Xiaomi has launched the new Mi 5X smartphone today in the home market priced at CNY 1499 or Rs. 14500($220).
The most notable thing about the device is its refined design and Dual rear camera setup. Though, the Mi 5X copies the design of iPhone 7 Plus so does its top rivals Oppo and Vivo who have a significantly higher share in the Chinese market than Xiaomi. Xiaomi wants to take on both the brands with this new camera and design focus smartphone. Usually, Xiaomi’s forte has been performance oriented devices.
Xiaomi wants to take on both the brands with this new camera and design focus smartphone. Usually, Xiaomi’s forte has been performance oriented devices.
The smartphone comes with a premium metallic design and there is a fingerprint scanner at the back unlike the iPhone 7 Plus, it imitates. The smartphone has Dual rear camera’s similar to the more expensive Xiaomi Mi6. One of the camera lenses is a Zoom Lens and the other will be a standard lens, camera module implementation is also similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.
Both the lenses used in Mi5X come with 12 Mega pixel sensor while the telephoto lens comes with a f/2.6 aperture the other wide angle lens comes with f/2.2 aperture.
At the front, there is a Single 5 Megapixel selfie camera.
The Xiaomi Mi5X is powered by the Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core 64 Bit Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes with the Adreno 506 GPU to take care of gaming needs. The Mi 5X has 4 GB of ram and there are no models with higher or lower ram or storage variants.
The smartphone offers 64 GB of internal storage space and is user expandable upto 128 GB.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with 5.5 Inch Display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) and will have 2.5D curved glass coating. Xiaomi has not shared whether it comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection or not.
The other notable feature of the Xiaomi Mi 5X is the presence of MiUi 9.0 which also got released along with the Mi 5X. It is one of the first Xiaomi mobiles to offer the latest MiUi 9.0 along with the Android Nougat 7.0.
The MIUI 9.0 bring several advancements like split screen mode, a new file system, faster app opening speed and a full device image search support.
The mobile also comes with the modern USB Type C port and there is 3.5 mm headphone jack as well. The device comes with a 3080 mAH capacity battery which is decent for a sleek and thin Mi5X.
The Xiaomi Mi5X comes with 7.3 mm thickness and weighs 163 grams.