The newly released Xiaomi Mi 5S is an upgrade to the Xiaomi Mi 5. It features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, slightly more battery life, as well as the new highly rated 12MP Sony IM378 sensor.
Xiaomi Mi 5S sports a 5.15-inch IPS Display. The Display features 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with good brightness and deep black. Xiaomi Mi 5S offers a unibody design built on a durable metal alloy. Compared to the Mi5, the glass cover on the back has been removed to give a more metal feel. The smartphone offers a slim bezel and is available in Rose Gold, Gold, Deep Gray, or Silver.
Xiaomi Mi 5S sports the much talked about Sony IM378 sensor. It is the same 12 megapixels sensor on the Google Pixel, which was rated 89 by DxOMark the highest score by any smartphone camera.
The Camera sports dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, Panorama, auto-HDR, and 4k video recording. However, it lacks Optical Image Stabilisation, which is disappointing for a smartphone that wants to rub shoulders with other flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S7. Xiaomi Mi 5S has a 4 megapixels front facing camera for taking selfies.
Xiaomi Mi 5S offers top notch hardware. Inside, you get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 which offers two powerful dual-core processors clocked at up to 2.15GHz and 2.0GHz respectively. Xiaomi Mi 5S comes in two variants; one offering 64GB built-in storage with 3GB RAM and the other with 128GB built-in storage with 4GB RAM. It lacks a microSD slot, so has no support for memory cards.
Pricing and Availability
Xiaomi Mi 5S is not available in Nigeria. However, the smartphone is currently available on Gearbest with free international shipping. When available, you can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in Nigeria. Xiaomi Mi 5S Price in Nigeria should range from between #135,000 and #270,000, depending on your location in the country.
Xiaomi Mi 5S Specifications
- Platform: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), MiUI 8
- Processor: Quad-core Processor: 2.15GHz dual-core and 2.0GHz dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 821)
- GPU: Adreno 530
- Memory: 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM
- Colours: Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Gray
- Dimension: 145.6 x 70.3 x 8.3 mm with 145g
- SIM: Nano SIM, Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.15-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (428 ppi)
- Rear Camera: 12 MP Camera, Ultra HD 2160p Video, Autofocus, Dual-LED Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection,
- Smile Detection, Panorama, Auto-HDR
- Front Camera: 4MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 64GB (3GB RAM) or 128GB (4GB RAM)
- Memory Card Support: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- Battery: 3200 mAh Battery (non-removable)
- Fast Charging: Yes, charges to 83% capacity in just 30 minutes (QuickCharge 3.0)