Hi, Giktayms! Recently, Xiaomi has so actively stormed the market for premium smartphones
that everyone seems to have forgotten what this favorite Chinese company was actually starting with. And in order to please those for whom Xiaomi is primarily associated with affordable devices, the company presented a state employee Mi 5X at a special event in China, who has quite a flagship habits, but at the same time a very “tasty” price.
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First of all, it is necessary to note the presence of a dual 12-megapixel camera (wide-angle and telephoto module) - exactly the same one that is installed in the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6
, so video at least in 1080p, at least in 4K can be recorded without problems. The case of the Mi 5X is made of a single piece of aluminum, which is rarely seen in smartphones in the budget segment. For a selfie, a 5-megapixel camera was left with advanced shooting capabilities at night, so it’s fine for parties.Filmed on the main camera Mi 5XFilmed on the main camera Mi 5X
Most of the front panel is occupied by a 5.5-inch LTPS-display with a resolution of Full HD (403 ppi, 450 nits), 2.5D glass with curved edges, below are the control buttons. Under the "hood" - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, graphics Adreno 506, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal, while the smartphone supports microSD memory cards with capacities up to 128 GB. On the film library is enough, many, and 64 GB of memory is often enough. In the role of the processor, many were waiting for the Surge S1 or Snapdragon 652/653, but then Xiaomi would not be able to keep the price at the right level, besides the 625 can be considered an acceptable alternative. The strategy of Xiaomi allows you to achieve lower prices for components - in this case, the processor, to then reflect this on the final cost of the device. For the same reason, the Helio X30 did not reach the Mi 5X either.
The smartphone supports simultaneous operation of two SIM-cards, G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and GLONASS. From the ports - already familiar USB Type-C and ... 3.5 mm audio jack, here I must say to the manufacturer thanks that the state employee did not inherit the absence of a mini-jack from the flagship Mi 6. Although if you look closely, many design elements of the Mi 5X were previously found in expensive smartphones Xiaomi.
In addition to the dual camera, a fingerprint scanner is located on the back of the device (nowadays it’s not a luxury, but a necessity), as well as a dual LED flash. It all works under the operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a new branded MIUI 9 shell. Dimensions and weight are generally standard for this category of smartphones - 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm, 165 grams.
The battery capacity is 3 080 mAh, there is support for fast charging at 5V / 2A. Here, for comparison, the battery capacity of Mi 6 and the flagships of other manufacturers and competitors.
Of the color options, the manufacturer offers the traditional black, "gold" and "pink gold." Most importantly, although the Mi 5X was presented as a matter of fact a few days ago, you can buy it now
, and even with a small discount.
To a certain extent, the Mi 5X can be compared with the same Mi 5S
bought out) - both have a metal case, although the novelty is noticeably heavier due to the increased dimensions - the display is 5.5 inches versus 5.15 inches in 5S. In terms of performance of the Mi 6
, of course - the absolute flagship with which state employees do not contend: Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB of RAM give their own. However, it costs twice as much, so here you can make the Mi 5X an indulgence.
Obviously, Xiaomi developed the Mi 5X for those who want to get the flagship's stuffing for reasonable money. Yes, you can say as much as you like that Snapdragon 625 is “old” and “not pulling”, but it will be quite enough for basic tasks. Yes, somewhere I would like “more”, somewhere “more powerful”, but with each such request you need to add 2-3 thousand rubles to the price. And the output will be a flagship, but not a state employee.
How do you like a new smartphone from Xiaomi? Let's discuss in the comments. By the way, you can read other posts about Xiaomi in our blog:
→ Summer releases Xiaomi
→ Not really smart, but very safe house from Xiaomi
→ Review Xiaomi Mi6
→ 6 new Xiaomi for all occasions