I would like to share my testimonial for using Mi5 since June 2016 - Feb 2017..
A little background before I used mi5, I've been using redmi 2s for almost 15 months. Red mi 2s has been really great aside from its low memory and being unable to move apps to an external SD card. I still remember how hyped i am when mi5 was finally announced! redmi 2s has been worth my money and being a fan of the underdog I definitely wanted to upgrade into mi5 seeing how it compares to the (used to be) new samsung and iphone.
So I finally bought my mi5 on June 2016.. The first month is soo awesome! I boasted about mi5 to all my friends and family! The camera is no doubt one of the best in 2016 and the color of the video record is outstanding! Games are no big deal! It can load games very fast and fps never went down. It also takes a while for it to eventually heat up which i'm pretty sure is normal and i probably need to stop playing by that time it happens. Above all, it is wayyyy cheaper than the over hype samsung s7/iPhone7 which i think is probably on par with mi5.
Then the second month came.. Problem started to happen. When receiving a text messages, my Mi5 can suddenly vibrates vigorously and never stop until I restart the device. Well it is not a big deal since it is easily stop by just restarting it and it doesnt happen everyday. Maybe once a month(?).
On November 2016, my Mi5 4G stop working.. Not that it stops working completely but there is a problem with the internet DATA connection. Wi-Fi works fine but if i am not using wi-fi, my internet will keep switching between H+, 4G, and no signal.. I live in Indonesia and I thought maybe it is the service provider fault that this happens.. But no! We finally figure out that somehow this Mi5 keeps trying to connect to 4G but keeps getting blocked.. I change my mi5 settings to "Prefered 3G" and everything went back to normal..
It's all happy and well until Feb 12 2017 happens.. Its just like any ordinary days.. I happen to charge my battery during lunch time and been using it normally until around 5 PM.. I went for an exercise and check my Mi5 again around 7 PM.. and THERE IT IS! It's off and I can't turn it back on! I remembered I charged it on the afternoon and there is no way the battery died within just a few hours.. but I'm still being positive! so when I went home I charged it for a couple hours thinking that it might just turn on again.. There is no light indicator of it charging / being charged so I google and tried every possible ways to turn it on without having to open the screws (which will void the warranty). No luck! I brought it to the service center the next day and after a week I finally found out that it is totally dead! It can't be fixed since the problem lies around the RAM area.. The area will just turn really hot when it is charged and nothing will happen.
So thats my experience on using Mi5 for about 9 months.. It could be just that i am unlucky that all this problem occured, but you can actually google all the problems that i have face and THERE ARE people with the same problem as me.. Well, its worth the try but it is just proof that $$ doesnt lie..
I have xiaomi mi 5 and meizu mx 4 .Meizu mx 4 battery is very good(2days) /xiaomi mi5 (1 days)
ridwan, 16 Feb 2017I bought this phone,xiaomi mi5 6weeks ago....The finger scanner is not working fine .....I wou... moreIf ure stil active over here i want to help u out , at least i want to try .
Android 7 (Nougat) is not (yet) avaiable for Mi5 , but MIUI 8 is still based on Android 6.X.x.
If u bought the phone at Gearbest or another Import Dealer u might have a "fake" MIUI Version and maybe u need to flash to an official ROM at first.
Best flagship device in this price segment.
Snapdragon 820 runs like a charm.
The stylish black look & the front camera which is awesome.
AnonD-34934, 16 Feb 2017Hi Jeeva. I am using MI5 with Android 7.0 global miui beta. Still I get minimum 4 hours SOT.. ... moreI am facing only two issues:
1. No miss call notifications in the default app, I have installed true caller and only true caller is showing the miss call notification.
2. Contacts mixing with others.
Did you face any of this issue and any solution for this.
AnonD-34934, 16 Feb 2017Hi Jeeva. I am using MI5 with Android 7.0 global miui beta. Still I get minimum 4 hours SOT.. ... morehi siva,i bought mi 5 on 27th jan 2017, for the 1st 5 days battery backup seems to be good..
i achieved 4.30 SOT, then day by day the backup decreased now only 2.5 to 3 hrs SOT bro....
I dont know what is the problem bro.....
standby time is also not good....
I bought this phone,xiaomi mi5 6weeks ago....The finger scanner is not working fine .....I would like to update to android 7 and miui8...I have been struggling with this,can someone help me out.thank you
jeeva, 15 Feb 2017bro after that i turned off all wifi options, locations, syn, google location.... now screen ... moreHi Jeeva. I am using MI5 with Android 7.0 global miui beta. Still I get minimum 4 hours SOT.. also both the Sims stay active. I don't know why it is poor in ur case.
From previous galaxy A5, I've switched to this gorgeous phone. It is far better from the A5, in terms of camera(rear and front), display(ips but very vibrant), speed, skin(MIUI) and more. The only reason that I hate it, slippery.
don't keep mi5 in your trousers pocket. keep in hand or in the shirt's pocket.
AnonD-394880, 16 Feb 2017I'm currently samsung a7(16) user and really happy with the battery backup. now want to upgrad... moreDear my friend,
For battery life I believe that your A7 is slightly better than mi5 and better than mi5s. But for other that you need in daily using, mi5/mi5s better. Better camera, better performance, better LTE speed and stabilization, fast charge, and better price also totally flagship class. Mark my word: no phone better than mi5/mi5s in its price, you can compare any phone that have same price and we will discuss it.
But for service center, Samsung is way better than xiaomi since they have it paced in many place.
I'm currently samsung a7(16) user and really happy with the battery backup. now want to upgrade to mi5 or mi5s. will mi5/mi5s meet my expectations in battery backup? I need a great battery backup like A7(16). please reply
AnonD-321969, 15 Feb 2017Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime or Xiaomi Mi 5 or Huawei GR5 2017 ??? confuse ..... totally confuse ..... moreSamsung Galaxy J7 Prime or Xiaomi Mi 5 or Huawei GR5 2017 ?
Really? J7 Prime and Huawei GR5 2017. No match for mi 5 since mi 5 is flagship class and both 2 is midranger. Performance? 820, Camera; I guarantee better in many mode/condition, battery life; dont even mention, mi 5 better.
Duran, 15 Feb 2017My broken Smartphone split in two, the oppressed of my body while sleeping, does this warranty... moreReally? How big you are?
I have mi 5, me 184cm with 78kg and oppressed mi 5 many time I cant count. Nothings happen even I sleep on bed, floor or sleeping bag.
If that is truth, warranty is denied. CID case.
gayan, 04 Feb 2017i found these issues 01 can't unlock the phone with fingerprint when first time phone switc... moreAlmost all phones when you boot the system requires your password instead of fingerprint.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime or Xiaomi Mi 5 or Huawei GR5 2017 ??? confuse ..... totally confuse ........ experts please suggest.......
bro after that i turned off all wifi options, locations, syn, google location....
now screen only consumes more battery wifi is 0% but now also battery back up not gud bro.....
yesterday battery run time 16 hrs, screen time only 3 hrs, battery remaining 6%...
wt can i do bro...
what is the problem to my phone bro all are saying battery is good..
for the 1st 4 days it gave good battery up is good....
now only like this im so sad bro...
Pls tell me any solution guys