Xiaomi Mi5 Benchmarks


xiaomi mi5 benchmarks

For those of you wanting to see how the standard version of the Xiaomi Mi5 performs, here are a few benchmarks I have just ran.

Earlier today I received the Xiaomi Mi5. This standard version of the phone has a 1.8Ghz Snapdragon 820, 3GB RAM and 32GB memory. Those specs are slightly downgraded when compared to the Xiaomi Mi5 Pro, but the performance is excellent none the less.

I’m still getting to grips with the Xiaomi Mi5 and it is too early to tell you things like how fast the phone charges or how good the camera is, but these benchmarks should give you an idea of the power in this phone.

For now I have only ran Antutu, Geekbench, GFXBench and 3DMark.

For those of you wanting to see the phone in all it’s glory check out my Xioami Mi5 unboxing video here.

 

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80 Comments

  1. Andre Leonard
    March 7, 2016

    Great phone with great reviews. Can’t wait for the price to drop.

  2. Stiffmah
    March 7, 2016

    That geekbench score actually aint that great … but the other scores are awesome!

  3. balcobomber25
    March 7, 2016

    It only got 110,000 on Antutu?? WTF I was hoping for at least 120,000!!

    • Booyakasha
      March 7, 2016

      It’s the lite version, with an underclocked Snapdragon 820 and slower RAM

    • MaxPower
      March 7, 2016

      Lol at you and the guy below

      • Assefa Hanson
        March 7, 2016

        i know right lololololol

      • balcobomber25
        March 8, 2016

        What makes my comment great is the people who take it seriously lol.

    • Roberto Tomás
      March 7, 2016

      he has the lite version. The other two versions have scored just a hair above 140k

      • Simon
        March 8, 2016

        What score does Mi 5 Pro get ?

        • Roberto Tomás
          March 8, 2016

          see my answer above:
          > The other two versions have scored just a hair above 140k.

          • Simon
            March 8, 2016

            Is 140k sound about right for 2016 flagship ?

            • Roberto Tomás
              March 8, 2016

              Frankly I don’t know the answer to that — what you are asking is in part “how meaningful is Antutu for 2016 flagship phones?”

              A Samsung Galaxy S4, which scores somewhere in the neighborhood of 25k-35k, is actually fairly peppy as a daily light use phone.

            • Simon
              March 8, 2016

              Thanks very much that explanation. I think I’ll either go for Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro or Huawei P9 if I’m being honest.

    • Nico
      March 7, 2016

      Ha…so Balco what have you ordered finally?

      • balcobomber25
        March 8, 2016

        Nothing yet lol. I am leaning towards the Gionee S8 but I want to wait for the Meizu MX6, Huawei P9 and One Plus 3 to come out first.

        • Nico
          March 8, 2016

          Haha word…i think the phones you mentionned should offer a huge plus compared to the MI5 which is almost at 400$ for the basic version. You like big screens so you would be disappointed at all. I am sure OnePlus 3 and Meizu MX6 will be killer phones.

          • balcobomber25
            March 8, 2016

            The Mi5 is a very good phone with killer specs for the price I just don’t like the screen size or design.

    • xi7
      March 7, 2016

      op2 +boeffla kernel = 103k.

      -gizchina mi5 version underclock 1.8ghz.

    • MattD
      March 7, 2016

      I know, right? Now you’ll never buy it with such a low antutu score! Maybe a fixed version of the rom will raise it a bit, but it probably won’t be enough anyway 🙁

  4. realjjj
    March 7, 2016

    It would be great if you could run GFXBench long term performance, maybe leave it running when you go to sleep.
    Nobody has looked at that yet to see how hard the GPU throttles under sustained load.- or at least nothing i could find last time i’ve checked a few h ago.

    • March 7, 2016

      didn’t miss it 😉

      • realjjj
        March 7, 2016

        I can’t see an article and it is interesting as it can do 4k at 60FPS for cheap and A72 at 2GHz is pretty fast. Plus the Mediatek chip it uses is something we didn’t knew it exists,if you Google MT8693 all you find is related to this device.

  5. Andre Leonard
    March 7, 2016

    Great phone with great reviews. Can’t wait for the price to drop.

  6. Stiffmah
    March 7, 2016

    That geekbench score actually aint that great … but the other scores are awesome!

  7. balcobomber25
    March 7, 2016

    It only got 110,000 on Antutu?? WTF I was hoping for at least 120,000!!

    • Guest
      March 7, 2016

      It’s the lite version, with an underclocked Snapdragon 820 and slower RAM

    • MaxPower
      March 7, 2016

      Lol at you and the guy below

    • Roberto Tomás
      March 7, 2016

      he has the lite version. The other two versions have scored just a hair above 140k.

      PS> if you run it twice in a row the number drops a lot still, just like the 810. Back to back runs on the Galaxy S7 snapdragon 820 went from ~130k to 94k from first to second run. This puts it into spitting distance of the Helio X20, which doesn’t have anywhere near that much fade.

    • Assefa Hanson
      March 7, 2016

      i know right lololololol

    • Guest
      March 7, 2016

      Ha…so Balco what have you ordered finally?

    • xi7
      March 8, 2016

      op2 +boeffla kernel = 103k.

      -gizchina mi5 version underclock 1.8ghz. 110k

    • MattD
      March 8, 2016

      I know, right? Now you’ll never buy it with such a low antutu score! Maybe a fixed version of the rom will raise it a bit, but it probably won’t be enough anyway 🙁

    • Guest
      March 8, 2016

      What score does Mi 5 Pro get ?

    • Roberto Tomás
      March 8, 2016

      see my answer above:
      > The other two versions have scored just a hair above 140k.

    • balcobomber25
      March 8, 2016

      Nothing yet lol. I am leaning towards the Gionee S8 but I want to wait for the Meizu MX6, Huawei P9 and One Plus 3 to come out first.

    • balcobomber25
      March 8, 2016

      What makes my comment great is the people who take it seriously lol.

    • Guest
      March 8, 2016

      Is 140k sound about right for 2016 flagship ?

    • Roberto Tomás
      March 8, 2016

      Honestly I don’t know the answer to that — what you are asking is in part “how meaningful is Antutu for 2016 flagship phones?”

      A Samsung Galaxy S4, which scores somewhere in the neighborhood of 25k-35k in antutu v6, is actually fairly peppy as a daily light use phone. Virtually any phone sold in 2016 will at least match, if not double or more, that performance, even at prices well below $200. So basically antutu scores are meaningless for simple daily use.

      If you have some specific app or type of app (like gaming) that is resource intensive then you will also have a very specific measure of what good enough is. So antutu scores are possibly meaningless again.

      If you are a power user looking to replace their laptop/desktop literally with their phone, you’ll want something that is as powerful as possible but the biggest concern is the CPU speed scores, not the overall antutu score. A concrete example: the helio X20 and the kirin 950 score ~75-85k and ~85-95k repsectively, while the snapdragon 820 scores ~110-140k. However most of the Snapdragon’s advantage comes from the GPU (Which a power user who isnt gaming won’t care about) — and these very different scores are representing roughly the same performance in this regard from all three designs.

    • Guest
      March 8, 2016

      Thanks very much that explanation. I think I’ll either go for Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro or Huawei P9 if I’m being honest.

    • Guest
      March 8, 2016

      Haha word…i think the phones you mentionned should offer a huge plus compared to the MI5 which is almost at 400$ for the basic version. You like big screens so you would be disappointed at all. I am sure OnePlus 3 and Meizu MX6 will be killer phones.

    • balcobomber25
      March 9, 2016

      The Mi5 is a very good phone with killer specs for the price I just don’t like the screen size or design.

  8. MattD
    March 7, 2016

    Since we’re talking about benchmark here, can you run at least 3 antutu in a row and tell us how much results get lower and how much temperature rise?

  9. March 7, 2016

    Can we get a battery test next?
    Cheers.

  10. Manjurul Islam
    March 7, 2016

    So we can’t buy directly from mi even if we have Chinese address and payment too? Mi sites asking for captcha login in Chinese language grrrrr!!

    • Xiaolu
      March 7, 2016

      If you have Chinese address, I guess you have friends in China, ask them to help you with that… and good luck!

      • Manjurul Islam
        March 7, 2016

        Thing is little complicated, the friend is not Chinese, my relative who lives there and not much of an techie person. Purchasing mi online is tricky, need to act super fast to beat those Chinese bots and place order smoothly. That’s why I wanted to do all myself and use that friend’s address.

  11. realjjj
    March 7, 2016

    It would be great if you could run GFXBench long term performance, maybe leave it running when you go to sleep.
    Nobody has looked at that yet to see how hard the GPU throttles under sustained load.- or at least nothing i could find last time i’ve checked a few h ago.

    PS: you guys missed the new Xiaomi TV box with 2xA72+4xA53 at 399CNY http://www.mi.com/hezi3s/

    • Andi Sykes
      March 7, 2016

      didn’t miss it 😉

    • realjjj
      March 8, 2016

      I can’t see an article and it is interesting as it can do 4k at 60FPS for cheap and A72 at 2GHz is pretty fast. Plus the Mediatek chip it uses is something we didn’t knew it exists,if you Google MT8693 all you find is related to this device.

  12. MattD
    March 8, 2016

    Since we’re talking about benchmark here, can you run at least 3 antutu in a row and tell us how much results get lower and how much temperature rise?

  13. MUG3NHC
    March 8, 2016

    Can we get a battery test next?
    Cheers.

  14. Manjurul Islam
    March 8, 2016

    So we can’t buy directly from mi even if we have Chinese address and payment too? Mi sites asking for captcha login in Chinese language grrrrr!!

    • Xiaolu
      March 8, 2016

      If you have Chinese address, I guess you have friends in China, ask them to help you with that… and good luck!

    • Manjurul Islam
      March 8, 2016

      Thing is little complicated, the friend is not Chinese, my relative who lives there and not much of an techie person. Purchasing mi online is tricky, need to act super fast to beat those Chinese bots and place order smoothly. That’s why I wanted to do all myself and use that friend’s address.

    • Szymon Adamowski
      March 8, 2016

      If the picture is in cangjie you can copy paste it from here :
      https://www.branah.com/chinesecangjie

    • Guest
      March 8, 2016

      Thats really interesting.

  15. Nolan
    March 8, 2016

    My every dream has been shattered. I expected 135k+/140k at least. Will not buy.

    • Aeonia
      March 8, 2016

      You are joking right?

      • Nolan
        March 8, 2016

        No. I will buy a device that is either 85,000+ on AnTuTu v5 (preferably 90,000+), or 135,000+ on AnTuTu v6 (preferably 140,000+).

        Buying a 2016 flagship with underwhelming performance isn’t a priority for me. I can wait another generation if I have to.

        • VMortens
          March 8, 2016

          Then go for a PRO version instead. If it’s so important to you, why even bother with the entry 1.8GHz model?

        • balcobomber25
          March 8, 2016

          Except Antutu tells you nothing about the performance. So let me fix that comment for you.

          Buying a 2016 flagship with underwhelming meaningless numbers isn’t a priority for me. I can wait another generation if I have to.

      • balcobomber25
        March 8, 2016

        Sadly he is not. Antutu is the world to him.

  16. Sun Sand
    March 8, 2016

    I really like to know -is the supplied cable USB C on both it’s ends? A yes would mean the charger also has USB C!!

  17. Guest
    March 8, 2016

    My every dream has been shattered. I expected 135k+/140k at least. Will not buy.

    • Boni M.
      March 8, 2016

      You are joking right?

    • Guest
      March 8, 2016

      No. I will buy a device that is either 85,000+ on AnTuTu v5 (preferably 90,000+), or 135,000+ on AnTuTu v6 (preferably 140,000+).

      Buying a 2016 flagship with underwhelming performance isn’t a priority for me. I can wait another generation if I have to.

    • VMortens
      March 8, 2016

      Then go for a PRO version instead. If it’s so important to you, why even bother with the entry 1.8GHz model?

    • balcobomber25
      March 8, 2016

      Sadly he is not. Antutu is the world to him.

    • balcobomber25
      March 8, 2016

      Except Antutu tells you nothing about the performance. So let me fix that comment for you.

      Buying a 2016 flagship with underwhelming meaningless numbers isn’t a priority for me. I can wait another generation if I have to.

  18. Sun Sand
    March 8, 2016

    I really like to know -is the supplied cable USB C on both it’s ends? A yes would mean the charger also has USB C!!

  19. The Special Juan
    March 8, 2016

    Rubbish score. Imagine the lag and freezes. Better off with an elephone or doogee… How can I use whatsapp or gmail with a score so low?

    • balcobomber25
      March 8, 2016

      And what about Candy Crush??

      • Joel Adames
        March 8, 2016

        2+2 in the calculator would take for ever…

  20. The Special Juan
    March 8, 2016

    Rubbish score. Imagine the lag and freezes. Better off with an elephone or doogee… How can I use whatsapp or gmail with a score so low?

    • balcobomber25
      March 8, 2016

      And what about Candy Crush??

    • Joel Adames
      March 8, 2016

      2+2 in the calculator would take for ever…

  21. Steven Fox
    March 9, 2016

    Now if they can only sell that Mi5 at around 320$(how it should be)Instead of the 400+ they are asking almost everywhere, that would be great.
    The industry has gone beyond megahertz battles, so those extra Mhz on the CPU and GPU do amplify performance in benchmarks, but in real life you will never really know the difference, because it`s the architecture that actually matters.

  22. Steven Fox
    March 9, 2016

    Now if they can only sell that Mi5 at around 320$(how it should be)Instead of the 400+ they are asking almost everywhere, that would be great.
    The industry has gone beyond megahertz battles, so those extra Mhz on the CPU and GPU do amplify performance in benchmarks, but in real life you will never really know the difference, because it`s the architecture that actually matters.