Xiaomi Mi5S smartphone - best seller or disappointment of the year?

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Creating budgetary and rapidly becoming popularhits: Redmi Note 3 Pro and Redmi 3S, Xiaomi does not deprive the older flagship line. Last year, Mi5 debuted, which was an update to the popular old man Mi4, and then shot and Mi5S. It’s hard not to notice the analogy with the apple ruler,where the prefix S means an improved or revised version. In a qualitative review of a colleague about the phone, everything is described in detail. In order not to burden you again with all sorts of Antutu, screenshots with phone settings menus, in my review we will focus on camera testing, read about autofocus defectiveness, look at competitors and install global firmware, affecting all other technical aspects quite superficially.


At the time of ordering Mi5S, global firmware is not yetwas, and her appearance was in question. I chose the average configuration 3 \ 64 with a silver case and a white display frame. He asked Eric (Fantacy manager) to flash the phone on the existing localized firmware, install Google services and lightly check the phone, at least by turning it on.
Unpacking and insides

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (2 Kryo cores of 2.15 Ghz each, 2 Kryo cores of 2 Ghz each)
Graphics: Adreno 530 - 624 Mhz
Built-in memory: 64Gb
Screen: 5.15 inches, 1920x1080, IPS, OGS, 2.5D curved glass screen.
The main one is 12MP Sony IMX 378, aperture f 2/0, phase autofocus, dual LED flash. Video: maximum resolution - 4K (3840x2160) - 30 frames per second.
Front: 4 MP OmniVision OV4688, aperture f 2/0.
Networks: GSM (B2 / B3 / B5 / B8), CDMA (CDMA 1X / EVDO BC0), WCDMA (B1 / B2 / B5 / B8), TD-SCDMA (B34 / B39), FDD-LTE (B1 / B3 / B5 / B7), TD-LTE (B38 / B39 / B40 / 41).
Wireless interfaces: NFC, WiFi 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz (a / b / n / g / ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS \ A-GPS \ GLONASS \ BeiDou
Operating System: MIUI 8 (Android 6.0)
Battery: Li-Pol 3200 mAh (3100 mAh min) with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support
Dimensions: 145.6mm * 70.3mm * 8.25mm
Weight: 145g
The new Mi5S has a more capacious battery on3200 ma, a modern ultrasonic sensor combined with a Home button, a fresh Snapdragon 821 processor, the top Sony IMX378 camera module, which is currently installed only in Google Pixel, an aluminum case with plastic inserts for antennas, the fashion for which, of course, was set by Apple Apple and of course the beautiful Full HD IPS display with 3D touch support in the 128 GB version.
The display frame, from which many are so "bombed"stayed, but she doesn’t bother me personally. By the way, in black the frame is not as visible as in white. Even in Mi5S, the infrared port was removed, apparently in order to fit a camera module with a larger matrix.
Camera auto focus marriage, what kind of misfortune?

Comparison of the camera, examples of photos and conclusions




Conclusions: I liked the phone, it has everything in order not to leave the consumer indifferent to the top-end apple devices.
Optimal sizes for any hand, good screen, fast performance, reliable autonomy, a camera in the potential of which I believe and manufacturer support still available.
Immediately indicate the cons:
1) Possible defective camera autofocus
2) No infrared port
Uncritical cons:
1) Lack of memory card slot
2) Non Oled Display
3) Black screen frames
For me personally, nafik does not need fast charging(I had to buy adapters and change all the cables in the car, at home, at work) and 2.5D glass - this is still a brain stem when searching for more or less suitable tempered glasses.
With the release of Mi6, if the rate does not increase, the price will fall, new firmware will be released and the purchase will become even more profitable than at the end of 2016. Unless of course “revocable” on camera, all success will not spoil ...