Xiaomi Mi5 Review: GSM Arena

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Another review came out and this time it is from GSMArena.com.

Xiaomi Mi 5 key test findings:

Build quality is excellent; the metal frame makes up for the dual Gorilla Glass 4 tenderness for slippery. The lightweight body and slim profile, plus choice of materials make for a stunning looker.

The display is great: it offers 600+ nits of brightness, high contrast, and very good sunlight legibility. The minimum brightness is superb for night reading, the blacks are deep enough, and the viewing angles are decent.

Battery life is excellent with an endurance rating of 92h.

Rich wireless connectivity options.

MIUI 7 is a clean and light on top of Android Marshmallow, offers rich customization options.

The Snapdragon 820 chipset offers stellar performance, no matter the Mi 5 edition. It runs cool enough and isn’t plagued by overheating and throttling.

Video player supports every common video codec and AC3 sound but has no subtitle support.

Audio quality is excellent with an external amplifier, and with headphones plugged in.
Camera photos are great, with plenty resolved detail, high dynamic range, excellent colors and contrast.

The 4K videos are very good with plenty of detail, but the 1080p samples are utterly disappointing. The 4-axis OIS is great, but the captured sound is awful.

Not entirely sure how you could have 4k videos that are great but then have HD videos that are utterly disappointing, but hey – that’s the only “bad” thing about it. Time to capture 4k only from now on!

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