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Xiaomi Mi5s

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi5s
Xiaomi Mi5s (Mi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.15 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.03% - good
Average of 36 scores (from 66 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 93%, features: 85%, display: 89% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi5s

Xiaomi Mi 5s review: A great phone you can't buy
Source: Android Central English
As the Mi 5s has been in the market for a few months now, it has picked up a price cut that brings the cost of the phone down to under $300. As you can't buy it directly from Xiaomi, you'll have to rely on resellers. GearBest is selling it for $289 after entering code Mi5GSB. If you're in a market where LTE connectivity is available, the Mi 5s is a no-brainer for the cost.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Xiaomi Mi5s reviewed
Source: Fudzilla English
The Mi5s is an evolution of the Mi5, and it’s better than its predecessor in almost every respect. However, it’s not that much better, because it’s almost the same phone, updated with a new SoC and camera module. In other words, nobody who owns a Mi5 or a different Snapdragon 820 device will be interested in the Mi5s.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2017
70% Xiaomi Mi5s in-depth review - Showing it's class
Source: Mobile Choice English
Xiaomi's revised Mi 5 adds in some key areas, like camera quality, while leaving us wanting more in others. Built quality is suspect, and that much-hyped fingerprint scanner truly is one of the worst we've used - it only worked about 60% of the time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 100% mobility: 80%
90% Xiaomi Mi5s review: The Xiaomi flagship that could replace your Samsung, LG, HTC or Apple phone
Source: PC Advisor English
We cannot recommend the Xiaomi Mi5s enough. This is the smartphone every 2016 flagship wanted to be, and it comes with a price tag half that of theirs. Fantastic build quality, fantastic performance, fantastic storage, battery and connectivity options - the Xiaomi Mi5s gets a big thumbs-up from us.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90%
Xiaomi Mi 5s Review: The Perfect ‘s’ Upgrade
Source: Androidbeat English
The Mi 5s is the perfect ‘s’ upgrade to the Mi 5. It improves in all key areas — build quality, camera, and performance — to deliver a vastly improved experience than its predecessor. Ideally, the Mi 5s is what the Mi 5 should have originally been. Nonetheless, if you have been holding out on buying the Mi 5 for some reason, go ahead and just buy the Mi 5s. It can hold its own against many other newer flagships and is a great phone for the price it commands. It truly is a shame that Xiaomi will not be bringing the Mi 5s to India where it could have been a formidable competitor to the likes of OnePlus 3 and Moto Z Play.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2016
Xiaomi Mi 5s review
Source: GSM Arena English
Xiaomi Mi 5s is a great flagship with excellent build quality, performance, battery life, and imaging skills. It makes a few notable upgrades over the Mi 5 predecessor - a metal unibody, a bigger battery, a more power-efficient chipset, and a capable main camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Nubia Z11 mini S VS Xiaomi MI5S Design, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review(With Coupon)
Source: Yugatech English
Nubia Z11 Mini S and Xiaomi MI5S can have nice similarity in camera, design, and battery, but in terms of hardware, Xiaomi MI5S can win over Nubia Z11 Mini not only in terms of antutu. But considering the price, Nubia Z11 Mini S RAM 4GB ROM 64GB version sells at 1499 yuan, $250, RAM 4GB ROM 128GB black golden advanced version at 1899 yuan, $316, but Xiaomi MI5S RAM 3GB ROM 64GB at 1999 yuan, $330, and RAM 4GB ROM 128GB version at 2299 yuan, $383. Therefore, if you don’t pursue too high-end performance, Nubia Z11 Mini S is enough to use, but you are a game lover, we highly recommend choosing Xiaomi MI5S.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Xiaomi MI5S VS Samsung Galaxy S7 Antutu, Geekbench Test Review
Source: Igeekphone English
In all, Xiaomi MI5S can compare with Galaxy S7 with the good performance to prove Xiaomi has entered into the International market to compete with Samsung and Apple. Personally, we think we don’t have to spend much money on a smartphone.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2016
Xiaomi MI5S VS Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro Design, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review
Source: Igeekphone English
Although Xiaomi MI5S and ZUK Z2 Pro has different processor, according to real test, they have no large gap in hardware, however, in design and camera, ZUK Z2 Pro can win over Xiaomi MI5S. Therefore, we still think ZUK Z2 Pro is more beautiful, especially back design. Just share more with us.
User Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2016
Xiaomi MI5S Pro Tear Down Review
Source: Igeekphone English
According to teardown, Xiaomi MI5S internal design has nice layout, the back metal cover has used Injection molding with exquisite processing for better cooling, such as the graphite stickers, in order to keep the phone’s thickness, it uses shield to ditch the OIS and Infrared function. The overall tear down is not so difficult, but about the maintenance, if the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is broken, it is a little difficult to repair or change.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2016

Foreign Reviews

Xiaomi Mi5S (128 GB)
Source: c't - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/15/2017
82% Xiaomi Mi5s
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 94% features: 58% display: 90% mobility: 90%
80% Das Erste Force-Touch Smartphone Von Xiaomi
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Mi5s
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
94% Xiaomi Mi 5s
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 96% features: 93% display: 97% mobility: 98%
So arbeitet das preiswerte Flaggschiff Mi 5s
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2016
92% Xiaomi Mi5s der Preis-Leistung-Überraschungshit
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 93% display: 92% mobility: 88%
93% Xiaomi Mi5s
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
91% Xiaomi Mi5S, análisis tras un mes de uso
Source: Andro Asia Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 85%
83% Xiaomi Mi 5s, análisis: un teléfono de transición ¿a la altura?
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Xiaomi Mi5S Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
85% Xiaomi Mi5S: Análisis y experiencia de uso
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Xiaomi Mi5S: Análisis y experiencia de uso
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Xiaomi Mi 5s: ¿el mejor teléfono relación calidad-precio del mercado?
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Xiaomi Mi 5s: review en español y análisis
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
Las Ventajas y Desventajas del Xiaomi Mi 5s, sus pros y contras a fondo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Metal case; stylish design; fast fingerprint sensor; good connectivity. Negative: Weak hardware; mediocre speakers; poor display; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2017
Descubre el Xiaomi Mi S, la mejor alternativa al iPhone SE de Apple
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good display; nice cameras; fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/21/2016
Análisis: Xiaomi Mi5S Y Mi5S Plus ¿Los Smartphones De Este Año?
Source: El Sabio Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good hardware; elegant design; lightweight. Negative: No extended memory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2016
Xiaomi lo vuelve a hacer: estrena su 'smartphone' estrella Mi 5s desde 260€
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; good cameras; flexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2016
90% Análise: Xiaomi Mi 5s, a caminho da perfeição
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
Análise Xiaomi Mi 5S: Um Topo de Gama ao preço de gama média!!!
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice design; high performance; good price; impressive fingerprint sensor. Negative: Lack of LTE 800 band.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Xiaomi Mi 5S Review | O sonho de smartphone
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; quick charge; good performance. Negative: Poor cameras; average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2016
Unboxing: Xiaomi Mi 5s
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Metal case; decent hardware; good cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2016
80% Mi5S Recensione: Il Primo 3D Touch Di Xiaomi
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Smartphone Xiaomi Mi 5S - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
83% Xiaomi Mi5s rom internazionale recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% display: 84% mobility: 84% workmanship: 80%
83% Xiaomi Mi5s rom internazionale recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% display: 84% mobility: 84% workmanship: 80%
82% Recensione Xiaomi Mi5S, il nuovo Top di gamma compatto
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
85% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 5S: variante di prima scelta
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
85% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 5S: variante di prima scelta
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
84% Recensione Xiaomi Mi5s
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
89% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 5s: eleganza e potenza
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% features: 93% display: 93% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 86%
Xiaomi Mi5S : La recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive design; decent performance; good cameras; good price. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2016
Unboxing Xiaomi Mi 5S, il nuovo Top di gamma compatto
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; decent display; support fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2016
Xiaomi Mi 5s: un (altro) rivale cinese per il nuovo iPhone 7
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; decent cameras; nice design; support quick charge. Negative: No extended microSD; average sound.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2016
Review Xiaomi Mi 5s: high-end smartphone biedt veel voor weinig
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; premium design; nice display; excellent cameras; good hardware; fast system; long battery life; quick charge. Negative: No microSD slot; weak connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2017
90% Test : Xiaomi Mi5s, un smartphone qui compte parmi les meilleurs
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% mobility: 90%
80% Test Du Xiaomi Mi 5S : Le Premier Smartphone 3D Touch Du Fabricant Chinois
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Xiaomi Mi 5s : le smartphone en Snapdragon 821 à 305 euros
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 80%
90% Xiaomi Mi5s notre test & avis. Du haut de gamme à moins de 300€ ?
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test Du Xiaomi Mi 5S, L’Évolution Presque Idéale Du Mi 5
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Test Du Xiaomi Mi 5S, L’Évolution Presque Idéale Du Mi 5
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Test du Xiaomi Mi5S : from China with love
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: High autonomy; good performance; decent speakers. Negative: No microSD slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2016
Xiaomi Mi 5s – test i recenzja
Source: One Tech Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; fast charge; great display; flexible fingerprint sensor; compact size. Negative: Average speakers; uncomfortable buttons.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2017
iPhone właśnie zyskał nowego rywala. Oto Xiaomi Mi 5s i Mi 5s Plus
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2016
90% Operatör Telefonu Katili Xiaomi Mi5s İnceleme
Source: Tekno Seyir TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Xiaomi Mi5s 3/64 İncelemesi
Source: Tekno Seyir TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Смартфон Xiaomi Mi5s: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% display: 88% mobility: 78%
85% Обзор смартфона Xiaomi Mi5S: китайский флагман без наценки
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Xiaomi Mi 5S: почти как Mi 51
Source: AndroidInsider.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good autonomy; decent hardware; fast system. Negative: Average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Обзор Xiaomi Mi5S: мощный китайский флагман по смешной цене
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Low price; high performance; nice screen; decent main camera; quick charge. Negative: Slippery; unstable fingerprint.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2016
Смартфон Xiaomi Mi 5S
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: High quality screen; 3D Touch; decent performance; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: No headphone jack; imperfect design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2016
Trên tay nhanh Xiaomi Mi5s: Kim loại nguyên khối, vân tay siêu âm
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Metal case; flexible fingerprint sensor; good display; decent hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2016
Trên tay Xiaomi Mi 5s: vân tay siêu âm, Snapdragon 821, giá chỉ 6.7 triệu đồng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Excellent fingerprint sensor; decent cameras; good hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2016
80% Test Xiaomi Mi 5S
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Mini TEST Xiaomi Mi 5s: Viac než len písmenko navyše
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% display: 80% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.15":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.145 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

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.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


85.03%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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