Xiaomi Mi5 Officially Unveiled

At the Mobile World Congress, Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Mi5. That was the first for Xiaomi, launch event that took place in Europe. As expected was a very good Smartphone for a small price presents us.

Even before the Chinese company Xiaomi, the grapevine does not stop. Almost all the details of Mi5 were known in advance of the electronics trade fair in Barcelona. Design and the material of the case were known.

Metal ALLROUNDER – design of Mi5

Really fancy smartphones There are from the House of Xiaomis. Even with this year’s flagship, the company is continuing the use of noble materials. This can be do not recognize a clear design language with the MI smartphones. The Mi4 from last year was still very angular and had polished edges, the Mi5 on very many edge is rounded. The trend for more rounds can be found also at Samsung and LG this year. The edges cut off remain.

I will not say that the Xiaomi Mi5 looks bad. The combination of materials is very consistent. Be used in addition to the complete front glass, a one piece metal frame. Mi5 Pro version, the back is made of very sturdy ceramic. The back is rounded off to the side edges. As a result, the Mi5 in the hand should be.

A fingerprint sensor in the home button is integrated on the front panel. By the look of her, the Mi5 reminds a little of that, a few days previously presented, Samsung Galaxy S7.

The Smartphone Xiaomi 144.6 x 69,20 x 7.3 mm and weighs only 129 grams.

As soon as the others – performance of Mi5

A configuration that we will see more often in this year high end smartphones, is also in the Mi5. A Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 gigabytes of memory. This CPU has four cores of à 2,2 GHz and is used for example in some models of Galaxy S7 and the G5. The internal memory is either 64 or 128 gigabytes in size.

An entry-level model of Mi5 has the same processor, but clocked only on 1.8 GHz, 3 GB RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal memory.

As I said, the Mi5 on the front has a fingerprint sensor. An NFC chip is integrated in the back. To recharge a USB-type-C is fitted socket on the bottom. To the Mi5 dominated the common standards of GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Unfortunately, compromising the LTE bands must be made once again. Because unfortunately, the additional volume of 20, which is used here in Europe, is available not in Mi5. This is a shame for those who would like to here use the Smartphone on the road with high-speed Internet. The battery of Mi5 is 3,000 mAh and can be easily recharged via QuickCharge 3.0. As usual with Smartphones from China, 2 SIM cards can be used in the Mi5. Android 6.0 is installed with the interface MiUi 7 as operating system.

Standard display – why not?

Other manufacturers advertise with high resolutions or super large displays. Not Xiaomi at Mi5. The display has a diagonal of 5.15 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. So normal or the standard two years ago. The good news: The Smartphone fits in your Pocket without looking weird and the screen consumes less battery power. With a pixel density of 427 ppi, the display for the most Benutzer_innen is sufficient.

To do this, the display has been improved by Xiaomi and should be better readable even in direct sunlight. Also, the frame around the display has become even smaller, giving the unit a very chic exterior.

Stabilized main camera – powerful front camera

The camera of the Mi5 takes photos with a resolution of 16 megapixels. With a Sony IMX298 is sensor used, protected by sapphire glass lenses. For photos without blur, an optical image stabilizer is installed. This works on 4 axles and to provide for excellent stability. 4K-Aufnahmen can use the camera to also customize. In addition, Flash is installed a dual-tone.

The front camera has a resolution of 4 megapixels and consists of 2 µm large pixels, which should have a very high light output.


The Xiaomi is a nifty device with the technology of the Champions by Samsung and LG. While it costs only half of the other devices. Only problem is that Xiaomi not officially sells the device in Europe.

The Mi5 from March in black, silver, and gold colors available will be for approximately €300.