The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a great phone. The 5s has SD 821, a speed boost but why is it bulkier than the Mi 5?? Wider, taller, thicker and quite a bit heavier - 145g vs only 129 for the Mi 5? I pay attention to bulk. In that respect the Mi 5 is better. Also, if you already have SD 820, who would notice the speed bump to the SD821?
Does any of you have problem with the GPS? I'd like to buy this phone, but I noticed Chinese phones have often issues with geo location/
vino41, 22 Oct 2016You already answered your honest question
-It uses mostly same materials as other ... moreBut those are tried and tested materials which everyone uses.
Now you commented downgrade in design. This means Xiaomi is using materials which are even lower than those used by others.is that you meant by downgrade?
So my honest question is, if it is same like others ,then what is downgrade in it?
I am very specifically asking this question. If you understand basics, Design and Materials are two different things which make a device.
Design is a visual entity which define the looks of a device.
Materials are hard elements which realise the Design.
You started with comment - downgrade in terms of design and when I asked you a about materials, you smartly agreed to material as generic.
My teacher had told me - don't comment if you don't know.
In terms of design, Xiaomi is one Chinese phone maker, who doesn't shamelessly copy iPhone. Though it takes inspiration, but tries to do something than just blind copycats like OPPO, VIVO and company.
It never hypes like One+ and always delivers a value for money products.
aatif khan, 21 Oct 2016What is generic?
It uses mostly same materials as other flagship phone- metal, gorilla glas... moreYou already answered your honest question
-It uses mostly same materials as other flagship phone- metal, gorilla glass, antenna lines, Sony camera sensors, fingerprint scanner etc.
vino41, 21 Oct 2016Too generic.What is generic?
It uses mostly same materials as other flagship phone- metal, gorilla glass, antenna lines, Sony camera sensors, fingerprint scanner etc.
It is not trying to be like iPhone in looks either.
This just honest curiosity only.
aatif khan, 21 Oct 2016My honest question- how is it downgraded?Too generic.
vino41, 21 Oct 2016I think it is a downgrade in terms of design, just my honest opinion.My honest question- how is it downgraded?
I think it is a downgrade in terms of design, just my honest opinion.
aatif khan, 21 Oct 2016Good. But the fellow whom I replied knows Mi costs 40% less than G5. And paying that additi... moreI don't know where you live, but here LG 5 costs max 20% more than mi 5s. with the addicional waranty and support, from local stores (2 years waranty), since the mi 5s i need to buy it from internet usually with only 1 year). still mi 5s is a great device.
Bluerain, 20 Oct 2016My LG G5 has universal remote (IR Blaster) and an FM. :)Good.
But the fellow whom I replied knows Mi costs 40% less than G5. And paying that additional 40% just for FM tuner and remote control doesn't go down well in his head. But that anger is vented on poor Xiaomi, coz he can't do that on any other flagship I mentioned.
Gadgets ( like dressing sense) one carries reflects the personality of the owner. Flagship owners belong to a league who are more interested in productivity features and top notch performance rather than worrying about FM tuner and remote control. If it's included it's good, but need not be mandatory.
Blackberry were pure business gadgets. It never really needed FM or IR. It may be on decline, but it is still a preferred device for most of professionals. Only those who don't know it's productivity, criticises.
Nickhawk, 20 Oct 2016No infrared port, nor radio FM? Even the camera is also not very comprehensive. The next please! Do you have this device ? Or you are just commenting based on what your friends told you?
No high end / flagship phones have FM radio - Pixel, iphone7,Galaxy S7,Galaxy S7 edge,LG V20,One+3,HTC 10.
Check all the above mentioned flagships.
Are you buying a FM radio and universal remote control OR you want to buy a flagship device?
Mi5s is flagship offering of Xiaomi. They want to sell flagship devices and not FM tuner and universal remote control.
Nickhawk, 20 Oct 2016No infrared port, nor radio FM? Even the camera is also not very comprehensive. The next please! ah come on... get real... did you try it at all or you are just complaining for the sake of complaining?!?
No infrared port, nor radio FM? Even the camera is also not very comprehensive. The next please!
shahrooz, 18 Oct 2016wow, are you serious?yes like a death... i use redmi note 3 and mi5 devices ... same OS
agentz, 18 Oct 2016does someone know when global rom for this device is released? on aliexpress ther's only the c... moreif not right now it will be avalible in month max but still on chinese u can install google pack you have google installer v2.0 apk
I get it today from Aliexpress
Its average phone.camera is normal performance ok
All over I don't like .