from multitasking button, it's slow to open but offeral im happy with this phone hope it can last long for a year or more
The phone is great as a piece of hardware, but if you purchase a phone in China, you are screwed as it's not capable of running google services properly. So common apps like Google Maps, downloading new apps from Google Play Store DO NOT WORK.
I find that very poor that an Android phone can't run google apps or play store out of the box.
Xiao Mi service is weak. It's technically possible to change to the Global ROM apparently, but the unlocking tool does not seem to work on the Xiao Mi 4. I have now had many weeks of emails with Xiao Mi support, which seems to come out of India for international support and who keep generically suggesting same links or suggestions which are not working. Very disappointed and wished I had paid more for an Android phone which runs Google Services properly or an iPhone.
Is the battery of the phone too poor, or is it okay to use?
And Would it be a bad decision to buy this phone now?
I knew it.. I knew it. You know just like the story of Neo in the film The Matrix. Every on believed that he was the Sevier. I had issues with mi 5. The cpu got burned. Yes got burned. Was replaced, and costed me 100 usd. But deep inside me I believed it's the one. Xiaomi mi5 is the best phone made by xiaomi. End of the story
vijeyprasanna, 29 May 2017Mi5 or Mi Max or mi note 4x? Which is best?Note 4x for battry,.Mi5 ovarll performance and camera
I've got the Xiaomi Mi5 3Gb RAM, 64Gb internal, 2-3 months ago (like a week later I found out Mi6 is going to be released, but oh well..)
So shortly about this phone in my opinion (pros and cons I guess):
- It is fast, sometimes lags, but only SOMETIMES. I just clear the RAM and everything is fine.
- It heats, but only when I'm gaming, or charging it. And the heat is not crazy high.
- Fast charge works well, it charges my phone to 100% in about an hour or so.
- Battery holds quite long. I use FB, Messenger, Instagram and some games throughout the day and I charge only once in 24h. For really heavy users battery should hold 12h no problem.
- Camera quality for me is very good. Auto-focus is sometimes weird.
- The phone is slippery on a sofa or bed, but not in my hand.
- MIUI never bugged for me, works smooth.
- Audio quality is good.
- Calls quality very good.
- Has a LED notification light.
- Fingerprint scanner works well, only sometimes doesn't want to recognise one of my fingers lol.
- The Gold color looks more like an iPhone Rose gold color.
harry, 09 Jun 2017Which one is good MI6 or mi5, is mi5 worthy to buy now?? Anyone please explain.Yes, mi5 very excellent phone
This is the best smartphone i ever had..... battery should be of 4000 mah.... den it will be d best phone
Prime and pro edition are not available in India at all. Who will opt for 32GB memory make sense Xiaomi...
Which one is good MI6 or mi5, is mi5 worthy to buy now??
Anyone please explain.
Rachel, 31 May 2017is anyone using this phone for about one year? is this phone have any problem with that? i'm c... moreI've had mine for just over a year. I've had no usage problems and no software problems nor has it overheated. The back did crack which seems a common fault but I bought a new xiaomi back and the replacement is much better.
My eyesight isn't great so I came on today to check the spec of the xiaomi Max with the big screen
aakash, 03 Jun 2017I watched video on youtube about this phone. All aspects is very good for me, but only 2 probl... moreits not that slippery. its a great phone for the value. u can beat the bang-for-buck of this phone.
The phone just got delivered to me, after using it further i found the problem with its front camera, it is not capturing good images also the focus is not working properly and everytime i am opening it, it is getting blurry.....
Anonymous, 07 May 2017I ran into a big problem. I had been using my phone for four months only when the phone stoppe... moreExactly the same problem last January.My phone works only for 2 weeks and then suddenly happened this.The phone was not covered 100% from the warranty,mother board is not included .Seller refund me.(fortunately)