China’s OnePlus boasted the ‘flagship killer’ tag for quite some time, but it seems Xiaomi Mi5 would kill the flagship killer and snatch the crown in one shot. Yes, Xiaomi’s latest flagship has everything to go head on with the likes of LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 and even the iPhone 6s. At just $304, Xiaomi Mi5 has a lot to offer.
Xiaomi was always called out for blatantly copying iPhone design and it’s not going to be anything different this year as well. The Mi5 is rather a mix of Samsung’s Galaxy and Apple’s iPhone design. It also features a home button which just brings it closer to Samsung’s design. But the Mi5 isn’t a cheap rip-off. The company has used high-grade materials for the construction. Out of the three variants of the phone, two will come with 3D glass back while the high-end one will feature ceramaic back.
Spec wise the Mi5 has Snapdragon 820 processor and 3GB RAM in Standard and High versions. However, the Exclusive edition has 4GB RAM. It features a 5.1 inch FullHD display, 16MP camera with 4-axis OIS and 4K video recording. It is rich in connectivity as well with 4G LTE, NFC and Infrared blaster. Freak, it is even water resistant. Finally, its battery stands at 3,000 mAh.
This great package comes for just $413 for the Exclusive (top-end) variant while the Standard version costs $304. This certainly is a great value for money considering the fact that the similar Galaxy S7 or LG G5 would cost twice as much. Xiaomi has already started taking pre-orders for this phone in China. There’s no word about international availability but it is soon coming to India as mentioned by Xiaomi execs.