Xiaomi Mi 5c

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Xiaomi Mi 5c


Xiaomi Mi 5c is the most affordable variant of the Mi 5 line-up. It is a capable mid-ranger that is positioned right below Mi 5 and way below the more premium Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus. The Mi 5c is a special device for the smartphone maker as it debuts with Xiaomi’s own processor. Dubbed as the Surge S1, it is the first-gen chipset indigenously developed by Xiaomi. Speaking of performance numbers, a few benchmark tests reveal that the Surge S1 can take down almost all of its competition single-handedly.

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Screen Resolution HD


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OS Name Android




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Xiaomi Mi 5c Design

Unlike the other Mi 5 smartphones, Xiaomi Mi 5c gets a standard recipe for its design. While the Mi 5s were decorated with complex design elements, the Mi 5c comes with a smart and sleek metal unibody construction. Even with the standard apparatus the Mi 5c still manages to look like one of the premium lot. It measures 144.4mm in length, 69.7 in width, and has a thickness of 7.1 mm. The phone tips the weighing scale at 135gm.

The Xiaomi Mi 5c is rolled out in three colours including – Black, Gold, and Rose Gold.

Xiaomi Mi 5c Hardware

The Xiaomi Mi 5c is equipped with the first in-house made processor, Surge S1. This is an Octa-Core 64-bit chipset that is claimed to provide a superior performance than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625, Mediatek’s Helio P10 and P20 as well. The developers at Xiaomi say that it took only 28 months for the processor to travel from concept to reality and it is now being successfully produced and integrated into a smartphone on a large scale. Some notable features of this chipset include a performance distribution system or the power saving algorithm that uses four cores for high-powered tasks and the other four for tasks that do not need full power. Along with this CPU is Mali-T860MP4 GPU, 3GB RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. There is not provision for memory expansion.

Camera setup has been improved on the MI 5c and the main camera consists of a 12MP unit that is granted with 150% improved camera sensibility. On the front is a 8MP camera with similar improvements. The battery fitted inside is of 2,860 mAh capacity that supports fast charging.

Xiaomi Mi 5c Software

The Xiaomi Mi 5c comes preinstalled with Android OS v7.1 Nougat with MiUI 8 on top.