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Xiaomi Mi 5S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Xiaomi Mi 5S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and durability. The battery and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments about the camera.

performance, price, battery, durability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi 5S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

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Expert review by : Orlin Milinov (

Xiaomi Mi 5s review: Ever changing


The Mi 5 went on sale in April and the market has change quite a bit since then. While Xiaomi is having a very successful year so far, especially with the mid-range Redmi series, the high-end competition can only be described as unprecedented. In the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (

Xiaomi Mi 5s Smartphone Review


S like Special? Last year, the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone impressed us with its outstanding price-to-value ratio. This time around we'll take a look at the successor Mi 5s, which comes with more flash storage, a sturdy metal chassis and features - at the...

good price-to-value ratio ; sturdy metal chassis ; dual-SIM functionality ; USB-OTG, Miracast and NFC ; precise sensors and good touchscreen ; MIUI 8.0 with many additional features ; great cameras ; very bright and sharp display ; great overall...

no LTE band 20 ; no headset included ; throttling under prolonged load ; speaker sounds tinny

Xiaomi's Mi 5s impresses in many areas. The smartphone doesn't require many compromises when it comes to its features: the Mi 5s supports dual SIMs, the display is very bright and the user interface MIUI 8.0 offers plenty of additional functionality....

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (

Blazing Fast Phone on a Budget


Got a really good deal on this. It benchmarks really well on Antutu 135k and is up there with $700+ phones. Really impressed with the build quality. Camera is a little lacking but I paid under $368 for it. Battery is amazing. Nearly get two days usage....

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Well made phone


Phone is fast and feels solid in your hand. Updates are regular, but lag behind the latest versions of Android. If you this phone is great if you want a decent phone without having to pay the high prices for leading brands. The Miui OS does take some...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Good phone with great camera.


I bought this phone from Banggood after i done a lot of research. The phone arrived in 6 business days from HK by DHL. It was loaded with standard firmware and I have to flash it with the international version due to many problem. The process wasn't...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3200
Battery performance:3200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):4
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:12 / 120
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@120fps, 3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@120fps
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p,2160p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Grey / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar


Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:600
Display Diagonal:5.15
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:428
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:4


Chat:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:N / No


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:N / Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G bands supported:850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Quick start guide: Yes


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 530
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:1.1


Coprocessor cores:2
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor:821 / MSM 8996
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15
Processor model:821 / MSM 8996


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow + MIUI 8.0


Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal RAM:3 / 4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
RAM capacity:3 / 4
RAM clock speed:1866
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details


Weight & Dimensions