Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus

Xiaomi launched the Mi 5S Plus today at an event in China. The latest smartphone from Xiaomi comes with a new dual camera setup, like the one we’ve seen in the iPhone 7 Plus and the Huawei P9. It also comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top. Xiaomi has used high end internals well – 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 128 GB UFS 2.0 storage and the Snapdragon 821 processor should keep things fast and zippy.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus Pros

  • 13 MP + 13 MP Dual Camera on the back
  • 4 MP front camera, 2um pixel size
  • 4K video recording, slow-mo 720p @ 30 FPS
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4 GB / 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 64 GB / 128 GB UFS 2.0 storage

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus Cons

  • 3800 mAh battery
  • Full HD display

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus Specifications

Key SpecsXiaomi Mi 5S Plus
Display5.7 inch IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD 1920x1080 pixels, ~386 PPI
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 8
Processor 2.15 GHz quad-core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 821
Memory4 GB / 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB / 128 GB UFS 2.0
Storage UpgradeNo
Primary Camera13 MP + 13 MP, dual LED flash, PDAF
Video recording2160p @ 30 FPS, slow-mo 720p @ 120 FPS
Secondary Camera4 MP with 2 microns size pixel
Battery 3800 mAh , USB Type C, Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, nano+nano
WaterproofNo
Weight168 GMs
Price 4 GB - CNY 2,299
6 GB - CNY 2,599

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both support nano SIM cards.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus have microSD expansion option?

Answer: No, the device does not support microSD expansion.

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Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Gold, Dark Grey, Silver and Rose Gold color options.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus comes with fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and a barometer.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 154.6 x 77.7 x 8 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.

Question: How is the display of the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus?

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus

 

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus comes with a 5.7 inch full HD IPS LCD display. It has a pixel density of ~386 ppi.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with capacitive touch buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus?

Answer: Yes, the device supports fast charging.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus comes with dual 13 MP primary cameras with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. On the front, the device features a 4 MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture.

We haven’t tested the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus?

Answer: The device weighs 168 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

Question: Can the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus comes with high end specs, save for the display. Xiaomi could have gone for a Quad HD display on the Plus version and kept the Full HD display on the original Mi 5S. That being said, the price gap between the two phones is so little that it doesn’t really matter much. Xiaomi is known for its high value for money phones and with the Mi 5S Plus, this is amplified furthermore. On paper, the Mi 5S Plus seems to be a great smartphone. We cannot wait to test it thoroughly and let you know how it performs in real life.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.