Lei Jun’s Xiaomi Mi5 screenshot shows VoLTE, NFC and dual SIM


xiaomi mi5 volte screenshot

Xiaomi boss Lei Jun has posted another screenshot from his Xiaomi Mi5 sample showing the phone will feature VoLTE.

Lei Jun’s previous Xiaomi Mi5 related teasers have shown NFC and dual SIM support, along with some striking photo of a bird in flight. A new screen shot today confirms the inclusion of NFC and dual SIM support while also revelling that the Mi5 will feature VoLTE.

VoLTE, aka Voice Over LTE, is basically a way that carriers can get rid of their old 2G infrastructure by sending voice data over LTE. Benefits for the consumer include high definition call quality and battery battery life.

xiaomi mi5 screenshot

A more interesting feature that could be enabled with faster voice data transfer is realtime voice translation! This RCS (Rich Communications Services) feature isn’t likely to be seen for some time, but we will see an improvement in video conferencing and calls off the bat.

The Xiaomi Mi5 will be revealed in China and at MWC on the 24th Feb. The phone is believed to measure in at around 5.2-inches with 1920 x 1080 display, have a Snapdragon 820 chipset and a curved design.

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194 Comments

  1. VMortens
    February 19, 2016

    More teasing… Looks like only thing not being accurate in these fakes slides 2 days ago is going to camera parameters.

  2. Tajwar
    February 19, 2016

    Well the Redmi Note 3 pro already has VoLTE so it’s no surprise that the flagship would.

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      I was going to said that too.
      The problem is that the infos about the RN3 Pro are still incomplete and sometimes wrong.

      I’ve seen reviews(that’s how they call it) of the phone in which they state that it doesn’t have SD card support.

      For whoever is interested the Redmi Note 3 Pro has:

      SD Card slot / dual sim
      Volte
      IR blaster

      • Nico
        February 19, 2016

        Though decision to make, Redmi Note 3 Pro, Xiaomi MI5 or going for a budget phone like the Redmi 3 (offers a lot for the money) or Xiaomi MI4C. Just read somewhere that the price of the MI4C will get a 50$ cut just after the release of the MI5. Seriously, if the basic MI5 version is sold below 300€ through resellers I might be tempted to get one but I know I dream a lot :D.

        • Nilzie
          February 19, 2016

          The mi4c is 250 usd today. If it drops to 200 usd that will be the best phone for money ever to exist

          • Nico
            February 19, 2016

            You are right, the advanced MI4C at 200$ is a must have. Redmi 3 is a very good budget phone too. If the price of the MI4C decline to 200USD I will get it for sure it. Some shops have already started to make some offers on the MI4C which a positive sign. If the price remains the samen then I will go for the Note 3 Pro or the MI5 basic version if its price is not inflated too much.

        • MaxPower
          February 19, 2016

          Sorry to disappoint you but there’s no way the MI5 will cost €300 from resellers.
          The phone will cost in China 1999 CNY which equals to $325.

          That’s the basic version I’m talking about.

          Given that price in expecting reseller sell this one for about $400 (probably a little more during the first 2 months and less after it)

          The point is that you can’t be torn between the MI5 and Redmi3.
          They are two different phones for a very different price.

          It’s all about budget at the end.
          I understood that you like smaller display so just pick something between Redmi3 or MI4C.

          Redmi3 is priced at $160 right now (from reseller) while MI4C can go as low as $220 for the 16GB version.

          With Redmi3 you get a solid phone with big battery and SD card while the MI4C offer a very good camera and other premium features.

          If camera is one of your priorities then go with MI4C.

          • Nico
            February 19, 2016

            Thanks Max, definitely the basic will be much around 375€ 2 months after availability in the market. Millions of people are waiting for it so the demand is very high. Ibuygou will sell MI5 basic version at 400€+ at the beginning. Well my favorite size is 5.2″, MWC is pretty close and am sure many devices will be announced shortly with P10 SOC. Let’s wait and see, Redmi Note 3 Pro is still in my list with Redmi 3 and MI4C (if price decline in coming days). On paper Note 3 Pro is a killer on the paper, powerful device with a premium design at a competitive price.

        • balcobomber25
          February 19, 2016

          The best you will find the Mi5 for is about $380 (about 340 euro).

          • Nico
            February 19, 2016

            Thanks Balco, yeah you are right I am a bit too optimistic regarding prices. Xiaomi have to make some money too but resellers based on the demand will add a huge profit margin cos they know that millions of people worlwide would buy the MI5 without any hesitation. My best guess for the price after resellers would be around 375€. It is above my budget!!!!

      • Tajwar
        February 19, 2016

        I second everything you said.

      • Tajwar
        February 19, 2016

        That’s why I consult gsmarena for smartphone info as they are mostly (if not always) accurate.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 19, 2016

        IM INTERESTED but my pocket isnt :p

        • Tajwar
          February 19, 2016

          Smart wallet huh? what processor does it have?

          • Muhammad Yasir
            February 19, 2016

            frugalmaster 9000

        • MaxPower
          February 19, 2016

          This one will go down to $200 in like a month. It offers a lot for that price, believe me.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            February 20, 2016

            i kno … hell even for $300 it would still be a sweet deal … but that price tag would’ve hurt xiaomi.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 19, 2016

      how does it benefit u in daily use ?
      a few examples would be nice !

      • Tajwar
        February 19, 2016

        Better and faster call quality
        Voice and data at the same time
        Cool name
        Cool name

        • Muhammad Yasir
          February 19, 2016

          haha !

      • Tajwar
        February 19, 2016

        Although if I’m not wrong the carrier has to support it and it’s just better call quality and stuff nothing ground breaking

  3. David Košič
    February 19, 2016

    Oh look it’s looks exactly like the miui that their other phones use as well

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      MIUI is the same across all phones.

      • David Košič
        February 19, 2016

        I was being sarcastic.

        • balcobomber25
          February 19, 2016

          LOL. carry on then.

  4. MattD
    February 19, 2016

    For me (again, for ME) the most interesting thing about dual sim is that most likely it’s an hybrid slot… Better than nothing!

    • VMortens
      February 19, 2016

      Well, as long as basic version has 32GB of int.memory, it’s ok with me.

      • MattD
        February 19, 2016

        The more, the better! ?
        But yeah, most of us can live with 32gb (surely not with 16gb, I hope xiaomi have learnt at least that one)

  5. gaborgabor
    February 19, 2016

    VoLTE would be weak in Europe without FDD B20 800Mhz support

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      Actually it’s the opposite.

      Lower frequency means longer range but also slower speed.
      VoLTE works better with higher frequencies of LTE.

      If you can’t get to connect with a better band than 800 MHZ then forget about VoLTE.

      • gaborgabor
        February 21, 2016

        You are right about frequencies. I wanted to note that Xiaomi does not care about LTE B20, even it would be necessary in Europe. I hope it will change soon.

        • MaxPower
          February 21, 2016

          It’s not just Xiaomi.
          This is all about every Chinese brand that doesn’t operate in Europe.
          To add band 20 they have to pay the license fee and doesn’t make sense for them since they don’t sell in Europe.
          That worth for Xiaomi, Meizu, LeTV and so on.

          Huawei sells in Europe and they usually have Band20.
          If LTE is a priority then I would check their phones.

  6. Jasper Cz
    February 19, 2016

    Is this a ir remote App under tools?

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      Yes

      • Jasper Cz
        February 19, 2016

        Nice

        • balcobomber25
          February 19, 2016

          The IR blaster was one of my favorite features of the Mi4. I thought I would never use it but it’s so awesome being able to control all my devices with my phone.

          • MaxPower
            February 19, 2016

            I use it almost daily.
            Having a toddler means you can never find the remote.

            • balcobomber25
              February 19, 2016

              Yea I have 3 nieces and nephews (all under 5) which are always at the house and they love to play with remotes and hide them or throw them.

            • Marco Lancaster
              February 20, 2016

              Just borrow them your MX5, they probably will let the remote alone then. 😛

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              When the Mi5 comes out they can have it lol. I gotta say though the MX5 has survived a beating. My nephew picked it up and threw half away cross the room, not a scratch on it. I dropped it in a puddle of water, it was fully submerged for a good 3 seconds. Toweled it off and it was like nothing happened.

            • Tajwar
              February 19, 2016

              Yea when I cousin’s on my house my remotes mysteriously dissappear…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 19, 2016

      yay english translation !

  7. xi7
    February 19, 2016

    just a phone with a good CPU and wasting quality. I hope to get 1080p @ 120fps

  8. xi7
    February 19, 2016

    nothing new, any other brand can be equal. poor features and wasting quality

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      But yet your bragging about the SD820 G5…

      • xi7
        February 19, 2016

        yes, 2x 16mpx …. 1080p @ 60 / 120fps …. lg knows how to take the maximum hardware. mi5 still with 30fps, why need sd820 ?

        • balcobomber25
          February 19, 2016

          Where did you see it still has 30fps? Provide that link.

          • xi7
            February 19, 2016

            lol, search youtube … send me any video 60fps

            • balcobomber25
              February 19, 2016

              “search youtube”. When that is your answer it tells me everything I need to know.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              why ? you cant show it ? try deep web….

        • MaxPower
          February 19, 2016

          Hey kid, go play by LG’s forum.
          We don’t buy that crap here.
          For the same price we buy a MI5 and a new Vivo XShot. Just saying.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            February 19, 2016

            lol

          • xi7
            February 19, 2016

            vivo xshot lol… nice joke. dont cry with my lumia 1020 tnks. high-end camera ever. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eee70f4cb452016f2b8d672ea2d7bdfac989cae186f2ebd5fe5db4a9e1ac88c3.jpg

            dont cry plz. you cant make 2016 with vivo shot or mi5 ? sorry..

            • MaxPower
              February 20, 2016

              Is that you in the picture?

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              not just a representative Xiaomi

            • MaxPower
              February 20, 2016

              He did the other day, when you pathetically showed the picture of that cockroach thinking that was better. Lol.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              yes with 26mpx right ? hahah joke

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              yes with 26mpx right ? hahah pathetically you believed. clone project might have something original ? BWAHUAhah sorry for the picture lumia 1020 since 2013.

            • MaxPower
              February 20, 2016

              You know you’re only making yourself ridiculous.

              Google is your friend, just search and you’ll find out that Megapixels don’t make a camera good and you will also find out that Lumia camera wasn’t that great either, especially in low light conditions.

              But you keep bringing Zoomed images that worth nothing.
              I don’t find it amazing at all.
              I take great portrait pictures while you show your friend the black head of then skin. lol

              Enjoy taking pictures of cockroaches, if that makes you happy.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              I took all the pictures, sorry if you were not able with xiaomi

            • MaxPower
              February 20, 2016

              Those pictures are around the web.
              Like I said, Google is your friend.
              But I guess you like when people make fun of you. Carry on

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              you need get phone with real camera, kid should start with a LG.

              wanna real file ?

            • MaxPower
              February 20, 2016

              Too much bloatware on LG phones and awfully overpriced.
              If I had to spend that kinda of money I would go with either Samsung or HTC.

              Not to mention the design of LG.
              They are too ugly.

              Speaking of it… Did you see how ugly is the LG G5?
              Looks like an old Casio calculator lol
              http://www.androidauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/lg-g5-leak.jpg

              You can have it.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              nokia 808 design 2016 X_x

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              Wow is that ugly.

            • MaxPower
              February 20, 2016

              According to EvLeaks that’s the G5.
              He’s pretty reliable and actually he went to a lot of trouble for posting that pic.

              No wonder why LG is sinking.
              $700+ for that phone!
              I can buy a MI5 and a still good Samsung Note 4 for that money.

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              I do like that xi7 is so obsessed with video recording but then posts photographs from Google.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              the picture was bad and now was google?

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              The picture of the dog is all over google. The picture of the cockroach was terrible and was most likely yours.

            • xi7
              February 21, 2016

              low light and sun , both my pic with the best camera ever.

            • xi7
              February 21, 2016

              low light and sun , both my pic with the best camera ever.

            • balcobomber25
              February 21, 2016

              best camera ever? Maybe camera phone. But definitely not best camera, an entry level DSLR blows this out of the water.

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              LG has great cameras but they have one of the worst UI’s on Android, it’s loaded with bloat and crapware and the phones themselves are fugly.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              but Xiaomi will cost $ 500 to put 1080p @ 60fps / 120fps / 240fps?

              i have mi4c and redmi note 2 prime. 29.97fps with sacrifice.

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              Neither of those cost $500. The Mi4c can be bought right now for $200 and the Redmi 2 Prime for $100.

              You keep talking about how important 1080p/60 fps is but then an attempt to make your point you post photographs that have nothing to do with 1080p/60fps. You are all over the place.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              because it has not neither one nor the other

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              They aren’t $500 devices tho like you claim.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              you got it wrong about the price, I meant to 60fps would need to cost $ 500

            • MaxPower
              February 20, 2016

              You took the picture of the cockroach, i believe that.
              And I’m still laughing at it.

            • balcobomber25
              February 20, 2016

              That was quite funny!

            • Bailey
              February 20, 2016

              You seem to like to argue over specs when they are not all confirmed yet. When a few days ago the slide for the mi5 popped up most people smiled and agreed although having a 26mp camera would be nice we really didnt think it would happen. And alot agreed that a well optimised camera at 16mp would be great. Why are you in the China phone forum bragging about Lg? and telling everyone that the mi5 and vivo are poor quality most of us in here like phones that are based in China for alot of reason one being that Xiaomi make great quality phones for a price generally that big brands such as Lg & Samsung cant build at because there over head are to big. I am more impressed year after year at the quality that comes out of China and the build quality. Banging on and on about Lg is dumb beause they starting price for this phone is not going to be cheap and that not to say that Xiaomi cant compete because i believe they can even if there design of the mi5 is plain compared to the G5 dear lord i am truly glad that phone looks hideous.

            • xi7
              February 20, 2016

              I am not criticizing the hardware, Xiaomi, meizu, OnePlus is always using the good and the best. iam talking about lg g2 very old can make 1080@60fps video and xiaomi with strong cpu+memory+sensor was not able

            • Bailey
              February 21, 2016

              I was making a general point that some how you are almost acting as if the G5 is the second coming regardless of what each phone will have inside

            • xi7
              February 21, 2016

              I’m just commenting on a device with both new hardware and xiaomi staying with old functions

            • balcobomber25
              February 21, 2016

              And his point is you have no clue what “Functions” Xiaomi or LG is using. Neither phone has been released yet.

    • MinusPlusDivide
      February 20, 2016

      I’m so bore with your troll.

  9. VMortens
    February 19, 2016

    More teasing… Looks like only thing not being accurate in these fakes slides 2 days ago is going to camera parameters.

  10. Tajwar
    February 19, 2016

    Well the Redmi Note 3 pro already has VoLTE so it’s no surprise that the flagship would.

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      I was going to said that too.
      The problem is that the infos about the RN3 Pro are still incomplete and sometimes wrong.

      I’ve seen reviews(that’s how they call it) of the phone in which they state that it doesn’t have SD card support.

      For whoever is interested the Redmi Note 3 Pro has:

      SD Card slot / dual sim
      Volte
      IR blaster

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      Though decision to make, Redmi Note 3 Pro, Xiaomi MI5 or going for a budget phone like the Redmi 3 (offers a lot for the money) or Xiaomi MI4C. Just read somewhere that the price of the MI4C will get a 50$ cut just after the release of the MI5. Seriously, if the basic MI5 version is sold below 300€ through resellers I might be tempted to get one but I know I dream a lot :D.

    • Tajwar
      February 19, 2016

      I second everything you said.

    • Tajwar
      February 19, 2016

      That’s why I consult gsmarena for smartphone info as they are mostly (if not always) accurate.

    • Nilzie
      February 19, 2016

      The mi4c is 250 usd today. If it drops to 200 usd that will be the best phone for money ever to exist

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      You are right, the advanced MI4C at 200$ is a must have. Redmi 3 is a very good budget phone too. If the price of the MI4C decline to 200USD I will get it for sure it. Some shops have already started to make some offers on the MI4C which a positive sign. If the price remains the samen then I will go for the Note 3 Pro or the MI5 basic version if its price is not inflated too much.

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      Sorry to disappoint you but there’s no way the MI5 will cost €300 from resellers.
      The phone will cost in China 1999 CNY which equals to $325.

      That’s the basic version I’m talking about.

      Given that price in expecting reseller sell this one for about $400 (probably a little more during the first 2 months and less after it)

      The point is that you can’t be torn between the MI5 and Redmi3.
      They are two different phones for a very different price.

      It’s all about budget at the end.
      I understood that you like smaller display so just pick something between Redmi3 or MI4C.

      Redmi3 is priced at $160 right now (from reseller) while MI4C can go as low as $220 for the 16GB version.

      With Redmi3 you get a solid phone with big battery and SD card while the MI4C offer a very good camera and other premium features.

      If camera is one of your priorities then go with MI4C.

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      The best you will find the Mi5 for is about $380 (about 340 euro).

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      how does it benefit u in daily use ?
      a few examples would be nice !

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      IM INTERESTED but my pocket isnt :p

    • Tajwar
      February 19, 2016

      Better and faster call quality
      Voice and data at the same time
      Cool name
      Cool name

    • Tajwar
      February 19, 2016

      Smart wallet huh? what processor does it have?

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      frugalmaster 9000

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      haha !

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      Thanks Balco, yeah you are right I am a bit too optimistic regarding prices. Xiaomi have to make some money too but resellers based on the demand will add a huge profit margin cos they know that millions of people worlwide would buy the MI5 without any hesitation. My best guess for the price after resellers would be around 375€. It is above my budget!!!!

    • Tajwar
      February 19, 2016

      Although if I’m not wrong the carrier has to support it and it’s just better call quality and stuff nothing ground breaking

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      Thanks Max, definitely the basic will be much around 375€ 2 months after availability in the market. Millions of people are waiting for it so the demand is very high. Ibuygou will sell MI5 basic version at 400€+ at the beginning. Well my favorite size is 5.2″, MWC is pretty close and am sure many devices will be announced shortly with P10 SOC. Let’s wait and see, Redmi Note 3 Pro is still in my list with Redmi 3 and MI4C (if price decline in coming days). On paper Note 3 Pro is a killer on the paper, powerful device with a premium design at a competitive price.

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      This one will go down to $200 in like a month. It offers a lot for that price, believe me.

    • Guest
      February 20, 2016

      i kno … hell even for $300 it would still be a sweet deal … but that price tag would’ve hurt xiaomi.

  11. David Košič
    February 19, 2016

    Oh look it’s looks exactly like the miui that their other phones use as well

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      MIUI is the same across all phones.

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      LOL. carry on then.

  12. MattD
    February 19, 2016

    For me (again, for ME) the most interesting thing about dual sim is that most likely it’s an hybrid slot… Better than nothing!

    • VMortens
      February 19, 2016

      Well, as long as basic version has 32GB of int.memory, it’s ok with me.

    • MattD
      February 19, 2016

      The more, the better! 😁
      But yeah, most of us can live with 32gb (surely not with 16gb, I hope xiaomi have learnt at least that one)

  13. GBR2
    February 19, 2016

    VoLTE would be weak in Europe without FDD B20 800Mhz support

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      Actually it’s the opposite.

      Lower frequency means longer range but also slower speed.
      VoLTE works better with higher frequencies of LTE.

      If you can’t get to connect with a better band than 800 MHZ then forget about VoLTE.

    • GBR2
      February 21, 2016

      You are right about frequencies. I wanted to note that Xiaomi does not care about LTE B20, even it would be necessary in Europe. I hope it will change soon.

    • MaxPower
      February 21, 2016

      It’s not just Xiaomi.
      This is all about every Chinese brand that doesn’t operate in Europe.
      To add band 20 they have to pay the license fee and doesn’t make sense for them since they don’t sell in Europe.
      That worth for Xiaomi, Meizu, LeTV and so on.

      Huawei sells in Europe and they usually have Band20.
      If LTE is a priority then I would check their phones.

  14. Jasper Cz
    February 19, 2016

    Is this a ir remote App under tools?

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      Yes

    • Jasper Cz
      February 19, 2016

      Nice

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      The IR blaster was one of my favorite features of the Mi4. I thought I would never use it but it’s so awesome being able to control all my devices with my phone.

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      I use it almost daily.
      Having a toddler means you can never find the remote.

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      Yea I have 3 nieces and nephews (all under 5) which are always at the house and they love to play with remotes and hide them or throw them.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      yay english translation !

    • Tajwar
      February 19, 2016

      Yea when I cousin’s on my house my remotes mysteriously dissappear…

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 20, 2016

      Just borrow them your MX5, they probably will let the remote alone then. 😛

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      When the Mi5 comes out they can have it lol. I gotta say though the MX5 has survived a beating. My nephew picked it up and threw half away cross the room, not a scratch on it. I dropped it in a puddle of water, it was fully submerged for a good 3 seconds. Toweled it off and it was like nothing happened.

  15. xi7
    February 19, 2016

    nothing new, any other brand can be equal. poor features and wasting quality. i see the sd820 mi5 doing the same function of any sd810

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      But yet your bragging about the SD820 G5…

    • xi7
      February 19, 2016

      yes, 2x 16mpx …. 1080p @ 60 / 120fps …. lg knows how to take the maximum hardware. mi5 still with 30fps, why need sd820 ?

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016

      Where did you see it still has 30fps? Provide that link.

    • MaxPower
      February 19, 2016

      Hey kid, go play by LG’s forum.
      We don’t buy that crap here.
      For the same price we buy a MI5 and a new Vivo XShot. Just saying.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2016

      lol

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      lol, search youtube … send me any video 60fps 1080p, if cant.. send me meizumx5 or oneplus two…. no ? unable with high-end device why ?

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      vivo xshot lol… nice joke. dont cry with my lumia 1020 tnks. high-end camera ever.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      dont cry plz. you cant make 2016 with vivo shot or mi5 ? sorry..

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      “search youtube”. When that is your answer it tells me everything I need to know.

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      Is that you in the picture?

    • Guest
      February 20, 2016

      I’m so bore with your troll.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      just a representative Xiaomi, Hugo Barra can’t take better with latest xiaomi ?

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      why ? you cant show it ? try deep web….may find a prototype

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      He did the other day, when you pathetically showed the picture of that cockroach thinking that was better. Lol.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      yes with 26mpx right ? hahah pathetically you believed. clone project might have something original ? BWAHUAhah sorry for the picture lumia 1020 since 2013.

    • Bailey
      February 20, 2016

      You seem to like to argue over specs when they are not all confirmed yet. When a few days ago the slide for the mi5 popped up most people smiled and agreed although having a 26mp camera would be nice we really didnt think it would happen. And alot agreed that a well optimised camera at 16mp would be great. Why are you in the China phone forum bragging about Lg? and telling everyone that the mi5 and vivo are poor quality most of us in here like phones that are based in China for alot of reason one being that Xiaomi make great quality phones for a price generally that big brands such as Lg & Samsung cant build at because there over head are to big. I am more impressed year after year at the quality that comes out of China and the build quality. Banging on and on about Lg is dumb beause they starting price for this phone is not going to be cheap and that not to say that Xiaomi cant compete because i believe they can even if there design of the mi5 is plain compared to the G5 dear lord i am truly glad that phone looks hideous.

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016
    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      I am not criticizing the hardware, Xiaomi, meizu, OnePlus is always using the good and the best. iam talking about lg g2 very old can make 1080@60fps video and xiaomi with strong cpu+memory+sensor was not able

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      give up xaoboy !

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      You know you’re only making yourself ridiculous.

      Google is your friend, just search and you’ll find out that Megapixels don’t make a camera good and you will also find out that Lumia camera wasn’t that great either, especially in low light conditions.

      But you keep bringing Zoomed images that worth nothing.
      I don’t find it amazing at all.
      I take great portrait pictures while you show your friend the black head of then skin. lol

      Enjoy taking pictures of cockroaches, if that makes you happy.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      I took all the pictures, sorry if you were not able with xiaomi.

      cockroaches low light without flash
      stop joke plz, zoomed ? hahahaha you are lost.

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      Those pictures are around the web.
      Like I said, Google is your friend.
      But I guess you like when people make fun of you. Carry on

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      you need get phone with real camera, kid should start with a LG.

      wanna real file ? fly captured with zoom digital L1020, stop the cry now. send it to hugo barras because all zoom 4x xiaomi = trash.

      http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/2Ut5KSmh/file.html

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      Too much bloatware on LG phones and awfully overpriced.
      If I had to spend that kinda of money I would go with either Samsung or HTC.

      Not to mention the design of LG.
      They are too ugly.

      Speaking of it… Did you see how ugly is the LG G5?
      Looks like an old Casio calculator lol

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      You can have it.

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      You took the picture of the cockroach, i believe that.
      And I’m still laughing at it.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      That was quite funny!

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      LG has great cameras but they have one of the worst UI’s on Android, it’s loaded with bloat and crapware and the phones themselves are fugly. Not to mention how expensive they are. If Im going to spend $500+ on a phone it’s going to be a Vivo.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      nokia 808 design 2016 X_x

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      Wow is that ugly.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      but Xiaomi will cost $ 500 to put 1080p @ 60fps / 120fps / 240fps?

      i have mi4c and redmi note 2 prime. 29.97fps with sacrifice.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      Neither of those cost $500. The Mi4c can be bought right now for $200 and the Redmi 2 Prime for $100.

      You keep talking about how important 1080p/60 fps is but then an attempt to make your point you post photographs that have nothing to do with 1080p/60fps. You are all over the place.

    • MaxPower
      February 20, 2016

      According to EvLeaks that’s the G5.
      He’s pretty reliable and actually he went to a lot of trouble for posting that pic.

      No wonder why LG is sinking.
      $700+ for that phone!
      I can buy a MI5 and a still good Samsung Note 4 for that money.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      I do like that xi7 is so obsessed with video recording but then posts photographs from Google.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      because it has not neither one nor the other

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      They aren’t $500 devices tho like you claim.

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      you got it wrong about the price, I meant to 60fps would need to cost $ 500

    • xi7
      February 20, 2016

      the picture was bad and now was google?

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      The picture of the dog is all over google. The picture of the cockroach was terrible and was most likely yours.

    • Bailey
      February 21, 2016

      I was making a general point that some how you are almost acting as if the G5 is the second coming regardless of the specs of each phone.

    • xi7
      February 21, 2016

      I’m just commenting on a device with both new hardware and xiaomi staying with old functions

    • xi7
      February 21, 2016

      low light and sun , both my pic with the best camera ever.
      -what you say terrible was taken without flash with low light. tested with OnePlus2, mi4c, meizu mx5, in the same situation the image does not appear due to insufficient lighting.

      you do not know what to say to criticize this photo level

    • balcobomber25
      February 21, 2016

      And his point is you have no clue what “Functions” Xiaomi or LG is using. Neither phone has been released yet.

    • balcobomber25
      February 21, 2016

      best camera ever? Maybe camera phone. But definitely not best camera, an entry level DSLR blows this out of the water.

  16. Muhammad Yasir
    February 19, 2016

    Noice !

  17. Guest
    February 19, 2016

    Noice !

  18. Karly Johnston
    February 20, 2016

    Not much use if you only get 3G.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      My current phone only gets 3G, I am able to use it everyday in the US. All depends on your personal needs.

      • Karly Johnston
        February 20, 2016

        So you don’t get much use out of VoLTE, that is the point.

        • balcobomber25
          February 20, 2016

          Your comment didn’t mention VoLTE, just said “not much use”. The article was about more than just that.

          • Karly Johnston
            February 21, 2016

            It mentioned 3G so what else would you think it was talking about?

  19. Babidi
    February 20, 2016

    I think there is a typo, “Benefits for the consumer include high definition call quality and battery battery life.”
    I think you were trying to say “better battery life”

  20. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 20, 2016

    There’s something very Apple-ish about all of this. Probably has something to do with them teasing of all these “new” features when actually others have already had them for quite some time.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      They have always modeled themselves after Apple.

  21. Karly Johnston
    February 20, 2016

    Not much use if you only get 3G.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      My current phone only gets 3G, I am able to use it everyday in the US. All depends on your personal needs.

    • Karly Johnston
      February 20, 2016

      So you don’t get much use out of VoLTE, that is the point.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      Your comment didn’t mention VoLTE, just said “not much use”. The article was about more than just that.

      VoLTE itself is very limited right now anyways. Very few providers around the globe have actually adopted the technology.

    • Karly Johnston
      February 21, 2016

      It mentioned 3G so what else would you think it was talking about?

  22. Steven Fox
    February 20, 2016

    “battery battery life” 😀 Sounds like the lyrics to a Nicky Minaj song 😀
    Seriously, release the darn specs already!

  23. Babidi
    February 20, 2016

    I think there is a typo, “Benefits for the consumer include high definition call quality and battery battery life.”
    I think you were trying to say “better battery life”

  24. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 20, 2016

    There’s something very Apple-ish about all of this. Probably has something to do with them teasing of all these “new” features when actually others have already had them for quite some time.

    • balcobomber25
      February 20, 2016

      They have always modeled themselves after Apple.

  25. Steven Fox
    February 20, 2016

    “battery battery life” 😀 Sounds like the lyrics to a Nicky Minaj song 😀
    Seriously, release the darn specs already!