Still the perfect Xiaomi in my opinion. When I was choosing my phone, I wanted it to have USB Type C, NFC, OIS and 3,5mm jack. If you go into Phone Finder and tick all these boxes, this is the ONLY Xiaomi that has ALL of these features, and because of Xiaomi removing headphone jack on newer high-end phones and not putting NFC and USB-C on cheaper ones, it will most likely stay that way.
Charis, 12 Jul 2018Oreo update today OTA on my Mi5. Great phone and still gets updates.Same haha.gsmarena no yet wake up
@gsmarena Xiaomi Mi 5 can upgrade to android 8.0 Oreo already, pls update your detail.
Just received Android O 8.0 via OTA. Nice that Xiaomi is keeping it up to date
Borj, 11 Jul 2018Seriously? Is this official?Official for Beta Testers.
Just ordered one,basic model (3/32GB) from China,for 189$!!Best phone ever,for that $$$$..
Got update to android 8.0 oreo last night, enjoy! Very happy, hope no uncomfortable issue with that. Mi rock!
I've owned this smartphone for 1 year and 6 months, it already has dents OFC and I'm actually surprised that my camera lens has no scratches whatsoever, maybe that's sapphire glass doing its job. Since that there's no warranty to be voided, I tried to dismantle it only up to motherboard removal.
What I saw:
1. The antenna lines were 3D printed to the plastic cover inside. The metal contacts for those antennas to the motherboard were 3D printed too which means it's not that sturdy when compared to copper and even aliminum contacts.
2. The top portion 3D antenna were already discolored maybe due to intrusion of water from sweat and splashes.
The application of silicone adhesive and thermal pad to the SoC and two power ICs were very sloppy.
1. The thermal pad was shifted to the right exposing atleast 10% of the SoC unconvered.
2. Removing the shifted thermal pad shows a white silicone adhesive underneath which only covers 45% of the SoC on the upper right. Again this silicone adhesive was also shifted to the right which overshoots to the nearest caps and resistors around the right side of the SoC.
3. The two power ICs' has the same fate with the SoC, their thermal pads and silicone adhesive were all shifted to the right.
If only that I knew this earlier, I should've repasted or repadded mine even before my warranty ends. I'm NOT advocating for everyone to open their Mi5, if ever you do, I'm not responsible for whatever happens to it. Godbless.
Updated to miui 10 2days ago
The battery was being drained so fast, but since yesterday it became normal, the only big change is for notification and quick setting section, other sections are not changed, or very little changes. Overall its fun to see this update, bokeh effect is here doing its job perfectly,
This phone still rocks
thanks, 10 Jun 2018guys need help for deciding xiaomi redmi 5 plus or xiaomi mi5 ?I'd say if money and old stock phone and not a 18:9 is no concern, chose mi 5 (waay over redmi 5 plus)
Exof, 08 Jun 2018I like this phone so much.. I don't know buth this design is still attractive than the othe... moreBro it's so attractive in black and gold. i have owned the gold version for the last two years. The only con is it's battery heating issue and the back is too slippery. Other than that I can watch it in my palm for hours. Even Redmi 5 and Mix doesn't come close to it.
Lexi, 01 Jun 2018The Mi5 runs fine on the Xiaomi eu OREO rom. It still is a good phone if you are on a budget. ... moreDo you ever experience heating issue?I'm buying this phone yesterday and I kept getting heat issue even though it's just updating software,I'm buying the mi 5 pro one
I like this phone so much..
I don't know buth this design is still attractive than the other phone in 2018
I want to ask, how the real battery durability ?
is it okay for playing games in this phone?
with only 3000mAh battery?
i just curious,
because in my opinion this phone was still the best choice with my budget.
i don't want to buy the new Smartphone with SD 625 or SD 636
because it was offer to us as midrange chipset
but this smartphone was offer to us as Flagship
The Mi5 runs fine on the Xiaomi eu OREO rom. It still is a good phone if you are on a budget. Other offerings int he same pricerange will probably get you a worse processor SD625/626/660 etc. The SD820 is still good enough for mainstream use, mine is 16 months old and I still get through the day easily.