Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 13 scores (from 33 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi5X
Source: Mad Shrimps
The Xiaomi Mi 5X has impressed us quite a bit in terms of build quality, performance, camera quality, GPS locking speed, accuracy and also sports a decent battery life. This model is a 5.5’’ phablet with a Full HD resolution screen and runs the latest MIUI 9.2 version; the same hardware is also sold with a different name “Mi A1” under the Android One software, if you do prefer a clean, non-skinned Android experience. GearBest lends a helping hand in order to avoid Customs hassles for European customers, so they have this model as ready to ship from their EU warehouse. The product link for this particular model can be accessed from HERE.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2018
Mi 5X from Xiaomi is one of the best devices in its price category. A powerful, powerful, reliable smartphone with an excellent screen and good autonomy. A lot of additional features and settings, high-quality cameras and a very smart fingerprint scanner make it a strong competitor to even more expensive flagships from second-tier manufacturers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2017
Source: KL Gadget Guy
Overall, the 5X is one of the best budget phones I have ever tried so much so that it feels like you are getting a 2000 ringgit device for the price of only 950 ringgit which the 5X cost. Xiaomi has also produced the Mi A1 which is basically the 5X running on a pure stock android. If you do not like the MIUI interface that comes with the 5X, you can easily opt of the A1 which is the exact same specs but running on stock android. If you are looking to pick up the 5x, you can head over to GearBest as they are having a promotion on the phone which you can pick up for under RM1,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: GSM Arena
The Mi 5X is pretty straightforward - one of the most affordable smartphones in the upper midrange, where available, that is. It offers great dual-camera experience on the cheap and that can't be matched by any reputable maker.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2017
Compared with Xiaomi MI5C, Xiaomi MI5X has more beautiful design, and it also has dual rear camera with more advantage, besides, its battery life and price are also attractive, if you want a competitive mid-range smartphone with good camera and battery, you can try this phone. Right now Xiaomi MI 5X 3GB 32GB version is in flash sale at $216.99, and 4GB+64GB version at $249.99.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2017
The Xiaomi Mi 5X is a mixed bag of goodies but not really a master of anything. It’s got a nice design, decent performance, and good hardware. But that’s just it — nothing really outstanding. Even the dual rear camera which is supposed to be its main selling point is only above average at best. It is only good on daylight shots and while the optical zoom feature of the secondary camera does the job well, we don’t see much use for it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2017
Despite the disappointing numbers from its battery test, it’s not hard to see the value the Xiaomi Mi 5x gives. Again, you’re mostly seeing devices with the same processing package at a high price bracket, which already makes this phone from the Chinese brand worth a look. Perhaps, the only thing holding us back from giving it a glowing recommendation is the company’s status in the country and the lack of an official warranty. It’s still pretty tough to pass up though and you are getting an in-store warranty.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2017
If there’s one brand that always comes up, whether it’d be on reviews for the latest phone release or just leaks for devices to come, it has got to be Xiaomi. We can’t really blame you, they made a significant impact when they came to our shores in an official capacity, and a good portion of our readership still clamors for the bang-for-your-buck product from the Chinese brand. Thankfully, online retailers still keep stock of the phones from the popular brand and one of their latest devices just arrived at HQ. Today, we’re going to be taking the Xiaomi Mi 5x for a quick go-around before it goes in for its full review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2017
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 93%
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: FAQsAndroid ES→EN
Positive: Nice performance; decent display; long battery life; good cameras. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Source: El Confidencial ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; good built quality; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2017
Source: 4G News PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Pplware PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Androidiani IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 65% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Chimera Revo IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% features: 82% display: 82% mobility: 88% workmanship: 80%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 89% features: 77% display: 75% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 72%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 89% display: 79% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
Source: Tutto App Android IT→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2017
Source: Pianeta Cellulare IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice dual cameras; metal case; beautiful design; decent hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2017
Source: Cinafoniaci IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2017
Source: Phonandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Top for Phone FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent speakers; long battery life. Negative: No B20 band in 4G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2017
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Low price; good dual cameras; large screen; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2017
Source: KinaTech HU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good dual cameras; low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2017
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice dual cameras; decent hardware; good price; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2017
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent dual cameras; good display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2017
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good dual cameras; low price; nice display; metal case; decent hardware; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2017
Model: The Xiaomi Mi5X is Xiaomi’s fourth phone so far with the Snapdragon 625 chipset. With the release of the battery sipping Snapdragon 625, Xiaomi has seen fit to pack in a smaller battery to keep the girth of the Mi5X to a respectable 7.3 mm. The slim profile of the Mi5X and its generous curves make this 5.5” phone very easy to hold, very close to winning those who prefer a 5 inch device. The camera module on the back sticks out very slightly but it has a metal lip guarding the glass. Xiaomi has introduced a better display with the Mi5x which definitely looks good. Colors are deep and saturated while still being fairly accurate and the resolution definitely helps. The maximum brightness makes the screen easily viewable even in direct sunlight, which is something some other devices at this price range have trouble with. With a Snapdragon 625 processor pushing Android 7.0 Nougat, navigating MIUI9 is surprisingly quite smooth. Xiaomi has done a good job continually improving their skin, but launching apps are where you start to see the Snapdragon 625 bottleneck the process. 4 GB of RAM keeps multitasking very easy even on the heavy MIUI9 skin. Gaming performance is good, all the most intense games play at good framerates.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with the same dual-camera setup as in the Mi 6, sans the OIS and bright lens. The regular wide-angle camera on the 5X has a 12 MP Sony IMX386 sensor with 27 mm f/2.2 lens and 1.2 µm big pixels. The camera interface is fairly simple and feature toggles for HDR, Portrait Mode, and flash on the left, and 2x telephoto and the video camera on the right. There are 17 filters available with live previews. The camera also offers quite a few different shooting modes - Panorama, Timer, Audio, Straighten, Manual, Beautify, Group Shot, Tilt-Shift, and Night (HHT) as well as the camera settings. The Manual mode allows users to tweak ISO (100-3200), exposure time (up to 1/15s), white balance, and focus. The 5 MP front-facing camera produces average images in detail, which are a little bit noisy, but with high contrast, and pleasant colors. The dynamic range is about average too. The 3,000 mAh battery combined with the Snapdragon 625 still outputs above Redmi 3 levels of battery life. Charging the phone with a QuickCharge power brick takes about an hour and a half to charge. The single audio speaker punches above its weight class, but compare it to dual speaker heavyweights and it does not do as well. It is very loud, there are no issues with volume, and the speaker quality is not bad. It outputs some bass and rather clear mids and highs. The Mi5x is another device by Xiaomi which offers good performance for a reasonable price. It is definitely one of the best mid-range device with dual camera setup out there.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamQualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.
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