Xiaomi Mi 5X marries the Mi 6’s camera with a Redmi Note 4

Posted:  July 26, 2017   By:    10 comments   

Xiaomi is doing what they do best yet again and has launched a brand new mid-range smartphone, called the Mi 5X, that’s honing in on two big features — its camera and the desire to be trendy. Well, that and a killer price tag.

The Xiaomi Mi 5X gets a 5.5-inch Full HD display in front with a Snapdragon 625 processor inside paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Those are some decent specs but one thing that’s rather disappointing is the fact that Xiaomi only bundles a 3,080 mAh battery with this smartphone — smaller than both the 3,350 mAh cell in the Mi 6 and the 4,100 mAh cell in the Redmi Note 4.

However, that trade off is offset by the Mi 5X’s dual-camera system. It’s the same 12MP + 12MP combo you’d find on the Mi 6 which means that one lens is a wide-angle shooter while the other is a telephoto shooter. With this camera, you will get access to the Mi 6’s portrait mode photography option, which selectively blurs out the background around your subject, as well as the ability to put Mi 5X Dual Camera watermarks on your photos.

Sitting in the mid-range, the Mi 5X does come in a premium metal finish. It’s got an all-metal unibody design that looks very similar to something from OPPO or vivo. It also has a fingerprint scanner mounted at the back of the body.

Mi 5X will also have audio improvements in the form of a DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm and a Standalone audio amplifier which is designed to pipe good audio through the phone’s speakers and your headsets.

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Finally, the Mi 5X will come running the newly announced MIUI 9 built on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The Xiaomi Mi 5X will come with in three colours — black, rose gold and gold — and is priced at RMB1,499 (about RM950). That’s pretty much right in the ballpark of their budget Redmi Note 4 smartphone. Sporting similar internals, the thing that separates these two phones are the design, build and camera.

Which would you pick if it came to Malaysia? Let me know in the comments below.

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10 Comments for Xiaomi Mi 5X marries the Mi 6’s camera with a Redmi Note 4


The only shortcoming is the battery size and if cpu is power efficient type else you need to carry power bank with you and price wise is acceptable.


i tot sd625 is supposed to be octa core???

    Rory Lee

    Haha, it appears Xiaomi has a bit of a typo in their slide. Yes it is indeed an octa-core chip

    EDIT: They've updated with a new photo that correctly states octa-core.


compare to Honor 6X?

May Ann

This new model offers a captivating features…


Sweet.. only trade off is smaller battery. Xiaomi should have stick with the 4kmAh battery. But when reach our shore, the price will have gone up to RM1199 (at least), sigh…


First was apple, followed by Samsung, now xiaomi even produce something to challenge oppo and vivo. Next up huawei…Price is king. l support conscientious pricing brand.


might as well buy lenovo p2..avaiable now, 5kmah batry, wifi ac,


Rory, you are just trying too hard.
come out with some simpler and meaning titles to begin with.
is all a mess.


when will it be launch in malaysia?