Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is a big upgrade over the Mi 5 and even the Mi 5s. The Mi 5s Plus is a 5.7″ big metal beautiful phone, powered by the fastest Snapdragon 821 chip, with two back 13MP cameras (dual camera), one for colors and one for black and white, working simultaneously. It has a 3,800 mAh battery allowing to reach the end of the day with still a lot of power, and features Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging (24W).
So, the screen got bigger to meet the needs of those who want something for entertainment and gaming, the body got more solid, but the Mi 5s Plus is also faster, with more storage, and promising camera skills. The phone seems a serious improvement over the Mi 5. Anyway you won’t feel its too big considering that it’s narrower than the iPhone 7 Plus. The company has actually done a good job of limiting its dimensions. Its light weight as well, 20 grams lighter than the iPhone 7 Plus.
The Mi 5s Plus, unlike the Mi 5s, has the IR blaster, features a faster processor and a bigger 3800mAh battery, and improves every aspect of the Mi 5. The Mi 5S came with 3GB/ 4GB RAM options while the Mi 5S Plus takes things to another level with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM options, a first for Xiaomi.
The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus comes with the powerful Snapdragon 821 chipset with two memory options 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. The RAM is LPDDR4 and the storages are UFS 2.0 standard. With these high-end specs, the Mi 5S Plus manages to score a good 164,119 on AnTuTu v6.1.9.
Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus overview
The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus design is quite different from the original Mi 5 and the recently launched Mi 5s. It’s not just a Mi 5 stretched to fit the bigger 5.7″ display, as Xiaomi chose a unique look for its Plus size flagship phone.
The Mi 5s Plus has an aluminum unibody like the Mi 5s but the rest is different. The Plus model features a robust flat frame, whirounded corners around the perfectly flat screen glass and a slightly curved back with two very thin bevels.
The metal back has a very comfortable and good looking brushed texture. The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is well built and designed and manufactured with attention to details. It is reasonably sized given the large screen, and fits well in a hand.
Under the dual camera you can see the fingerprint scanner, which is really fast and responsive.
The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is equipped the latest Snapdragon 821 chipset with 4GB of RAM or 6GB RAM. The Snapdragon 821 SoC has higher performance and better power efficiency than 820 chip. It features a powerful quad-core Kryo processor with two cores at 2.34GHz and two at 2.19GHz. This chipset comes with Adreno 530 GPU that has a frequency of 652MHz.
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is one of the first phones to use the latest performing chipset by Qualcomm, and Snapdragon 821 has really good performances near – and sometimes depending on the benchmark used superior to – Galaxy S7, Sony Experia XZ, OnePlus 3, Huawei P9.
The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus features a dual camera, combining two 13 MP cameras on the back – both with Sony IMX258 sensor with f/2.2 aperture- , that can work like the ones on the Huawei P9. One camera captures color images and the other captures only black and white images. The monochrome sensor can collect much more light producing more detailed images with less noise, perfect for low light conditions, where you can shoot detailed and sharp pictures. You can either capture pure black and white images or color images. There is also a stereo mode where the camera combines the output of both sensors to enhance the final color photo, but it can’t be used for bokeh effects. This phone features a two-tone dual-LED flash.
The camera module supports HDR, PDAF, RAW format and real time image filters.
Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus unboxing and overview
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad Core 2.35GHz
GPU: Adreno 530
System: International Edition MIUI 8
RAM + ROM: 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
Camera: Dual 13.0MP rear cameras with PDAF and dual-tone flash light + 4.0MP with f/2.0 aperture front camera
Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Infrared, Fingerprint Sensor
SIM Card: Dual nano SIM
Feature: GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou / OTA
CDMA: 1X/EVDO BC0
|Basic Information||Brand: XiaoMi
Type: 4G Phablet
OS: MIUI 8 ( International Edition )
Service Provide: Unlocked
Language: Multi language
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM,Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM
|Hardware||CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Cores: 2.35GHz,Quad Core
GPU: Adreno 530
External Memory: Not Supported
|Network||Wireless Connectivity: 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi,3G,4G,A-GPS,GPS,GSM,NFC
WIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Network type: GSM+CDMA+WCDMA+TD-SCDMA+FDD-LTE+TD-LTE
2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA: CDMA 1X/EVDO BC0
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7
TDD/TD-LTE: TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/41
|Display||Screen type: 2.5D Arc Screen,Capacitive
Screen size: 5.7 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
|Camera||Camera type: Triple cameras
Back camera: 13.0MP,with flash light and AF
Front camera: 4.0MP
Video recording: Yes
Touch Focus: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Camera Functions: Face Detection,HDR
|Media Formats||Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG
Music format: AAC,AMR,MP3,WAV
Video format: H.264,MP4
Games: Android APK
|Other Features||I/O Interface: 2 x Nano SIM Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port,Speaker,Type-C
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth V4.2
Sensor: Accelerometer,Ambient Light Sensor,E-Compass,Gravity Sensor,Gyroscope,Hall Sensor,Proximity Sensor
Additional Features: 3G,4G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,Fingerprint recognition,Fingerprint Unlocking,GPS,MP3,MP4,NFC,People,Wi-Fi
|Battery||Battery Capacity (mAh): 3700mAh Built-in|
|Package Contents||Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Back Case : 1
SIM Needle: 1
|Dimensions and Weight||Product size: 15.46 x 7.77 x 0.80 cm / 6.09 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches
Package size: 18.20 x 10.30 x 5.20 cm / 7.17 x 4.06 x 2.05 inches
Product weight: 0.168 kg
Package weight: 0.430 kg