This is My first Xiaomi smartphone. After searching about the technology and specifications of Xiaomi smartphone I decided to buy a Xiaomi MI5. My reason is first, from the specs smartphone Xiaomi MI5 embedded RAM 3GB with 32GB ROM capacity and My most important reason is it's camera technology has been adopted OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Second, from the price of Xiaomi MI5 smartphone is very affordable only about $ 230 in Indonesia.
What's in the box?
As before, Xiaomi does not include earphone in any smartphones bundled they sell. There is only the smartphone itself and several manual books, which most surprised me is the charger, Xiaomi MI5 has adopted C-type USB for charger and data cable.
First impressions, slim design and soft purple color with glitter accents make an blink impression when exposed to the light. When I hold it feels very slippery, I guess this is the effect of corning gorilla glass version 4 on the screen and back panel. On the front there is a second camera, speaker phone, a small LED indicator light, MI logo and a home button that also serves as a finger print scanner. On the side there are volume buttons and the power button, on the other side there is a socket for sim cards. On the top there is a 3.5mm port for earphone and infra red sensors and at the bottom there is two speaker holes and C-type USB port. At the back the curved shape on the left and right sides, and there is a main camera lens with double flash nearby, also there is a MI logo on the center-bottom.
First start, As general android smartphones, when first turned on we were asked to follow a few steps initial setting, after that the main display will opens.
The first feature that I discover is the features of the camera, and I amazed when finding the features which have not I see in smartphones under $300 one of which is Manual Focus feature that functions like Digital Camera DSLR/SLR that is to set the focus distance object, also have manual Exposure Time feature, is also have Tilt-shift feature. The front camera like Xiaomi smartphone version ever before there is beautify features that can soften facial of the object and face detection that can show age prediction of the object although not so accurate, anyway I ignore this feature because I do not really like selfie, hahaha. Read Mode is also one of the features found on this smartphone.
As the person using the additional App such Clone App, now I not need to install additional applications because Xiaomi MI5 already provides a similar application in the settings menu.
As a smartphone with a relatively cheap price I was very satisfied with what is on the smartphone, it's normal if Xiaomi smartphone in Indonesia is getting a lot of interest, although not accompanied by commercial advertising as another smartphone brands, users are getting smarter in choosing and knowing the quality offered the producers of smartphones.