Xiaomi Mi 5X: unboxing and first impressions

Launched early in the second half of 2017 the Xiaomi Mi 5X is a mid-range smartphone with Snapdragon 625, dual camera and an attractive price. But before we go into more technical details and price, we will check everything that accompanies the Mi 5X smartphone given to us by our partner store, GearBest.

Packaging and accessories

The Mi 5X comes in a white box, standard for most Chinese brand devices, and delivers the variant we received, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage. The name of the model is on the sides of the box, while on the back we have some of the main specifications, including screen size, with 5.5 inches. Detail for all information is written in Mandarin.

Unboxing & First Impressions

In the box

  • Xiaomi Mi 5X
  • a SIM ejector tool
  • documentation
  • a charger
  • a USB type-C cable
  • and a screen protector film

When removing the top cover of the box we see the device, which is placed on top of another smaller box with the accessories. There is a small manual, USB type C cable, the SIM ejector tool to open the SIM card slot or microSD, plus the 5V to 2A adapter and a screen protector film.

Design and Screen

The unit we are unboxing is black, which helps to enhance the beautiful design with rounded corners. At the bottom of the device we have the loudspeaker, the USB type C port and the 3.5mm connector for headphones, which is the joy of many users.

Above the screen we see another speaker and the front camera, while at the top is the infrared blaster that allows to turn the smartphone into a universal remote control, something common in most Xiaomi smartphones.

On the left side is the hybrid slot for SIM or microSD cards, on the opposite side is the power button and volume controller, while on the back we see the manufacturer’s brand logo, the fingerprint sensor for digital reading and the awesome dual camera with LED flash at top left on the rear. The device provides a pleasant grip and feel of robustness that make it an interesting mid-range device, at least in design.

The screen is in the size of the new standard of the market, 5.5 inches, with Full HD resolution that should please most users.

Hardware and Software

Xiaomi’s new mid-range smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 platform with Adreno 506 GPU, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB or 32 GB internal storage, dual 12MP rear camera and front 5 MP. The main technical specifications are the 3080 mAh battery, the fingerprint reader on the back and Android 7 under the MIUI 8 (upgradable to MIUI 9). You will find it for sale in black, gold and red colors. See more technical details below.

Technical specifications

  • 5.5-inch LCD IPS screen with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 403 pixels per inch
  • Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) eight-core ARM Cortex-A53 running at up to 2.0 GHz and with GPU Adreno 506
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32 GB or 64 GB of memory for internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB)
  • Dual 12MP (26mm, f / 2.2) + 12MP (50mm, f / 2.6) and 5MP front rear camera
  • Biometric sensor on the back for digital reading
  • 3,080 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.2 under the Xiaomi MIUI 8 (upgradable to MIUI 9) interface as operating system
  • Dimensions of 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm and weight of 165 grams
  • Available in colors: black, gold and red

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There are a few Xiaomi applications preinstalled and when we went into the update option we saw that MIUI 9 was available, since the device came from the factory with MIUI 8. But you should note that the Android 7.1.2 version did not change in the update of the MIUI for Mi 5X.

It is interesting to note that Mi 5X already has an alternative ROM that brings pure Android present in its brother Mi A1, and, of course, a solution that brings many languages to the device.

MUST READ: Xiaomi Mi A1, lights and shadows

Camera and battery

Looking at the camera app, it is noticeable that it brings nothing different than what we have seen on other branded devices. In the initial screen we have quick access to options of flash, HDR, filters, among other modes. Although the Mi 5X does not have the visual appeal of an infinite screen, Xiaomi bet on the Dual camera with two 12MP sensors (one with 26mm f / 2.2, while the other works on 50mm f / 2.6.

Both the rear set and the 5MP front camera will be tested more deeply in our official review within a few days. When we can say if the set pays for photos and videos.

Where to buy Xiaomi Mi 5X

GearBest gave away the Mi 5X smartphone. You can get the Xiaomi Mi 5X for $ 199.99 with free shipping, but without importing fees. And if you still do not know how to order, just check our step by step guide on how to buy phones from Gearbest.

You will never see the Xiaomi Mi 5X at this price ever on any online store. With just $329.99 $199.99 you can own this beast at over 40%OFF only on Gearbest. You have to hurry though, only 74pcs left and it ends in the next 24 hours. Just click the link below and order. Happy Shopping!

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