Xiaomi Mi5 5.15-inch 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 4G White Smartphone £179.52 @ BangGood - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
429

Xiaomi Mi5 5.15-inch 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 4G White Smartphone £179.52 @ BangGood

£179.52 @ BangGood
I have been shopping round at various of these Chinese smartphones and this comes out on top with performance and build quality. Ive ordered one as they look excellent. Its only in white but I prefer … Read More
simplicity96 Avatar
3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago
I have been shopping round at various of these Chinese smartphones and this comes out on top with performance and build quality. Ive ordered one as they look excellent. Its only in white but I prefer that over the gold version at least anyhow. Bargain price and im tired of brands like HTC and Samsung letting me down.

Here is a bit of spec -

CPU 64-bit, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad Core, 1.8GHz
GPU Adreno 530, 510MHz
RAM 3GB LPDDR4 1333MHz
ROM 32GB UFS2.0
Screen size 5.15 inch
Screen resolution 1920*1080 Pixel FHD
Network
Wireless connectiveity CDMA, GSM, 4G, 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth
Frequency 2G: GSM 2/3/5/8; CDMA (BC0 / BC1)
3G: WCDMA B1/2/5/8; TD-SCDMA: B34/39, CDMA (BC0 / BC1)
4G: FDD-LTE B1/3/7(1800/2100/2600MHz), TDD-LTE:38/39/40/41
Bluetooth Yes, 4.2, Bluetooth HDI
WiFi Yes, Dual Band WIFI, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO techniques have, WiFi Display, WiFi Direct
GPS Yes, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou Navigation System
Camera
Camera type Dual cameras (one front one back)
simplicity96 Avatar
3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago
Options

Top Comments

(1)
7 Likes
I have an LG G4 and I can honestly say that I haven't seen a phones yet that would persuade me to change. None of the 2016 "flagships" impressed me, it was all art for art's sake with them with eye watering prices attached. When I do decide on a change it will need to be something special and at a realistic price. So far I'm looking towards the the Chinese market again, after a 4 year break. The UMi Z looks pretty good and under £200 as well.

All Comments

(122) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
for this phone it seems like a pretty average price to me
4 Likes #2
Well you see I checked and struggled to find it anywhere else much below £200 and even on here its time between when it gets this low in price for this model in particular.
2 Likes #3
Roughly same price at aliexpress with official global ROM which would update OTA. Banggood put their custom ROM on xiaomi phones.
7 Likes #4
I have an LG G4 and I can honestly say that I haven't seen a phones yet that would persuade me to change. None of the 2016 "flagships" impressed me, it was all art for art's sake with them with eye watering prices attached. When I do decide on a change it will need to be something special and at a realistic price. So far I'm looking towards the the Chinese market again, after a 4 year break. The UMi Z looks pretty good and under £200 as well.
2 Likes #5
I've had a Xiaomi Mi5 phone since October last year and can honestly say it's the best phone I've ever owned. The specs are top end and the build quality to me is what you would expect from a phone 3 times the price. as someone pointed out though, you would be better to order from Aliexpress which most sellers on there ship it with the official global ROM so you can be sure you get regular updates.

Oh and also before the B20 brigade jump in I'll tell you it doesn't support Band 20 for 4G if that kind of thing bothers you. I'm on Three network and personally I've never used 4G on any of my phone's as I find 3G perfectly fast enough for my day to day use.
1 Like #6
Totally agree. I was a bit apprehensive about ordering this phone due to being Chinese and possible issues etc...... but I went ahead and brought the Global Edition from Geekbuying for 175 and it really is the nuts. I was so impressed that I ordered one for the missus who also loves the phone.

Quality is excellent, runs extremely fast and I'm on Three network so the 4G works fine and have constant speeds over 50Meg.
#7
How does this phone compare to my Sony Z3? My phone really overheated while in Florida, while my battery no longet lasts a day, so thinking of what phone to get next.
#8
bazza7676
How does this phone compare to my Sony Z3? My phone really overheated while in Florida, while my battery no longet lasts a day, so thinking of what phone to get next.
I was looking at either the zuk z2 or the mi5. Went with the zuk, as it was small and a better price
Both great alternatives to the z3, I reckon you'll be be happy with either.
#9
Can you extend the storage on these?
1 Like #10
mickrick
I have an LG G4 and I can honestly say that I haven't seen a phones yet that would persuade me to change. None of the 2016 "flagships" impressed me, it was all art for art's sake with them with eye watering prices attached. When I do decide on a change it will need to be something special and at a realistic price. So far I'm looking towards the the Chinese market again, after a 4 year break. The UMi Z looks pretty good and under £200 as well.

... until it bootloops.
#11
pspr33
mickrick
I have an LG G4 and I can honestly say that I haven't seen a phones yet that would persuade me to change. None of the 2016 "flagships" impressed me, it was all art for art's sake with them with eye watering prices attached. When I do decide on a change it will need to be something special and at a realistic price. So far I'm looking towards the the Chinese market again, after a 4 year break. The UMi Z looks pretty good and under £200 as well.
... until it bootloops.

Yep, mine just bootlooped on month 13, so out of warranty. They were up for repairing free of charge until they found out I had unlocked the bootloader. Damn.

Frustrating xiaomi don't have a European presence.
#13
solid
bazza7676
How does this phone compare to my Sony Z3? My phone really overheated while in Florida, while my battery no longet lasts a day, so thinking of what phone to get next.
I was looking at either the zuk z2 or the mi5. Went with the zuk, as it was small and a better price
Both great alternatives to the z3, I reckon you'll be be happy with either.

Cool, what's the camera like in these type of phones?
#14
tatdownsarf
pspr33
mickrick
I have an LG G4 and I can honestly say that I haven't seen a phones yet that would persuade me to change. None of the 2016 "flagships" impressed me, it was all art for art's sake with them with eye watering prices attached. When I do decide on a change it will need to be something special and at a realistic price. So far I'm looking towards the the Chinese market again, after a 4 year break. The UMi Z looks pretty good and under £200 as well.
... until it bootloops.
Yep, mine just bootlooped on month 13, so out of warranty. They were up for repairing free of charge until they found out I had unlocked the bootloader. Damn.
Frustrating xiaomi don't have a European presence.

Same with me. Now I have a lovely looking paperweight sitting around. I couldn't find anyone who would repair it and couldn't find the part for a decent price anywhere so I ended up going for the Redmi Note 4. I prefer it to the G4, the only thing I miss from the G4 is the camera.
1 Like #15

Geekbuying can have issues with shipping. See the Mi Max thread on here (can't find the link, sorry!). Some people waited over a month before their phone was even shipped!
Also, we're fast approaching Chinese New Year when the whole of China stops for 2 weeks (even the post office). It's a very good idea not to order anything just before or for a couple of weeks after!
2 Likes #16
Brillant phone...just got one at christmas time. Build quality is excellent, was expecting cheap plastic but it has a solid metal surround and tough back. The performance is amazing too, so fast and all tasks done in an instant. Love the fingerprint unlock and battery last 2 days and thats on high use.
#17
steve1221

Geekbuying can have issues with shipping. See the Mi Max thread on here (can't find the link, sorry!). Some people waited over a month before their phone was even shipped!
Also, we're fast approaching Chinese New Year when the whole of China stops for 2 weeks (even the post office). It's a very good idea not to order anything just before or for a couple of weeks after!


It is a better price, also its the phone id go for as it has the global ROM preinstalled. This means Google play store and Google services out of the box and it will update OTA as well.
#18
badboyofrock
steve1221
Geekbuying can have issues with shipping. See the Mi Max thread on here (can't find the link, sorry!). Some people waited over a month before their phone was even shipped!
Also, we're fast approaching Chinese New Year when the whole of China stops for 2 weeks (even the post office). It's a very good idea not to order anything just before or for a couple of weeks after!
It is a better price, also its the phone id go for as it has the global ROM preinstalled. This means Google play store and Google services out of the box and it will update OTA as well.

If you're willing to take a hit on price would you say there's real benefits to ordering from geekbuyings Spain warehouse?
#19
Looks a very good phone if you can do without the 4G band 20 (800mhz) which O2 and Vodafone use and also Three for their SuperVoice/rural data coverage.

So still voting hot, but not for me I'm afraid.
1 Like #20
tatdownsarf
badboyofrock
steve1221
Geekbuying can have issues with shipping. See the Mi Max thread on here (can't find the link, sorry!). Some people waited over a month before their phone was even shipped!
Also, we're fast approaching Chinese New Year when the whole of China stops for 2 weeks (even the post office). It's a very good idea not to order anything just before or for a couple of weeks after!
It is a better price, also its the phone id go for as it has the global ROM preinstalled. This means Google play store and Google services out of the box and it will update OTA as well.

If you're willing to take a hit on price would you say there's real benefits to ordering from geekbuyings Spain warehouse?


The only benefit with ordering from Spain, imo, is that the package will get to you sooner. You also definitely won't be charged import duty etc. Bear in mind though, if you order from China, you'd be reaaaaaaalllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyy unlucky to be charged anyway. If it were me, I'd save the cash and order from China.
1 Like #21
tatdownsarf
badboyofrock
steve1221
Geekbuying can have issues with shipping. See the Mi Max thread on here (can't find the link, sorry!). Some people waited over a month before their phone was even shipped!
Also, we're fast approaching Chinese New Year when the whole of China stops for 2 weeks (even the post office). It's a very good idea not to order anything just before or for a couple of weeks after!
It is a better price, also its the phone id go for as it has the global ROM preinstalled. This means Google play store and Google services out of the box and it will update OTA as well.

If you're willing to take a hit on price would you say there's real benefits to ordering from geekbuyings Spain warehouse?


Also, see the deal I posted for this phone a few weeks ago. Same phone, but it has the global Rom installed, which means Google play installed out the box and no Chinese bloatware.
#22
I bought a Mi5 and it's the bissness .
Without going into drival mode I can't fault this phone at all battery excellent flat to full charge in less than 2 hours lasts 2 days with normal use or all day at high use the camera is instant and excellent quality . I bought mine from geek.com took 10 days approx to arrive but paid no tax,s on it U WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED UNLESS U R AN ANORAK
#23
solid
bazza7676
How does this phone compare to my Sony Z3? My phone really overheated while in Florida, while my battery no longet lasts a day, so thinking of what phone to get next.
I was looking at either the zuk z2 or the mi5. Went with the zuk, as it was small and a better price
Both great alternatives to the z3, I reckon you'll be be happy with either.
Camera is great for me. It's certainly not terrible by any stretch of the imagination. Better than mid range, but don't expect iPhone 7 or s7 quality
#24
pspr33

... until it bootloops.

It's a replacement for a bootlooper. So I should be be OK.
#25
Hi,
This or the lenovo p2?
#26
badboyofrock
steve1221
Geekbuying can have issues with shipping. See the Mi Max thread on here (can't find the link, sorry!). Some people waited over a month before their phone was even shipped!
Also, we're fast approaching Chinese New Year when the whole of China stops for 2 weeks (even the post office). It's a very good idea not to order anything just before or for a couple of weeks after!
It is a better price, also its the phone id go for as it has the global ROM preinstalled. This means Google play store and Google services out of the box and it will update OTA as well.

I ordered a Mi5 from geekbuying last week. Shipped the next day with tracking code. Maybe I'm lucky?
#27
mickrick
I have an LG G4 and I can honestly say that I haven't seen a phones yet that would persuade me to change. None of the 2016 "flagships" impressed me, it was all art for art's sake with them with eye watering prices attached. When I do decide on a change it will need to be something special and at a realistic price. So far I'm looking towards the the Chinese market again, after a 4 year break. The UMi Z looks pretty good and under £200 as well.
I liked the look of the umi z but it's a pretty average camera they have put in it
#28
Ean7v
I bought a Mi5 and it's the bissness .
Without going into drival mode I can't fault this phone at all battery excellent flat to full charge in less than 2 hours lasts 2 days with normal use or all day at high use the camera is instant and excellent quality . I bought mine from geek.com took 10 days approx to arrive but paid no tax,s on it U WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED UNLESS U R AN ANORAK
Which firmware version are you currently on ? Thanks
#29
I guess Sky Go doesn't work on these Chinese phones
1 Like #30
In my day, ROM meant "Read ONLY Memory". Does it mean something else now? Cos if it is read only, why do I need 32gb of it?
#31
chickdem
I guess Sky Go doesn't work on these Chinese phones

You question prompted me to check if sky go works on my xiaomi mi max - and it does, mine has the global rom.
#32
k0sh
In my day, ROM meant "Read ONLY Memory". Does it mean something else now? Cos if it is read only, why do I need 32gb of it?

It's 32GB NAND which you can definitely read and write too.

"Toshiba developed flash memory from EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) in the early 1980s and introduced it to the market in 1984. The two main types of flash memory are named after the NAND and NOR logic gates. The individual flash memory cells exhibit internal characteristics similar to those of the corresponding gates.

Whereas EPROMs had to be completely erased before being rewritten, NAND-type flash memory may be written and read in blocks (or pages) which are generally much smaller than the entire device. NOR-type flash allows a single machine word (byte) to be written—to an erased location—or read independently."
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory
#33
Infiltrator
chickdem
I guess Sky Go doesn't work on these Chinese phones

You question prompted me to check if sky go works on my xiaomi mi max - and it does, mine has the global rom.


That's kind of a deal breaker for me if Sky Go works on these Chinese brands
#34
Infiltrator
chickdem
I guess Sky Go doesn't work on these Chinese phones
You question prompted me to check if sky go works on my xiaomi mi max - and it does, mine has the global rom.
People have got all confused, I think because system updates became called 'ROMs' because they're not normally writable at runtime. This has now gone even further and people call all the non volatile memory 'ROM' instead of NVRAM or flash.
#35
k0sh
In my day, ROM meant "Read ONLY Memory". Does it mean something else now? Cos if it is read only, why do I need 32gb of it?


Just think of it as hard drive in a PC. It holds the os, programs and any data you put on it.
#36
Edmundo07
Brillant phone...just got one at christmas time. Build quality is excellent, was expecting cheap plastic but it has a solid metal surround and tough back. The performance is amazing too, so fast and all tasks done in an instant. Love the fingerprint unlock and battery last 2 days and thats on high use.

Tough back? Look on youtube bud, it's one of the most bendy phones out there. It snaps in two with very little pressure applied.

It may look nice and be from one of the better Chinese phone manufacterers but it's still not very well built and shockijg really given it's their flagship phone.
https://youtu.be/d2jav7UdQtE

To put into perspective how crappy this is, here's ths LG Leon which cost 29 quid from ow a few months ago.

https://youtu.be/LOgovkhJXBU

Edited By: supermann on Jan 15, 2017 16:17: lg
#37
tonksy18
I've had a Xiaomi Mi5 phone since October last year and can honestly say it's the best phone I've ever owned. The specs are top end and the build quality to me is what you would expect from a phone 3 times the price. as someone pointed out though, you would be better to order from Aliexpress which most sellers on there ship it with the official global ROM so you can be sure you get regular updates.

Oh and also before the B20 brigade jump in I'll tell you it doesn't support Band 20 for 4G if that kind of thing bothers you. I'm on Three network and personally I've never used 4G on any of my phone's as I find 3G perfectly fast enough for my day to day use.


The thing about 4G isn't just speed but that it eases congestion and can have more range. with 4g, even a poor signal can give decent transfer speeds.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!