Xiaomi Mi 5 Review – The best phone you do not want to buy

Jun

30

2016

Xiaomi is no longer always the wind the sail. The smartphone maker, which is already five years running, began years when the trees grew up in the sky. Meanwhile, the manufacturer comes back to earth; expectations for sales in 2015 did not come out and Xiaomi had to tell the world that had its growth limits.

However, the manufacturer recently received a major trump card: 1,500 patents from Microsoft. Who wants to manifest itself in the global smartphone market, should at least have an army of lawyers and a bunch of patents, or forcing competitors sell stops off on the basis of patents. Now Xiaomi can exchange licenses and does it not blue pay to anyone wanting a piece 4g, invented Wi-Fi or mobile software.

Thus the way is open for expansion in the global market. So far Xiaomi focuses only on China and India; it is also clear from the specs sheet of the Xiaomi Mi 5. in the UK and the rest of Europe major 800MHz frequency for 4G missing, making the 4G coverage is not complete at KPN, Vodafone and Tele2. T-Mobile customers have no optimal range, because the 900MHz support for 4G there either.

That will be a deal breaker for many on paper; for the rest of the Mi 5 is a promising phone. With a Snapdragon 820, a domed, glass enclosure and ufs memory, many tweakers at the Mi 5 can tick almost all checkmarks on their wish list for a smartphone. The price is unbeatable: on AliExpress Buy it for less than 300 euros, making him including import taxes comes to about 350 euros. Tweakers tested the Mi 5 extensively to find out whether all the specs lead to an excellent phone.

Our thanks go to DealExtreme for providing a Xiaomi Mi 5 for this review.

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