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

Xiaomi Mi 5C announced recently and expected to be released in March 2017.  It is coming with a new brand of SoC called Pinecone. Xiaomi Mi 5C would have Pincone V670 Octa-core chip. Other than this, the general specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5C would be mid-level.

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

Price of Xiaomi Mi 5C

The price of Xiaomi Mi 5C is not yet officially announced. At the Gearbest online store, Xiaomi Mi 5C is displayed with the arrival notice tag. The price mentioned in Gearbest is $480. It includes shipping cost. If you want to know the exact price, click the arrival notice tab in Gearbest and submit your email ID. They will send the price details before the pre-sale of Xiaomi Mi 5C.       

Specs and Review of Xiaomi Mi 5C

Design and Display

Xiaomi Mi 5C has 5.5-inch screen with 2.5D curved glass and full HD screen resolution. The design keeps the regular Xiaomi mid-level standard. It looks thin on the sides. It has round edges like many mid-level smartphones. The fingerprint scanner is front mounted just below the screen.


Xiaomi Mi 5C comes with Pinecone V670 in the Chinese edition. This new CPU has Octa-core processor which clocks at 2.2Ghz frequency. This Pinecone V670 is said to be an equivalent of Snapdragon 625 SoC in the mid-level. That is a decent level in performance.

RAM and Storage

There will be 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage in Xiaomi Mi 5C. The 3GB RAM is a standard specification. It is a good choice for multitasking performance and gaming performance.


Xiaomi Mi 5C runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow under the Xiaomi’s user interface MIUI 8. When Xiaomi updates the MIUI user interface, we can expect Xiaomi Mi 5C would also get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.


Xiaomi Mi 5C has a 12MP rear camera with flash light and autofocus features and an 8MP front camera. The interesting thing is the support for 4K video recording. It is rare to see in a mid-level smartphone.


A 3200mAh built-in battery is the power house of Xiaomi Mi 5C. This is a decent battery in terms of capacity.

Other Features and Connectivity

The following are the connectivity features of GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth V4.1, GPS, FM Radio and USB. The fingerprint scanner is located in the front side which acts as home button and also lock and unlock the device and apps.

Pros and Cons of Xiaomi Mi 5C


  • Full HD display
  • 3GB RAM – Good for Multitasking
  • 12MP and 8MP Cameras
  • 4K Video Support
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Decent Battery Capacity


  • Yet to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

Opinion – Xiaomi Mi 5C

As of now, only the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5C are available. Based on the specifications, it looks reasonable in configuration and features. We will update more information after the official details are released. If you are looking to buy this smartphone or to know the price, availability and other details of this smartphone, you can follow this Xiaomi Mi 5C product page.

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