Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus Unboxing Review
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Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus Unboxing Review

Xiaomi launched the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus on September 27. Both of them feature a metal unibody design and are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and support USB Type-C. The Mi 5s comes with a 5.15 inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels) display, a 12MP rear camera and a 4MP front camera, 3200mAh battery. Meanwhile, the Mi 5s Plus features a 5.7 inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels), 3800mAh battery. It packs dual 13MP cameras on the back and a 4MP camera on the front. Both of them will be available in gray, silver, gold, and rose gold. Now, let’s take a closer look at Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus.


Both of them comes in a simple white box and you will find 1 × Phone, 1 × Built-in Battery, 1 × Type-C cable, 1 × Power adapter inside the box.


Design & Appearance

Both of them comes with a unibody aluminum design, with a brushed metal finish and curved edges. The Mi 5s measures 145.6mm*70.3mm*8.25mm and weighs 145g, which is a bit bigger and heavier than the Mi 5. While Mi 5s plus measures 154.6×77.7×7.95mm weighs 168g, which is 20 grams lighter than iPhone 7 plus. Moreover, both of them feature 2.5D cover glass screen with 1920×1080 resolution. Unlike other Xiaomi smartphones, Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus adopt no logo design on the front, which make the phone look more compact.


Mi 5s adopts new oval home button while Mi 5s Plus still uses 3 virtual buttons. Moreover, Mi 5s comes with a new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner built under the glass at the bottom of the phone, while Mi 5s Plus comes with a fingerprint scanner placed at the back of the phone.

What’s worth mentioning, Mi 5s plus comes with the infrared port, while Mi 5s doesn’t have infrared port.


The Mi 5s comes with a 5.15 inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels) display with 94.4% NTSC color gamut and a brightness of 600 nits, while the Mi 5s Plus features a 5.7 inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels) with a pixel density of 386ppi and a brightness of 550 nits. Like the iPhone, the 128GB version of the Mi 5s features a pressure sensitive touchscreen that lets you press firmly to bring up additional options.



The Mi 5s takes the large-pixel approach by using Sony’s 1/2.3-inch IMX378 CMOS, which offers a lower 12-megapixel still resolution but better sensitivity using large 1.55um pixel sites. The camera also comes with an f/2.0 aperture, a dual-tone LED flash, phase detection auto-focus, auto HDR and video recording of up to 4K resolution at 30 fps. You can also get a 4-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle capture and real-time video beautification at up to 1080p.


The Mi 5s Plus packs dual 13 megapixel cameras on the back that work similarly to those on the Huawei P9. One camera captures color images and the other captures only black and white images. The black and white sensor lacks the Bayer filter, which means it gathers much more light producing more detailed images with less noise. You can either capture pure black and white images or color images. When capturing color images, the camera combines the output of both the sensors to enhance the final photo.


The following pictures are taken by Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus.

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Operating System

In terms of the OS, both of them come with MIUI 8. MIUI 8 OS has enjoyed good experience for many mi fans.

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The Mi 5s is powered by 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM. While, the Mi 5s Plus is powered by 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.


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Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus will go on sale in China on September 29. You can preorder one on Geekbuying.

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