Xiaomi, the number one smartphone brand in China, has unveiled their flagship/ top-of-the-line-specced Mi 5 smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi5 sports superior specs like seen on most of the current flagships such as Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6s, but unlike those handsets, it retails at a starting price of $306 (approx NRs. 33,580). However, in Nepal, Mi 5 is priced at Rs. 49999.
Specs | Xiaomi Mi5
The Xiaomi Mi5 sports a 5.15-inch Full HD display with curved 3D ceramic display, ultra thin bezels, and low power consuming LED lights that is ultra bright with 600 nits of brightness, yet power efficient. The screen offers a technology called Sunlight Display that helps to adjust contrast for each pixel in real time for better screen clarity under harsh light.
In terms of hardware, the Xiaomi Mi5 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 820 CPU, coupled with 3/4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. According to the company, the Snapdragon 820 CPU is twice as fast, and 50% more power efficient than last years Snapdragon 810 CPU. Also, the Adreno 530 GPU that’s embedded inside the SD 820 will offer 40% increase in graphics than the SD 810. For the first time, Xiaomi has also opted for UFS 2.0 storage option instead of traditional eMMC 5.0, resulting in 87% faster data transmission.
The Xiaomi Mi5 sports a 16MP Sony IMX 298 Camera with 4 axis IOS, PDA autofocus, 4K recording, and is protected by sapphire glass lens. The Front houses a 4MP camera with 2um large pixels. Both the front and the back camera sports an f/2.0 aperture lens. As far as connectivity is concerned, the phone supports 4G+ LTE Advanced with CAT.12 LTE Modem with 600mbps speed, VO LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC.
Powering the phone is a 3000mAh battery with quick charge 3.0 support. The quick charger that comes bundled with the phone can charge from 0 to 100% in 1 hours 10 mins. Also, the phone has USB type C port for charging and data syncing. The Xiaomi Mi5 runs on the latest version of MiUI 7.0, with Android Marshmallow 6.0.
As for the design, the Xiaomi Mi 5 design looks much similar to the Note Pro. However, the phone comes with a physical home button below the screen that also acts as a finger print scanner. The curved body offers better handing of the phone. It measures 69.20 x 144.55 x 7.25mm in dimension and is 129 gms in weight.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Xiaomi Mi5 is available in 3 versions: The Standard Edition features 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and Glass Body. It is priced at $306. The 64 version of the standard Edition is priced at $352. And finally, the Pro Edition featuring 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and ceramic body is priced at $413.
Xiaomi Mi5 Price in Nepal:
Vatsal Impex, the official distributor for Xiaomi in Nepal, recently started taking booking of much awaited Xiaomi Mi 5 exclusively from their official website: www.xiaominepal.com.np or kaymu.com.np. The Mi5 32GB variant is priced at Rs. 49,999 in Nepal, while prebookers can get one at an exciting discounted rate of Rs.45999.