Xiaomi Mi 5X Hits For 1499 Yuan ($222.5) – Everything You Need To Know

Although, many die-hard Xiaomi fans expected MIUI 9 to be in the spotlight, surprising Xiaomi’s latest flagship stole the show. So what if the leaks spoiled it, Xiaomi Mi 5X still packed some heart-pounding surprises. Let’s see what those features are:

Xiaomi Mi 5X – The Perfect Photo Shooter

Design & Appearance

The new Xiaomi Mi 5X is purely a metal beast with the all-metal body design. For a great precision, the phone undergoes laser CNC process and rounded curves have perfect finishing. The sandblasted rear also provides a smooth feeling to the user and there’s a hidden antenna layout as well.


Moreover, this time, the fingerprint reader has been shifted to the rear side instead of the front home button. Regarding dimensions, the phone is only 7.3 mm and weighs 165 grams. It’s available in three color options: black, gold, rose gold.

Display & Hardware

Xiaomi Mi 5X integrates a 5.5-inches 1080p screen along with features such as luminous screen mode and eye care mode. The heart of the flagship is a 16nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (don’t know why Xiaomi doesn’t upgrade to SD 630, 650, 655).coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Xiaomi Mi 5X release

The Mi 5X is powered by a built-in 3080mAh battery, supports entire Netcom Network (4G LTE), and runs on the latest MIUI 9 (Android 7.0).

Camera & Samples

The 12MP rear dual camera is the highlight of the phone with a primary lens aperture of F2.2 and1.25 micron meter large pixels, meanwhile F2.6 aperture for the secondary lens. It’s the same wide-angle + telephoto dual-camera combination used in Xiaomi Mi 6 and iPhone 7 Plus. To be honest, the cameras are highly optimized for selfie/portrait mode instead of focusing on every scene.

Xiaomi Mi 5X release

Getting into the details, Xiaomi Mi 5X dual rear lens support 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, portrait mode, based on binocular imaging principle, a real-time close blur, and portrait beauty mode 3.0. You can also record 4K / 30fps UHD video and a 720p / 120fps slow motion video. Here are some samples:


Meanwhile, the front shooter is 5MP and sports 36 beauty features from Beauty Mode 3.0.

Price & Availability

Xiaomi will be selling Xiaomi Mi 5X on its official website for a price of 1499 yuan ($222.5). The sale will officially start on August 1 (next Tuesday) at 10 am.

For international buying, we will post the buying links when it arrives on Global Chinese Stores.

Source (Translated from Chinese)



Started blogging at the age of 18, Roman is a techie with 3 years of blogging, SEO, and Wordpress experience, totally opposite of his health & nutrition career. He is a die-hard Xiaomi fan and an avid gamer, working hard to provide valuable information regarding Tech & Gadgets.

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