Xiaomi Mi 5X review: Popularity contest

19 September 2017
The Xiaomi Mi 5X was unveiled as the first smartphone to carry the new MIUI 9 out of the box. But its key feature lies elsewhere - the Mi 5X has a similar dual-camera setup to the flagship Mi 6 model. Add Redmi Note 4's chipset and pricing, plus the premium design of the Mi Max 2 - and you get the Mi 5X.

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Aslipundit, 26 Sep 2017Same old Snapdragon 625 AGAIN. Not buying a Xiaomi phone aga... moreWhat if I'm not interested in gaming?

  • dx aadil

it is not good company but features are best

  • Anonymous

AnonD-722520, 14 Dec 2017They haven't improved a bit since 2 years. They have a 10 years... moreI highly doubt you can really discern a monumental difference between 1080p and 1440p on a smartphone display. I've used a lot of smartphones, many with 1440p displays, and despite that I'm very happy with the screen resolution

  • AnonD-722520

They haven't improved a bit since 2 years.
They have a 10 years old display with FHD while all good ones like Samsung and LG have a much better resolution.
I think they should finally buy the screens from some good manufacturer and not keep this old and outdated screen.
They also haven't improved their camera which went from 16MP in Redmi Note 3, into 12 in Note 4 and Note 5.
The same applies to their battery capacity which went down.
Something is wrong with this company!

They seem to go backwards...

I will never buy a phone with 1920x1080. That alone decides for me whether to buy it or not, and I'm not buying it, until they improve their display into the level of a good one.

  • Lee

Best features

  • Taj

I am only crying for OIS or EIS ... Why xiomi ... why ...?
No image stabilization means shaky video ...

rc, 04 Oct 2017look likes you dont own 1. Note 3 pro has SD 650 with GPU 510. a... moreRedmi Note 3 pro came out last year, so does not apply. Almost all of Xiaomi's new phones (apart from the high end Mi6 and Miix) have the SD 625. All of their mid rangers have the same specs, with camera and screen size being the only differences.

Note 4X - SD 625
Mi Max 2 - SD 625
Mi A1 - SD 625
Redmi - SD 625
Mi 5x - SD 625

  • rc

Aslipundit, 26 Sep 2017Same old Snapdragon 625 AGAIN. Not buying a Xiaomi phone aga... morelook likes you dont own 1. Note 3 pro has SD 650 with GPU 510. also SD 625 can handle any task.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Sep 2017What's wrong with the ZenFone 3???Too much crapware.
"Built for photography" camera will not focus.
Bluetooth not working thanks to Asus screwing with the OS.
OTA update can disable battery charging, effectively bricking the phone.

  • Anonymous

Aslipundit, 26 Sep 2017Same old Snapdragon 625 AGAIN. Not buying a Xiaomi phone aga... moreAgree... At the very least put SD630, but even that won't appeal to me... The most I can for this Mi 5x, a successor to Mi 5 is SD 660..

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Wish I had waited for the A1 of this before buying the POS Asus ... moreWhat's wrong with the ZenFone 3???

Same old Snapdragon 625 AGAIN.

Not buying a Xiaomi phone again after buying teh Note 3 pro. Literally all of them are powered by the same crappy 625, apart from the two flagships.

Any new phone by Xiaomi = Lame SD 625.

My 3 year old Snapdragon 801 is faster than this crap. And please do not tell me it will run games smoothly at 1080p with that underwhelming GPU. Try running Dead trigger 2 at high settings on this SOC.

The days of Xiaomi offering great specs for amazingly competitive prices are over.You get what you pay for, which is mediocrity in this case.

  • Anonymous

Wish I had waited for the A1 of this before buying the POS Asus Zenfone 3.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-700681, 22 Sep 2017this "awsome" phone, is so good, that u cannot unlock him. Becau... moreI guess you can't read. It's to unlock the phone. Ofcourse if you jailbreak your 1000$ fruit you won't get warranty plus risk of bricking. Mi allows unlocking bootloader and rooting without harming warranty. It was a forum message to say that that service was stopped temporary for server maintenance. It has nothing to do with Android. Well you won't know the meaning of freedom in your walled garden

  • Madan MN

It was super

  • AnonD-702514

why ths mdl hav nt quickcharge????????r u sure??

  • AnonD-700681

this "awsome" phone, is so good, that u cannot unlock him. Because there is a change to get Bricked! And right now MIUI had to shut down this feature http://en.miui.com/thread-847028-1-1.html
Android, Android... problems everywhere

  • FAt32sucks

the 1 million dollar question is, Does it support exFAT / NTFS?

  • Mamam

AnonD-702253, 21 Sep 2017Mi A1 ( android one version of Mi 5X) has one (Bottom Opening) s... moreThe earpiece act as second speaker, just like mimax2 do

  • AnonD-434295

sselim, 21 Sep 2017Please tell me how sd820 packed mi5 scores 104h battery enduranc... moreMi 5 score 94h. I assumed it differ on standby time. Not so much different