Xiaomi is ready to launch a new flagship, the MI5 was launched on MobileWorldCongress exhibition in Barcelona on February 24, 2016. Before you choose Xiaomi MI5, you need to know, it will be two series of Mi 5 being launched by Xiaomi: Mi 5 with screen 5.2 inches, and Mi 5 Plus with a 6 inch screen. So, what makes the Mi 5 should be considered to choose as a new companion?
Xiaomi Mi5 has sleek design, great specs, however you can have this new smartphone with a mega-low price. The Mi5 is empowered with a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB of RAM, rear camera with 16 megapixel Sony sensor. Compared to other leading smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Sony Xperia Z5, you only need to spend about $ 300 to get the MI5, but you'll enjoy a high specification like a high-end smartphone.
The Mi5 has a 1080p option with LCD IPS tech. You will enjoy shap display plus contrast ratio and color reproduction are very clear and crisp. This new smartphone also use Xiaomi's MIUI 7 on top of Android 6, and there's not a lot of pre-installed bloatware either, which is pleasant to see. You will enjoy a comfortable screen when you watch a video, play the newest games, edit photos, or when you read news on online news portal.
Xiaomi Mi5 key specs:
Display: 5.15 or 6-inch FHD display
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, MIUI 7
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Storage: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB (plus SD card)
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Camera: 16MP rear with 4-axis OIS, 4MP front
Sony IMX298 sensor
Battery: 3,000 mAh, QC3.0
Dimensions: 69.2 x 144.55 x 5.12 mm
Weight 129g (with 3D glass back)
Other: USB-C, NFC
Colors: Black, white, gold
Xiaomi produces the MI5 in several categories, particularly in terms of internal memory, which you can choose one of the following models: the 32GB option with 3GB of RAM and a slower version of the Snapdragon 620, a 64GB model with all the higher-end specs and the 128GB Mi 5 Pro, with a ceramic body on top. Therefore, the advanced smartphones will be sold at prices that are tailored to these specifications.
According to techradar.com the Mi5 also equipped with an USB type-C. A connector that works either way up and allows for faster data transfer. There is one thing that might make you fooled, the front camera is "only" 4 megapixels. However, it turns out that with pixels that are 2 microns wide - that's rather large and allows for brighter images. And you can use the rear camera with 16 megapixel to capture the best moment anytime.
The rear camera made by Sony with a sapphire protective glass and phase detection autofocus. After all, you'll get an image stabilizer technology, so you do not have to worry if there is a wobble when you're busy making photographs. Another great news: Xiaomi Mi5 is great to make video, because the Mi5 is enrich with 4-axis stabilisation, which means you can shake it around more ways and get clear and stable videos.