already had review by some youtuber, they bought it from China. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ax05RzAtw
since it's still using 28nm soc, and the battery is less than 3000, I'm not sure it will last a day. Maybe yes in the first usage, but after some updates in the future, it won't be that much concern of xiaomi to optimize the battery later rather than their new upcoming devices. Also... Surge S1 is the first pinecone soc. Usually fails come with first generation, better wait for Surge S2 to ensure my move to pinecone. Redmi Note 4X or Mi5s is still a better choice now.
It's very good that it's run's on "Android nogut" but it's battery capacity is more lower than other mi phones and NFC facility is not in this.
R31ya, 08 Mar 2017In Xiaomi 3rd and 4th gen standard, that 8+ and 10+ is not decent. It's easily reach 12+ and... moreI am considering the battery capacity which is much lower then 4000 mah which xiaomi is using these days....
ssbatman21, 08 Mar 2017Since this is an in-house chip designed specially and specifically for this device, i think xi... moreIn Xiaomi 3rd and 4th gen standard, that 8+ and 10+ is not decent.
It's easily reach 12+ and 15+.
R31ya, 06 Mar 2017I genuinely curious on the battery efficiency of this Surge SoC.Since this is an in-house chip designed specially and specifically for this device, i think xiaomi's optimisation might give us some decent battery endurance ratings.
M guessing 8+ hours of web browsing and 10+ hours of video playback.
BRYAN FURY, 07 Mar 2017battery life very bad, for a screen of 5,15" at least 3200mah requiredthat's the reason why it has the Xiaomi's Chipset, Surge S1.
battery life very bad, for a screen of 5,15" at least 3200mah required
R31ya, 06 Mar 2017I genuinely curious on the battery efficiency of this Surge SoC.It's build on top of the 28nm manufactoring proces so it should be pretty ineffecient.
However xiaomi normally chooses big batteries, so they are either very confident in low power consumption or really stupid.
rama, 05 Mar 2017I choose between mi5 and mi5c. I reallllly do like xiaomi mi5, all performance. Snapdragon 820... moreIf you really want me to, I can give you a quick overview on YouTube on how the Mi5 performs with AOSP properly installed. As for how it performs on MIUI, there are plenty speed test videos to give you an idea.
rama, 05 Mar 2017I choose between mi5 and mi5c. I reallllly do like xiaomi mi5, all performance. Snapdragon 820... moreI can't say much about the Mi5c as there aren't many reviews out. The Mi5s build quality looks a lot better than the Mi5 (the aluminium frame looks cheap and brittle and dents easily and the volume/power buttons are a bit loose). I have to say I hope the Mi6 looks similar or is a radical redesign :)
As for performance, I'd say it's OK. It's generally snappy but there are hiccups and slow downs (kind of reminds me of a Samsung phone) although nothing I'd call major. It's still the fastest phone you can buy for the money (not counting the Vernee Apllo Lite as there are numerous trade-offs) and overall best device if you account for the cameras, battery, DAC, speaker, dual sim, IR, easy to service, Gorilla glass 4, and good size.
I hated the black border when I ordered the phone, but once you use the phone you don't notice it unless you're looking at it. You look at what's on the screen and everything else is void. To put it this way: do you notice your front camera while reading this message?
My personal advice is to run pure AOSP with DragonXia kernel OC to 2.3GHz and effectively have a Google Pixel if you have modding experience. It's blazing fast, the camera is still good and battery life even better. Not to mention you get none of the MIUI bugs like delayed messages.
Xdadevet, 05 Mar 2017I had the Mi4C myself (but I got mugged) and then the Mi5.
The Mi4c is still one of my favo... moreI choose between mi5 and mi5c. I reallllly do like xiaomi mi5, all performance. Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530... Can you write more about the phone? The only thing I dont like is ugly black borders around the screen.Is it noticeable ?
About the mi5c.. Design is really georges, everything perfect, but what i dont like is cpu and gpu..