Review Xiaomi Mi 5X 4GB+64GB ROM

September 25th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1, GearBest reviews and coupons, Xiaomi Tags: ,

When talking about the fifth-gen Mi phones, plenty of think they need to appear and act identically. But all models in this line differ in each most. The Mi 5X is with no exception.

Technical specifications

Display: 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 Pixel LTPS FHD screen, 450nit brightness, 403ppi
CPU: Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core
System: MIUI 8
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 12.0MP + 12.0MP back cameras
Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Infrared Radiation, Proximity Sensor, Touch Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. Nano SIM + Nano SIM
Bluetooth: 4.2
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz CDMA BC0 / CDMA EVDO BC0
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8 TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41


As for appearance, the Xiaomi Mi 5X has nothing common with the Mi 5C. Generally, the Mi 5X design is one of those features that confuse us making to think we are dealing with a top-notch model. In comparison to the Xiaomi Mi 5C this phone is greater. But this is not the perfect word to describe this handset. It’s much better to use Lei Jun’s words said at the meeting – this is a trend design.

This gadget belongs to the category of budget smartphones and t arrives with a steel frame using sandblasting process. The latter provides pretty appreciating feeling and with no fingerprint can be left on it. Because of to a 2.5D arc glass curvature and the rounded edges the Mi 5X can be held in hands for a long time and you’ll not take tired even at the long-term single-hand operations.

The phone can be called thin and fairly light. It arrives with only 7.3mm thickness and weighs 165 grams.

The Xiaomi Mi 5X sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display made by Pegasus which includes the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.
It provides good viewing performance thanks to a pixel density of 403ppi, 450nit adjustable up to 1nit, and tons of customization features. Say, you can adjust the present colour temperature, effects, eye-protecting mode, and Therefore on.

The proximity sensor, 5MP front shooter, and a speaker are located above the display.

The standard three Android buttons are placed Here the display. They are backlight.

The rear of the cameraphone showcases the Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with a one-piece metallic back display. There are 3 color-options which include rose gold, champagne gold, and black. But due to a great design and build excellent the antenna ribbons are almost unnoticeable. By the way, the Xiaomi Mi 5X uses dual-U-shaped antenna design.

The dual-camera accompanied with dual-LED flash lights is placed on the left upper corner. The digital camera lens is a bit higher than the frame. However because of to a polished steel ring they are protected when the phone lies face-up. The fingerprint sensor is on the rear as well. However I am not likely to discuss whether it’s much better to place on front or back because it’s matter of taste and use habits.

Though the sensor placement appears identical to the Xiaomi Mi 6, the rest of design and style elements differ in the last flagship of the manufacturer. Say, the Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with the regular 3.5mm audio jack. It’s on the bottom along with a noise cancellation microphone, USB Type-C port, and a speaker.
Same I could tell about audio out. Really great sound performance!

An additional microphone is on the top along with an infrared camera sensor allowing users to use the smartphone as a remote control of home appliances.

At last, the energy button and the quantity rocker are on the right, while the SIM card tray is on the left.

Xiaomi Mi 5X Performance

The Xiaomi Mi 5X is a Snapdragon 625 chip, what is famous as the most strong SoC among budget phones.
The Qualcomm Sd 625 chip uses an octa-core A53 architecture that runs on 14nm technology process. This means we are dealing with an optimized SoC in terms of power consumption, heat and life. The initially bunch of bigger cores clock at 2.0GHz frequency. It supports fast charger and 4K video recording. The graphics card carries a model quantity of Adreno 506. Of course, numerous could wonder why Xiaomi has chosen this chip instead of Snapdragon 660. However the latter is in the exclusive period thanks to telephones these types of as the Oppo R11 and Oppo R11 Plus. Also, the higher variant of this smartphone is gossiped to arrive with the SND660 in the nearest future. So the SND625 is the perfect suggests in the market presently. The Xiaomi Mi 5X is Additionally packed with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM.

The aforementioned hardware helps the device to showcase decent results in terms of experience. It scores more than 60k at AnTuTu. This result can’t be compared with phones running on the Snapdragon 835. However in comparison to other chips in the exact category, the SND625 is the absolute champion.

The score in Geekbench is:

As for world testing, the Xiaomi Mi 5X was able to provide good gaming performance at the most games.

Xiaomi Mi 5X Battery

The cameraphone is packed with a large capacity battery of 3080mAh. However it was disappointing after we saw a regular 5V2A (10W) power adapter indoor the box. Though plenty of telephones still arrive with this adapter, in comparison to 15W adapters it appears a bit weaker. On one hand, theoretically the Mi 5X need to support higher energy charging head, however with no one from Xiaomi confirms this.

Anyway, after we were testing the device, there was remaining only 3% of energy. When half an hour it reached to 26%. And the smartphone was fully charged in 123 minutes only.

As for power consumption, we held a typical test whenever doing different actions on the phone during 30 minutes. As a result, there was remaining 56% of power after 4 hours of testing.

Xiaomi Mi 5X Camera

This handset uses ‘wide-angle + telephoto’ dual 12MP digital camera configuration with dual-zoom feature. Having said that, the digital camera sensors are not the exact same (Mi 6: IMX 386 + S5K3M3; Mi 5X: OV12A10 + OV13880).

The OV12A10 is OV’s new sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, 26mm focal length, 1/2.8 inches area, and a single pixel area of 1.25?m. The next scanner is the OV13880 with a focal length of 50mm. Due to this configuration the camera supports double optical zoom, portrait blur feature, up to 4K30fps video capture, etc.

Look out the photo samples below to find out how the Mi 5X images. Personally, I think this is one of the perfect offers in the budget market in terms of camera overall performance.

Here is some night pics:

Also, Look out the double optical zoom effect.

One of the best functions of the Xiaomi Mi 5X scanner is the portrait mode with its optimized algorithm. The recognition of details is too accurate. And though there are some rough blurred details, generally, it reveals quite good-looking DOF effect.

As for the night photos, it’s difficult to say the sensors do which required. In low-light condition images the camera noise reduction capability is acceptable, however in the complex scenes, a visible noise will look. But the white balance is proper in the night time pics.

And here is some 1080p videos:

Currently, the Xiaomi Mi 5X yet runs on MIUI8 based on Android 7.1 and has only English and Chinese language. But the good news is that tyou can unlock bootloader and flash your favorite ROM. I recommend ROM. Or just wait for update.


SND625 chip


Front digital camera

You can buy this Xiaomi Mi 5X phone from HERE

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