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Xiaomi Mi 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Xiaomi Mi 5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the usability and camera are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, price, design, camera, usability

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: Time-saver edition

 

Xiaomi surely took the time to make the Mi 5 worthy of its name. And Xiaomi Mi 5 sets the bar even higher! The Mi 5 was the first Xiaomi phone to be unveiled under the massive spotlight of the world's biggest mobile expo - the MWC in Barcelona.

A stunning looker. ; The display is great ; The Snapdragon 820 chipset offers stellar performance ; Battery life is excellent ; Camera photos are absolutely great

Xiaomi surely took the time to make the Mi 5 worthy of its name. And Xiaomi Mi 5 sets the bar even higher! The Mi 5 was the first Xiaomi phone to be unveiled under the massive spotlight of the world's biggest mobile expo - the MWC in Barcelona. And...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: This fantastic phone gives Samsung S7's a run for its money

 

Xiaomi's impressive Mi 5 is just as powerful as its top-end Android rivals, at half the price. It's a shame it's only officially available in China and India.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a sleek, lightweight design with a beautiful finish that's as good as any high-end phone. Great camera and dual-SIM features will let you use this as a travel phone too. It's top-of-the-line hardware at a low price.

There's no microSD card slot like the Samsung Galaxy S7, or removable battery like the LG G5.

Xiaomi's impressive Mi 5 has the features to stand up against the very best, but it's a shame it won't be officially available worldwide.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 ( white)

 

The result? The Mi 5 is terrific, especially when you consider that Xiaomi's new flagship phone costs significantly less than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 , without compromising on its most important features. It's fast and has a good camera. And...

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a sleek, lightweight design with a beautiful finish that's as good as any high-end phone. Great camera and dual-SIM features will let you use this as a travel phone too. It's top-of-the-line hardware at a low price.

There's no microSD card slot like the Samsung Galaxy S7, or removable battery like the LG G5.

Xiaomi's impressive Mi 5 has the features to stand up against the very best, but it's a shame it won't be officially available worldwide.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: an alarmingly good smartphone

 

2016 is shaping up to be a great year for smartphones and the Xiaomi Mi 5 embodies many of the best trends that we can look forward to. Like Samsung's Galaxy S7, the Mi 5 is a handsome mix of the latest specs and Android software.

Raises the bar for cheap phones in a big way ; Zero worries about performance or battery life ; Software additions are smart and helpful

Some fit and finish concerns ; Image quality is a step below the best ; Not available in the US or Europe

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Marcus Herbrich (notebookcheck.net)

Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review

 

Light smartphone heavyweight. The newest flagship model by the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi proves that it has arrived in the premium smartphone sector. High-end specifications, a generous configuration, weight of just 129 grams, and high-quality glass...

superb price-performance ratio ; casing materials & build ; very good system performance ; bright IPS panel ; dual-SIM ; LTE Cat.9 ; decent camera...

...but not premium quality ; "only" 3 GB of RAM (64 GB version) ; no storage expansion despite 2nd slot ; availability / lack of LTE band 20 support ; (GPS)

Xiaomi's newest flagship smartphone made a very good impression in our test, and there is not much to be criticized considering the price of a mid-range handset (street price: approx. 300 Euros, ~$332, 32 GB version). Only the availability in Germany...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Luis D. (phonearena.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 Review

 

Xiaomi is a leading smartphone maker from China whose reputation for powerful, stylish and aggressively-priced gadgets stretches well beyond the Republic's borders. With its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, the brand wants to offer almost...

Pleasant design ; Very good all-around performance ; Competitive price

Underwhelming video recording ; No microSD slot ; Hard to get

While the Xiaomi Mi 5 is a great all-around smartphone, only customers in China and India will be able to score it at bargain prices, starting at the equivalent of around $300 for the 32GB model. Shoppers from the rest of the world can buy the Mi 5...

May, 2016

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: Exceptional value in a beautiful package

 

Xiaomi has built a reputation on over delivering and under pricing. Its latest smartphone, the Mi 5, looks to continue that legacy with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a metal and glass build, and a 16-megapixel rear camera with 4-axis OIS, all...

Beautiful bezel-less metal and glass design ; Lightning fast fingerprint scanner ; Solid benchmark performance and battery life ; Dual SIM ; Great value

Non-expandable 32GB internal storage ; Some quirky UI issues ; Slower version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor

For a phone that's nearly half the cost of many other flagship smartphones out there, the Mi 5 offers exceptional value. You're getting flagship specs at a mid-range price, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB RAM, solid battery life, a decent...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: flagship performance at a lower price

 

The Xiaomi Mi 5 represents great value for money if you're comparing it to other flagships. Compared to Xiaomi's own price though...?

: Between the improved camera, powerhouse processor and quality screen, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is a compelling proposition at a price few mobile manufacturers can even get close to. : 8.5/10

Jul, 2016

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: Incredible hardware, irritating software

 

Xiaomi's Mi 5 is the Chinese vendor's most refined device yet. The hardware is outstanding for the price, but availability and lingering issues with the software continue to be drawbacks.

Great display ; Premium design ; Fast hardware

Software niggles ; Camera not great in low-light ; No microSD slot

The Mi 5 is a great phone, offering incredible hardware in the mid-tier segment. Overall refinement is still missing when you compare the Mi 5 to the Galaxy S7, but then again Samsung's offering costs twice as much.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Bailey Stein (androidauthority.com)

Xiaomi Mi 5 Review

 

With flagship specs at an astonishing price, the Xiaomi Mi 5 has a lot to offer but can it topple the flagships of today? Here's our Mi 5 review.

Excellent design & solid build quality ; Impressive display ; Unmatched performance for the price ; Good battery life with Quick Charge 3.0 support ; Great camera in good light ; 4-axis OIS is helpful ; Fingerprint reader is very fast & accurate ;...

No U.S. availability ; Lack of U.S. 4G LTE support ; Low-light camera performance is sub-par ; MIUI is still missing features found in stock Android ; Bootloader unlocking process is unwieldy

Xiaomi has dotted the i's and crossed the t's with the Mi 5 and delivered an astonishingly impressive smartphone. By offering what is quite possibly the best mobile experience at this price, Xiaomi has yet again redefined what an affordable smartphone...

Apr, 2016
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