After two long awaited years, Xiaomi Mi5 had released another device for its flagship namely the Mi5. It comes in three different versions with the affordable model installed with a 32GB of internal storage, a 3D glass rear panel, 3GB of RAM, and 1.8GHz of CPU, while the middle model with 64GB of internal storage, a 3D glass rear panel, 3GB of RAM, and 2.15GHz of CPU, and last but not least the Pro model that comes with 128GB of internal storage, a 3D ceramic back, 4GB of RAM, and 2.15GHz of CPU. In addition, both 3D glass and 3D ceramic have been curved elegantly to the metal frame making the device worth to check out.
Brief hiatus of the flagship is worth the time as Xiaomi able to make a major addition on its device that includes fingerprint scanner at its home button a la Samsung Galaxy S6, an exact position of a camera lens like on the iPhone 6’s upper back, and Xiaomi effort on the device’s body-to-screen ratio. In result, the Mi5 got both of the best international acclaim from Samsung and Apple flagship. Not to mention its weight (129g) which is quite light when compares with others devices.
The Mi5 features a 5.15” screen with Full HD resolution that offers bright and colourful display without any blemishes. There are about 600 nits of brightness on the device alongside sunlit display feature that help to maintain the brightness. In result, both the colours and brightness from the screen which is simply brilliance make it sufficient for any lighting conditions while the body-to-screen ratio add pleasant when anyone viewing the screen.
The device which uses MIUI 7 as its interface runs on Android 6 Marshmallow. MIUI 7 provides the Mi5 with several default themes and also enables the device to make some customization to the capacitive buttons.
The software has been powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running at 1.8GHz and 2.1GHz. It is also supported by several RAM for its specific models. The processor ensures that the device is able to get a great performance and is able to solve the problems of overheating that happened on various devices. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor has been put together with Adreno 530 GPU that provides a high quality graphics performance that anybody will appreciate. The device supports 4G+ connectivity that is able to reach 600 Mbps when download as well a high voice call audio quality from the dual-SIM and VoLTE technology.
Xiaomi Mi5 uses Sony 16 MP IMX298 as its main camera that integrates a new technology of 4-axis optical image stabilization from Xiaomi in producing sharper images when taking a picture of moving objects. On the front, there is a 4 MP camera that is capable to take a wide-angle selfies. Both the cameras are easy to use and both responded very quickly to presses and taps.
The ergonomic of Snapdragon 820 and the feature of Marshmallow’s Doze with the 3,000mAh battery is capable to keep the device ready to be leave without charging for quite some times. Nonetheless, if the battery causes a problem to someone, the Quick Charge 3.0 will help to ease their burden as the feature is able to make the device fully charge in an hour.
To put it briefly, the Mi5 is a device with ergonomic and elegant unibody design that provides high performance at an affordable price. The new addition of both the NFC and fingerprint scanner help to add the value to the device and in returns help to compete with various devices on the market. The Mi5 without a doubt is one of the excellent devices in the market that is worth to buy.