When it comes to Xiaomi, most consumers will automatically think of an affordable company. While it is true that Xiaomi offers a wide range of affordable products, they also offer a range of high quality ‘flagship’ products to satisfy those who are willing to pay more for a better overall device. In terms of smartphones, this is often best summed up through Xiaomi’s flagship Mi range. The Most recent of which was the Xiaomi Mi 5 which was released earlier in the year. Since then however, Xiaomi has released some additional variants of the Mi 5 in the form of the very recently announced Mi 5s and the larger Mi 5s Plus.
In terms of the specs, the Mi 5s comes packing a 5.15-inch display which makes use of a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, this is a smartphone which is available in multiple different variants including a choice between 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage or 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Whichever RAM and storage confirmation you opt for, the processor will be the same with the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor included. In terms of cameras, the Mi 5s comes packing a 12-megapixel rear camera, along with a 4-megapixel front-facing camera and is powered by a 3,100 mAh battery. Moving on to the larger Mi 5s and the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus comes with a 5.7-inch display which makes use of the same 1920 x 1080 resolution. While this one is also available in different variants, the levels are a little different with a choice of either 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage or 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Once again the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor is in play. While there is a noticeable difference in the camera department with the Mi 5s Plus touting dual 13-megapixel cameras on the back, the front-facing camera remains the same as the Mi 5s with a 4-megapixel camera provided. Although the battery capacity on the Mi 5s Plus has been boosted up to 3,700 mAh.
Differences aside, both the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus also come touting a fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM support, USB Type-C connectivity and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box with MIUI 8 OS over the top. Likewise, in terms of network connectivity, both the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus are listed to work on 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and 4G: FDD-LTE 850/1800/2100/2600 MHz.
As you might expect, the prices for the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus do vary depending on which configuration you are after. However, the prices do not vary wildly with the most expensive Mi 5s Plus variant available for under $650 and the most affordable Mi 5s variant coming in at around $520. The good news is that if you are in the market for a new smartphone than both the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus are currently available to pre-order through GearBest and you can check out the full range of Mi 5s devices by heading through the link below.