Hands On : Xiaomi Mi 5 Unboxing

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Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in India early but left a lot of people disappointed with its high price tag of 24999 for the base variant. Which by chance is the only option available in India on the April 6th sale and that too only in the white color.

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The Mi 5 is extremely light weight for the specs it is packing, weighing in at a little over 130 gms. (Xiaomi claims 129 gms)

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Inside the box of the Mi5 You will get :

  • The Mi 5 Handset
  • USB Wall Brick
  • USB Type C Cable
  • Documentation
  • Sim Ejector Tool


The handset on the back tapers just like the Galaxy S7 giving it an excellent grip in the hand. The cameras are impressive with f/2.0 aperture on the rear as well as the front camera. The front camera has a 2-micron pixel size and a 1/3″ sensor which in itself is pretty massive for a smartphone.

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Xiaomi may have pushed a whole lot of customers away by pricing the phone at a higher than expected Rs. 24999. However, for the price, it is extremely premium and loaded with high-end specs. What is a bigger let down is the availability of only one model and only one color of the handset in the market, where the customer is left struggling to make that decision.

The Snapdragon 820 chipset along with a 3000 mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0 is a significant upside of the new Mi 5, however, so is the set of cameras and the overall premium look and feel.

We will be reviewing the handset shortly.



Xiaomi Mi 5

Display 5.15 inches Full HD IPS Display
Resolution 1920 x 1080 px 428ppi
Dimensions 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPU Adreno 530
Storage 32GB UFS 2.0
Rear Camera 16 MP  f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis)
Front Camera 4 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor size, 2µm pixel size
Expandability NA
Battery  Li-Po 3000 mAh
OS Android 6  with MIUI 7
Price Rs. 24999
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  • sreek_igyaan

    Yeah, bit pricey… But, I don’t understand why they did not launch other variants. Might be the pricing issue :) Its a good piece, no doubt about that…

  • Tarun Yadav

    anywhere around 15000 to 17000 would be considerable.. else go for iphone 5s or one plus

  • Himanshu Balayan

    Better get iPhone 7 for 10000 its way more cheaper . and better then all Samsung s7 &nexus6p

  • Himanshu Balayan

    And for your statement that u said about MiUi . that it’s a riped of apples ui . then u r totally wrong . MiUi is tottaly a unique and one of the most advance Android OS . and ios is nowhere near Android . myself was a fan boy of apples until I sold my ip5s for buying 1+1and now proudly owner of nexus 6p .so for your knowledge the permission and other security. Stuff that now Android Mm and N preview uses MiUi already developed it on there KitKat version of MiUi 5 .

  • Himanshu Balayan

    NOTE 4 ! What ??can you explain what matches here . can you suggest where can you think mi has to put a finger print sensor on mobile, let me try ofcose it can be back (middle), front (on home button) or like Xperia does on side but being having glass and curved design they can’t put it on side so next option is back they doent go with back cause it wouldn’t feel so cool &good with that glass design and it makes the glass breakable and coster . and last one is front bottom on a pgysical button . that’s the only choice here .. You can’t put that scanner on down / up side of edges where speaker and headphones located u auch. fool . and I am pretty sure . if they put sensor in back then minds like you will surely say that it’s copy from nexus lineup .. The creap u ..and . Note 4 and mi5 non of em having any similarity .

  • Naman Bali

    Lol ur drunk man

  • Sam Wayne

    U0001f631 check BACKGROUND MBF

  • Shantanu Manerikar

    If you’ve seen Samsung’s entire range not only the s series. There design language looks like this. I’m not talking about the curved back. That came just last year. I’m talking from note 4 and the 2014 A series.

  • Sushant Nassa

    Actually this is not a copy of samsung at all coz samsung have broad front finger scanner but its thin nd faster than samsung nd xiaomi mi note 1st phone in world with 3d curve glass back

  • Sanjeet Mazaumder

    xiaomi mi5 is better but price highest I.m give me 15000/= 64gb

  • Shantanu Manerikar

    I’m not talking about glass. At first glance anyone would think it’s a samsung. Atleast from the front. This has been samsung’s design ever since they entered the smartphone business.

  • Himanshu Balayan

    Lol they were the one who bring that back cured glass design . on mi note . first go and get some knowledge

  • Shantanu Manerikar

    ripping of apples UI wasn’t enough now they’re after samsung too!! lol.

  • Deepak Bhat

    The black bar/border is a big turn off. On a black handset it’s quite negligible.

  • Bhavya Joshi

    Raj Mehta might help you

  • Ahmed Mubashir

    Wastage of money for 32gb variant

  • Santhosh Kumar Baskaran

    If not for this pic, I dint realize of ugly the black bar near the bezel is U0001f610

  • Veer Raj