Xiaomi Mi 5s Specs, Review, Price, Release Date, Opinions, Pros and Cons

Xiaomi Mi 5s released in September 2016. This is a high-end model with reasonable price. There is another smartphone released along with this – Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, which has even more high-end specifications than Mi 5s. In Xiaomi Mi 5s, the highlight specs are 3D touch display and Snapdragon 821 SoC.

Take a look at the detailed specifications, price, quick review, features, opinions, pros and cons of Xiaomi Mi 5s.

Price of Xiaomi Mi 5s

The price of Xiaomi Mi 5s is – (based on Chinese market)

  • Price in USA is $300
  • Price in Europe is €267
  • Price in UK is £232
  • Price in India is ₹20000
  • Price in China is ¥ 2000

Specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5s

Features Specs
Display 5.15 inches, IPS LCD Display
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU Snapdragon 821 Kryo Quad-core Processor
GPU Adreno 530
Memory 3GB or 4GB of RAM
Inbuilt Storage 64GB or 128GB
Storage Upgrade No
Primary Camera 12MP with PDAF, dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
Video recording 2160p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 4MP
Battery 3200mAh (Non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 145gms

Specs and Details of Xiaomi Mi 5s


Xiaomi Mi 5s sports a 5.15-inch screen made of IPS LCD display, with 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution. The pixel density is 428ppi. The 4GB RAM variant will have 3D touch display as a bonus.


Xiaomi Mi 5s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Kryo based Quad-core processor chipset and Adreno 530 graphical processor.

RAM and Storage

Xiaomi Mi 5s has two different variants in RAM and storage. They are 3GB RAM – 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM – 128GB internal storage. There is no expandable storage option.


Xiaomi Mi 5s runs on MIUI user interface which is developed over Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


In the rear side of Xiaomi Mi 5s, there is a 12MP camera featured with PDAF, 1.55-micron pixel size and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. In the front side, there is a 4MP camera with 2.0-micron pixel size. The video resolution is 2160p @ 30 frames per second.


Xiaomi Mi 5s has a 3200mAh battery with the support of Quick charge 3.0 which fill the battery charge faster.

Other Features and Connectivity

GPRS, Edge, EVDO, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Infrared port and USB type C are the main connectivity features of Xiaomi Mi 5s. Below the screen, the fingerprint scanner is located.

Quick Review of Xiaomi Mi 5s

Xiaomi Mi 5S has a fantastic display by quality. The 3D touch display is really amazing to see in a smartphone at this price range. Snapdragon 821 is the most powerful processor for smartphones at this moment. No words about it.

While thinking about the RAM, we prefer the 4GB RAM variant. Because that variant also comes with a bonus of 128GB internal storage and 3D touch display. As there is no expandable storage option, it is better to go with the higher variant of internal storage.

Cameras are brilliant in performance. Though the megapixels are lesser than the usual standard, the micron pixel size did its magic in producing high-quality images. The 3200mAh battery would perform well for casual users.

Pros and Cons of Xiaomi Mi 5s


  • High-Quality Display with more Pixel Density
  • 3D Touch Feature
  • Snapdragon 821 Processor
  • 3GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB Internal Storage
  • 3200mAh Battery
  • High-Quality Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Fast Battery Charging and USB Type C
  • Competitive Price


  • No Expandable Storage Option
  • Non-removable Battery

Opinion to Buyers – Xiaomi Mi 5s

If the buyers wanted a good high-level smartphone at the reasonable price, Xiaomi Mi 5S – 3GB RAM variant is a good choice. If they wanted a high performing as well as the 3D touch display, 4GB RAM variant is a good choice.

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