This is the Xiaomi Mi 5 (Specifications, Price)


As the media waits for the Xiaomi Mi 5 media preview to begin in Barcelona at the MWC, info from China reveals everything you need to know about the Mi 5.

As expected, there will be two versions of the Xiaomi Mi 5. However, what we didn’t see coming was an upgraded Mi 4 in the Mi 4s. The phone doesn’t quite challenge the Mi 5 with its specs, but makes for a nice budget device nonetheless.

UPDATE: All you need to know about the Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications

Model Xiaomi Mi 5
SIM Card Dual SIM
Color TBA
Capacity RAM: 3GB/4GBROM: 32GB/64GB
Language Multi Language
Chipset CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
System TBA
Screen Display size: 5.15-inches

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

Cameras Rear:  16 mega-pixel PDAFFront: 4 mega-pixel
Battery capacity 3000mAh

Word is that the Mi 5 will, in its Youth (3GB RAM) and Advanced (4GB RAM) editions cost 1999 Yuan ($306) and 2699 Yuan ($413) respectively. Keep watching this space for updates, as we might have to update this when official info is received.

As believed, the Mi 5 does have NFC and a curved rear body, which Xiaomi call ‘3D ceramic’. More info about the phone should be available as the launch goes on, so stay tuned!

Xiaomi Mi 5 Photos

The Xiaomi Mi 5 very much resembles the Mi Note. The only couple of things (most noticeable) seem to be that the Mi 5 has a home button (and thus, a fingerprint sensor) and a smaller display.

Take a look at some photos of the phone.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Camera Samples

The Mi 5 has a Sony IMX298 16 mega-pixel camera sensor assisted with PDAF. While we don’t have samples straight out of the phone yet, here are some that feature in Xiaomi’s slides for the China presentation. Notice the comparison with the iPhone…

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158 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    February 24, 2016

    Some sources report that there are 3 variants:
    3/32 GB
    3/64 GB
    4/128 GB

    Also IOS is included

    • Ulti
      February 24, 2016

      I assume you mean OIS? I wonder if that’s true. Rarely get OIS on these “budget” smartphones.

      • balcobomber25
        February 24, 2016

        Since when is Xiaomi a “budget” phone lol? The Mi5 is their flagship device. Did you mean OIS on phones that aren’t incredible overpriced like those from Samsung and LG?

        • JudikJ7
          February 24, 2016

          He might have said “budget” because of the price. He even quoted “budget”

        • Ulti
          February 24, 2016

          Hence the ” ” but yeah seems you’ve understood my point – only the overpriced phones seem to do OIS so I’m happy these value Chinese brands are starting to do the same. Used to really only be phones from like Samsung, LG, maybe Vivo and Oppo that had it?

          • balcobomber25
            February 24, 2016

            When OIS was first introduced it was limited to mainstream brands but over the past year we have seen it in numerous phones around this price point.

            • Ulti
              February 25, 2016

              Oh didn’t know that. What other phones around 1999RMB have OIS?

            • balcobomber25
              February 26, 2016

              Zuk Z1, OnePlus 2, Lenovo Vibe Shot

      • MaxPower
        February 24, 2016

        That’s what I meant. Thanks

    • Samora Tanaja
      February 24, 2016

      yes 3 version PRO 128 GB + CERAMIC BODY 2699 yuan.. 64GB 2299 yuan.. 32GB 1999 yuan

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      They finally have gone full blown Apple and used iOS? 😛 😉

      • MaxPower
        February 24, 2016

        Hey, gimme a break lol.
        It was 3 in the morning and I was half sleepy

        • balcobomber25
          February 24, 2016

          Lol I was boarding a flight didn’t get to see any of it. Just landed for my first layover.

          I hate to do this to you but…

          I TOLD YOU SO!!! with the pricing.

          • MaxPower
            February 24, 2016

            What are you talking about? I knew that they would have kept the same price.I meant other companies!
            And in particular: Zuk.

            • balcobomber25
              February 24, 2016

              Haha how tired are you today?

            • MaxPower
              February 24, 2016

              Shut up, I tossed and turned all night long worrying I was going to miss the alarm going off.
              😀

            • balcobomber25
              February 24, 2016

              Haha I was supposed to have “Free Wifi” on my flight this morning to my first layover. It made me miss dial up speeds, I think by the end of the 3 hour flight I was able to load the homepage for Wikipedia.

            • MaxPower
              February 24, 2016

              Lol.
              I tried it once with Lufthansa and the speed wasn’t terrible, ping was almost 1 second though.

            • balcobomber25
              February 24, 2016

              The good thing is they usually fly me business class. Usually the free wifi isn’t great but it’s usable. I can usually at least get on my email. This one was terribly slow.

            • MaxPower
              February 24, 2016

              It’s funny how habits (I know you’re going to tell me that yours is a necessity rather than an habit.
              You crackhead! LOL) change over the years.
              Few years ago I used to see people trying to get out the airport asap to light a cigarette.
              Now they turn the phone when the aircraft has’nt landed yet.

            • balcobomber25
              February 24, 2016

              Mine is a complete habit lol. I usually when I say I am going to do work on a flight, I end up on disqus talking about phones…

    • Nico
      February 24, 2016

      Hi Max, so what you gonna do? Keep NOTE 3 PRO or go for a MI5? What do you think about Xiaomi flagships?

      • MaxPower
        February 24, 2016

        Keep the Note3 for now.
        I’ll wait for the new MI Note which I hope It’ll come with a bigger battery and bigger display.

        • Nico
          February 24, 2016

          Seems you are not really excited by the MI5 and MI4S. I do understand you, Note 3 Pro is really a killer phone for the money paid.

          • MaxPower
            February 24, 2016

            They are great phones for people looking for phones smaller than 5.5″, without even considering that there’s not much there within that size.

            • Nico
              February 24, 2016

              MI4S is really good looking phone, but SD808 in 2016 wtf??? Seriously, it is already priced at 300€ by resellers. Xiaomi should have at least used SD650. Prices are too close, MI5 basic version is priced at 350€. MI5 basic version is the best bet.

              MI4C Prime, Redmi 3 and Note 3 Pro are still in my list.

  2. Atomicrus
    February 24, 2016

    Not impressed if it is true

    • Mi-fan
      February 24, 2016

      What? Why

  3. Young
    February 24, 2016

    The spec listed so far I am okay with. Dual sim.

    Getting ready to discard my MI 3.

  4. GoldenBoy
    February 24, 2016

    well, a mix of mi note and note 5.
    i’m waiting for a device 5.5″+

  5. Ulti
    February 24, 2016

    Not sure if I should upgrade from the Mi Note. I’m sure this packs much more processing power compared to the aged 801, but will I need it?

    4GB RAM option would be nice as it looks like MIUI uses a lot, I’m always on less than 1GB on my phone with only Chrome, a few chat apps and a low spec game open in the background. It’s worse on my first gen MiPad which is regularly under 500MB just with a game open and chrome in the background. It’s why I didn’t bother “upgrading” to the MiPad 2 which still only had 2GB RAM.

    Glad to see the price is still 1999RMB which I feel is a fair price. Not as much of a bargain as back in the day now that there is so much competition and great budget smartphones but certainly can’t ask for it to be cheaper.

  6. HBK
    February 24, 2016

    4gb Ram only avail. with 128gb Rom option.
    Camera IMX298 (1/2.8in sensor, 1.12 micron) with F2.0 aperture.

    Waiting for 1st march Vivo. And Oppo Find 9.

    • February 24, 2016

      Vivo & Oppo won’t definitely have such a price as mi5 🙂

      • Rob
        February 24, 2016

        True, but they will have decent screen sizes rather than this ‘toy sized’ phone.

        • February 24, 2016

          Well, I have a big hand (I mean it, I didn’t have any problem to control 5,5″ phones with one hand). But in a pocket of jeans, I really prefer max 5,2. It’s noticeably better than 5,5″. For me. But of course, everybody likes something else 🙂 For me it’s pricing – I’d rather spend those 200e for something else.

          • Rob
            February 24, 2016

            I understand where your coming from but for me even when I had a small phone I rarely used it 1 handed. It’s the same old story in that xiaomi phones just don’t excite me, they’ve still yet to release a phone I would even consider buying.

            • February 24, 2016

              I got your point too 🙂 I had the same – I wasn’t considering buying Xiaomi phones before, but this might be different. I was hoping that Jiayu could release new phone, but that didn’t happen and I got no news that it could change in close future. And I really have to buy a new one as my 4 yo HOX is going to Valhalla 🙂

      • HBK
        February 24, 2016

        Yes Thats true.

        If 128gb 4gb ram version of mi5 costs 2799 or less then i might get it but some sources say its 2999
        . 3gb ram versions are not an option. Would have loved 64gb 4gb ram option.

        • February 24, 2016

          Well, what I saw was 2699 for 4GB/128GB.

          • HBK
            February 24, 2016

            Where?Source?

            • February 24, 2016

              I just saw it at Hugo Barra’s presentation. Sadly, no word about LTE frequencies heh. Should be available from 1st march on mi.com and Mi Home at China.

          • HBK
            February 24, 2016

            Never Mind. You are right. 2699 for 128gb version. If it comes in black, im gettin one.

    • willysson
      February 25, 2016

      According to devicespecifications(dot)com, the camera is 1/2.7″ with 1.291 micron pixels.

  7. Mi-fan
    February 24, 2016

    As one of Xiaomis biggest fans, I obviously followed the Chinese presentation at 8:00 AM CET. I love the design (it weighs just 219g and is nearly bezelless!!!) and the new features, The pricing is also really competitive.
    1999RMB: 32GB + 3GB Xiaolong 820 1.8GHz
    2299RMB 64GB + 3GB Xiaolong 820 2.15GHz
    2699RMB 128RMB + 4GB Xiaolong 820 2.15GHz
    Usually phones with 128GB storage cost up to 5000RMB as you can see on the pic bellow. This Is gonna be a day one purchase when the phone launches on March 1st. i already preregistered on mi.com for sale.

  8. February 24, 2016

    4GB/128GB it is 🙂 Can’t wait to see pricing in my area (as far as I know resellers here, it’s gonna be +200e, meh).

    • Mi-fan
      February 24, 2016

      I have never seen such a good phone in my life. Xiaomi rules, instant buy

    • Mi-fan
      February 24, 2016

      Please note that 4GB7128GB is only available in black

      • February 24, 2016

        I know I would go for white (coz of fingerprints) but I guess I could make compromise on that (backcase+tempered glass).

  9. Fred
    February 24, 2016

    How come u did not put their video about the MI 5 OIS Vs IP6?
    Now things are really getting serious https://youtu.be/ZLMG-ReYhUk

  10. Trayanee
    February 24, 2016

    No B20/800Mhz again I guess? There probably isnt any reason for Xiaomi to do it, but one can still hope…

    • February 24, 2016

      Still no info about B20. I am waiting too – but I might not consider that as I live in a big city and 800 Mhz freq is only used at villages. But full eu frequencies would be nice. Finally 🙂

    • Mi-fan
      February 24, 2016

      These are the network specs I was told until now, as you can see it supports 4G+ and VOLTE:

      Standard Edition 2xCA

      high version / edition exclusive 3xCA, and supports higher order modulation

      Full Netcom 3.0:

      Dual Nano-SIM card slot, the slot can be set arbitrarily based cards

      support Mobile, China Unicom, Telecom 4G + / 4G / 3G / 2G

      when the main card mobile, China Unicom 4G, the secondary card groundbreaking highest support China Unicom 3G network voice telephony

      802.11a / b / g / n / ac dual-band wireless network, with MU-MIMO technology,

      WiFi Display, WiFi Direct

      Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, Bluetooth HID

      full-featured NFC, support card readers, writing cards, card emulation

    • vasras
      February 25, 2016

      Yes, no B20 support (as previously, as shown by devicespecifications.com).

      Xiaomi, you lose European markets. Yes, it’s only a 400M market, according to Samsung with least unsaturated high end market, so who cares 🙂

  11. Achilles
    February 24, 2016

    Ugly physical button messes an overall good phone.

    • Omer
      February 24, 2016

      Totally agree. And that bottom bezel should have been narrower.

    • February 24, 2016

      I have to admit it looks ugly in the photos. Waiting to get my hands on it now…

  12. K-Paxian
    February 24, 2016

    any news on mi4s..!

  13. David Košič
    February 24, 2016

    Does multilanguage stand for Chinese and English? Because that what I assume it means.

    • Xalis
      February 26, 2016

      Pretty much.

      The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is still Chinese/English only, and it has been 4 months after launch.

      Xiaomi doesn’t cares about international buyers since they can’t milk them with their chinese services, this is the true reason they locked the bootloaders, international buyers give no profit to Xiaomi.

  14. balcobomber25
    February 24, 2016

    Told everyone for the past few months it would only cost 1999, many here said I was wrong and there was no way a SD820 phone would cost under $400. :p

    • Nico
      February 24, 2016

      Hi Balco, what are your feelings regarding the MI4S/MI5/MI5 Plus? Which one is the best investment for you? You were regarding the prices.

      • balcobomber25
        February 24, 2016

        I like the Mi4s but only if you live in a Xiaomi launch country and can buy it officially from them. At 1699 Yuan resellers won’t make much money on them unless they are priced closer to the Mi5. If you live outside of China the normal Mi5 is the best value.

        • Mi-fan
          February 24, 2016

          I am amazed by this phone. Im getting the Pro version @2699RMB, only available in black. Lucky I have a friend in Shenzhen who can preorder it for me. R u also gonna get it?

          • balcobomber25
            February 24, 2016

            I am not sure yet. I am waiting for the MX6 to drop before I make decisions but right now I am leaning towards the Gionee S8.

            • Nico
              February 24, 2016

              Honestly, if it was me I would have put a SD650 inside the MI4S and for sure it would have been a killer phone. I mean that SD808 isn’t a bad SOC but we are in 2016. MI4S is priced by Ibuygou shop at 300€ without shipping costs. Of course, the price is not the final one. The basic model of the MI5 is 350€ still on Ibuygou. I think also that the basic MI5 is the best bet for the money paid. That being said, I am still considering the MI4C Prime (hope its price will decline soon), Note 3 Pro (even if I am against larger phone) or Redmi 3. Until now, nothing better than Redmi 3 in terms of specs or price hasn’t been announced.

              Lets wait and see…

            • balcobomber25
              February 24, 2016

              Yea If your in China the Mi4s isn’t a bad price (although it’s not much cheaper than the Mi5 base price in China). In the international market though the prices the prices are too close.

              With regards to larger phones, I was very uneasy going from a 5 inch Mi4 to a 5.5 inch MX5. It took less than a day to get used to it and now I actually prefer the larger screen.

            • Nico
              February 24, 2016

              Yup prices are too close, it is better to get the MI5 basic model but I am not really convinced. Need to see some reviews. So sad that I don’t have any friends in China. Through resellers, it is very expensive.

            • Shikhu
              February 27, 2016

              Do you have any info regarding Mipad 2 with win 10? Is it available in China? I can’t figure out how to order it on xiaomi’s China website.

            • balcobomber25
              February 27, 2016

              I haven’t seen it with Win 10 yet just MIUI.

        • willysson
          February 25, 2016

          Balco, I’m a little confused. Spec-wise, it almost seems like the Redmi Note 3 Pro is superior to the Mi4s, and cheaper to boot. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • David Košič
      February 24, 2016

      You often see people making mistakes that processors are very expensive. But in reality what makes most of the West bound flagship so expensive are the extra patents, marketing, extra sensors, carries, and slightly more high end components that have a premium price. Also companies like LG and Samsung have a bigger r&d team since they are always trying to create the next must have hardware feature. Companies like Xiaomi only need to put good parts in their phone and make sure that the processor, ram and drive are up with the best.

      • chuckdaly
        February 24, 2016

        @david_ko_i:disqus
        That’s also why Xiaomi is hesitant to officially enter the European and American Markets. Once they do, they open themselves up to patent litigation.

        • Fred
          February 26, 2016

          Not that much. They have already China and India. And these 2 markets are way biggers that the US market, plenty of things to do.
          When they will have enough potential customers in US, they will come.

          • chuckdaly
            February 26, 2016

            It really depends on the price of the product. While those two markets are significantly larger than that of the US, the US market buys a higher percentage of high end phones compared with China and India. For example, the US is still Apples biggest iPhone Market. So while Xiaomi would definitely sell significantly more Redmi 3s in India and China, that may not be the case with the Mi 5 Pro.

  15. Freeje
    February 24, 2016

    One reseller has a listing for a Mi5 Plus with a 6 inch screen. Wonder if it’s true.

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Never go by resellers, 9x out of 10 their specs are wrong. Doesn’t mean there might not eventually be one but if there was one it would have been announced today or we would have heard of rumors about it already. Probably be a Mi Note 2 eventually.

  16. MaxPower
    February 24, 2016

    Some sources report that there are 3 variants:
    3/32 GB
    3/64 GB
    4/128 GB

    Also IOS is included

    • Ulti
      February 24, 2016

      I assume you mean OIS? I wonder if that’s true. Rarely get OIS on these “budget” smartphones.

    • Samora Tanaja
      February 24, 2016

      yes 3 version PRO 128 GB + CERAMIC BODY 2699 yuan.. 64GB 2299 yuan.. 32GB 1999 yuan

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Since when is Xiaomi a “budget” phone lol? The Mi5 is their flagship device. Did you mean OIS on phones that aren’t incredible overpriced like those from Samsung and LG?

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      They finally have gone full blown Apple and used iOS? 😛 😉

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      That’s what I meant. Thanks

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      Hey, gimme a break lol.
      It was 3 in the morning and I was half sleepy

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Lol I was boarding a flight didn’t get to see any of it. Just landed for my first layover.

      I hate to do this to you but…

      I TOLD YOU SO!!! with the pricing.

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Hi Max, so what you gonna do? Keep NOTE 3 PRO or go for a MI5? What do you think about Xiaomi flagships?

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      What are you talking about? I knew that they would have kept the same price.I meant other companies!
      And in particular: Zuk.

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Haha how tired are you today?

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      Shut up, I tossed and turned all night long worrying I was going to miss the alarm going off.
      😀

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      Keep the Note3 for now.
      I’ll wait for the new MI Note which I hope It’ll come with a bigger battery and bigger display.

    • JudikJ7
      February 24, 2016

      He might have said “budget” because of the price. He even quoted “budget”

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Haha I was supposed to have “Free Wifi” on my flight this morning to my first layover. It made me miss dial up speeds, I think by the end of the 3 hour flight I was able to load the homepage for Wikipedia.

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Seems you are not really excited by the MI5 and MI4S. I do understand you, Note 3 Pro is really a killer phone for the money paid.

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      They are great phones for people looking for phones smaller than 5.5″, without even considering that there’s not much there within that size.

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      MI4S is really good looking phone, but SD808 in 2016 wtf??? Seriously, it is already priced at 300€ by resellers. Xiaomi should have at least used SD650. Prices are too close, MI5 basic version is priced at 350€. MI5 basic version is the best bet.

      MI4C Prime, Redmi 3 and Note 3 Pro are still in my list.

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      Lol.
      I tried it once with Lufthansa and the speed wasn’t terrible, ping was almost 1 second though.

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      The good thing is they usually fly me business class. Usually the free wifi isn’t great but it’s usable. I can usually at least get on my email. This one was terribly slow.

    • MaxPower
      February 24, 2016

      It’s funny how habits (I know you’re going to tell me that yours is a necessity rather than an habit.
      You crackhead! LOL) change over the years.
      Few years ago I used to see people trying to get out the airport asap to light a cigarette.
      Now they turn the phone when the aircraft has’nt landed yet.

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Mine is a complete habit lol. I usually when I say I am going to do work on a flight, I end up on disqus talking about phones…

    • Ulti
      February 25, 2016

      Hence the ” ” but yeah seems you’ve understood my point – only the overpriced phones seem to do OIS so I’m happy these value Chinese brands are starting to do the same. Used to really only be phones from like Samsung, LG, maybe Vivo and Oppo that had it?

    • balcobomber25
      February 25, 2016

      When OIS was first introduced it was limited to mainstream brands but over the past year we have seen it in numerous phones around this price point.

    • Ulti
      February 25, 2016

      Oh didn’t know that. What other phones around 1999RMB have OIS?

    • balcobomber25
      February 26, 2016

      Zuk Z1, OnePlus 2, Lenovo Vibe Shot

  17. Atomicrus
    February 24, 2016

    Not impressed if it is true

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      February 24, 2016

      What? Why

  18. Young
    February 24, 2016

    The spec listed so far I am okay with. Dual sim.

    Getting ready to discard my MI 3.

  19. Guest
    February 24, 2016

    well, a mix of mi note and note 5.
    i’m waiting for a device 5.5″+

  20. Ulti
    February 24, 2016

    Not sure if I should upgrade from the Mi Note. I’m sure this packs much more processing power compared to the aged 801, but will I need it?

    4GB RAM option would be nice as it looks like MIUI uses a lot, I’m always on less than 1GB on my phone with only Chrome, a few chat apps and a low spec game open in the background. It’s worse on my first gen MiPad which is regularly under 500MB just with a game open and chrome in the background. It’s why I didn’t bother “upgrading” to the MiPad 2 which still only had 2GB RAM.

    Glad to see the price is still 1999RMB which I feel is a fair price. Not as much of a bargain as back in the day now that there is so much competition and great budget smartphones but certainly can’t ask for it to be cheaper.

  21. Guest
    February 24, 2016

    4gb Ram only avail. with 128gb Rom option.
    Camera IMX298 (1/2.8in sensor, 1.12 micron) with F2.0 aperture.

    Waiting for 1st march Vivo. And Oppo Find 9.

    • denkem
      February 24, 2016

      Vivo & Oppo won’t definitely have such a price as mi5 🙂

    • Rob
      February 24, 2016

      True, but they will have decent screen sizes rather than this ‘toy sized’ phone.

    • denkem
      February 24, 2016

      Well, I have a big hand (I mean it, I didn’t have any problem to control 5,5″ phones with one hand). But in a pocket of jeans, I really prefer max 5,2. It’s noticeably better than 5,5″. For me. But of course, everybody likes something else 🙂 For me it’s pricing – I’d rather spend those 200e for something else.

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Yes Thats true.

      If 128gb 4gb ram version of mi5 costs 2799 or less then i might get it but some sources say its 2999
      . 3gb ram versions are not an option. Would have loved 64gb 4gb ram option.

    • denkem
      February 24, 2016

      Well, what I saw was 2699 for 4GB/128GB.

    • Rob
      February 24, 2016

      I understand where your coming from but for me even when I had a small phone I rarely used it 1 handed. It’s the same old story in that xiaomi phones just don’t excite me, they’ve still yet to release a phone I would even consider buying.

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Where?Source?

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Never Mind. You are right. 2699 for 128gb version. If it comes in black, im gettin one.

    • denkem
      February 24, 2016

      I just saw it at Hugo Barra’s presentation. Sadly, no word about LTE frequencies heh. Should be available from 1st march on mi.com and Mi Home at China.

    • denkem
      February 24, 2016

      I got your point too 🙂 I had the same – I wasn’t considering buying Xiaomi phones before, but this might be different. I was hoping that Jiayu could release new phone, but that didn’t happen and I got no news that it could change in close future. And I really have to buy a new one as my 4 yo HOX is going to Valhalla 🙂

    • Guest
      February 25, 2016

      According to devicespecifications(dot)com, the camera is 1/2.7″ with 1.291 micron pixels.

  22. Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
    February 24, 2016

    As one of Xiaomis biggest fans, I obviously followed the Chinese presentation at 8:00 AM CET. I love the design (it weighs just 219g and is nearly bezelless!!!) and the new features, The pricing is also really competitive.
    1999RMB: 32GB + 3GB Xiaolong 820 1.8GHz
    2299RMB 64GB + 3GB Xiaolong 820 2.15GHz
    2699RMB 128RMB + 4GB Xiaolong 820 2.15GHz
    Usually phones with 128GB storage cost up to 5000RMB as you can see on the pic bellow. This Is gonna be a day one purchase when the phone launches on March 1st. i already preregistered on mi.com for sale.

  23. denkem
    February 24, 2016

    4GB/128GB it is 🙂 Can’t wait to see pricing in my area (as far as I know resellers here, it’s gonna be +200e, meh).

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      February 24, 2016

      I have never seen such a good phone in my life. Xiaomi rules, instant buy

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      February 24, 2016

      Please note that 4GB7128GB is only available in black

    • denkem
      February 24, 2016

      I know I would go for white (coz of fingerprints) but I guess I could make compromise on that (backcase+tempered glass).

  24. Guest
    February 24, 2016

    How come u did not put their video about the MI 5 OIS Vs IP6?
    Now things are really getting serious

  25. Trayanee
    February 24, 2016

    No B20/800Mhz again I guess? There probably isnt any reason for Xiaomi to do it, but one can still hope…

    • denkem
      February 24, 2016

      Still no info about B20. I am waiting too – but I might not consider that as I live in a big city and 800 Mhz freq is only used at villages. But full eu frequencies would be nice. Finally 🙂

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      February 24, 2016

      These are the network specs I was told until now, as you can see it supports 4G+ and VOLTE:

      Standard Edition 2xCA

      high version / edition exclusive 3xCA, and supports higher order modulation

      Full Netcom 3.0:

      Dual Nano-SIM card slot, the slot can be set arbitrarily based cards

      support Mobile, China Unicom, Telecom 4G + / 4G / 3G / 2G

      when the main card mobile, China Unicom 4G, the secondary card groundbreaking highest support China Unicom 3G network voice telephony

      802.11a / b / g / n / ac dual-band wireless network, with MU-MIMO technology,

      WiFi Display, WiFi Direct

      Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, Bluetooth HID

      full-featured NFC, support card readers, writing cards, card emulation

    • vasras
      February 25, 2016

      Yes, no B20 support (as previously, as shown by devicespecifications.com).

      Xiaomi, you lose European markets. Yes, it’s only a 400M market, according to Samsung with least unsaturated high end market, so who cares 🙂

  26. Achilles
    February 24, 2016

    Ugly physical button messes an overall good phone.

    • Omer
      February 24, 2016

      Totally agree. And that bottom bezel should have been narrower.

    • Yash Garg
      February 24, 2016

      I have to admit it looks ugly in the photos. Waiting to get my hands on it now…

  27. K-Paxian
    February 24, 2016

    any news on mi4s..!

  28. David Košič
    February 24, 2016

    Does multilanguage stand for Chinese and English? Because that what I assume it means.

    • Guest
      February 26, 2016

      Pretty much.

      The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is still Chinese/English only, and it has been 4 months after launch.

      Xiaomi doesn’t cares about international buyers since they can’t milk them with their chinese services, this is the true reason they locked the bootloaders, international buyers give no profit to Xiaomi.

  29. balcobomber25
    February 24, 2016

    Told everyone for the past few months it would only cost 1999, many here said I was wrong and there was no way a SD820 phone would cost under $400. :p

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Hi Balco, what are your feelings regarding the MI4S/MI5/MI5 Plus? Which one is the best investment for you? You were regarding the prices.

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      I like the Mi4s but only if you live in a Xiaomi launch country and can buy it officially from them. At 1699 Yuan resellers won’t make much money on them unless they are priced closer to the Mi5. If you live outside of China the normal Mi5 is the best value.

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      February 24, 2016

      I am amazed by this phone. Im getting the Pro version @2699RMB, only available in black. Lucky I have a friend in Shenzhen who can preorder it for me. R u also gonna get it?

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      I am not sure yet. I am waiting for the MX6 to drop before I make decisions but right now I am leaning towards the Gionee S8.

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Honestly, if it was me I would have put a SD650 inside the MI4S and for sure it would have been a killer phone. I mean that SD808 isn’t a bad SOC but we are in 2016. MI4S is priced by Ibuygou shop at 300€ without shipping costs. Of course, the price is not the final one. The basic model of the MI5 is 350€ still on Ibuygou. I think also that the basic MI5 is the best bet for the money paid. That being said, I am still considering the MI4C Prime (hope its price will decline soon), Note 3 Pro (even if I am against larger phone) or Redmi 3. Until now, nothing better than Redmi 3 in terms of specs or price hasn’t been announced.

      Lets wait and see…

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Yea If your in China the Mi4s isn’t a bad price (although it’s not much cheaper than the Mi5 base price in China). In the international market though the prices the prices are too close.

      With regards to larger phones, I was very uneasy going from a 5 inch Mi4 to a 5.5 inch MX5. It took less than a day to get used to it and now I actually prefer the larger screen.

    • Guest
      February 24, 2016

      Yup prices are too close, it is better to get the MI5 basic model but I am not really convinced. Need to see some reviews. So sad that I don’t have any friends in China. Through resellers, it is very expensive.

    • chuckdaly
      February 24, 2016

      @david_ko_i:disqus
      That’s also why Xiaomi is hesitant to officially enter the European and American Markets. Once they do, they open themselves up to patent infringment litigation.

    • Guest
      February 25, 2016

      Balco, I’m a little confused. Spec-wise, it almost seems like the Redmi Note 3 Pro is superior to the Mi4s, and cheaper to boot. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Guest
      February 26, 2016

      Not that much. They have already China and India. And these 2 markets are way biggers that the US market, plenty of things to do.
      When they will have enough potential customers in US, they will come.

    • chuckdaly
      February 26, 2016

      It really depends on the price of the product. While those two markets are significantly larger than that of the US, the US market buys a higher percentage of high end phones compared with China and India. For example, the US is still Apples biggest iPhone Market. So while Xiaomi would definitely sell significantly more Redmi 3s in India and China, that may not be the case with the Mi 5 Pro.

    • Guest
      February 27, 2016

      Do you have any info regarding Mipad 2 with win 10? Is it available in China? I can’t figure out how to order it on xiaomi’s China website.

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2016

      I haven’t seen it with Win 10 yet just MIUI.

  30. Guest
    February 24, 2016

    One reseller has a listing for a Mi5 Plus with a 6 inch screen. Wonder if it’s true.

    • balcobomber25
      February 24, 2016

      Never go by resellers, 9x out of 10 their specs are wrong. Doesn’t mean there might not eventually be one but if there was one it would have been announced today or we would have heard of rumors about it already. Probably be a Mi Note 2 eventually.

  31. Riccardo Benzoni
    February 24, 2016

    I didn’t expect Xiaomi would totally rip samsung’s back cover design tho.

  32. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    February 24, 2016

    Truly a flagship..no sd card..no issues…buy the 128gb variant..if the real world camera review is great…this definitely is my next phone!..hats off Xiaomi!!!

  33. Rohith Iyer
    February 24, 2016

    Yu Yutopia will be out of Indian Market Soon, Welcome Mi5

  34. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    February 24, 2016

    Truly a flagship..no sd card..no issues…buy the 128gb variant..if the real world camera review is great…this definitely is my next phone!..hats off Xiaomi!!!

  35. Rohith Iyer
    February 24, 2016

    Yu Yutopia will be out of Indian Market Soon, Welcome Mi5