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Xiaomi Mi 5 – Specifications

Mi 5 Colors Availability

What should you know about Mi 5 specs? Well, Xiaomi has officially  announced some details about Mi 5, the most anticipated flagship smartphone from that Chinese based company. The announcement took place in late February 2016. The phone was introduced during the MWC 2016 event by company’s international VP, Hugo Bara. What’s so special and why is this next flagship phone becomes most anticipated, long waited Android phone in early 2016? Is it all about its technical specifications? Is it about its features? What’s the new things? Are you curious enough? Then read on.

Tech Specs

Specs wise, the Xiaomi Mi 5 comes powered with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 64-bit chipset –as confirmed– which is the highest and most advanced chipset type so far. The chipset supports and is combined with octacore processor consists of Dual-core 1.8 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo. That’s for the original edition while the Mi 5 Pro edition gets Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo. Xiaomi has also planted Adreno 530 as its Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) to deal with heavy graphic rendering. Those all combined together makes Mi 5 as the best gaming smartphone ever.

Full Mi 5 Key Features

Full Mi 5 Key Features

Furthermore, the 3GB RAM has also been planted under the hood of Mi 5 original / standard – while the 4GB RAM for its Pro Edition – which making data processing even more faster. That’s not all of its awesomeness, both Standard and Pro editions are equipped with UFS 2.0 flash storage technology. This new technology is claimed having 87% faster Read and Write speed than conventional eMMC 5.1 technology. All of those combined together and you will get unbeatable experience either in gaming or running heavy apps on your phone.

Mi 5 Utra Thin Bezel

Mi 5 Utra Thin Bezel

Are you a photography addict? The Mi 5 will arouse your photography desire even more and takes it to higher level. The phone comes with 16 MP main camera featuring 4 axis OIS sensor,  1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Its main camera is capable to capture videos at following quality: 2160p @30fps, 1080p @30fps, and 720p @120fps. Xiaomi has also managed to spoil selfie addicts around the world by planting a secondary camera with following specifications: 4 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor size, 2µm pixel size, and ability to capture 1080p @30fps videos.

Talking about the battery to power the phone with enough electricity, the phone is shipped with 3000mAh battery featuring Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The technology is claimed having ability to charge the battery faster and can gain 80% – 90% battery level in just one hour.

Features-wise, the Mi 5 is running MIUI 7 based on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) on top of its 5.15 inches touchscreen display having resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels with ~428 ppi pixel density. Therefore, users will feel unbelievable crystal clear experience. Can you imagine how cool is the experience you’ll get playing heavy graphics game on a phone powered with such insane specifications? It will be awesome!

Mi 5 Curved Bodies

Mi 5 Curved Bodies

The phone is available in several color variants: Gold, White and Black (Mi 5 Pro is available only in Black). Anyway, the phone is having dimensions of 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm (5.69 x 2.72 x 0.29 in) and weighing only 129 g / 139 g (4.90 oz). The body is covered with ceramic based material instead of metal like common flagship phones do.

Mi 5 Form Factor Dimensions

Mi 5 Form Factor Dimensions

Modern Key Features

1. NFC at its full features

NFC Abilities

NFC Abilities

While conventional NFC only have READ-ONLY functionality, Mi 5’s NFC has ability to READ/WRITE, card emulations and P2P. This NFC will make life easy with bus or subway transactions and recharges. Of course in addition to swiping your phone to make payments.

2. Quickcharge v3.0 technology

Mi 5 Quickcharge

Mi 5 Quickcharge

The Quick Charge 3.0 feature charges Mi 5 for 5 minutes and provides usage of 2.5 hours. One hour of charging gives you 80-90% battery. The feature makes use of Snapdragon 802 SoC technology.

Quickcharge Technologi Mi 5

3. 16 LED Display

Mi 5 Sleek Screen

This 16 LED display is state of the art display technology which is awarded 21 patents, including invention, utility patents and US patents. The technology is ultra-bright, and yet power efficient, up to 17% more power efficient and last up to 600 nits!

LED Led Display Mi 5 Tech

LED Led Display Mi 5 Tech

4. Netcom 3.0 Technology

Mi 5 Netcom Technology

Mi 5 Netcom Technology

The technology features a 3x network carrier aggregation (CA) with Higher order modulation network technologies, which give you a higher overall transmission efficiency. To make it easy, this feature takes 30 seconds to download a FULL HD 1080p movie. Isn’t that amazing?

5. 4G+ at 600 Mbps

Cat 12 LTE 4G Tech

Cat 12 LTE 4G Tech

A lightning fast 4G+ (CAT 12 LTE) which is capable delivering data transfer speed up to a maximum of 600Mbps.

6. 3D Ceramic Body

Mi 5 3D Ceramic Material

This is only ofr Mi 5 Pro model only. The 3D ceramic body is highly durable and wear resistant, which can restand up to 8H-on the Moh hardness scale! It is state of the art “crystaline nano-creamice zironia“, requiring a 16-step precision in the manufacturing process.

Durability of Mi 5

Durability of Mi 5

7. UFS 2.0 Flash Storage

Mi 5 128 GB Flash Storage

Mi 5 128 GB Flash Storage

87% faster than eMMC 5.1 technology.

Mi 5 UFS 2.0 Speed

Mi 5 UFS 2.0 Speed

8. Snapdragon 820 SoC – high Antutu score

Mi 5 Snapdragon 820 Antutu Score

Mi 5 Snapdragon 820 Antutu Score

Snapdragon 820 CPU & GPU is 100% & 40% respectively faster than the Snapdragon 810! It also achieved an oustanding Antutu V6 score of 142K+.

The Snapdragon SoC

9. DTI Image Enhancement

Mi5 Camera DTI Tech

Mi5 Camera DTI Tech

Thanks to Sony IMX298, 16MP high definition senor, with DTI (Deep Trench technology) to give u a better pixel-to-pixel isolation.

10. 4 Axis OIS

Camera OIS Stabilizer

Camera OIS Stabilizer

This is some kind like a breakthrough technology implemented with Mi 5’s 16MP camera. The 4-axis Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) combined with Phase Detection Auto-focus (PDAF) and DTI Technologies will make taking picture on your smartphone as advance as DSLR cameras.

So, if somehow by any chance you are planning to buy a flagship Android phone, then I would like to suggest you buying Xiaomi Mi 5. The price of Mi 5 starts from 1999 Yuan ($306) for the 3GB RAM / 32GB model, 2299 Yuan ($352) for its 3GB RAM / 64GB variant, and 2699 Yuan ($413) for the 4GB RAM / 128 GB model.

Update (August 2016) :

This phone is available in Gearbest.

Mi 5 High Performance

Also watch the teaser video: