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Mi 5

[Tips] Xiaomi Mi 5 FAQ : Specs, Price, Color, Versions and More!!

2017-03-08 12:20:23
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Hi  Mi fans!
In this thread, we will try to discuss some frequently asked questions regarding MI 5.

Q. What are the dimensions of Mi 5?
A. MI 5 has a Height of 144.55 mm, Width of 69.2 mm and Thickness of 7.25 mm.

Q:  In how many variants of Mi 5 is available in India?
A. At present Mi 5 is only available with one variant, which comes with 3GB LPDDR4 dual-channel RAM and 32GB storage.

Q: What are the color options while buying this device?
A: This device comes in Black, White and Gold variants.

Q: What is the cost of Mi 5 and how to buy it?
A. Mi 5 is available in, Flipkart and all leading online stores at a price tag of 22,999 INR.

Q.Which items will the Mi 5 package contain?
A. The Mi 5 package box contains Mi 5, power adapter, USB Type-C cable, warranty card, user guide, SIM insertion tool.

Q: Is Xiaomi Mi 5 waterproof or water resistant?
A: No, the Mi 5 is not waterproof, so please don't throw it into the water.

Q:Does Mi 5 has capacitive buttons and with light?
A:Yes, Mi 5 has two cap buttons and both has backlight.

Q:Does Mi 5 has an IR blaster?
A:Yes, it has an IR sensor.

Q:Does Mi 5 has a notification LED?
A:Yes, Mi 5 has an notify LED on the left of the voice speaker.

Q. Is it a dual SIM device?

A. Yes, Mi 5 build with dual SIM facility with 4G nano SIM slots.

Q:Does Xiaomi Mi5 support dual cards dual standby?
A:Support all netwok 4G+ / 4G / 3G / 2G, Dual Nano-SIM slots,any slot can be set as the main card.

Q:What's the type of charging port on Xiaomi Mi5?
A:Xiaomi Mi5 has a USB Type-C changing port which has no plug side.

Q. Which frequency bands do these SIM slots support?
A. Each SIM slots comprises of 4G with the following band specification:
FDD-LTE:  B1 / B3 / B5 / B7
TD-LTE:  B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
TD-SCDMA: 1900 / 2000MHz
WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz

Q. What is the screen size, screen resolution and pixel density of Mi 5 display?
A. Mi 5 comes with 13.08cm (5.15") ultra-bright display which has 600-nit brightness. The display has 1920 x 1080(FHD) resolution with Pixel Density of 428 PPI and contrast ratio of 1500:1 .

Q. Is visibility under the sun a good experience on this device?
A. Mi 5 supports Sunlight display and the device adjusts the contrast of the pixels in real time thus making visibility better under the sun.

Q. What about long reading sessions on this device?
A. Mi 5 offers ‘Read mode’ feature which cuts off the blue light and protects your eyes during long reading sessions.

Q. Which processor powers this device and what is the clock speed of its CPU?
A.Mi 5 is powered by
Snapdragon 820 with Quad-core. The clock speed of this processor is up to 1.8 GHz.

Q.  What about the rear and front camera on this device?
A: This device has an excellent camera quality which is powered by
6-piece lens 16 MP  f/2.0 aperture Rear camera which has 4-axis OIS and it calibrates in 8 directions.
The front camera is a 4 MP shooter with aperture f2.0, 80 degree wide angle lens, Selfie countdown and Face recognition.
Regarding Video recording the device can shoot 4K video at 30 fps, 1080p video at 30 fps, 720p video at 30 fps and 720p slow motion videos at 120fps.

Q. What about fingerprint scanner on this device?
A. The device has front mounted Finger Print sensor build withceramic to encase the fingerprint sensor for its durability and hardness. It also has a higher permittivity than sapphire, for better sensitivity.

Q. What is the battery capacity?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 3000mAh Li-polymer type.

Q. Can the battery be removed?
A. No, It is a non removal type battery.

Q. What is charging time to full charge?
A. The device supports Quick charge 3.0 which can rapidly charge your device.

Q. What about GPU and gaming experience on this device?
A: The gaming experience on this device is really great. The graphic processing is backed by Adreno 530 GPU . Graphic intensive games run very smooth with no frame drops and no lag.

Q: Does Mi 5 support OTG?
A: Yes, Mi 5 supports OTG function. If you are trying to connect pen drive please ensure that the file system is FAT 32.

Q. How many sensors are available on this device?
A. The device is built with Infrared, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor, Electronic compass, Barometer sensors.

Q. Does this device has NFC?
A. Yes. It has NFC for Near Field Communication.

Q. What are the WLAN specifications?
A. Mi 5 supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

Q. Which Bluetooth version is available on this device?
A. Bluetooth ver.4.2 is available on this device.

Q: What is the USSD code for hardware test to detect if there is some kind of hardware problem?

A: The USSD code to test hardware related problem on Mi 5: *#*#6484#*#*

Q: Where is the other RAM being used?

A: It's been used by system app and apps which are running in the background.

Q. Does Mi 5 support Mi band?
A. Yes, Mi 5 supports Mi band. In order to manage your Mi Band on Mi 5 you need to download and install Mi Fit app.

Q: What about IMEI no.?

A: You can find IMEI no. on your box. You can also find it by dialing *#06# in the dialing pad.

Q: Which MIUI and Android version does Mi 5 provide out of the box?
A: Mi 5 Indian variant sports MIUI 7 along with Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) which can be upgraded to higher version via updater.

Q. How to connect Mi 5 to PC/Laptop?
A. Mi 5 can be connected to a PC/Laptop using micro USB cable.

Q: How to enable developer options and turn on USB-Debugging?
A: Go to Settings> About Phone> Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: Congratulations! You’re a developer.

Q:What's the weight of Xiaomi Mi5?
A: Mi 5 (32GB, 64GB) is about 129g.

Q:Does Xiaomi Mi5 support external memory card?
A:No, it doesn't.

Q: Will the Mi 5 bootloader be locked?

A: The answer is Yes. For obvious reason(s), this is to protect your device data security and protection.This is done to better incorporate with "Mi Cloud" services to "locate your device", in the unfortunate event if you lose your Mi 5. If you wish to unlock your bootloader, there is an available 'Mi Unlock' app available  *However, we do not advise and encourage you to do so. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are hold responsible for your own device.

Q: Can I backup my DATA?
A: MIUI has got its own Backup app.
Steps to be followed:
Settings >Additional Settings > Backup & Reset > Local Backups  > Backup [ Here you can select what you want to backup i.e. System, Apps, Accounts & Contacts]

Q. Is there any cloud storage available on this device?
A. Yes, Mi Cloud is linked to your Mi account. Once you login to your Mi account, you will be asked to backup your data and even you can find your lost device using Mi Cloud feature. You can access your cloud data remotely using

Q. What to do if something goes wrong with my Mi 5?
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum and the moderators will attend to the same. If there is a physical damage/defect you can visit nearest service center. The service center details are available on


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