Saturday, 30 April 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5 to Be Available in Open Sale in India on May 4


Xiaomi Mi 5 to Be Available in Open Sale in India on May 4

TL;DR

  • The Mi 5 will be available via Mi.com.
  • Like before, the Mi 5 will come at Rs. 24,999.
  • The 20000mAh Mi Power Bank is the highest capacity power bank from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi has announced that its flagship Mi 5 smartphone will be available in open sale on May 4 in India. The smartphone wasannounced in March and was available via the company's flash sale model. Apart from the flagship smartphone, the 20000mAh Power Bank will be also available via the company's Mi.com website without registrations. To recall, the Mi 5 was made available in an open sale in India with the Redmi Note 3 earlier this week.
(Also seeXiaomi Mi 5 Review)
Getting back to the Xiaomi Mi 5, readers should note that the company has only brought a single variant of the smartphone in India, what was unveiled as the 'standard edition' in China, featuring 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. It has been priced at Rs. 24,999. Notably, while the smartphone is only available via Mi.com for now, the company says it will be made available via its e-commerce partners a few weeks later.
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM card) Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It sports a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and LED flash. The rear camera also sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens.

The smartphone supports 4K video recording. It also sports a 4-megapixel front camera, with 2-micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture. It measures 144.5x69.2x7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The company says that the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0. Also on board is a USB Type-C port. Connectivity options include VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC.
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On the other hand, the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank will be the highest capacity power bank from Xiaomi to be available in India. It supports fast charging and takes up to 7 hours to fully charge. As before, it will be available at Rs. 1,699.
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Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5

R 24999
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Decent camera quality
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Bad
  • No expandable storage
  • Higher storage variants not available at launch
  • Some unusual UI customisations
  • Flash sale model makes it hard to buy
Read detailed Xiaomi Mi 5 review