PETHUN, 17 Oct 2016Is it free from customs only if I order it with dhl shipping?Yes, you need to choose the DHL shipping method.
mister x, 25 Oct 2016Have it infrared port?Dear mister X,
a detailed review of this handset is available on GSMA.
Will you please do us a favour by reading it before we answer your question?
AnonD-602132, 25 Oct 2016MIUI 8 is probably the reason why Mi 5s got a worse endurance rating than Mi 5, even though it... moreYes that is defenetly one of the reasons. Going from MIUI 7 to MIUI 8 have about 30% less battery endurance!
AnonD-598821, 25 Oct 2016Boys,
I trully dont understand the negative comments here.
I just upgraded from mi5 to mi5... moreFriend,
Go to any phone opinions section, there is no end to people who have tons of complaints.
That's the way they live- finding faults rather than enjoying the positive available.and they take great pride in claiming that they are successful in finding faults.
Hence , please enjoy the devices you own and ignore the negative comments from those who have nothing good to do.
MIUI 8 is probably the reason why Mi 5s got a worse endurance rating than Mi 5, even though it has +200mAh larger battery. A lot of users are reporting battery issues on their Mi 5 after an upgrade: http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-20107.php
Should be fixed in future updates.
Guys, did any of ur phones vane wiyjout battery charge? Mine just arrived and the battery is completely empty... I plug it and still looks like not charging... :(
I trully dont understand the negative comments here.
I just upgraded from mi5 to mi5s and can confirm that mi5s is tep forward in built quality, design and palm comfort.
I had mi5s black edition and whilst is a great phone the ceramic back was a fingerprint magnet. It was also very slippery and imposible to hold in one hand. Beautiful but not functional. The aluminum bezel was coated and extremely prone to scratches. Getting very hot as well. Apart from that good looking and smoothly working. Fingerprint sensor felt outdated and button cluncky.
Comparing with above, mi5s is made of high grade alimunim on which you can't see a fingerprint so the phone looks pristine at all times. Dropped the phone few times and I'm yet to spot a scratch on it. And if you are qurious yes I dont use covers. I love looking at this phone. It's a cracker. Furthetmore the aluminum is brushed and doesn't feels slippery. Very comfortably can be operated with single hand. It is beautifully finished abd the aluminum edges nicely flow into the screen giving it a unique unibody feel. The fingerprint sensor is also much more advanced and the button is solid now - a touch button. It is also bigger, easily fitting a fingerprint, no more sliding over the. And finally it comes with MIUI8 and 3D touch. Also has powerful double speakers at the bottom.
Both mi5 and mi5s battery kept me running through the day with ease. Pleased with both.
Mi5s is by far the best phone Xiaomi had made. It is a very beautifully put together that it can dirrectly compete with apple and samsung. It is indeed world class device
Why is the battery endurance lowe than mi5 even with a bigger battery.....
I was so sure it will cross 100 hours.
Lead2XL, 23 Oct 2016The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a great phone. The 5s has SD 821, a speed boost but why is it bulkier than ... moreActually, the battery life for the Mi 5S is not as good as the Mi 5 either despite having a slightly larger capacity battery. Whatever benefits the 5S add, there are sacrifices to make that don't make up for the minor benefits. My advice is to stick with the Mi 5.
The mi5 was a great looking phone, don't understand why they made the 5s thicker and uglier and heavier with very similar specs and just 200 mah of battery more. Please xiaomi (and others), stop following apple's and HTC's design because they're not always right; a well executed glass body like the mi5 or galaxy S7 is the most beautiful, warm and premium and scratch resistant you can get in a phone while this aluminum bar design is making all phones look the same : very cold and without character :(
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/
AnonD-276592, 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.
AnonD-276592, 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.