Have you ever dreamed about a budget smartphone with flagship capabilities? If you are still in a search of your ideal device, then you should pay attention to Xiaomi Mi 5x. This is a great combination of price and quality, which can be put in line with other branded smartphones.
Aesthetics and elegance
The case of the device looks quite stylish, and color solutions will suit to any user. The smartphone is available in three colors: black, gold and rose gold, which is now on the peak of popularity. In addition to the thin case, the designers made U-shaped antenna lines at the edges of the chassis barely noticeable.
The all-metal body is made of high-quality aluminum. This is not a “cheap plastic”, this kind of material makes the smartphone look really “expensive” and besides it features high thermal conductivity, which means it does not allow the device to overheat, and enhances internals’ protection, thus if you drop it, such material takes the hit keeping the internal details intact.
The surface is coated with a special anti-fat coating that does not allow it to collect fingerprints. Unlike the other models of smartphones, the company took an unusual turn and placed the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. The device will be easily managed, because you do not need to press the unlock button and swipe on the screen. You can unlock the smartphone via one touch to the sensor.
Feel like a professional photographer
- 12MP dual-camera module
- 6MP front camera
- Full HD video
The smartphone keeps up with all the newfangled trends that exist in the gadget market today. One of them is the dual-camera. It includes two 12-megapixel sensor modules: one is wide-angle, one is telephoto. Wide-angle module is from Sony, and as we know, this company is famous for the making great smartphone camera matrix. Telephoto module is from Samsung and it sports f/2.6 diaphragm and double optical zoom, which can be found in many top-end smartphones. The dual camera shoots detailed pictures and the improved dynamic range makes the light differences more clear. The camera has a fast autofocus and a flash of two LEDs for shooting in low-light conditions.
Mi 5x can take photos in the style of Bokeh. With a dual camera you will have unlimited space for new fantasies and ideas. It does not matter if it’s an object photography, street style or even a portrait, because the camera will be able to surprise you with a lot of interesting features.
The front camera has a resolution of 16MP and is equipped with a OmniVision sensor (the best image sensor for front cameras). It can shoot videos in Full HD format at 30 fps. Video and online-communication in good quality became available.
Worthy characteristic at a decent price
- 8-core Snapdragon 625 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of internal memory
- 3080mAh battery
- USB Type-C
The smartphone is equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and has 4GB of internal memory. A 64-bit processor that uses eight Cortex-A53 cores (up to 2.0 GHz) boasts high performance and at the same time a low power consumption. The device has an Adreno 506 graphics accelerator and X9 LTE cellular modem. 64GB of built-in memory can be expanded to 128GB thanks to a microSD card slot. The smartphone can use 2 SIM-cards.
The battery capacity is 3080mAh. The device can be charged via USB Type-C port. The headset and other types of audio equipment are connected via a 3.5mm jack.
Among the wireless adapters Mi 5X features Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
The screen of the smartphone has 2.5D protection and the rounded edges allow the glass harmoniously fit into the metal case. Full HD-display device has a size of 5.5-inches with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
- 5.5-inch screen
- 2.5D screen
- 1920×1080 pixels
The dimensions of the device are also very practical: 155.4×75.8×7.3mm. The weight is 165 grams.
With MIUI 9 on board
Xiaomi Mi 5X is the first device, which comes with a pre-installed MIUI 9, based on Android Nougat 7.0, According to the manufacturer, applications will now launch even faster. The new MIUI allows to search for photos in the gallery by location, date, people in the picture, etc. It has a “universal assistant” that can find a note, photo, application, comment very quickly. And if you highlight a text you will immediately find information on the Internet about things mentioned in the text.
It is quite impressive that since the company announced the device about 200 000 people almost immediately expressed a desire to pre-order the device. And all of this was before the official presentation.
This smartphone has turned out to be a really worthwhile model in the price/quality ratio. Specs-wise Mi 5X can be compared to popular flagships. You just cannot imagine what a power is hiding in this small metal case. If you are not inclined to overpay, this budget smartphone is an ideal solution for you.