LAUNCHED: Xiaomi’s Mi 5X is a $220 rival to the OnePlus 5


Xiaomi Mi 5X full specifications

After multiple rounds of speculation, leaks and rumours, Xiaomi today made the Mi 5X official.

In a nutshell, the Mi 5X is something like a OnePlus 5 alternative from the company, compete with dual rear cameras and an iPhone-inspired look.

Have a look at the full specifications here.

Xiaomi Mi 5X Full Specifications

Xiaomi Mi 5X full specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • Processor: Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM: 64GB
  • Rear Cameras: 12 megapixel dual cameras
  • OS: Android 7.1 based MIUI 9
  • Battery: 3080mAh

As seen from the spec sheet above, the Mi 5X is a cheaper alternative to Xiaomi’s own Mi 6, which itself is a fairly decent phone for not a lot of money.

Pretty much everything about the Mi 5X was available on the web before the launch today.

Xiaomi Mi 5X Pricing and Variants

Coming to the pricing, Xiaomi have been aggressive with the numbers as they usually are; the phone has been priced at 1499 yuan or $220, making it a fairly accessible mid-range phone.

The phone will be available in a total of three color variants, equivalents of gold, rose gold, and black. I’m going for the black one.

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56 Comments

  1. mike
    July 26, 2017

    battery capacity reduction below 4000 mAh will not get my money

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 26, 2017

      Why not the oneplus 5 has less than 4k and it rivals and beats 4kmah phones in battery life i was shocked too but its your money anyways

  2. Eric PK
    July 26, 2017

    It’s like a Redmi Note 4 with more memory and less battery

    • Flipp0
      July 26, 2017

      It’s thinner and has a better camera.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        July 26, 2017

        troll

  3. Jh1
    July 26, 2017

    Sorry, Yash, but I can’t see this as a OP5 alternative. The Mi6 and OP5 already go head to head. As much as I like the sd625, I don’t see much cross shopping between sd625 and sd835 equipped phones. With that being said, if this had a 4000mah battery it would be on my shopping list. As it is, I’ll wait for the redmi note 5, Lenovo k7 note and meizu m6 note to be released

  4. Leonardo Ferraz
    July 26, 2017

    CLICKBAIT LEVEL OVER 8000. Comparing an sd625 with a Specs Beast like an OP5?
    REALLY? I’m not a big OP fan but i feel ashamed for you guys, after reading mi5x’s specs.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 26, 2017

      horrible click bait !

  5. Rohith Iyer
    July 26, 2017

    Baseless comparison with OP5 – Just because the shape of the phone is similar to OP5, you cannot brand it as alternative to OP5

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 26, 2017

      The base is pretty strong once you apply the context of the target audience, you seriously seem to not understand marketing

      • Dave White
        July 27, 2017

        How can you compare a SD625 to SD835? 4GB vs 8GB? MIUI to Oxygen. Market all you like, it’s not like for like.

        • Assefa Hanson
          July 27, 2017

          Open your mind people that buys the most expensive devices dont know what sd625 or ad835 is take of the geek glasses people who knows about the specs dont make the industry any money the majority of people just care about how the phone looks and its brand image

          Im sorry this is the truth people dont even know what miui and oxygen os is, this phone is marketed to those people tech enthusiast like me and you keep thinking that others think our way and thats not reality

          • Dave White
            July 27, 2017

            But that’s not the argument being made. It might be shaped like a Oneplus 5, but it certainly isn’t. Yea sure – your average person might think so – but your average person probably isn’t buying the OP5 or a Xiaomi mi5X – these are geek phones. Outside of China people in Europe *might* have heard of Oneplus or Xiaomi, but they’re not gonna buy either. So whilst you might be correct in your assumption of markets – the argument being made is that this one is *not* comparable to the OP5.

  6. realjjj
    July 26, 2017

    Are you on drugs? Aggressive pricing would have been half the 1500CNY.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 26, 2017

      YAY !

      you’re back !

      for the umpteenth time

  7. Assefa Hanson
    July 26, 2017

    Well it can be a oneplus alternative if we look at the target audience remember tech enthusiast this is supposedly geared for offline customers.. Thats right and guess what they dont know what an soc is BUT they will likely just look on the… OUTSIDE of the phone and they look similar soo…

  8. dref
    July 26, 2017

    clickbait, comparing comparing apples and oranges, i come here less and less… the content quality has become very very low…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 26, 2017

      true !

  9. Guest
    July 26, 2017

    battery capacity reduction below 4000 mAh will not get my money

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 26, 2017

      Why not the oneplus 5 has less than 4k and it rivals and beats 4kmah phones in battery life i was shocked too but its your money anyways

  10. Eric PK
    July 26, 2017

    It’s like a Redmi Note 4 with more memory and less battery

    • Flipp0
      July 26, 2017

      It’s thinner and has a better camera.

    • Guest
      July 26, 2017

      troll

  11. Jh1
    July 26, 2017

    Sorry, Yash, but I can’t see this as a OP5 alternative. The Mi6 and OP5 already go head to head. As much as I like the sd625, I don’t see much cross shopping between sd625 and sd835 equipped phones. With that being said, if this had a 4000mah battery it would be on my shopping list. As it is, I’ll wait for the redmi note 5, Lenovo k7 note and meizu m6 note to be released

  12. Leonardo Ferraz
    July 26, 2017

    CLICKBAIT LEVEL OVER 8000. Comparing an sd625 with a Specs Beast like an OP5?
    REALLY? I’m not a big OP fan but i feel ashamed for you guys, after reading mi5x’s specs.

    • Guest
      July 26, 2017

      horrible click bait !

  13. Muhammad Yasir
    July 26, 2017

    HAHAHA !

    please , die xiaomi … and take SD 625 with you !

    I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE 5X WITH SD660 FOR $250

    hate you for this !

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      July 26, 2017

      we know you wouldn’t, now stop yelling, cursing and acting ineducate.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        July 28, 2017

        wow … don’t be a prick man !

        i’m not saying anything wrong … they used a shit processor for a potentially good phone !

        i’m more educated than you’ll ever be, so don’t even bother on that front !

        • Riccardo Benzoni
          July 28, 2017

          yes, telling them to die was actually so much educated.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            July 29, 2017

            yeah, that was overplayed

            there, i admit it !

  14. Muhammad Yasir
    July 26, 2017

    hate xiaomi for this … they’re becoming samsung

    OVERPRICED dirt with no performance gain

  15. Rohith Iyer
    July 26, 2017

    Baseless comparison with OP5 – Just because the shape of the phone is similar to OP5, you cannot brand it as alternative to OP5

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 26, 2017

      The base is pretty strong once you apply the context of the target audience, you seriously seem to not understand marketing

    • Dave White
      July 27, 2017

      How can you compare a SD625 to SD835? 4GB vs 8GB? MIUI to Oxygen. Market all you like, it’s not like for like.

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 27, 2017

      Open your mind people that buys the most expensive devices dont know what sd625 or ad835 is take of the geek glasses people who knows about the specs dont make the industry any money the majority of people just care about how the phone looks and its brand image

      Im sorry this is the truth people dont even know what miui and oxygen os is, this phone is marketed to those people tech enthusiast like me and you keep thinking that others think our way and thats not reality

    • Dave White
      July 27, 2017

      But that’s not the argument being made. It might be shaped like a Oneplus 5, but it certainly isn’t. Yea sure – your average person might think so – but your average person probably isn’t buying the OP5 or a Xiaomi mi5X – these are geek phones. Outside of China people in Europe *might* have heard of Oneplus or Xiaomi, but they’re not gonna buy either. So whilst you might be correct in your assumption of markets – the argument being made is that this one is *not* comparable to the OP5.

  16. TheOracle
    July 26, 2017

    The demise of this site is pitiful and articles like this just accelerate it.

  17. realjjj
    July 26, 2017

    Are you on drugs? Aggressive pricing would have been half the 1500CNY.

    • Guest
      July 26, 2017

      YAY !

      you’re back !

      for the umpteenth time

  18. Assefa Hanson
    July 26, 2017

    Well it can be a oneplus alternative if we look at the target audience remember tech enthusiast this is supposedly geared for offline customers.. Thats right and guess what they dont know what an soc is BUT they will likely just look on the… OUTSIDE of the phone and they look similar soo…

  19. LifelessNewt
    July 26, 2017

    $220 is probably the release price, see the OP5 release price and the today’s price.
    In an month the price will drop under $200. Then I will sell my redmi pro to buy this 5x.

  20. dref
    July 26, 2017

    clickbait, comparing comparing apples and oranges, i come here less and less… the content quality has become very very low…

    • Guest
      July 26, 2017

      true !

  21. Guest
    July 26, 2017

    HAHAHA !

    please , die xiaomi … and take SD 625 with you !

    I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE 5X WITH SD660 FOR $250

    hate you for this !

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      July 26, 2017

      we know you wouldn’t, now stop yelling, cursing and acting ineducate.

    • Guest
      July 28, 2017

      wow … don’t be a prick man !

      i’m not saying anything wrong … they used a shit processor for a potentially good phone !

      i’m more educated than you’ll ever be, so don’t even bother on that front !

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      July 29, 2017

      yes, telling them to die was actually so much educated.

    • Guest
      July 29, 2017

      yeah, that was overplayed

      there, i admit it !

  22. Guest
    July 26, 2017

    hate xiaomi for this … they’re becoming samsung

    OVERPRICED dirt with no performance gain

  23. Riccardo Benzoni
    July 26, 2017

    If you don’t care much about camera improvements, the RN4 is still a better value for money choice.

  24. TheOracle
    July 26, 2017

    The demise of this site is pitiful and articles like this just accelerate it.

  25. LifelessNewt
    July 26, 2017

    $220 is probably the release price, see the OP5 release price and the today’s price.
    In an month the price will drop under $200. Then I will sell my redmi pro to buy this 5x.

  26. Riccardo Benzoni
    July 26, 2017

    If you don’t care much about camera improvements, the RN4 is still a better value for money choice.

  27. Dave White
    July 27, 2017

    A Snapdragon 625? 4GB? How is that competition for the OP5? Load of rubbish. Yes, it’s low cost phone but nothing like a rival to the OP5.

  28. Dave White
    July 27, 2017

    A Snapdragon 625? 4GB? How is that competition for the OP5? Load of rubbish. Yes, it’s low cost phone but nothing like a rival to the OP5.