Xiaomi Mi5: A premium flagship phone
By Sarthak Verma
Xiaomi has recently launched it’s new flagship smartphone Mi5 and has made a great impact on the smartphone market.Their was lot of buzz about this device and it has risen above all the expectations.The smartphone is officially launched in China and will be launched in India on 31st of March’2016.The device is packed with all the latest features which are needed to call it a true flagship smartphone of 2016.
Design And Build
The Design of the device is not a new one as it is similar to the previous phones which Xiaomi launched.It has curved back and is very easy to hold it in hand.It also is very lightweight weighs only 129 gms.The back panel material has options for 3-D glass back and 3-D ceramic back.The ceramic back model weighs a little bit more than the one with glass back.It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which strengthens the phone build.
Display And Graphics
The device is equipped with a 5.2 inches screen.The display is so called “Bezel Free” with 73.1% screen to body ratio.The display is NOT a qHd display.This is done just to increase the battery backup of the device and it is fitted with a full Hd display with a resolution of 1080*1980(428 ppi).
Coming to the graphics part the phone is equipped with a Adreno 530 GPU which will be capable of all themlatest high end games.
In performance,the device can readily be called as a “beast” as it has the best in class processor by snapdragon namely Snapdragon 820 and Xiaomi has boasted that it is twice as powerful as the its predecessor.
For the memory part mi5 offers three different options : 3 Gb of RAM with 32 Gb ROM , 3Gb RAM with 64 Gb ROM , 4 Gb RAM with 128 Gb ROM But the sad part is that only the 3 Gb of RAM with 32 Gb ROM variant will be sold in India.
The performance of this device is really extraordinary and it beats the new flagship of Samsung namely S7 in terms of Antutu score. The Antutu score of mi5 is about 152000 which is the best till now in this price bracket.
The camera of this smartphone has really impressed the users.It is equipped with a 16 megapixels back shooter with the “4 axis Optical Stabilization” feature which is said to be better than the OIS of Iphone 6 also.It is also coupled with a Dual Tone LED flash.
The front camera is a 4 Ultrapixel shooter which is capable of taking ver nice selfies even in very low light.
It contains a USB TYPE C connection port . It also supports 2G,3G,4G and also VOLTE network connections.It is installed with sensors like accelerometer,gyroscope,GPS,proximity,etc.
- Performance 85%
- Camera 80%
- Battery Life 75%
- Display And Build Quality 90%
- Pricing Range 65%
- Overall 80%
Though the phone is slightly overpriced in India, still it is worth buying.
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