Xiaomi Mi5: Top 5 features you need to know before buy

Xiaomi, a Chinese brand that has raised its status quite sooner than expected has yet again impressed the mass with its latest device. After the remarkable success of the Xiaomi Mi4, it has presented us with the Xiaomi Mi5 that can give stiff competition to the Korean giant Samsung as well as none other than Apple iPhones! The Mi5 has been creating a rage in the smartphone industry off lately, and has every reason to. Let us delve deeper and check out the top 5 features that you need to know about this beauty with brains.

  1. Looks to woo

The Mi5 makes a remarkable first impression with its premium design. Flaunting a unibody look, it comes with a glass back that looks elegant and a curved design that makes seamless transition from glass to metal. Xiaomi has also managed to keep the weight at bay at just 129gms. Infact, this is the most desirable looking smartphone from Xiaomi so far.

It also comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the front physical button, much like Apple and Samsung devices.

  1. Strong Hearted

The Xiaomi Mi5 is powered by the blazingly fast quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset running at 2.1 GHz and is further supported by 3GB of RAM. The new Snapdragon 820 promises a 200 percent leap in performance and 50 percent lower energy consumption as opposed to the Snapdragon 810. An Adreno 530 GPU guarantees high quality graphics performance that will surely entice the gamers.

  1. Say Cheese!

The Xiaomi Mi 5 flaunts a Sony IMX298 16-Megapixel camera sensor capable of 4K recording and on the front, a 4MP camera with 2 micron pixels alongside an f/2.0 aperture lens that is capable of taking 80-degree (wide-angle) selfies. The Mi5 is the first phone to offer 4-axis Optical Image Stabilisation which is aimed at reducing the blur while capturing moving objects. It has both, rotational as well as transversal axis that will help in capturing objects in low light conditions with minimum blur.

  1. A Speedster

With its Universal Flash Storage 2.0, which was initially exclusive to Samsung, this device has the ability to read and write data 87 percent faster than the EMMC flash storage. This will simultaneously boost up its overall performance since all apps in a smartphone are read from the memory, and will maintain its speed across the handset. It will also allow you to open up successive applications, making it lag-free.

  1. Charged-up and connection-friendly

The Xiaomi Mi5 comes with a 3,000mAh battery pack which supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 and a USB Type-C port. These features allow you to achieve around 80-90 percent of charge in just an hour. Also, a mere five minutes of charging, provides you with around two hours of talk time. The presence of NFC will enable you to carry out transactions, use phones as plastic money and the very ability to seamlessly communicate with other devices. The IR Blaster is yet another connectivity feature that is very much appreciated in this modern day to save the trouble of juggling several remote controls for utility devices. The supports for VoLTE boasts of up to three times more voice and data capacity than normal 3G, making it a very sought after feature.


So the Xiaomi Mi5 seems all set to share the limelight that brands like Apple and Samsung has been basking on for so long. The premium features being offered in a budget is surely going to win it a lot of fans.