Xiaomi is a Chinese brand, which produces smartphones. Now, this electronics giant is known to be the 5th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. With the introduction of its 'Mi' series of smartphones, it has gained the attention of most of its customers. This company has announced the production of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus at a world-class launch event which held in 2016. At this Mobile World Congress, the features and the advancements incorporated in this smartphone were discussed. This smartphone was mainly aiming at attracting the middle-class customers alongside the college going crowd too. The predecessor to this smartphone is the Xiaomi Mi 5 which was one of the flagship devices of Xiaomi. The Plus version is a better upgrade to its predecessor. This smartphone first announced in 2016. Talks are that it might probably be released later this year. The major USP’s of this smartphone are incredible screen size, storage, and competent battery. Now let us look at its other necessary specifications and thereby conclude with its possible pros and cons.
This smartphone has an extraordinary hard plastic rear body. It comes with classy, good looking curved edges too. This smartphone is assumed to look premium in both look and feel. On the grip factor, it might just be average. The length of this smartphone is around 155.1 mm. The breadth is around 77.6 mm. This smartphone is fragile with a thickness of 7 mm. The weight of this smartphone is 160 g and hence is pretty heavy and difficult to carry around for a long time. The display size is 5.7 inches. The type of display used is a capacitive touch display supported by IPS LCD touch. The resolution with which it shows content is 1440 x 2560 pixels. The multi-touch capacity is up to 10 fingers max. The pixel density of the screen is approximately 515 ppi. The screen gets its protection against scratches from Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The user interface used in this smartphone is MIUI V 7.0. This smartphone comes in the Classic White colour as of now according to information.
This device works on Android OS v 5.1 (Lollipop). There is news that there might be a possible option of upgrading it to v 6.0 (Marshmallow).The chipset used here is Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820. A pair of CPU’s is used to take care of the central processing. The CPU used in this for processing is Dual– core Kryo processors. They differ only in their processing speeds. The speed with which these processors perform the tasks is around 2.15 GHz and 1.6 GHz respectively. The graphics interface is taken care by Adreno 530. This smartphone comes with an internal storage capacity of 64GB. It does not have the option of expanding the memory externally at all. The memory expansion slot for using a micro SD card is not present. It comes with a RAM of 4GB. Hence, this is pretty much suitable for heavy gamers.
It has a decent back camera with 13MP specification. The additional features available are the autofocus, digital zoom, optical image stabilization, and natural flash. The front camera though has only 4MP clarity. The supporting features are geo-tagging, video recording and calling. The audio quality in this smartphone is not very good. It comes with basic speakers and the standard 3.5 mm audio jack. The video in this smartphone can be recorded using the primary camera with a resolution of 2160p at 30fps could record. Videos with a resolution of 1080p at 30fps can be successfully recorded with front camera.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus comes with non-removable Li–Po battery of 3500mAh max capacity. This battery capacity is pretty exceptional, and this stands as the strongest feature of this smartphone. It has a max standby time of 480 h for 3 G mode. It comes with a talk time of 25 h and 11 hrs for 2G and 3G modes respectively. This smart device has single sim feature. It is compatible only with Nano – sim. The sim is compatible with GSM connectivity. It supports 3G, 4G and 4G LTE. It also comes with the basic wireless connectivity features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0.
Clearly the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus is better and has up gradations about its predecessor. But more care should be given to its front camera and overall software up gradation. On battery and display, it is pretty exceptional. And the best part of this smartphone is its affordability too.