I will not recommend it.
After using MI5 for 3 weeks, it tell me again China manufacturers could provide you the best hardware but sucks on software. I was using xperia Z3 before and although the MI5 comes with a powerful 820 processor, the user experiences is not good. THe scrolling is clunky especially on facebook. i installed the Asus Zen home application to replace the MIUI one, and is again very rusty experience. Comeon, is a 820 processor, i could only blame when they trying to fit the stupid MIUI into Android, the skills of the software engineer must be doing a good job, they only care getting the things done, but don't care about the final quality and user experience.
I will not buy another MI phone again , even is cheap. Is a waste of the hardware using their come with MIUI and drivers.
Also, compare with the software and the how things integrate with Xperia Z3 , MI5 is out of the league, far away. Again, this is not the first time i have this experience with 'Made in China' electronics, high spec poor experience..i think they need another 50 years to learn how to make things right... or longer...
Additionally, the first MI5 i bought from the store suffer from hardware problem where it reboot every 1 hour, luckily the storefront allow me to replace with another new one.
I am so disappointed with this MI5 phone, and I will buy an Xperia X instead when it comes out the market. I know is more pricy but the user experience will be much better I am sure.
Xiaomimi5, 29 May 2016Are you sure 64gb variant black is coming ? I've been waiting months for that . Please let me know Am on the same boat, I spoke with their FB support who said that they are trying to bring the 64gb variants soon and asked us to wait. With OP3, LeMax, Asus, Lenovo soon launching their flagship phones in India .. MI will not want to miss the bus especially when their products are in demand.
ghostBJB, 13 Jun 20166 hours you are taking of is the total battery life or it is the screen on timeScreen on time, however this is using only wifi, no GPS, no sync etc.
I am using this phone for about 2 weeks with cyanogenmod 13, which i installed after i unlocked my bootloader, and i have to say it is working great, i simply love this phone. Battery life is excellent, i easily get 6+ hours os SOT every day, camera is great, it is very fast, doesnt get hot...
Alex, 13 Jun 2016I get 6 hours roughly with 2 hours of gaming daily. 6 hours you are taking of is the total battery life or it is the screen on time
NITS, 12 Jun 2016i am planning to buy mi 5. reading here the reviews.....i am feeling lyk i should not buy it. ... moreyes you should, it has the updated qualcomm 820 and adreno 530..
and also, it has a good memory for 32/64 by 3GB and 128 by 4gb.
this phone is durable because it is protected by corning gorilla 4 in front and back panel.
I bought mi5 last month from the company online. It is a good phone barring the shortcomings listed below:
1. The phone is very slippery, hence you can't use the phone without cover
2. 'Flipping the phone to silence ringtone' does not work
3. Every now and then it fails to detect the sim card. I have to reboot the phone to correct it. I have also changed the sim card for a new one.
4. Heating with normal usage.
5. Useless after sales service. I had taken my phone to their service center at Vile Parle, Mumbai. They just upgraded the software. Did not help. Staff is stupid.
this xiaomi mi 5 pro can using sim 2 for internet? i mean can they switch sim 1 to sim 2 internet and dual stanby?
ghostBJB, 12 Jun 2016What is the battery life-like... How different is it from the rn3..approx screen on timeI get 6 hours roughly with 2 hours of gaming daily.
Swamp_Lord, 12 Jun 2016Does the heating issues really exists on this device ..? Looking to buy one !It only get warm during long periods of gaming.
NITS, 12 Jun 2016i am planning to buy mi 5. reading here the reviews.....i am feeling lyk i should not buy it. ... moreI've had the phone for about a month now, had the resin note 2 prior to purchasing this. Love this phone battery lasts long and gaming performance is very smooth. Only issue is that it came with the distributor from so will need to flash original ROM.
bougth this phone mounth ago. received it directly from china. factory sealed with original soft. was thinking to buy cheaper one - white 32gb. but made conclusion. fist peace every time is with defect. so i bought third release - gold color. and i'm happy i done this. using every day. i'm impressed. with normal use 1hour talk, around 50sms, viber fb messenger all the day, around 2hours internet browsing per day, same with fb browsing and watching clips on fb. without gaming battery lasts around for 36hours. maximum temperature of phone i feeled after 3 hours intense use of phone. and it was around 40c. then chaging temperature is around 40c too. my old one sgs3 get warm more than this. camera is super. nice colors and very good quality. focus realy fast. night photo is quite good. camera much better than my sgs3 in any look :D soft is easy to navigate. almost like ios :) no lags. everything is so fast. instaled google play so i have everything what i need. tryed antutu its scored 111xxx as described on paper. tryed it on game. its very nice no fps dtop stable. i read a lot people has connection, heating, battery isues, soft fails . dont know, here is everything allright. no problems. no complains. im happy with this phone. best phone for the half the price of sgs7edge or iphone s6s. for this phone i have only one cons. it dont have main language. im from lithuania. have a nice day :)
i am planning to buy mi 5. reading here the reviews.....i am feeling lyk i should not buy it. can anyone please suggest shall i go for this phn???
This phone continue the success of mi3 & mi4, the problem is still following on with no improvement. No Sim card, no reception.... I am hoping the mi6 do fix all problems.
I got my mi5. I am using it since morning and found some big issues and disappointed since then.
There seems to be some problem in mobile network and Internet through mobile data. It's getting disconnected very frequently. Mobile network also going on and off. Network is playing like hide n seek. SIM is doing good in my old xperia S. I have updated my mobile to latest miui versions..
Another issue is its getting hot like hell while charging or using it.
Is there anybody else who also faces the same problems. Or any solution approach.
Does the heating issues really exists on this device ..? Looking to buy one !
What is the battery life-like... How different is it from the rn3..approx screen on time