Xiaomi's new Mi 5X has just been officially launched, and the budget device is doing quite a few things to stand out from the crowd. While these days it's easy to find a budget smartphone just anywhere, Xiaomi has truly gotten the knack for this segment and the Chinese company knows how to offer a little something special at this price point.
The Mi 5X is the newest smartphone in this affordable segment, and at CNY 1,499 (about PHP 11,240) it has a level of flair and sophistication that you just don't see at this price. Starting off with the very attractive all-metal body, the Mi 5X is made to impress. It comes in three colors, Rose Gold, Gold and Black, with capacitive home and navigation buttons under the display for that sleek, clean look. A fingerprint sensor is mounted at the back, with a dual camera setup at the upper left. Dual cameras are definitely here to stay, but the real question is who can bring a really good quality one at the lowest and most affordable price. The Mi 5X makes a strong statement for that.
The display is a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p screen. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The rear dual cameras are 12-megapixels apiece, and have the capability to do bokeh shots and all the other goodness we've come to expect from dual cameras. The battery is 3,050mAh and should provide good battery life for a phone using the very energy-efficient Snapdragon 625.
At this price point, the phone will go up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and when you look at the specifications on paper, it's hard to recommend the Korean phone. While nobody knows how the phone will fare in actual execution and day-to-day use, it really does look like a solid buy at that price range, and other reports states that there are already more than 200,000 registrations for the Mi 5X.
Does Xiaomi have another big hit on its hands? They've gained a lot of momentum in the past quarter and the Mi 5X may just push them even further.
Xiaomi Mi 5X Key Specs
- Display: 5.5-inch Full HD 1080x1920 pixel
- CPU : Quacomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core
- OS : (Android 7.0 Nougat) MIUI 9
- RAM : 4GB
- ROM : 64B
- Main Camera : 12MP + 12MP
- Front-facing Camera : 5MP
- SIM : Dual nano SIM
- Dimension : 155.40 x 75.80 x 7.30 mm
- Weight : 165 gram
- Colors : Rose Gold, Gold, Black
- Battery : Non removable 3080mAh
- Others : WiFi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, infrared, ambient light and magnetometer
- Images from item.mi.com