Hands On : Xiaomi Mi 5 Unboxing

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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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