If we were already quite happy with how it faces the latter Xiaomi phone to high-end, ongoing experience with him has left us some details we wanted to share with you. Come without delay with the video and our experience with the Xiaomi Mi5 after a month of use.
Love of comfort and screen
Of smartphones in 5 inches we’ve tested this year, Xiaomi has been placed on merit as one of the most comfortable, lightweight and manageable. Only the Galaxy S7 can overshadow him when we think that no top terminal. Nice soft touch and helps a lot to appreciate the design of the Xiaomi Mi5 but be careful because it is very slippery and in this month of use we have taken more than an unpleasant surprise, but without regret “low.
The day with the Xiaomi MI5 has confirmed to us that the material used for the back cover, despite being glass, has much room for improvement. It has it first so it transmits, and not just my feeling. In all this time, none of those who have touched, seen or known the Xiaomi Mi5 have been able to identify the back cover as glass. Give it some texture, either with another finish or better frame edges, could help the grip was more consistent.
Finally I have you talk about the microSD card slot. As you know from our analysis does not, and we have found strange in a terminal of the Chinese company. In any case, the 32 GB base model we seem to be enough for the price we are paying, but not going to stop miss the possibility of extending that Xiaomi has not reviewed introduce into its terminal.
The other pillar of our more than satisfactory experience with the Xiaomi MI5 month of use is on the screen. It is true that stays in 1080p resolution, but at no time have not missed out 2K, and less if we think the price offered by your phone.That pleasant experience because it is a very spectacular visually panel, with high brightness and good visibility outdoors. In this month of use it has had to endure many uses with sunny days and we felt very right experience.
The Xiaomi Mi5 advantage very well the front dimensions to encompass much space with the panel, and the little trick to pretend that reaches almost to the brim but actually that area is not part of the display itself, has ended up as part of our day to day. in the end we ended up getting used and would be very strange that someone stopped opt for this terminal with this display, price and benefits that detail. Where less appreciated is when we are consuming multimedia content, helping us to greater immersion with that simulation to get from side to side of its body.
Power and camera not to complain
One of the aspects that make the Xiaomi Mi5 compete you to you with the best high-end market is in performance. Snapdragon 820 and 3GB of RAM left us a completely satisfactory level of fluency experience. No task in all this time using it as the main terminal we have felt we needed more RAM and processor power.
Loading many websites in the browser, playing or editing photos I have not noticed heating, except at times when the load or high data transfer is performed, for example, when many applications were updated at the same time.
Speaking of battery, noticeable and much the 3,000 mAh battery immense, we have given enough use and there have been days when we could string two days of autonomy without much problem. And if it could not be, it has sufficed us a quick charge of just 15 minutes to give the necessary push to resist to the rest of the day.
As we told you, you should have a pair of USB-C cables, or at least some microUSB adapter from something that did not come in the box, any headphones.
A detail that we have taken great care in this month of use has been the double Nanosim. Although only it allows us to have one of the lines for data, this functionality every day I find most attractive in a terminal, and should take notes many other companies because it gives us flexibility to carry sometimes two lines and do not want to carry as many terminals.
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A level specifications the fingerprint reader we have found essential. It is very convenient to use on a smartphone and in the case of integrating the Xiaomi MI5, although it is slightly behind the solutions Apple or Samsung, we like to be in the front and one-touch (better not proposal simply), we can identify safely even with the screen locked.
Another section of Xiaomi MI5 have done the best in this month of use has been the camera. To aim and shoot and have very good pictures is more than enough, with speed and approach shot. The feeling has left us is that seldom think we need more for many users. Without going to match the best photographic terminals, yes that exceeds the equivalent price.
The only drawback is the same as in our review, but confirmed more times than we would have liked: although you do not realize when you do the picture, to review them in the gallery or try to publish them, no fingers very easily slip through proximity the edge of the lens. At the end we had just cut the picture slightly to remove the unwanted added.
Miui is not for everyone (if you’re not in China)
The key to our experience with the point Xiaomi Mi5 is in the software. Miui is true that leaves much control to the user and is highly customizable and powerful, but not for everyone.
The system is packed with default applications and services that are centered above the global market and in some cases are very insistent warnings for use. As if that were not enough, the ROM which is achieved not include the Google store and is no longer as easy as before to install and start working with the services of a western Android to which we are accustomed.
For someone who wants to open the box and start using the phone thrusting only SIM is not the most ideal phone for very good value for money you have. You have to invest time to leave everything as it would in a non Xiaomi terminal.
But as always being careful where we buy and what guarantees we get, the Xiaomi Mi5 is very difficult not recommend it to users who do not want to spend more than they should and they do not mind having to tinker with the operating system enough.