Xiaomi has officially launched the Xiaomi Mi 5X with a top notch design, decent specs line up and as an icing on the cake, the device comes with a pocket-friendly price tag. The Xiaomi Mi 5X was launched along with MIUI 9. The handset runs MIUI 9 – which was also launched at the event – from Xiaomi highlights a dual rear camera setup, 4GB of RAM, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, and improved audio performance, among other things.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X sports a metal unibody design with rounded edges and anti-fingerprint coating, and the dual rear camera setup borrows a lot of design cues from the iPhone 7 Plus.
Xiaomi Mi 5X Price
New Xiaomi Mi 5X price is CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 14,200) and will be offered in Black, Gold and Pink colour options. It comes in only with one variant – 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. The Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone is set to go on sale in China at 10 am on August 1, and registrations for the first sale are already open, with over 800,000 people have shown an interest in buying the Xiaomi Mi 5X at the time of writing.
Xiaomi Mi 5X Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 5X features a metal unibody with well-chamfered edges and fused antenna band design at the top and bottom edges. The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi 5X features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080pixels and will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The Xiaomi Mi 5X is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at up to 2GHz coupled with backed by 4GB of RAM while there is 64GB of storage onboard, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
There Xiaomi Mi 5X has an average 3,080mAh battery crammed inside for long operational duration and standby time. The Mi 5X runs on Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 9 which was launched in the same event, making it the first Xiaomi model to run MIUI 9 out of the box. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Mi 5X and an improved audio system.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X has a dual camera setup at the rear which is similar in configuration to that of the Xiaomi Mi 6, a 12-megapixel wide-angle with 1.25-micron pixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture, and a 12-megapixel telephoto with 1-micron pixel sensor and f/2.6 aperture. It comes with a Portrait Mode for bokeh effects, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5. It bears a 5-megapixel front camera with real-time beautification. But the camera also features a similar 2X lossless zoom and a Portrait mode which were all available in the Mi 6.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, infrared, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X also comes with a high-quality audio output with DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm and a standalone audio amplifier for improved quality via headphones. Xiaomi’s latest smartphone packs a 3080mAh battery measures 155.4×75.8×7.3mm, and weighs 165grams.
Xiaomi seems to be trying hard to grab sales right off OPPO and Vivo in the mid-range segment with this new model but it has to make enough stocks available. Don’t expect this to roll out outside China soon but if it does, India will likely be its first port of call. As regards to when that will happen, we can’t say.
Xiaomi Mi 5X 4G Phablet 5.5 inch MIUI 9 Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 3080mAh Battery Dual 12.0MP Zoom Lens Touch Sensor
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953)
Cores: 2.0GHz,Octa Core
GPU: Adreno 506
RAM: 4GB RAM
External Memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
Display: 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 Pixel LTPS FHD screen, 450nit brightness, 403 PPI
CPU: Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core
System: MIUI 9
RAM + ROM: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Camera: Triple cameras, 5.0MP front camera + 12.0MP + 12.0MP back camera
Back-camera: 12.0MP + 12.0MP with f/2.6 aperture and PDAF
Front camera: 5.0MP
Video recording: 4K Video,Support 1080P Video Recording,Support 720P Video Recording
Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Infrared Radiation, Proximity Sensor, Touch Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. Nano + Nano SIM
Feature: GPSA / GPS / GLONASS / BEIDOU
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz CDMA BC0 / CDMA EVDO BC0
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8 TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41
Xiaomi Mi 5X Specifications
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