Xiaomi MI5X Smartphone Design, Hardware, Camera, Battery Review (Flash Sale)


Yesterday Xiaomi released its new model, Xiaomi MI 5X, aiming at offline market. which is famous for design, spokesman, and dual rear camera, at press conference, it has released MIUI 9 OS, called ‘lightning system’, and Xiaomi MI5X will be compatible with MIUI 9 OS later. And Xiaomi invited one of the most handsome Chinese celebrity, Kris Wu as their spokesman. Therefore, let’s see how powerful Xiaomi MI5X is .




Xiaomi MI5X adopts 2.5D glass on the front design, on the back, it looks like iPhone 7 Plus and OPPO R11, including hidden antenna line and dual rear camera design, etc. In holding feeling, Xiaomi MI5X offers R curved on the edge, so it has very excellent holding feeling, in addition, its screen surface offers oil absorbent layer. It also uses 5.5 inch FHD screen, offering the best viewing quality.



Many users should hope Xiaomi MI 5X can install MIUI 9 OS, it is pity that this time Xiaomi MI5X still preinstalled MIUI 8 OS, and it will upgrade to MIUI 9 officially until August 11, which is in the first batch.

Left One screen offers quick helper function, added after MIUI 8.2 OS, which can get tracking info, calendar, and other relative function. In addition, Xiaomi MI 5X this time installs Smart helper 2.0, MIUI 9 will also install this version, compared with MIUI 8 OS with 1.0 version, it has greatly improved.

Split-screen function has also added on Xiaomi MI5X, open recent task interface, click the top left split screen mode, there is reminder if using split screen.

It has screen recording function, no need to root.

It should be the first Xiaomi phone to run MIUI 8 OS based on Android7.1.2. We can see it will upgrade to MIUI 9 based on Android7.1.2 OS soon.


Although Xiaomi MI5X uses Snapdragon 625 SoC, some users may be not satisfied with it, it is a good choice to keep large and stable stock for users. It can still play those popular games,  you can check its Antutu score first.

The result becomes the normal level.

Due to coming with RAM 4GB, after turning the phone on, it has about 2.3GB RAM left. For basic use, there is no stuck to turn on many apps daily.

After testing the game ‘King of Glory’ , it operates fluently, group team has kept 25 frames to 30 frames, and no heat issue obviously.


Xiaomi MI5X is built in 3080mAh battery with 5V/2A power adapter, the following battery life test is under the condition of non-SIM card, good WIFI connection, etc.

After testing 15 minutes about the game ‘King of Glory’, the phone power has reduced from 96% to 92% ,but after standby for a while, it has reduced to 91%, so it should consume 5% power.

Later on, use Xiaomi video app to play one episode tv play, choosing ultra high definition mode, no stuck, consuming about 6% power.

In terms of battery life, Xiaomi MI5X should meet one day needs to use. If you use it under high intensity, it can be used over half day.

In quick charge, Xiaomi adopts 18W  and the third-party QC 3.0 quick charge, charging speed is faster than original one.


Xiaomi MI5X adopts dual rear 12MP camera, wide-viewing and long focus solution, similar solution to Xiaomi MI6 and iPhone 7 Plus, but different module.

Xiaomi MI5X this time uses OV12A1 and OV13880 camera, 26mm and 50mm equivalent focal length. The former has 1.25um pixel inch, same as that of Xiaomi MI5C, the latter has 1um pixel inch. The front camera uses 5MP from Samsung s5k5e8_i, supporting the third generation 36-level beautification for taking selfies. Check its samples as follow.


Although Xiaomi MI 5X is not as powerful as Xiaomi MI6, it has its own advantage, such dual rear camera, ultra-thin design, and competitive price. Right now Geekbuying is selling Xiaomi MI 5X at $259.99 now. You can check more details from MI5X activity page.

Update on Aug. 11:
Xiaomi Mi 5X 4GB+64GB
Coupon code: GKBMI5X
SP:  $245.99(black), $249.99 (golden, rose golden)


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