5 Winning Features of the Xiaomi Mi 5X
Xiaomi revealed yesterday their latest smartphone to feature a premium build and dual rear cameras – the Mi 5X. It’s also priced competitively, making it a notable offering for those who are looking to purchase a powerful mid-ranger without breaking the bank. But is that all Xiaomi’s new smartphone can offer? Check out its winning features below:
1. Premium Build & Attractive Design
The Mi 5X boasts an all-metal build which is pretty standard for premium smartphones. It also has a different design compared to the Mi 5 with its rounded sides which make it easy on the hands. Although we can’t help but be reminded of the iPhone 7 or the OnePlus 5, the Mi 5X is still an attractive device. As for its color options, it comes in Pink, Gold, and Black, all with a matte finish.
2. Dual Rear Cameras
Xiaomi is no stranger to dual rear cameras so it’s good to hear that they’re using the said setup for a smartphone of this caliber. The Mi 5X utilizes two 12MP cameras – a wide-angle shooter with a 1.25?m sensor and f/2.2 aperture; and a telephoto camera capable of 2x zoom with a 1.0?m sensor. LIke with most dual rear camera smartphones, the Mi 5X can produce images with a blurred background.
3. SD 625, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
Powering the Mi 5X is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. Xiaomi may not have opted to use the new Snapdragon 660 or 630 chipsets, but the SD625 has proven itself very capable of handling demanding applications and is also good in power management. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, on the other hand, is more than enough for multitaskers and multimedia-heavy users.
4. Android Nougat with MIUI 9
While a bulk of Xiaomi’s phones are yet to receive Android Nougat, the Mi 5X ships with Android 7.1.1 with the new MIUI 9. According to Xiaomi, the company’s new operating system offers better performance and smarter features like image search, Smart assistant, and Smart app launcher.
5. Relatively low price
The Xiaomi Mi 5X is priced at CNY 1,499 which is around Php11.3K when converted. For comparison, the more powerful Mi 6 with dual rear cameras starts at CNY 2,499. That said, the Mi 5X is pretty much accessible especially for buyers in China. Now we just have to wait for sellers to bring it here and hope that it still remains competitively priced.