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Xiaomi Mi 5: First Impression

Xiaomi Mi 5, Chinese smartphone has been officially launched in India. The smartphone cost is Rs 24,999 for 3GB+32GB variant and will be available on Xiaomi site Mi.com from, 6 April. Earlier variant of Xiaomi, Mi 4, had price Rs 19,999.

Dispaly/Screen
The Xiaomi Mi 5 has 5.15-inch full HD display. Mi 5 supports Sunlight Display which automatically adjust the brightness on pixels, so we don't have to strain our eyes when in sunlight.



Design

Huggo Barra informed that the Xiaomi Mi 5 borrows some of its features from Mi Note series phones. Xiaomi has refined the 3D glass curve design, making it way more rounded. Mi 5 is build of metal frame with very fine finishing. Xiaomi also claims that Mi 5 features a very vibrant display with 600-nit brightness. It weighs around 129g with thickness of 7.25mm fingerprint scanner (home button) is available on front which looks very elegant. Also, it is little slippery to hold. At left side there is nano SIM card slot and volume button and power button is present on left side. Device has Type C USB port at the base surrounded by two speaker grilles.
                                           

Variants

Xiaomi Mi 5 comes in black, gold and white colour variants with a metal and glass design with 3D Glass. The Mi 5 Pro has a 3D ceramic body, but this version is not coming to India. 

Battery 

Xiaomi Mi 5 has battery of 3000mAh and it is a non removable. Xiaomi has also claimed that it takes only an hour to charge as the device uses QuickCharge 3.0 technology and is also 17 per cent more power efficient.


Operating System

Xiaomi Mi 5 runs Android 6 with MIUI 7 on top.


Camera

Xiaomi always pays special attention to its cameras. Mi 5 rear camera has 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor which prevents light leaks between pixels and it also has 4-axis OIS which is used for long shot or moving objects. Front camera is of 4MP with 2 micrometer pixel size and wide angle lenses.However more about camera can be informed only after using it. 


Chipset, RAM and Storage 

Mi 5 has 3D glass cover and 3GB RAM with 32GB and 64GB storage and other one Mi 5 Pro has 3D ceramic cover  and 128GB storage with 4GB RAM. Both the devices uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad core processor clocked at 2.2GHz which makes it to operate very fast. It has UFS 2.0 standard flash memory storage.  There is no provision for expandable storage. The new Mi 5 is also VoLTE compatible, and supports 4G+.

Special features/apps

Mi Video Call (downloadable via the Play Store) which allows video call and it support some cool additional features. Some of new themes are also added to it. In the device we can also categorize messages as personal and service message.

Stay tuned for detailed review.

Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast and Founder of Techphlie.com, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website.Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference .Shrey is a social media analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers.

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