Xiaomi Mi5 Unboxing and First Impressions

by Linus 2

Let’s be honest, most of us were pretty excited when Xiaomi announced the long-awaited Mi5. Also, it was a significant event for the company not only for the fact that they released the upgrade to their flagship smartphones’ portfolio, but also it was the first MWC Xiaomi’s product launch in Barcelona.
We have just received our Xiaomi Mi5 review unit and we are very glad to get it so early.
We wanted to say thanks to Giztop for providing us with a Xiaomi Mi5 for a review.

Xiaomi Mi5: UNBOXING

As usual to Xiaomi phones, we have just the basic accessories that include USB plug, USB-type C cable, SIM ejector pin and instruction manuals.


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I have just reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge and I was impressed by the build quality those phones had.
Honestly, Xiaomi Mi5 carries a very similar high-quality build and it sits very comfortably in the hand.
We have a curved glass on the back, which makes the Mi5 sit very comfortably in the hand and adds a lot of character to the design.
We have a 4MP Ultrapixel shooter, customizable LED light and some other usual stuff on the front.
The home button is very tactile and it also doubles as a fingerprint scanner. So far, it seems to be very fast and accurate.
Our review unit (3GB RAM, 32GB ROM) comes in a white colour. As usual to all glass back panels, it is prone to fingerprints and smudges.
We have a 16MP shooter on the back with a dual LED flash. We can’t wait to see how it performs in various lighting conditions and we are also going to put it against Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
On the top we have a headset jack and the IR blaster.
The USB-type C, loudspeaker and the mic are on the bottom.
Overall, we were really impressed with the Xiaomi Mi5. It is well built, it has a brilliant looking display, a fast fingerprint scanner and the phone is compact. Also, the MIUI has been running very fast and fluid so far.
I have already used the phone for half a day and I will work hard to provide you with a full review as soon as possible. Stay tuned to Gizmochina.