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[Other] [Mi 5s Plus FAQ] Most Common FAQs' Answered [LIVE Update: 3May2017]

2017-05-03 09:26:51
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****NOTE: The Mi 5s Plus is Not Officially Sold in Singapore, But there are some export Mi 5s Plus available locally. It has is own charm, as it is the first mobile device to be equipped with a dual-lenses, B&W & RGB ISP!

Q. What is the dimensions and weight of the Mi 5s Plus?
A. It is 154.6mm (Length) by 77.7mm (Width) by 7.98mm (Thickness), and weighs 168g.  The touchscreen display is 5.7 inch (diagonally).

Q. What is the processor of the Mi 5s Plus?
A. It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, operating at a max speed of 2.35Ghz, powered with Adreno 530 GPU operating at a max speed of 635Mhz.

Q. What is the memory capacity of the Mi 5s Plus?
A. There are 2 variants
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM + 64GB UFS2.0 Internal Memory
  • 6GB LPDDR4 RAM + 128GB UFS2.0 Internal Memory

Q. Does the Mi 5s Plus support external SD card?
A. No, it does not support.

Q. What colours are available for the Mi 5s Plus?
A. There are 4 fantastic colours seperately for you to choose from, (i) Grey, (ii) Gold, (iii) Silver, (iv) Rose Pink

Q. Does the Mi 5s Plus has a fingerprint scanner?
A. Yes, It is located in rear of the device.

Q. What is the Mi 5s Plus battery capacity? Is it removable?
A. No, the battery is non-removable, and it is a 3800mA(typ) / 3700mAh(min)all day battery. It support QC 3.0 QuickCharge.

Q. What is the Mi 5s Plus camera specifications?
A. It is equipped with a dual rear-facing cameras and a single front-facing camera. It support shooting in RAW format.
  • Rear-facing cameras: It is equipped with a 13MP colour and a 13MP black/white cameras.
  • Front-facing camera: It is equipped with a 13MP (with a maximum aperture of F/2.0), and a wide angle of view of 80degree.

Updated: 05Oct2016
It is confirmed that the rear-facing camera is using Sony IMX258 ISP (*refer to below CPU-Z hardware test results)

Q. Does the Mi 5s Plus has NFC? IR Blaster? Bluetooth? WiFi? GPS?
A. Yes, It is equipped with Fully Functional NFC, a IR Blaster, Bluetooth (V4.2 & HID), and WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Display, WiFi Direct). Yes, there is GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS & BeiDou GPS.

Q. Does the Mi 5s Plus have a 3.5mm Jack out and which type of USB is available?
A. Yes, it retain that 3.5mm jack-out, and it is using Type-C micro-USB.

Q. Does the Mi 5s Plus support 4G LTE? What are the frequency bands?
A. Yes, It is full NetCom 3.0 and 4G+/4G LTE is supported (ONLY in SIM1 slot). The frequency bands are:

Q. Does Mi 5s Plus has hybrid SIM-tray slot?
A. No, Mi 5s is equipped with a dual NANO-SIM tray slot.

Q. What is the RRP of the Mi 5s Plus?
A. The following prices are;
  • 4GB/64GB :RMB2,299 (~USD345),
  • 6G/128GB: RMB 2,599 (~USD390),

UPDATED: 01-Jan-2017
Q. Is there any Global ROM for Mi 5s Plus and, hence when will it be available? When will it be sold globally?
A. The Global MIUI V8 Stable ROM is released for Mi 5s Plus (here), Though as on date, Only the base model 4GB/64GB Mi 5s Plus is officially sold in Hong Kong & Taiwan only.

Q. What is the Glass Protection use in Mi 5s Plus?
A. There is no details about this at this time of point. Further details will be released soon.

UPDATED: 5-Oct-2016
However, is it confirmed that It is using the Sharp In-cell touch displays which utilize LTPS*1 (CG silicon*2) technology. The in-cell type touch display is realized by embedding the touch sensor circuitry and LCD drive circuitry into the LCD module.
*Refer to Sharp's Press here for more information

UPDATED: 14-Oct-2016
Q. Does the Mi 5s Plus has built-in HiFi DAC chip?
A. No, Unlike the Mi Note/Pro which have external HiFi DAC chip, the Mi 5s Plus does not have. However, its embedded onboard the SD 8210 SoC which make use of the latest 'Qualcomm Aqstic' audio codec built in. It has supports up to 192-kHz/24-bit lossless audio playback. The Mi 5s Plus make use of the "Qualcomm Aqstic speaker amplifier' onboard, to bring you clear highs and deep-lows from your external speakers at high volume. It also features speaker protection so you can enjoy your music at full blast without worrying about your speakers.

Q. What is the SARS rating of Mi 5s Plus?
A. The following is the extract from the accompanied user manual, in accordance to International Standard GB21288-2007 requirements, it is

UPDATED: 9-Nov-2016
Q. Can i use Android Pay on Mi 5s Plus?
A. Yes & No. Your Mi 5s Plus must only be running on either Global Stable or China Stable ROM, and your device must not be rooted. Your device's bootloader must also be lock. For more information, please refer to this guide here

Q:How can I connect my Mi 5/ 5s/ 5s+ / Note2/ MIX (which are running >MM6.0.x ROM) to my pc/laptop using PC Suite ?
A: It is officially announced by MIUI Forum admin,
@PatrickXI , in this thread here. Please give it a good read.

Q:When will Mi 5s Plus get Android 7.0 Nougat update?
A: There is no official news about this yet, so please be patient! When it is being released, it will be announced on the forum!
Updated: 29April2017
Q. When will the source code for Mi 5s Plus be released?
A. Yes, Kernel Source Code is already released and available here;

2017-05-03 09:26:51
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owner of Mi5s+, love this phone as much as my beloved Mi5
2017-05-04 10:22:23

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Sam Young replied at 2017-05-04 12:52 PM
owner of Mi5s+, love this phone as much as my beloved Mi5

wow awesome! u are a hard-core mi fans! how many mi devices u have?
2017-05-04 14:19:00
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