Xiaomi has launched a new mid range Android smartphone Mi 5X with Dual cameras and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 inside. One other Xiaomi device with Dual cameras is the high end Mi 6 which is yet to be officially launched in India.
Expected Mi 5X Price in India : Rs 15,999.
Mi 5X Specs and Features
If you look at this device and couldn’t notice any resemblance to a particular high end smartphone with Dual cameras, you must be living under a rock all this while. It has an all metal build with a 5.5 inch Full HD display. It comes with regular display features seen on other Xiaomi mobiles such as sunlight display, reading mode, color temperature adjustment etc.
Unlike Mi 6, this has a fingerprint sensor on the back which in my opinion is more convenient.
5X is powered by 2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octacore processor and Adreno 506 GPU clocked at 650Mhz. There is 4GB of ram and 64GB of internal storage. Sdcard up to 128GB is supported.
In the camera department, there is a regular 12MP wide angle camera ( 26mm ) and a 12MP telephoto one ( 50mm equivalent ). The main camera sensor is probably Sony IMX386 which is also seen on devices like Mi Max 2, Mi 6, Honor 6X etc. However on Mi 5X, the lens is an F2.2 aperture one while on Mi 6 it features a faster F1.7 aperture lens which should perform better in low light.
The telephoto lens has a F2.6 aperture lens. Xiaomi has build in Bokeh mode aka Portrait mode to make use of this Dual camera setup and also offers Lossless zoom. On the front there is a 5MP shooter with Beauty mode and all for better selfies. Rear cameras supports 4K recording. It can also shoot slow motion videos at 720P resolution ( 120fps ).
4G LTE and VoLTE are supported. It comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and has support for 2.4G /5G wifi networks. Like many other Mi smartphones, this too has an infrared sensor which can be used as a remote to control your household electronics.
In the battery department, there is a 3080mAh non removable one. It doesn’t come with super fast charging, however has 5V 2A support. 5X has a USB Type C port which has now become the standard. Overall you are getting a good spec device with Dual camera features seen on higher end Mi 6. It won’t be as fast as Mi 6, but for the price, you would be satisfied.