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Xiaomi Mi 5 & Mi 5 Pro FAQs – LTE Bands, Processor, Bootloader & Other Important Information



Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, introduced their latest flagship devices; Mi 5 & Mi 5 Pro, just two days back and it has seen reservation over 8 Million as of now. That’s just mind-blowing, isn’t it. Unfortunately, this booking is for only its Chinese audience, as rest of the world and India would have to wait (We can’t wait!!), as the company hasn’t given any time frame. But it has been assured by the brand that you can expect it to arrive pretty soon in other regions as well. Manu Kumar Jain, the Head of Indian Operations Xiaomi, has assured as that Mi 5 would be coming to Indian soon. If any company official’s reading this post, please let our audience know when you are going to launch it in the country.

Though, we can’t answer that question, for now, doesn’t mean we can’t make it easier for you to wait. We can, as we answer all your burning questions about the device in the FAQs below.

Question: How many colors do the Xiaomi Mi 5 would going to have?
Answer: Standard and Prime variants would be available in three color finishes, Black, White, and Gold. But the Pro variant would be available only in Black color.

Question: Does the Mi 5 support dual SIM, Dual Standby mode?
Answer: Yes, it does indeed. You can have two nano-SIM slots at a time, although, one out of two needs to be set as the main SIM card.

Question:What is the size & pixel resolution of the display on Mi 5?
Answer: The display size is 5.15-inch while the pixel resolution is at 1920 x 1080.

Question: What is the pricing of three variants of Mi 5?
Answer: The standard version will cost you 1999 Yuan while the Prime variant can be purchased for 2299 Yuan. The highest variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB, the Pro version will cost you 2699 Yuan.

Question: How do we differentiate between each variant of Mi 5?
Answer: Below is the table defining the differences between each models.

Snapdragon820 Max Frequency 1.8GHz,Adreno 530 GPU 510MHz,3GB LPDDR4 1333MHz
Dual Channel,32GB ROM UFS2.0
Snapdragon820 Max Frequency 2.15GHz,Adreno 530 GPU 624MHz,3GB LPDDR4 1866MHz
Dual Channel,64GB ROM UFS2.0
Snapdragon820 Max Frequency 2.15GHz,Adreno 530 GPU 624MHz,4GB LPDDR4 1866MHz
Dual Channel,128GB ROM UFS2.0

Question: What is the weight of Mi 5 & Mi 5 Pro?
Answer: The standard and prime version weighs at 129 grams while the Pro version weighs slightly heavy at 139 grams.

Question: Does Xiaomi Mi 5 & Pro support external SD card?
Answer: No, unfortunately, it doesn’t support the expansion of storage space via microSD card slot.

Question: What are the network and LTE bands supported by the Mi 5 & Mi 5 Pro?
Answer: Below table showcases the detailed Network Information.

Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 (uncertain)
Bands 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
CDMA 2000
Bands 34 / 39
Bands 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
Bands BC0 / BC1
Bands 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
BC0 / BC1

Question: Can I unlock the Bootloader on Mi 5?
Answer: Yes, you can unlock the bootloader on the Mi 5 as well as Mi 5 Pro. But by default, it is locked, and it is not advised to unlock it. It is locked to protect the data security on your device. It is done to better incorporate, company’s services like “Mi Cloud”, which allows locating your device, in the unfortunate event of lost or stolen Mi device. Though, there is an app, Mi Unlock, which will unlock the bootloader on your Mi 5.

Hope these FAQs help you in understanding the features of the Xiaomi Mi 5 devices. Stay tuned in for more updates on the device as we get our hands-on with the device and scoop more information for our audience.


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