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Xiaomi Mi 5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Xiaomi Mi 5 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Xiaomi Mi 5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Xiaomi Mi 5 is a 2016 smartphone. It measures 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm and weighs 129 g. It has a IPS LCD display measuring 5.15" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 and 428 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 4 MP. The main camera is Single with 16 MP.

It runs on Quad-core (2x1.8 GHz Kryo & 2x1.36 GHz Kryo) - Standard edition
Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) - Prime & Pro edition CPU with 128 GB, 4 GB RAM - Pro edition
64 GB, 3 GB RAM - Prime edition
32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Standard memory. The battery is 3000 mAh.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 specs

General specs

Brand and model Xiaomi Mi 5
Release date 2016, February
Dimensions 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm (5.69 x 2.72 x 0.29 in)
Weight 129 g (4.55 oz)
Body build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 4), aluminum frame
Colors Black, White, Gold, Ceramic
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price240 EUR

Screen

Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.15" inc
Screen area 73.1 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio73.1%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 428 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 16 MP, Single
Camera specs
-16 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8'', 1.12µm, 4-axis OIS, PDAF
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Front camera, selfie 4 MP, Single
Specifications 4 MP, f/2.0, 1/3'', 2µm
Video 1080p@30fps

Performance

Operating system OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); MIUI 10
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core (2x1.8 GHz Kryo & 2x1.36 GHz Kryo) - Standard edition
-Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) - Prime & Pro edition
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 530
External memory No
Internal memory 128 GB, 4 GB RAM - Pro edition
64 GB, 3 GB RAM - Prime edition
32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Standard
Antutu 7 score136258 (Rank 216 of 2084)
GeekBench 5 Single Core306 (Rank 925 of 1552)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core780 (Rank 1186 of 1546)
GeekBench 4 Single Core1606 (Rank 159 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3694 (Rank 294 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript6540
GeekBench 4 Battery1865

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.70 W/kg (head)     1.42 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer , Infrared port
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
- Pro and Prime editions are China exclusive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Xiaomi Mi 5 was around 240 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, February.
The weight of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is 129 g.
The screen size of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is 5.15" inches.
The size of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.