Xiaomi MI5 Price, Specs and Review with Pros and Cons

Xiaomi MI5

Xiaomi is now one of the best-selling smartphone brands, especially in China and India. Xiaomi had launched various smartphones in the past and almost all of the smartphones are among the best-selling in their price range. Now Xiaomi launched its flagship in India the Mi5. The Xiaomi mi5 features the latest processor from Qualcomm, snapdragon 820 paired with 3GB ram and Adreno 530 GPU. It also now supports a full metal and glass design and many more improvements in camera and screen quality. It is priced at 24999 INR in India which is roughly equal to 375 USD. So is the newly launched Xiaomi mi5 is the best smartphone under 25K INR? Is it a better choice over smartphones like Oneplus 2, LG nexus 5x and other smartphones in this price range? Let’s find out.

Xiaomi MI5 Specs

Xiaomi mi5 specifications
Android MIUI 7.0 on top Android v 6.0.
Form factor 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm.129 g.
Screen 5.15 inches full HD IPS multi-touch display @ 428ppi covered by gorilla glass 4.
Processor Quad-core Snapdragon 820.GPU Adreno 530.
Ram 3/4 GB DDR4.
Camera 16 MP with Geo-tagging, touch to focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, and PDAF(phase detection autofocus 0.1sec), OIS.Video recording 4K @ 30fps.4 MP, 1080p front-facing.
Storage 32/64 GB is internally expandable up to 128GB.
Battery Li-Po 3000 mAh battery.
Connectivity Dual sim, 4G, 3G, wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB c and A-GPS.
Others Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, e compass, barometer and fingerprint sensor.
Price 24999.


  • Very good build and design.
  • Best processor and GPU capable of running any kind of games and apps.
  • 3 GB ram For smooth multitasking.
  • 16 MP rear camera with PDAF, OIS and 4K video recording.
  • 4 MP front camera with full HD video recording.
  • Good battery backup.
  • All essential connectivity features including 4G LTE.
  • Dual sim support.
  • All essential sensors including compass, fingerprint, and gyroscope.
  • 5.15 inch HD IPS screen covered by gorilla glass 4.
  • USB type c support.


  • No micro sd card support.
  • Non-user-removable battery.
  • Not water-resistant like moto g.

Final verdict

Xiaomi had done it again, the mi5 is one of the best smartphone ones can buy and under 24999 INR it’s a great value for money smartphones. The processor is 820 by Snapdragon and it is the best and paired with 3 GB ram and Adreno 530 GPU it can handle any app or game easily. The build of the Xiaomi mi5 is very nice. It is somewhat like Samsung galaxy s7 which is a good thing, mi5 feels premium in hands and its 5.15 screen size and lightweight body make mi5 a pleasure for single-hand usage.


The screen of mi5 supports FHD resolution and it’s not a 2K or a 4K panel but an FHD resolution is good enough for 5.15 screen size and low resolution means good battery backup. It’s an IPS panel so the viewing angles are good and colors reproduction is also nice, It is covered by gorilla glass 4 which is a great thing to have to protect it from scratches. The xiaomi mi5 comes with a 16mp camera in the rear and a 4 mp camera at the front. The 16 mp rear camera shoots good quality pics and also supports 4K and slow-motion video recording. It comes with Optical image stabilization and this makes the videos less shaky and better.

The front-facing camera can also record 1080p videos and it’s quite good enough for selfies and video calling. On the connectivity side, it supports all the features including 4G, Dual sim, IR port, USB type c, etc. Overall the Xiaomi mi5 is a bang for buck device at around 25K INR. It features almost everything from good build, performance, camera and screen quality, connectivity and all types of sensors. If you are looking for a smartphone between 20-30 k INR then the Xiaomi mi5 is the best bet for you.

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