Xiaomi Mi 5C
Hello, Friends! Today, I’m going to take a look at Xiaomi Mi 5C Review after 3 Months. We got used to the fact that Xiaomi releases one phone after another that Xiaomi Mi 5C was released more than four months ago and it was the first phone to use company the Home Proved Surge S1 processor. If you are curious how this phone held up over the time and if it’s still worth buying here is my review after using this phone for more than 3 months. So, let’s get started-
Design & Display: –
The first two things you are going to notice about the Mi 5C are that the device parts excellent build quality. It is compact since it uses 5.15-inch 1080p display. The panel itself is sharp, vibrant but the sunlight legibility could be slightly better.
The phone is made of metal and we have nice glass made the top and bottom parts for antennas and tactile metal buttons on the side. The phone still works as new but you have to know that I usually take a good care of each phone I use. You know I’m Indian and I love seeing my gadgets work properly.
We have an 8-megapixel camera all the usual sensors and LED notification light on the top front. Below the display, also there is the familiar Xiaomi’s button layout that includes the physical Home Button which doubles as a fingerprint scanner. It is fast and accurate but you have to wake the phone up first in order to start using it but I got used to that so I can’t call it’s a shortcoming.
When it comes to optics, you have a 12-megapixel main shooter and a single LED flash. The sound quality via the headset jack is decent then the loudspeaker is still pretty good as the day one I started using this phone.
The camera app allows you to take pictures quite fast. What if you should’ve most including a manual mode that lets you play with some image settings. You can also shoot slow-motion videos at720p. The Xiaomi Mi 5C takes really good daylight images. There is plenty of detail and sharpness. The dynamic range adjustment is usually good and even the colour reproduction is not bad.
The low-light camera performance is not so good as there is much more noise and greyish in the pictures. But in general, the photos come out pretty good.
The selfie looks pretty good too. Well, there could be a little bit more detail but in general, the images will definitely do the trip for social media needs.
Unfortunately, the MIUI global ROM on my phone supports only 1080p video recording and the footage looks quite bad as the level of detail is low. The video looks quite shaky and wobbly and continuous autofocus feature is kind of slow. The selfie video looks okay not really impressive but there should be enough quality for video chats. The sound recording quality is above average. The slow-motion video quality is decent but there could definitely be more sharpness in detail.
Xiaomi’s Octa-Core Surge S1 chip has maximum clock speeds of 2.4 gigahertz also the Mi 5C has 3 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of onboard storage which is however not expandable.
I would say this combination is pretty good overall but not so great if you are a heavy gamer. The 3D gaming performance is good but not great. There is quite a bit of stutter and a lot of skip frames on the games like Asphalt 8 on the highest graphics if you play the same game on medium graphics that performance is good. I didn’t see major performance upgrades over at the time. But I found that the phone does not get that hot while gaming like it used to when I first got the device.
The Xiaomi Mi 5C ships with MIUI 8 global ROM 8.2 which is still built on top of Android 6.0. I’m pretty sure that there is a newer version of Android on the Chinese ROM. But I prefer the global software as there is no bloatware and Google services are pre-installed. As usual, there are plenty of customizations options.
Xiaomi phones have been famous for just the name of few, you can go just settings choose from a variety of themes, customize the capacitive buttons or change the colours of the LED notification light.
In general, the Mi 5C performs great but keep in mind that you may see a little bit of stutter if you install a lot of apps and keep them running in the background.
The Xiaomi Mi 5C still performs well in almost all areas. The whole quality and signal reception are good, the WiFi speed is great and Bluetooth works fine. However, I found that once you use the GPS which is accurate by the way the phone gets quite hot quickly.
The Mi 5C supports rather small 2860 milliamp hour battery that performs quite well and it has improved with some software updates. I can get over five hours of screen on time. Finally, you can fully charge the phone quickly in just about one hour and 20 minutes.
The Xiaomi Mi 5C help up really well over the time and I believe it’s silly pretty good option for less than 200 dollars. The Surge S1 chipset may not be the most powerful out there but this is a mid-range level phone. Sure, there are some other shortcomings to consider that I mentioned in the full review but you should also remember that for less than $200 we get well-made that still looks as new as in the works fine on the daily basis even after three months of using it.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Xiaomi Mi 5C||Rs. 13,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 5C||$ NA|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||144.4 x 69.7 x 7.1mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920p (428 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||12-MP, F/2.2, 27mm, PDAF, Dual LED Flash|
|Front||8-MP, F/2.0, 27mm, 1080p|
|Features||1.25 μm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Chip||Xiaomi Surge S1|
|CPU||Octa-Core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Internal||3GB RAM, 64GB|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Proximity, Gyro, Accelerometer, Compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Infrared Port & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2860 mAh|
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