AnonD-676892, 13 Jun 2017The phone is great as a piece of hardware, but if you purchase a phone in China, you are screw... moreEver heard of updtaing the software with the international version of MIUI with built in Play Store? Or even better, unlock bootloader, flash twrp and install Lineage or Resurrection Remix or any othe custom firmware.
AnonD-677753, 16 Jun 2017hi guys, i really want this phone but many reviews and anandtech say and show it's browser is ... moreUse Dolphin browser instead. Blazing fast, inbuilt adblocker, very customizable.
AnonD-653799, 17 Jun 2017How durable is this phone? I watched durability test on youtube and it broke easily. Of cour... moreMuy phone dropped from 1 meter approx AMD its fine, of course has some scratches, but works perfectly fine and it didnt break a bit
How durable is this phone?
I watched durability test on youtube and it broke easily.
Of course I'm not going to bend it on purpose but do you need to worry and be extra careful because it breaks if you drop it or does it bend only on purpose?
Right now I've got a Samsung galaxy core prime made completely out of plastic and it's holding up nicely. I have the opportunity to buy a mi 5s too and is that better in durability?
Last where do you buy your device from. Xiaomis official website or something like gearbest and how did it work out?
Does it breakable ?does it have a possibility of bending when at the pocket
adreez, 16 Jun 2017Is this a good upgrade if I came from a Nexus 5 phone?Yeah Definitely bro ! I was using a nexus 5 and ehm .... It was stolen. And i was kinda hesitant before buying this phone. But now i assure you won't regret it one bit. And you will feel every ounce of power this phone has i could say it's actually on bar with galaxy s7 in terms of raw power. Only problem is build quality. The phone is easy to shatter so i would recommend you buying a phone case from eBay or Amazon. Also the OS updates are not as fast as it is on the nexus 5 so it will take some time to get used to not having the latest firmware the moment it' released.
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.
AnonD-216100, 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
AnonD-216100, 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