Xiaomi Mi5s and Mi5s Plus Launched: Everything You Need To Know

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus released with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, Unibody metallic design, and upto 6GB RAM -- All for less than $400. Impressed?

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Xiaomi has launched its new midrange flagship smartphones on 27th September in Beijing. The company launched the successor of Mi5 in the press meet, Xiaomi Mi 5s, and Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus.

Talking about Xiaomi Mi 5s, it is the smaller of the two devices released today. While the Mi 5s sports a 5.15-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels display, the Mi5s Plus sports a larger 5.7-inch display. Both these phone’s display have 1080P resolution and  600 nits of brightness. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that is clocked at 2.15GHz. This is a powerful chipset that is nearly 10 percent faster than its predecessor – Snapdragon 820. All this is supported by 3GB, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the onboard storage. The Xiaomi Mi 5s is available in two different storage options, 64GB and 128GB that has 3GB and 4GB of RAM respectively. The Mi5s Plus is available is also available in 2 storage options, 64GB and 128GB that has 4GB and 6GB of RAM respectively.

The Mi5's back panel was made up of glass, the Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a metal body.
The Mi5’s back panel was made up of glass, the Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a metal body.

Talking about the camera, the Xiaomi Mi 5s packs a decent 12-megapixel rear facing camera that features a Sony IMX 378 sensor. The front facing camera is of 4-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture and an 80-degree viewing angle. The Xiaomi Mi5s Plus, however, has dual 13-megapixel cameras on the back that work similarly to that on the Huawei P9.

On the software front, both these devices comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with MIUI 8 on top. Another amazing feature that’s restricted to only Mi5s is an under-glass Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which is located up front. The Mi5s Plus has a fingerprint scanner on the rear. Connectivity wise, both these devices has a USB-Type C connector, dual SIM capabilities, and Quick Charge 3.0. All this is fully supported by a big 3,200 mAh battery on the Mi5s and 3800mAh on the Mi5s Plus which will last you long because of the 1080p display.


Here’s all you need to know about the Xiaomi Mi5s and Mi5s Plus:

DISPLAY 5.15-inch (Mi5s); 5.7-inch (Mi5s Plus) 1080 x 1920 pixels display
CHIPSET Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MI UI 8 on top
REAR CAMERA 12 MP Sony IMX378 with f/2.0 aperture, Phase detection autofocus (Mi5s)

13MP Dual Lens Camera (Mi5s Plus)

FRONT CAMERA 4MP with f/2.0 aperture
BATTERY 3200mAh (Mi5s); 3800mAh (mi5s Plus)
FINGERPRINT Available (Under-glass)
FAST CHARGING Quick Charge 3.0 available (83% in 30 min)
COLOR(S) AVAILABLE Silver, Gray, Gold, Rose Gold
PRICE Around $300/$349 (mi 5s); Around $345/$390 (mi5s Plus)


Well, we don’t really know when the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi5s Plus will be released in Nepal. But it will be priced much more than the Indian market price of INR Rs. 20,000 and INR 25,000. Tune into gadgetbytenepal.com for all updates about the Xiaomi Mi 5s.