Xiaomi had recently released posters the Mi 5X revealing a special feature that has recently captured the attention of every consumer and the entire smartphone market. The phone was scheduled for a launch on July 26 in China. The phone has been launched just a few hours ago and very soon will be available for sale in the entire world including the UAE. The Mi 5X is said to be the mini version of the Mi 6, the current flagship phone from Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Mi 5X has been launched with dual-cameras for the world to purchase at an affordable price.
Mi 5X Performance
Less than a week ago, we had uncovered images of posters that were displayed in China for the event for today and had written a blog for the same. The phone has finally been launched with the specifications that we had mentioned. The Xiaomi 5X will be powered by the SnapDragon 625 Octa-Core SoC chipset clocked at 2.45 GHz. The phone has a smaller processor than the Mi 6, but then it is also a budget-level device, meant for the masses who want great features but don’t wish to shell out much from their pockets. The phone will be priced less than 1500 AED.
On the software part, the Mi 5X will be running on the Android v7.1.1 Nougat, and on it will be mounted the world’s most customisable and favourite UI, the MIUI. We have the MIUI 9 that will be running on the phone. Let us tell you that the Mi 5X is the first phone to run on the MIUI 9; other phones will eventually get the update.
Mi 5X Memory
The Mi 5X has 4GB RAM (DDR3 SDRAM). The phone’s internal storage memory is 64GB, and out of that, approximately 10 GB will be reserved for the system and rest will be available for the user. The memory will be expandable, and this will be done by sacrificing one of your SIMs for extra memory. We’ll have a 3-choose-2 Hybrid SIM slot for it.
Mi 5X Camera
The most important feature of the latest Xiaomi phone is the dual-camera system that the company has installed on the rear panel. We have a Dual 12 MP 27mm, f/1.8, 4-axis OIS + 12MP, 52mm, f/2.6 w/ OIS camera system installed on the phone. The camera system is analogous to Mi 6, with 2X optical zoom, PDAF & dual-tone LED flash.
The front camera has a resolving power of 5MP and will be great for selfies. Xiaomi did not focus on the front camera as much as they did with the rear cam. The Mi 5X thus, becomes the next member of the Dual-Camera mobiles club.
Mi 5X Design
Mi 5X is the designed with a lot of care and has been given a metal unibody design, with cameras in a corner and the fingerprint scanner at the center of the panel slightly offset upwards. On the front, we have a 5.5-inch Full HD display, with capacitive touch buttons at the bottom. The phone is available in golden rose color so far, let’s see if they do release other colours for the phone.
Mi 5X Price
Mi 5X’s price has been kept at 1499 Yuan, which corresponds to approximately 1000 AED. This much price is termed in the midrange of the smartphone market. This much pricing is very good for the market as people will flock to purchase a phone that has been priced so aggressively and is offering very good features at an even better price.
The Mi 5X is surely a piece of artisanship and fine craftsmanship. The phone will offer everything a person needs at a very good price. Although not as good as the great performers, the Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5, the Xiaomi Mi 5X can surely be a very good competition to the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, and the Asus Zenfone 3. Let’s see what laurels does this phone bring to house Xiaomi.