Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus 6 / 128 GB | Captivating and powerful | The review of GizChina.it


For some time now Xiaomi has changed course by proposing many devices on the square in order to give a lot of choice to its users. The latest addition to the Chinese company is the top of the range Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus, high-end device that stands out for some technical characteristics al top and for one double camera in the back.

It is also made with materials di Prime quality and stands out for one impeccable assembly. You are ready to discover it with us in ours review Full?


Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus, the full review of GizChina.it

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Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Sales package

It is always very minimal, as usual, the sales package of this new Xiaomi. But there is something new in the content, that is, one protective plastic cover rigid that, for the first time, becomes part of the basic equipment of Xiaomi. However, on the whole, we find:

  • Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus;
  • charger with Chinese plug, USB input and 2A output;
  • USB cable - Type C;
  • instruction manuals and SIM removal pin;
  • Rigid plastic protective cover.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Design and materials


Let's face it clearly: this new Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus is assembled and made really wellas only a few Chinese companies can do. The new top of the range of Xiaomi, in fact, was built entirely in metal with the finishes on the back really Very elegant.

The gold color in our possession, combined with the brushed treatment of the back cover, although it may seem to many pacchiano, contains an undisputed elegance that makes it smartphone really nice to see.

Furthermore, it should not be underestimated excellent perimeter finishings and edge milling which, with a slight rounded, can guarantee a better grip seen the size poco contained of 154.6 x 77.7 x 7.95 mm and a relatively average weight of about 168 grams.

Moving on frontally, however, the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus carries few news and it really resembles so much (perhaps it would be appropriate to say that it is identical) to practically all the other smartphones made by the Chinese company.


Analyzing the different sides of the device, starting from the bottom we are facing the system speaker flanked by the connector USB Type-C and the main microphone.


On the upper part, however, there is the infrared sensor, the 3.5 mm mini jack connector for headphones and the according to microphone for the reduction of environmental noise.


The left side, then, houses the slot useful for the insertion of the two SIM cards format Nano.


On the other hand, the right-hand side leaves space for the volume control buttons as well as the Power button.


Flagship in this design, which however does not bring anything new and overwhelming, is the implementation of the second camera on the back below which we find the biometric sensor, molto veloce in unlocking e reactive in the detection of fingerprints.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Display

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus has a diagonal display from 5.7 Full HD Thumbs 1920 x 1080 pixels, with an array panel IPS and pixel density of only PPI 386, slightly below the average but which are actually not noticed in the use of each day.

It must be said that the screen that characterizes this Mi 5S Plus is of excellent workmanship: the maximum brightness that is able to offer guarantees us aexcellent view even under direct sun exposure, with a slightly higher contrast in these conditions that are detected by the automatic brightness sensor (which also works very well).

È excellent also there calibration of the colors, well balanced and regulated; for the most fussy and demanding, as always, the MIUI makes available to the settings in the menu that allow us to adjust the calibration of color and a few other parameters.


Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Hardware and performance

One of the biggest innovations in this new top of the Xiaomi range is the SoC used. Recently launched by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 821 is the new flagship of the company, promptly landed on this too Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus.

This is basically a version of the Snapdragon 820 with a slightly higher clock and overall better performance (albeit not very evident), the new Snapdragon 821 has a quad-core structure divided into 2 x 2.35 GHz Kryo + 2 x 2.0GHz Kryo.

Xiaomi has also included in this variant well 6 GB of RAM (also available in 4 GB) of type L and work frequencies of 1866 MHz, practically the top of the hardware in circulation. The present GPU, then, is one Adreno 530 to 653 MHz that, coupled with all the hardware mentioned above, is able to offer performances like few other products on the market.

In fact the results obtained in the studies have been amazing benchmarking and the speed with which he managed to execute them all, with temperature always below average and with a return always very high even in prolonged sessions.

In the use of every day, almost useless to say, is a mastiff difficult to discourage: in all the situations in which we found it has never been stuck, has never had problems with any application and is not never been slow in executing any of our requests.

Il Gaming with Asphalt 8, then, it too at the highest levels, with a high and constant frame rate even with graphic details setup at most with a truly unparalleled gaming experience. Here too the temperatures remain constantly low. A plaudit to Xiaomi, really.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Antutu Benchmark

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Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Audio

Equipped with one mono speaker and not stereo, the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus manages to reproduce a crisp and clean sound volume on average high even if theequalization with some songs (especially with house and dance music) it turned out only discrete, with a strong presence of mids at the expense of bass poco pronounced.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus presents support dual Nano SIMs.: the reception è average, also with poco signal you can do all the operations. Mancaunfortunately support for 20 band for the LTE which, in my case, prevented me from seeing even the 4G from a distance during the whole test period.

Nothing to say about the Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, always reliable, as well as the Bluetooth 4.2 and satellite navigation through GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / Beidou. Also present theNFC and IR sensor, absent FM radio.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Camera

One of the outstanding features is undoubtedly the rear camera: equipped with a double sensor, the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus uses the two sensors in a completely identical way to the Huawei P9 e P9 Plus.

Both sensors are Sony IMX258 Exmor RS from 13 mega-pixels and they coordinate each other by working one in the standard color photographs in all circumstances, and taking advantage of the second sensor to make some monochromatic shots with a higher quality than any "filter" added in post-production.

The device also comes with Dual LED flash a double tone e digital only stabilizer. The front room, then, is from 4 mega-pixels with a classic CMOS sensor.

Overall, the technical data have been omitted the quality of the shots is more than good but nothing excellent as, probably, one would expect. In good light conditions the device works well and balances the colors well, as well as in the monochromatic mode that is impeccable.

He loses some points at night and with the flash where it tends to knead the colors slightly, a bit like most of the competition. Good front camera, although it tends to be present almost always, even if disabled, the Beauty filter that smoothes the skin making us almost surreal in the shots in which we appear.

Excellent as usual the Camera app, very rich of options for the shot that allows us to change a few parameters during the pre-shooting phase.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - 4K video recording test

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Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - FullHD 1080p video recording test

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Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Software

Equipped with the latest distribution of the MIUI 8 and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus in terms of software is practically put in the same way as all its brothers. The words we express towards him, therefore, cannot but be different from the others.

The ROM, in a stable version, is dedicated as always to the Chinese market and before being able to see an adaptation with Italian language e Play Store already installed and working from the first start it will be necessary wait a few more weeks before the arrival of the ROM Global.

Leaving this aspect aside, however, we have some performance which, in general, are of very high level and guarantee us one good reliability in the use of every day. THE Google servicesmoreover, they are well working and do not possess no problem during use even if, for the time being, it is necessary to install them manually.


Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Autonomy

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus is equipped with a battery from 3800 mAh, which with medium-intense use logically allows us to cover the day of use by touching the 5 hours of active screen, mixed between data network and Wi-Fi connection.

The times of recharge they are average and with the power supply included in the package a full recharge is carried out 0 to 100 in poco more than two hours.

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Photo Gallery

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - Conclusions

E' elegance, well done and with one technical at the moment with few competitors destined to amaze in any field of use. Our opinion on Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus can only be positive, since it is a product balanced and with good potential even for the most demanding users.

What makes the nose turn up is just thesoftwar appearanceand, but we know very well that it is only a transitory situation that will last only a few weeks waiting for ROM Global. For now in the report card his vote is very high, what do you think?

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus is available for purchase on MyEfox a 389,99 € in the version from 4 / 64 GB and 469,99 € in the version from 6 / 128 GB.

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