|Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus|
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The Xiaomi Mi 5S has most of the features of the Mi 5S and also comes with better specs as expected from a device tagged the 'Plus' of another. In terms of similarities between both, the Mi 5S Plus still features the same processor but a speedier one, operating system, inbuilt memory capacity on either variants, unexpandable inbuilt storage and an enhanced security sotware. For their differences, the Mi 5S Plus has a better battery backup, larger display screen, better camera setup and a larger RAM size. Given below, is a review of the specifications and price of the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, a smartphone from the world's third smartphone maker after Apple and Samsung.
Display and Build
Serving as a protection on its screen, is a 2.5D Gorrila glass 4 that ensures the screen is not marred by cracks or scratches when it has an impact with rough or hard surfaces. The Mi 5S Plus has a dimension of 154.60 x 77.70 x 7.95mm (height x width x thickness) and weight of 168g. At that dimension and weight, it is less thicker (0.3mm) than the Mi 5S, but heavier (23g); and more thicker (0.65mm) than the Iphone 7 Plus, but lighter (20g). Its body is made of metal and the smartphone is available in different colour options of silver, gray, gold, rose gold.
Like the Xiaomi Mi 5S, this variant also comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is fast, less prone to errors and is accurate. According to Xiaomi, it can even unlock the device when a dirty or wet finger is placed on it. This eliminates the unresponsiveness usually encountered with other devices when a dirty or wet finger is placed on the scanner. Whether you have water, oil, or any other substance on your fingertips, the operation of this sensor will be unaffected.
Hardware and Software
Also featured on this smartphone, is a 4MP front camera which is the same resolution as the front camera of the Mi 5. It has an f/2.0 aperture and 1/3" sensor size, wide enough to gather extra light, thereby reducing image noise, blurs and generally, capture images with more quality. Some features of the Mi 5S Plus's camera include dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, 4k video recording, and auto-HDR.
Battery and Connectivity
The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone, and accepts two Nano-SIMs. Other connectivity options of this smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Its sensors include compass/magnetometer, proximity, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and barometer sensors.
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus Specs
154.6 x 77.7 x 8 mm
|Silver, gray, gold, rose gold|
|IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,|
1080 x 1920 pixels
Memory And OS
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), MIUI Skin
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x2.2 GHz Kryo)
13 MP dual cameras
phase detection autofocus,
dual-LED (dual tone) flash
4 MP, f/2.0, 1/3" sensor size,
2µm pixel size, 1080p
3800mAh Li-Ion battery
Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Yes, microUSB 2.0
Dual Nano SIM
Accelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
proximity, Compass/ Magnetometer,
Ambient light sensor, Barometer
Price and AvailabilityPre-ordering for the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus began in September. Currently, it can be purchased directly from Xiaomi's website. In Nigeria, this smartphone is not available, but when it is available, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country.
On Xiaomi's mobile phone shopping online store, the base varaiant of the Mi 5S Plus (4GB RAM/64GB storage) has a price tag of about $399 to $429, while the higher variant ( 6GB RAM/128GB storage) has a price tag of about $449 to $509.
The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus price in Nigeria is expected to range from ₦120,000 to ₦160,000 depending your location in the country, current exchange rate, the variant and colour you want to purchase.
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Tech Lass's Verdict:While the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5S are great devices, the Mi 5S Plus is even better in more ways than one. Its most impressive feature are its dual camera setup, built with great tech and optimized to deliver excellent images. Its battery capacity is also good, likewise its RAM size and Internal memory capacity on both variants. Also worthy of note are its advanced security system to enhance user security, powerful and speedy processor, and great user Interface, all of which combine to provide a high level of performance and an enhanced user experience.
Without support for expanding the storage's capacity, especially on the variant with a 64GB inbuilt storage, this might not go down well with some mobile enthusiasts. Unlike the Google Pixel and Pixel XL that also lack the same feature, but provide support for cloud storage, the Mi 5S Plus might run out of space in no time for those who are bent on installing several apps, games, and movies on their phones. Nevertheless, the Mi 5S Plus with its remarkable specs and reasonable price tag is on par with your 2016 smartphone flagships.