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Mi 5

[Other] [Mi 5 FAQ] Most Common FAQs' answered [LIVE Update: 25Jan2017]

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Q: What color does Xiaomi Mi5 have?
A:Mi 5 (32GB, 64GB) is available in 4 different colours, (1) Gold, (2) White, (3) Black & (4) Pink.
   Mi 5 Pro (128GB) is available in 2 colour (1) Black, (2) White , and with 2 different back-cover (1) Ceramics, (2) 3D Glass.
*HOWEVER, only the Mi 5 32GB white is officially available in Singapore

Q: Does Xiaomi Mi5 support dual cards dual standby?
A:Support all netwok 4G+ / 4G / 3G / 2G, Dual Nano-SIM slots,any slot can be set as the main card.

Q: What's the resolution of Xiaomi Mi5?A:It's 1080 x 1920.

Q: What's the type of charging port on Xiaomi Mi5?
A:Xiaomi Mi5 has a USB Type-C changing port which has no plug side.

Q: What's the retail price of Xiaomi Mi5 & Where can we buy?
A:As on now, the Mi 5 is available in major stores (e.g. Challenger, official teleco shops) and online via So, please check with them about the latest retail price.

Q: What're the differences between each version?
A:As follows:
Mi 5 (32GB) Snapdragon820 Max Frequency 1.8GHz,Adreno 530 GPU 510MHz,3GB LPDDR4 1333MHz
Dual Channel,32GB ROM UFS2.0
Mi 5 (64GB) Snapdragon820 Max Frequency 2.15GHz,Adreno 530 GPU 624MHz,3GB LPDDR4 1866MHz
Dual Channel,64GB ROM UFS2.0
Mi 5 Pro (128GB) Snapdragon820 Max Frequency 2.15GHz,Adreno 530 GPU 624MHz,4GB LPDDR4 1866MHz
Dual Channel,128GB ROM UFS2.0

Q: What's the weight of Xiaomi Mi5?
A: Mi 5 (32GB, 64GB) is about 129g, Mi 5 Pro (128GB) is about 139g.

Q: Does Xiaomi Mi5 support external memory card?

A:No, it doesn't.

Q: Will the Mi 5 bootloader be locked?
A: The answer is Yes. For obvious reason(s), this is to protect your device data security and protection.This is done to better incorporate with "Mi Cloud" services to "locate your device", in the unfortunate event if you lose your Mi 5. If you wish to unlock your bootloader, there is an available 'Mi Unlock' app available here. *However, we do not advise and encourage you to do so. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are hold responsible for your own device.

Q: Is Xiaomi Mi 5 waterproof or water resistant?
A: No, the Mi 5 is not waterproof!

Q: Does Mi 5 has capacitive buttons and with light?
A:Yes, Mi 5 has two cap buttons and both has backlight.

Q: Does Mi 5 has an IR blaster?
A:Yes, it has an IR sensor.

Q: Does Mi 5 has a notification LED?
A:Yes, Mi 5 has an notify LED on the left of the voice speaker.

Q: Does Mi 5 has HiFi DAC?
A: Yes & No, Please read this thread here. It uses the Qualcomm Aqstic onboard the Qualcomm SD 820 SoC (For more information, read it

Q: Is there available global ROM?
A: Yes, if you buy it officially locally, it should be loaded with official Global Stable MIUI ROM. However, if you need any other official MIUI ROM, you can download it

Q: What are the networks supported by Mi 5?
A: According to the Chinese Official Site of Xiaomi, Mi 5 support these bands listed below:
FDD-LTE (band B1, B3, B7)
TD-LTE (band B38, B39, B40, B41)
TD-SCDMA (band B34, B39)
WCDMA (bands B1, B2, B5, B8)
GSM (band B2, B3 , B5, B8)
CDMA1X / EVDO (band BC0)

Q: Does Mi 5 support OTG?
A: Yes, All official MIUI ROM support OTG! In Mi 5, you will need a USB Type-c OTG cable. However, if you are using a Micro USB OTG cable, you need to conncect to a USB Type-C OTG to micro-USB adapter, else it will not work.

Q: Does Mi 5 support Double Tap wake?
A: Yes, this function was added after the latest Developer ROM(6.3.31), settings=>Display=>Double tap screen to wake=> turn on.

Q: What's the SAR value of Mi 5?
A: The SAR rating declared on mi 5 is MM6.0.x ROM) to my pc/laptop using PC Suite ?
A: It is officially announced by admin, @PatrickXi , in this thread
here. Please give it a good read.

*P/S: This will be  updated regularly, if you have any questions, Please feel free to make a post here.


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Nice phone. :)
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Nice phone. :)

thank u sir
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