Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus launched: The one with the dual camera


Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus

Xiaomi surprised us once again, after announcing the Mi 5S which wasn’t exactly as we expected — no dual cameras among other stuff. But… they just launched the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus which actually has two rear cameras!

The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus sports full-metal design, a 5.7″ screen and it’s powered by the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 clocked at 2.35Ghz.161217koj4ggi2og2oojpg-jpeg-thumb

The two cameras will be both 13MP from Sony and will differ as in one has a sensor which captures colors while the other one is only black and white, just like what happens on the Huawei P9. The two lenses can be used alone but can also work simultaneously through ClearSight technology, thus giving richer details and less overall noise.

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Both cameras support support RAW format shooting, HDR, PDAF and are accompanied by a dual tone LED flash. The Mi 5S Plus can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p / 720p at 30fps and 720p slow-motion videos at 120fps.

In addition to that the dual camera setup doesn’t protrude from the back. Below the cameras we find a fingerprint scanner.

On the front we find a 4MP Ultra-pixel sensor with 2μm pixels, an aperture or f/2.0 and a 80° degree wide angle lens.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus features NFC (to work with Mi Pay) and 4G+ connectivity, along with carrier aggregation. The Wi-Fi chipset supports ac dual band Wi-Fi with MIMO technology, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Display. It’ll possible to use two SIM in dual standby mode with 3 x CA support. Other than that, you also get an infrared which is still a neat feature to have.

The Xiaomi handset carries a 3800mAh battery chargeable with Quick Charge 3.0 and it will come in two versions, the cheaper one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (UFS 2.0), and the pricier variant with 6GB of RAM + 128GB of built-in memory (UFS 2.0).

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The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus will be available in four colors: silver, grey gold and rose gold / pink.

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Pricing and availability

The 4GB + 64GB version will cost 2299 ($344) Yuan while the 6GB + 128GB will be priced 2599 Yuan ($389). They’ll go on sale from September 29th on mi.com, Mi Home and JD.com

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62 Comments

  1. Nicola
    September 27, 2016

    This meant there will not be Xiaomi mi note 2, i guess….

    • bob
      September 27, 2016

      That would be too bad! I still hope for a curved display modell. The renders of the Mi Note 2 just looked awesome!

    • Dominó85
      September 27, 2016

      Or it will come later wit S830. Dont You think? :rollingeyes:

    • September 27, 2016

      I think it could still come.. The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus doesn’t look like the best they can do.
      I want the features of the smaller Mi 5s with the Mi 5s Plus screen size and dual cameras, that could be the Mi Note 2!

    • Igor Gavrilovic
      September 27, 2016

      There will be with the name Xiaomi mi note Pro ,they did’t present a model with Samsung curved display….so coming soon

    • Ulti
      September 27, 2016

      I hope it will come otherwise I’ll stick with my OP3 until next year…

  2. Adam Irvine
    September 27, 2016

    I like everything except for the rear mounted fingerprint scanner (I prefer front…) And perhaps no black colour option, but otherwise, it looks pretty good to me! 🙂

  3. mf1gt3r
    September 27, 2016

    Good pricing once again. Xiaomi knows how to balance things up.

  4. Ricardo Alonso
    September 27, 2016

    Again no Black phones ?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      September 27, 2016

      #Blackcoversmatter !

    • Marco Lancaster
      September 27, 2016

      Something tell me that next year we’ll have it… a jet black one… hmm.

  5. Ulti
    September 27, 2016

    Damnit. It’s good but not what I’m after. I want an all black phone like the Xiaomi Mi Note with a front fingerprint sensor, 4GB+64GB, Snapdragon 820/821 and slim bezels for 2999RMB or less.

    Why don’t they just update the Mi Note with new hardware and a fingerprint sensor like the OP3’s one? I would happily pay 2999RMB for it!

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      September 27, 2016

      What exactly is not what you after? I don’t see it.. This phone is pretty cheap and has it all IMO!
      I just wished the Mi5S is the one with dual camera…
      I really wished for Mi 5S Plus except the screen size is 5inch or something ;(

      • Guaire
        September 27, 2016

        Plus has smaller sensors. Both lack of OIS and large aperture.

        If the algorithm is good, with the help of mono sensor it can match with larger sensor of Mi5s at low light still images, but I think it will suffer at video shooting because small pixels and small aperture.

        Top and bottom parts of Plus looks like plastic unlike smaller one if you care.

        Plus’ display is 50nit dimmer.

        • Ibrahim Bahakim
          October 4, 2016

          Well I don’t undestand half of what you said.. By half I mean all except the display part haha

          But for a poor-not-so-good-with-mobiles-techs-and-shit like me, do you think 5S or 5S Plus is better? Overall.. ;p

          • Guaire
            October 4, 2016

            Long story short Plus’ video shooting quality gonna be lower than Mi5s, but at photo shooting they might be closer IMO.

            Rear plate of Mi5s is all metal except the lines like an iPhone 6/6s/7 or HTC A9.

            Top and bottom parts of Plus’ rear side is made of plastic like Huawei Mate 8/G8 or Lenovo K5/P1.

            Check out a hands on video. You will see top and bottom parts doesn’t shine like its central back plate.

            • Ibrahim Bahakim
              October 4, 2016

              In short, if I wnat camera then Mi 5S if I want anything else then mi 5S Plus?
              Good thing I don’t take photos anyway haha
              I don’t care about the plastic and shit.
              So Mi 5S Plus..

              Thanks so much tbh I was ganna get the Mi 5S.. But now I undestand it all thanks to you :3

  6. MattD
    September 27, 2016

    @max power
    I’m not saying I called it…
    But I freaking called it ?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd192b1bb4bbf46fd070c48b8c2d9a5c334d3475c8c7e5ff13e93b1c46237be7.jpg

    • MaxPower
      September 27, 2016

      Prophetic 🙂

    • Muhammad Yasir
      September 27, 2016

      wtf … you a seer or somethin’ ?

      • MattD
        September 27, 2016

        You don’t need magic to predict something like that, to be honest ?

    • Marco Lancaster
      September 27, 2016

      Too bad they didn’t came with a Jet black variant too… for now.

  7. Manjurul Islam
    September 27, 2016

    Well where is the 4-axis OIS that were introduced on mi5? Both mi5s and plus don’t seem to have it! What’s wrong?

  8. Dab
    September 27, 2016

    Why they just don’t give us OLED or even AMOLED display?

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      September 27, 2016

      Their fricking budget note has a amoled and their flagship not? Not interested anymore in a phone without

  9. Tommi
    September 27, 2016

    Good things: SD821, 128GB variant, Dual camera on Plus

    Bad things: No OIS, IPS LCD poor quality screen, f2.0 on camera

  10. Nicola
    September 27, 2016

    This meant there will not be Xiaomi mi note 2, i guess….

    • Guest
      September 27, 2016

      That would be too bad! I still hope for a curved display modell. The renders of the Mi Note 2 just looked awesome!

    • Dominó85
      September 27, 2016

      Or it will come later wit S830. Dont You think? :rollingeyes:

    • Pierre
      September 27, 2016

      I think it could still come.. The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus doesn’t look like the best they can do.
      I want the features of the smaller Mi 5s with the Mi 5s Plus screen size and dual cameras, that could be the Mi Note 2!

    • Igor Gavrilovic
      September 27, 2016

      There will be with the name Xiaomi mi note Pro ,they did’t present a model with Samsung curved display….so coming soon

    • Ulti
      September 27, 2016

      I hope it will come otherwise I’ll stick with my OP3 until next year…

  11. Adam Irvine
    September 27, 2016

    I like everything except for the rear mounted fingerprint scanner (I prefer front…) And perhaps no black colour option, but otherwise, it looks pretty good to me! 🙂

  12. mf1gt3r
    September 27, 2016

    Good pricing once again. Xiaomi knows how to balance things up.

  13. Ricardo A.
    September 27, 2016

    Again no Black phones 😠

    • Guest
      September 27, 2016

      #Blackcoversmatter !

    • Marco Lancaster
      September 28, 2016

      Something tell me that next year we’ll have it… a jet black one… hmm.

  14. Ulti
    September 27, 2016

    Damnit. It’s good but not what I’m after. I want an all black phone like the Xiaomi Mi Note with a front fingerprint sensor, 4GB+64GB, Snapdragon 820/821 and slim bezels for 2999RMB or less.

    Why don’t they just update the Mi Note with new hardware and a fingerprint sensor like the OP3’s one? I would happily pay 2999RMB for it!

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      September 27, 2016

      What exactly is not what you after? I don’t see it.. This phone is pretty cheap and has it all IMO!
      I just wished the Mi5S is the one with dual camera…
      I really wished for Mi 5S Plus except the screen size is 5inch or something ;(

    • Guaire
      September 27, 2016

      Plus has smaller sensors. Both lack of OIS and large aperture.

      If the algorithm is good, with the help of mono sensor it can match with larger sensor of Mi5s at low light still images, but I think it will suffer at video shooting because small pixels and small aperture.

      Top and bottom parts of Plus looks like plastic unlike smaller one if you care.

      Plus’ display is 50nit dimmer.

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      October 4, 2016

      Well I don’t undestand half of what you said.. By half I mean all except the display part haha

      But for a poor-not-so-good-with-mobiles-techs-and-shit like me, do you think 5S or 5S Plus is better? Overall.. ;p

    • Guaire
      October 4, 2016

      Long story short Plus’ video shooting quality gonna be lower than Mi5s, but at photo shooting they might be closer IMO.

      Rear plate of Mi5s is all metal except the lines like an iPhone 6/6s/7 or HTC A9.

      Top and bottom parts of Plus’ rear side is made of plastic like Huawei Mate 8/G8 or Lenovo K5/P1.

      Check out a hands on video. You will see top and bottom parts doesn’t shine like its central back plate.

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      October 4, 2016

      In short, if I wnat camera then Mi 5S if I want anything else then mi 5S Plus?
      Good thing I don’t take photos anyway haha
      I don’t care about the plastic and shit.
      So Mi 5S Plus..

      Thanks so much tbh I was ganna get the Mi 5S.. But now I undestand it all thanks to you :3

  15. MattD
    September 27, 2016

    @max power
    I’m not saying I called it…
    But I freaking called it 😂

    • MaxPower
      September 27, 2016

      Prophetic 🙂

    • Guest
      September 27, 2016

      wtf … you a seer or somethin’ ?

    • MattD
      September 27, 2016

      You don’t need magic to predict something like that, to be honest 😂

    • Marco Lancaster
      September 28, 2016

      Too bad they didn’t came with a Jet black variant too… for now.

    • Marco Lancaster
      September 28, 2016

      Too bad they didn’t came with a Jet black variant too… for now.

  16. Manjurul Islam
    September 27, 2016

    Well where is the 4-axis OIS that were introduced on mi5? Both mi5s and plus don’t seem to have it! What’s wrong?

  17. Dab
    September 27, 2016

    Why they just don’t give us OLED or even AMOLED display?

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      September 27, 2016

      Their fricking budget note has a amoled and their flagship not? Not interested anymore in a phone without

  18. Guest
    September 27, 2016

    Good things: SD821, 128GB variant, Dual camera on Plus

    Bad things: No OIS, IPS LCD poor quality screen, f2.0 on camera

  19. Muhammad Yasir
    September 27, 2016

    i’ll take the $344 version

    • Joel Adames
      October 2, 2016

      I will take the other one but when it comes in Elephone green color jajajaja

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 3, 2016

        haha …. lol

        where you been , fam ?

  20. Guest
    September 27, 2016

    i’ll take the $344 version

    • Joel Adames
      October 2, 2016

      I will take the other one but when it comes in Elephone green color jajajaja

    • Guest
      October 3, 2016

      haha …. lol

      where you been , fam ?

  21. Guest
    September 27, 2016

    i’ll take the $344 version

    • Joel Adames
      October 2, 2016

      I will take the other one but when it comes in Elephone green color jajajaja

    • Guest
      October 3, 2016

      haha …. lol

      where you been , fam ?