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XiaoMi Mi5 64GB 4G Smartphone - INTERNATIONAL VERSION WHITE 195506001 MIUI 8 3GB RAM Snapdragon 820 64bit Quad Core 2.15GHz Fingerprint Sensor 16.0MP + 4.0MP Cameras Type-C Quick Charge 3.0 NFC Front Fingerprint Sensor 182.20 @ gearbest
XiaoMi Mi5 64GB 4G Smartphone  -  INTERNATIONAL VERSION  WHITE 195506001 MIUI 8 3GB RAM Snapdragon 820 64bit Quad Core 2.15GHz Fingerprint Sensor 16.0MP + 4.0MP Cameras Type-C Quick Charge 3.0 NFC Front Fingerprint Sensor 182.20 @ gearbest

XiaoMi Mi5 64GB 4G Smartphone - INTERNATIONAL VERSION WHITE 195506001 MIUI 8 3GB RAM Snapdragon 820 64bit Quad Core 2.15GHz Fingerprint Sensor 16.0MP + 4.0MP Cameras Type-C Quick Charge 3.0 NFC Front Fingerprint Sensor 182.20 @ gearbest

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Another price drop for the Mi5 this is a lot of phone for 182 quid no BAND 20 support before SAM comments

Main Features:

Display: 5.15 inch, 1920 x 1080 Pixel, 428 PPI

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64bit Quad Core

GPU: Adreno 530

System: MIUI 8

RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM

Rear Camera: Sony IMX298 sensor, 16MP 4-axis OIS camera, with PDAF and DTI technology

Front Camera: 2µm-pixel 4MP camera

Front Fingerprint Sensor

By pushing fingerprint sensor area, you can unlock your phone and enter into your app, safe and considerate design to protect your privacy and account security

Type-C:

USB Type-C adopts thinner design with stronger power transmission and faster charging speed. Its advantage is the two-sides available design, which makes you use it as you please

Full feature NFC:

In addition to swiping your phone to make payments, full-feature NFC makes life easy with bus or subway transactions and recharges.

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£175.04 with discount code: MI564G
3% Quidco cashback (for new customers)
- Crossbow

66 Comments

great phone for those who are not on 02 . but it is only 1 band of 4G they cannot access ?

I have this in gold and bought it at this price maybe Christmas time? Should have dropped by now right..?

The phone itself is pretty good. However there are a few software bugs which is very tedious-

* battery save app is great but has issues with alarm clock apps and turns them off. Also it doesn't refresh GPS as often with this same bug, ok for Google maps etc, not ok for itracks (real time speed tracking).

* rooting isn't the most straightforward and support isn't quite there on the forums,

* fingerprint doesn't work very well in horizontal position.
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 12th May

I have this phone and it is great. the battery saver App did cause me some problems to begin with but once you found all the options it is actually excellent as you can control which apps can do what in the background, you can exclude the clock from any restrictions which will let it work normally. the only thing I find annoying is that the 4g where I work appears to be band 20 because my connection is crap and almost unusable there, everywhere else is ok. I'm on Vodafone but will be changing to 3 in the hope that that's better

My fingerprint is fine, how weird. I have heard that there are 2 models, a lesser LGD model and a better JDI model and both use very different drivers.

Code MI564G brings it down to £175.04, pay in dollars with a special credit card that has a perfect exchange rate / no foreign transaction fee and it could be as low as £169. Credit to kimovil.com/en/…4gb

I would probably bite if it came down to £150. Generally happy with my Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 though.

What's the difference between this international version and this version that comes with the official global ROM? https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi5-5_15-inch-3GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4G-Smartphone-p-1038075.html
With coupons from the newsletter plus quidco, the one on banggood could come down to around £165

sirhobo

What's the difference between this international version and this version … What's the difference between this international version and this version that comes with the official global ROM? https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi5-5_15-inch-3GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4G-Smartphone-p-1038075.htmlWith coupons from the newsletter plus quidco, the one on banggood could come down to around £165



​Official Global ROM is the one you want

Original Poster

sirhobo

What's the difference between this international version and this version … What's the difference between this international version and this version that comes with the official global ROM? https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi5-5_15-inch-3GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4G-Smartphone-p-1038075.htmlWith coupons from the newsletter plus quidco, the one on banggood could come down to around £165


Think they are the same in the gearbest description it says The ROM on this Phone supports OTA and is multi language. It is original and international ROM and the bangood says This Xiaomi Mi5 comes with Official Global ROM + OTA Upgrade. if unsure ask them

Had mine a month. Love it. Very fast and does everything I want. Still exploring some of the facilities. The camera takes good pics

How does this compare to the Redmi Note 4?
Edited by: "audin" 12th May

Original Poster

Haighy

Had mine a month. Love it. Very fast and does everything I want. Still … Had mine a month. Love it. Very fast and does everything I want. Still exploring some of the facilities. The camera takes good pics


Did you buy it off gearbest if yes what is the miui 8 version if you dont mind checking thanks

audin

How does this compare to the Note 4?



I'm torn between the mi5, mi5s or the note 4...

Original Poster

audin

How does this compare to the Note 4?


what note 4 are you on about if you mean the xiaomi redmi note 4 this is in a different league but no band 20 so no 4g on O2 ,tesco etc this time last year this was xiaomi flagship

BUCKUM2

what note 4 are you on about if you mean the xiaomi redmi note 4 this is … what note 4 are you on about if you mean the xiaomi redmi note 4 this is in a different league but no band 20 so no 4g on O2 ,tesco etc this time last year this was xiaomi flagship



Redmi. In real terms what is the benefit of paying more for the Mi5?

Very tempted but already bought Mi5 Pro for £250 from Geekbuying. Voted Hot

Original Poster

It is a much faster phone antutu scores 136,000 note 4 73,000 better graphics processor so excellent for gaming much better camera screen is 5.15 inch note is 5.5 inch the note 4 can use sd card upto 128gb no sd card on Mi5 they are both excellent phones depends on what u want it for

Bought mine from gearbeast 2 weeks ago for £198 or there abouts. Paid extra £1 something for quicker delivery. Arrived from China via Yodel in 7 working days from ordering.

The phone came with official global rom and have since upgraded OTA to 8.2 which has latest version of android. There is no uk locale setting which is abit strange and there are loads of european countries missing. I changed mine to India and got the updates straight away although the download is painfully slow.

All in all very happy with the phone, it seems abit light to hold and is very slipperly but performs beautifully and the screen quality really stands out.

Original Poster

masai

Bought mine from gearbeast 2 weeks ago for £198 or there abouts. Paid … Bought mine from gearbeast 2 weeks ago for £198 or there abouts. Paid extra £1 something for quicker delivery. Arrived from China via Yodel in 7 working days from ordering. The phone came with official global rom and have since upgraded OTA to 8.2 which has latest version of android. There is no uk locale setting which is abit strange and there are loads of european countries missing. I changed mine to India and got the updates straight away although the download is painfully slow. All in all very happy with the phone, it seems abit light to hold and is very slipperly but performs beautifully and the screen quality really stands out.


did you have to pay any customs on it what did they put value of it and was it standard shipping 5-10 days at 1.20 you used

BUCKUM2

It is a much faster phone antutu scores 136,000 note 4 73,000 better … It is a much faster phone antutu scores 136,000 note 4 73,000 better graphics processor so excellent for gaming much better camera screen is 5.15 inch note is 5.5 inch the note 4 can use sd card upto 128gb no sd card on Mi5 they are both excellent phones depends on what u want it for



Thanks. Both seem brilliant options. Still undecided between the Mi5 & the Redmi Note 4. Worried that 5.5" may be too big for a phone!

I have a redmi note 4 and it's absolutely amazing, beats my old LG 4 by miles both quality and performance. I guess this one is even better so fantastic deal!

Adam_90

Thanks. Both seem brilliant options. Still undecided between the Mi5 & … Thanks. Both seem brilliant options. Still undecided between the Mi5 & the Redmi Note 4. Worried that 5.5" may be too big for a phone!



The wife's got a Redmi Note 4 and she doesn't find it too big. Nice size IMO.

mr.zoli

I have a redmi note 4 and it's absolutely amazing, beats my old LG 4 by … I have a redmi note 4 and it's absolutely amazing, beats my old LG 4 by miles both quality and performance. I guess this one is even better so fantastic deal!



I'm still umming and arring about swapping my G4 for a Note 4, can't make my mind up!

Adam_90

Thanks. Both seem brilliant options. Still undecided between the Mi5 & … Thanks. Both seem brilliant options. Still undecided between the Mi5 & the Redmi Note 4. Worried that 5.5" may be too big for a phone!



What's your current phone? You can compare actual physical size with it, the Mi5 & the RN4 (& virtually any other well-known phone) after using the 'Calibrate' & 'View side by side' features at: phonearena.com/pho…055

audin

I'm still umming and arring about swapping my G4 for a Note 4, can't make … I'm still umming and arring about swapping my G4 for a Note 4, can't make my mind up!



​Buy it. It's not like you are selling a kidney.

Crossbow

What's your current phone? You can compare actual physical size with it, … What's your current phone? You can compare actual physical size with it, the Mi5 & the RN4 (& virtually any other well-known phone) after using the 'Calibrate' & 'View side by side' features at: http://www.phonearena.com/phones/size/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-4,Xiaomi-Mi-5/phones/10212,9055



Thanks for that! Current phone is Sony Xperia Z3. Had it for over 2.5 years now so think it's time for a change.

audin

I'm still umming and arring about swapping my G4 for a Note 4, can't make … I'm still umming and arring about swapping my G4 for a Note 4, can't make my mind up!



If that's the LG G4, the camera on the Note 4 (assuming it's the Xiaomi, not Samsung) is nowhere near as good. Or, does this not bother you?

audin

I'm still umming and arring about swapping my G4 for a Note 4, can't make … I'm still umming and arring about swapping my G4 for a Note 4, can't make my mind up!


I bought the note 4 for my teenage lad who is difficult to please. He had a G4 but loves the Note 4 as it performs well but loves the fact that the battery lasts longer than the G4. I like the screen size as well 5.5" very useful.

what's the difference between the Mi5 and the Mi5s?

nokiae71

what's the difference between the Mi5 and the Mi5s?



There's a Mi5s Plus version too with dual-rear cameras - spec differences between the 3 here:
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?&&idPhone1=6948&idPhone2=7260&idPhone3=8350

Let us know if you need to discuss any of the specs.
Edited by: "Crossbow" 12th May

Original Poster

nokiae71

what's the difference between the Mi5 and the Mi5s?


The Mi5 has a snapdragon 820 soc and adreno 530 gpu the Mi5s has a slightly faster soc snapdragon 821 with adreno 530 gpu these are both 5.15 inch phones then there's th Mi5s plus which is the same as Mi5s but 5.7 inch and has dual camera also i believe the Mi5 has a glass back while the Mi5s have metal backs

Edited by: "BUCKUM2" 12th May

Tempted...currently on a OnePlus One that's beginning to give up on life...randomly switches off every week or so and the battery's shot. But I'd prefer something the size of the Z5 compact with modern hardware...bleh
Edited by: "Boopop" 12th May

Crossbow

If that's the LG G4, the camera on the Note 4 (assuming it's the Xiaomi, … If that's the LG G4, the camera on the Note 4 (assuming it's the Xiaomi, not Samsung) is nowhere near as good. Or, does this not bother you?



That's the only thing stopping me, I love the camera on the G4 and I use it a lot. Not sure I could bring myself to part with it.

Thanks, been looking for something to replace my Xperia Z3C, 16gb internal memory is not enough, even with apps set to install on SD card it is still constantly full, plus the battery life seems to be dropping with every update.

Got it for £172.53 using the code and paying via paypal using a Curve card.
Edited by: "Dayksa" 12th May

BUCKUM2

did you have to pay any customs on it what did they put value of it and … did you have to pay any customs on it what did they put value of it and was it standard shipping 5-10 days at 1.20 you used



No.
Don't know, didnt look.
Yes.

I like that the camera has OIS. I don't think many do for this price. Even my nearly 4 year old LG G2 has OIS and an excellent camera.

Still undecided between this and the Note 4 aahhh

BUCKUM2

It is a much faster phone antutu scores 136,000 note 4 73,000 better … It is a much faster phone antutu scores 136,000 note 4 73,000 better graphics processor so excellent for gaming much better camera screen is 5.15 inch note is 5.5 inch the note 4 can use sd card upto 128gb no sd card on Mi5 they are both excellent phones depends on what u want it for


This phone scores better in benchmark scores but in real world usage the Note 4 is faultless and never slows down for anything.

The Note 4 Global edition having official firmware and band 20 is an absolutely massive plus in my opinion.

Adam_90

Still undecided between this and the Note 4 aahhh


Review for the Redmi Note 4 global edition - it is reviewed here as the Redmi Note 4x they are the exact same phone.

youtu.be/P5l…-SI

is the camera on this better than honor 7?
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