Xiaomi Mi 5 is very powerful flagship smartphone thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The same SoC is also present in Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (China and U.S. versions) and upcoming LG G5. However, you should also remember that the performance does not depend only on used components but also from software optimization. How does it look in the practice?

Couple days ago the review of the most powerful Xiaomi smartphone, i.e. Mi 5 Pro 128 GB Edition, was published on the Xiaomi MIUI Official forum. Here you can check the specification of this monster mobile:

  • Mobile speed: up to 600 Mbps LTE-Advanced
  • Screen: 5.15” ich IPS LCD with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
  • CPU: quad-core 2.15 GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 820
  • GPU: 510 MHz Andreno 530
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Internal storage: 128 GB UFS 2.0
  • Connectivity: dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Main camera: 16 MP, dual flash LED, Sony IMX298 sensor and PDAF focus
  • Front camera: 4 MP
  • Ports: 3.5 mm audio jack, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3 000 maAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Others: fingerprint scanner, NFC (Near Field Communication), VoLTE (Voice over LTE), GPS and GLONASS
  • Operating system: MIUI 7 based on Android 6 Marshmallow
  • Weight: 139 g
  • Dimensions: 69.2 x 144.55 x 7.25 mm

The battery is unfortunately non-removable, but the life time is pretty good. Author of the review claims that the life time of normal usage (i.e. social networking, games and watching videos and normal calling) is 2 days. Thanks to Quick Charge 3.0 solution, it is possible to charge up this battery from 0% to 100% in about 70-75 minutes. HERE you can read detailed report of Xiaomi Mi 5 battery usage.

What about the performance? Unfortunately, I did not find any AnTuTu benchmark result which does not look suspicious. The most reliable version is that Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro version is able to achieve about 140 000 points in AnTuTu 6 benchmark. You can find the screen with 179 566 result, but it looks like a fake, because the sum of the partial results gives 141 029, not 179 566. However, you can check results from GeekBench 3 benchmark. Therefore, Xiaomi Mi 5 is more powerful than Samsung Galaxy S7 in single-core tasks, but iPhone 6s is still the best. In case of multi-core scenarios, Samsung Galaxy S7 achieved the best result and Xiaomi Mi 5 is placed on 3rd place.

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GeekBench 3 (single-core)
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GeekBench 3 (multi-core)