Last month when China-based company Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 3 (First Impression), company’s Global VP, Hugo Barra has said they will launch their flagship smartphone, Mi 5 in India within a month, and they keep their words up and launched Mi 5 today in India at the price tag of Rs. 24,999, it will be available on Mi.com from 6th April and later it will be launched across other e-commerce website’s.
The company has launched 32GB variant as of now, and later other variants will be launched. One of the talking points of this device is its build and design, it comes with glass and metal body which looks nice and premium. Xiaomi Mi 5 is also one of the first smartphones to be launched in India with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor.
This smartphone has 7.25 mm slim and weighs just 129 grams, it also has a fingerprint sensor embedded at the home button, and it is powered by Snapdragon 820 Chipset along with Adreno 530 GPU which is 40 percent more power efficient as compared with Adreno 510, and has got 3GB of RAM.
It flaunts 5.15-inch full HD display with 600nits luminosity and 16 LED lights behind its LCD display, company has said, the display is 17 percent more power efficient. It has also got Xiaomi’s Sunlit Display which optimize it for outdoor conditions.
Xiaomi Mi 5 has got 16MP rear snapper which has Sony’s IMX298 sensor with PDAF, 6P lens, sapphire glass protection lens and 4-axis OIS, Xiaomi claims this 4-axis OIS not only helps you to take great close shot, but also provides horizontal and vertical image stabilization.
It has also got Qualcomm’s Spectra image processor which helps you in taking 4K videos, color enhancement and dark light enhancement, at front you will find a 4MP with 2-micron pixels, f / 2.0 aperture lens, and capable of 80-degree for selfies.
It houses a 3000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support, it can provide 80-90 percent of battery charge in just an hour, for connectivity, it houses 4G+ network (Cat 12), dual-SIM, NFC, VoLTE support, GPS, Bluetooth, IR Blaster and Micro USB, company has used, UFS 2.0 standard, which is claims to be 75 percent faster than earlier eMMC 5.1.
When it comes to software front, as expected it runs on MIUI 7 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with Marshmallow features like Doze mode and app permissions.