Have it for a last 10 days fitted with MIUI GLOBAL 8.0 Stable. I have never experienced phone like this. Outstanding performance, design, ergonomic, super fast camera. Battery 24 hours heavy usage 48 normal. Recommend! The issues people mention are incidents every company have. I had Motorola Droid Maxx and gone crazy after a year irreparable. My last phone NEXUS 5 after one and a half year "took the command", going of and on by itself, disaster. Maybe MI5 will show some problems but now is fantastic.
I am somewhere in Europe no problem with network
I have this smartphone with no defect..
What can i say..
We can compare to iPhone 7 or s7.. It will surprise this flagship!
Fast, beautiful design, multi-task perfect, battery very good, camera also very good and selfie it's near perfect.
This snap dragon 820 its wonderful.
Display its one of the best.
fumozhe, 13 Sep 2016What phone can't be used for listening to music while charging? Listening to music isn't heavy... moreWrong arguments on the temperature issues at least. I have Started using a Samsung after my Nokia N8. I bought the Note 2 16gb, rooted it and also modded it to use a wireless (rather induction) charger that are still considered a luxury by most as they are not standard even on expensive devices. i am now using a galaxy note edge 32gb 3gb. there is one thing that has been the same on all sammy devices i have used they all get hot as hell at times when booting a custom rom or flashing mods, each one of them got so hot that it felt like it would explode! the cpu temps are in the high 70 degrees it is also a fact that if u use the phone while charging it gets hot and doesn't even get charged properly.
Samsung and iphones have had this tendency to heat up when used for games and while charging. at times it seems to be so hot that if i cracked an egg and poured it on the phone itll be fried hitting it!!
there is another fact my note two was an indian variant but then had an S4 international, and note 3 intl which both had qualcom cpu opposed to the exynos on Indian models. the qualcom flagship chip i dont remember the model but it had these issues of getting v v hot and it had affected all the smartphones using that processor. Samsung developed an exynos proccy for S6 to avoid the snapdragon heat problem. my S4, Note 3 and S5 were all 4g models while the indian variant was not in note 3.
Xiaomi has made performance affordable for more ppl than the big brands ever could or would have or will in future. getting a bad piece is bad luck but defects are there everywhere. samsung is recalling the Note 7 as its batteries could explode and have in some cases.Airlines have told users to switch off the phone and not use it in flight as it is a risk. what will you say about that is it a careless co and bad device.
Hi guys, I'm totally lost and I'd like you to help me. Next month, I'm going to change my HTC One M8 for another smartphone but I don't know which one to choose. I'm actually hesitating between a lot of them like Samsung Galaxy S7 (or Edge), Sony Xperia Z5, Huawei P9 and Honor 8, Xiaomi Mi 5 (or S), Lenovo Zuk Z2 or the One Plus 3 or waiting for the next Nexus Pixel. Money isn't a problem. But I have small hands so I can't have a big/heavy smartphone and I play a lot with my smartphone. Thank you in advance for your help, have a nice day !
vishi14, 15 Sep 2016
1) why asking to unlock pattern/ pin when fingerprint scanner is there ?
2) why so slow in ... more1.just in case the scanner broke or you lost your finger
2.it must be your internet connection
Truly high class spec phone but the price still considerably. Amazing battery, no heat effect, even that playing hard games, charge with QC 3.0, etc. The problem is in software, if the ROM is Global, it's a incredible phone, Similar with S7, only the material and software development is a different between. Overall great.. my personally value is 8.7/10.
1) why asking to unlock pattern/ pin when fingerprint scanner is there ?
2) why so slow in updating ?? taking more than 1 hour
3) can't sync with my mi4i phone n transfer all data ? process stopped in between after that no bar code showing only showing 0% n please wait .
4) I did mistake buying Mi5 ? I was so excited as it is recommended by my son .
Azhar3112, 14 Sep 2016Hello , May i Know Which Phone is Better , Xiaomi MI5 Or OnePlus 3 ? One plus 3 is better... but oneplus"s oxygen ui is not better than miui.... u can change oxygen to miui...... but. The spare of Oneplus devices are hard to buy.....because of no show room centre
Hello , May i Know Which Phone is Better , Xiaomi MI5 Or OnePlus 3 ?
rish, 16 Jan 2015everything is good in xiaomi mobile but is it durable??Got mi5 and within a few days, problem with on off button. Got it changed 1 to 1 and 2nd set was worst. Screen hangs and same button issue. Dropped by repair centre and they did a factory reset and was asked to monitor. No use... didn't solve the issue. What bad product have I got for myself. Now have to be busy going to service centre for changing the motherboard.
Andrzej123, 13 Sep 2016Dear Hitesz,
Don't you know, what is the feeling to catch in the hands something true? Hey Andrzej123,
That's not my question i asked about the legitimacy of the device when buying from the third party seller that are not even the official distributors of the device!?
ani, 08 Sep 2016how is the virtual reality headset experience with this mobile?
Don't you know, what is the feeling to catch in the hands something true?
k, 13 Sep 2016You are definitely charging it at the same time.Do not charge when using the music speakers etc.What phone can't be used for listening to music while charging? Listening to music isn't heavy task, unlike gaming or video streaming. Normal phone shouldn't be heated up just for music during charging.
We just have to admit that many (if not all) xiaomi phones do heat more than big-name brand like Samsung etc.
'Cos I have both Samsung n xiaomi, I compare the temperature. My Samsung normal usage is always around 32-35C, while the hottest only ever reached 40C. My Xiaomi normal usage is 38-42C, while the hottest reached 45-46C. I can feel the heat, not that comfortable but bearable if u're patient and/or use thick case to block the heat reaching your hand (useless for long calling, the ear still feels hot). I find the heat n many other lil' factors big downside for Xiaomi, thus not recommending all Xiaomi phones to long-time users of big-name brand n ungeek users.
ben, 13 Sep 2016are you going to bend a phone with all your might? i have this phone for a few weeks now, an... moreLets be realistic, we dont buy phone so we can test bend it and c if its break for most cases it hardly even matters.
The charging USB-C connector for me is a let down probably enough to make me think twice. Not to mention, its not common in the market (more expensive too) and you would end up having multiple cables whenever and wherever you go. In my opinion it was a BAD CHOICE.
k, 13 Sep 2016All phones have this problem,except maybe Nokia 1100One Plus 3,ipone,Samsung galaxy S7,Moto Z Force,Moto G 4 Plus and some more other Smartphone will not bend.But all Xiaomi devices bend easily over the bending test.But it doesn't mean that it's a bad one Nexus 6P also bend Mi5 is a very good smartphone performing brilliantly in actual world of performance.Buy it it's one of the best value for the money package.
sins, 13 Sep 2016i also watched mi5 breaks ..
and heard that its display set is not good..
as for reducing cost...They say that display is good. http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_5-review-1411p3.php
Maybe not as good as some Amoled screens, but close, and good for the price.