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
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)
Hello all, im thinking about purchasing this mobile. I like the specs of it and ive read good things about the screen. But I still have 2 questions. Ive read that a lot of people have heating issues. So my 1st question: Has anyone of you used this mobile for a long time and have you experienced any heating issues? If yes, when did the heating occur? Heavy gaming or regular use? And my 2nd question: Is the battery of the mobile enough for lets say 6AM to 6 PM regular use? Thanks in advance!!
but i diabled all options like location,sync,button lights,notification light,brightness below 20%, no gaming, only whatsapp, uc and fb using, no voice calls but i get only 4 hr 10 mins SOT for 15 hr use and 5 % left this is maximum sot i got.
is this is normal battery backup tell me guys
I watched video on youtube about this phone. All aspects is very good for me, but only 2 problems make an issue to get it. 1. It's so slippery. ( can someone write, is it true those who use this phone?) I know, phone case will help at this way, but...
Yeah I know but what I did is optimization. In youtube u'll find lots of Xiaomi MIUI optimization which will give you almost 5hrs Screen on time. Try China stable rom. u can get..
Try disabling Xiaomi's power-draining 'Find my Phone' feature, the standard Android Device Manager is better still.
I watched video on youtube about this phone. All aspects is very good for me, but only 2 problems make an issue to get it.
1. It's so slippery. ( can someone write, is it true those who use this phone?) I know, phone case will help at this way, but im not planning to wear a case for all the time. And if accidentally i drop it, the back glass may broke, because it made from glass.
2. Its soooo easy to bend it. (i watched durability test on yt).....
Anonymous, 06 May 2017you said that the great phone yes you are correct but except you said about battery..... bat... moreYeah I know but what I did is optimization. In youtube u'll find lots of Xiaomi MIUI optimization which will give you almost 5hrs Screen on time. Try China stable rom. u can get upto 6+ hrs backup.