Dear Fellow Mi Fans!

It is another "Greedy Device Talk" (aka G.D.T.). It
came as a "no surprise" that a new Mi 5X was released, instead of some other Mi devices (as rumoured), in addition to complete the Mi 5-series family. Why? Because we had seen it in Mi 4- series family, e.g. Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 4c, Mi 4S! With the addition of a 5.5inch Mi 5X, you are spoilt for choice for the Mi 5-series, from 5.15inch to 5.7inch, and from single to dual lenses camera, or even single of dual ISP! Does it all sound confusing to you? Now, let me summarise the whole of the Mi 5- series devices here!
Mi 5



The Mi 5/Pro was launched back in the first quarter of year 2016, and it was the longest R&D (up to 18 months) flagship Mi device. It is also the first flagship Mi device to feature more than 10 technology breakthroughs and 21 patents awards for display technologies, from 4-axis OIS, Fully Functional NFC, Full Netcom 3.0 & so on. The Mi 5 camera sport a 16MP camera, with 4-axis OIS (Optical Imaging Stablisier), with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-focus, commonly found in DSLR cameras) and DTI technologies.
This is made possible by the Sony IMX298, 16MP high defintion senor, with DTI (Deep Trench technology) to give u a better pixel-to-pixel isolation. At the heart of the Mi 5, housed the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 SoC & GPU is 100% & 40% respectively faster than the Snapdragon 810! It achieved an outstanding Antutu V6 score of 142K+! This is all new next-generation UFS2.0 high-speed Flash, and 87% faster than conventional eMMC 5.1 technology. This is an amazing full-duplex high speed READ/WRITE speed, to give you a better user experience. Last but not least, the top of the line, Mi 5 Pro, come with a ceramic back cover!
Highlight of Specifications
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to *4GB RAM + 128GB UFS 2.0 (*For Mi 5 PRO ONLY)
  • 600Mbps 4G+ download speeds, VoLTE
  • 3D *ceramic/glass body, weighs 129g (*Ceramic body for Mi 5 PRO ONLY)
  • 5.15” 16 LED light display, 3D ceramic/glass body
  • Front fingerprint sensor
  • 16MP 4-axis OIS + 2µm-pixel 4MP camera
  • 3000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Full feature NFC
  • Full NetCom 3.0, 3 C.A.
  • 3G RAM + 32GB, 3GB RAM + 64GB, 4GB RAM + 128GB


Mi 5s



The Mi 5s was released on the 27-Sept-2016, and Xiaomi continued to surprised us with new technology breakthroughs; the Mi 5s is the first Mi device to be equipped with a Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner. Not forgetting, the camera ISP get an 'upsize' to 1/2.3inch size, which is one of the few cameraphone out in the market to be equipped with this ISP size! (This is the same ISP size which you can find out there in consumer's compact digital camera! The Mi 5s has the Chinese nickname of “暗夜之眼”, which translates to mean, 'Eyes which enable  you to see clearly in the Dark'. At the heart of the Mi 5s, housed the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon 821 SoC, with Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU, with as big as internal 4G RAM and 128GB memory (which happens to be the first Mi device to have the '3D touch' or 'Force Touch' function!
Highlight of Specifications
  • 5.15" Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, 94.4% NTSC
  • Sony 12MP rear-facing camera with F/2.0, 1/2.3inch IMX378 ISP
  • Ultrasonci Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3200 mAh all-day battery
  • Snapdragon 821 Processor operating at a max speed of 2.15GHz
  • Supports Quick Charge 3.0
  • Fully Functional NFC
  • Full NetCom 3.0
  • LPDDR 4, UFS 2.0
  • 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM + 32G ROM, 4GB RAM + 128 GB ROM

Mi 5s Plus



The Mi 5s Plus was released together with the Mi 5s, and it is the first Mi device to be equipped with a dual camera lenses and dual ISP (a RBG and a B&W). Unlikely some dual cameraphone out in the market, the Mi 5s Plus capture 2 images (1 in colour, the other in Black & White) which is combined into 1 images, using the Qualcomm® Clear Sight technology. In fact, Mi 5s Plus is the first commercial device to be equipped with Qualcomm® Clear Sight camera, which would produces photos with improved dynamic range, increased level of detail, and less noise in low light! It is also the first Mi device to get a massive internal 6GB RAM and 256 memory!

Highlight of Specifications
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, operating at a max speed of 2.35Ghz
  • Adreno 530 GPU operating at a max speed of 635MHz
  • 5.7" FHD Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, 94% NTSC, 550 nit
  • Dual Sony 13MP rear-facing cameras with F/2.0, with PDAF
  • 3800 mAh all-day battery
  • Supports Quick Charge 3.0
  • Fully Functional NFC
  • LPDDR 4, UFS 2.0
  • Full NetCom 3.0
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM , 6GB RAM + 128 GB ROM

Mi 5c



The Mi 5c was released on the 28-Feb-2017, and at the heart of the the Mi 5c, house Xiaomi first in-house developed SoC, Pinecone Surge S1. The Pinecone Surge S1 managed to achieve outstanding AnTuTu benchmark scores, and definitely on spar with the existing SoC's out in the market! It is able to achieve an impressive 40% power efficiency, while not compromising other required functionalities! This is made possibly by using the Mali-T860 quad-core GPU, which features AFBC & ASTC image compression technologies, which resulted in a losseless data compression which is 50% lower in bus traffic bandwidth, and also 15% lower on dynamic image prcoessing's power consumptions! It is designed to meet strict compliance with the TEE architecture, to meet safety regulations. It offer chip-level security  which protects data integrity and prevents unauthorised network access! This is made possible by the combination of software and hardware to offer this top-line security level! An outstanding feature of the Surge S1 SoC, is that it allow baseband to be upgraded via OTA!
Highlight of Specifications
  • Powered by Surge S1, octa-core 64-bit processor (2.2GHz quad-core A53 + 1.4GHz quad-core A53)
  • 5.15” display, 550-nit brightness, 2048 brightness levels with ultra-precise backlight controls
  • Slim and light premium metal body: 132g and 7.09mm thin
  • 2860mAh battery; 9V/2A fast charging
  • 3GB + 64GB, dual-channel LPDDR3 + eMMC5.0
  • 1.25 micron pixel size, ultra light-sensitive 12MP camera
  • Single-frame HDR
  • Front fingerprint sensor

Mi 5X



The Mi 5X was released on the 26-Jul-2017, and at the heart of the the Mi 5X, housed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, and equipped with a massive 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory storage. It feature a dual lenses camera and a smiliar ISP as the latest Mi 6 flagship! It also equips with high-quality audio, enjoy your favorite music with it. It has DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm in order to improve the headphone speaker output along with the Standalone audio amplifier. It is the second Mi flagship devices which equipped with a hybrid 3-chose-2 SIM/SD-slot tray! (The first was the Mi 4S)

Highlight of Specifications
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 Octa-core processor 2.0 Ghz Cortex-A53
  • Adreno 506, 650 Mhz
  • 4GB of RAM LPDDR3
  • 5.5-inch LTPS FHD display, 403 PPI, 450 Nit Brightness
  • 64GB of storage
  • 12-megapixel dual rear camera, F/2.2 lens 5-chip lens Wide Angle Camera, F/2.6 5-piece lens PDAF support Telephoto Lens
  • 5-megapixel front camera with 1080p recording
  • Dual SIM (nano sim size), Micro SD sim 2 slot capability supports up to 128GB
  • 3080mAh battery

QUICK COMPARISON