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Xiaomi Mi 5 3D Ceramic body undergoes a torture test, but can it survive a drill machine?

What happens when a Xiaomi Mi 5 is put through an extreme torture test? Can it survive a drill machine?

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 128GB variant, or the Mi 5 Pro as it is also known, boasts a 3D Ceramic body, unlike the glass body on the other two variants. Xiaomi says that this body is strong enough to survive the everyday wear and tear, and to prove it, the company has put the Mi 5 Pro through an intense scratch test. Also Read - MIUI 13 design teased ahead of launch via latest MIUI File Manager update

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In the minute and half video, Xiaomi uses all sorts of hardware tools to try and scratch the back cover of the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro. While normal scratch tests use stuff like keys, or coins to test the device’s durability, the tools used in this video include a knife, a filer, a saw and a bow saw. When these tools fail to make a scratch, Xiaomi also takes things a step up and uses an electric drill. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price in India hiked again: Check the new price here

All these tools together do not manage to make even a small scratch on the Mi 5 Pro’s back. While impressive, we can’t help but shake off the feeling that it is all a bit staged. Yes, some intense hardware tools are used in this video, but watch it carefully and you can’t help but feel that a bit more pressure could be used. Nonetheless, the Ceramic body takes the torture impressively, and will surely be not affected by stuff like coins and keys in one’s pockets.

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Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi 5 today in India, though the 128GB variant with Ceramic body is unlikely to be launched today. The 32GB and 64GB variants are expected to be launched today, and Xiaomi has said that they will be priced between Rs 20,000 and Rs 27,000.

Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications, features: The 32GB and 64GB variants both feature a 3D glass back, and Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. There is however a small difference in the clock speeds of the chipsets 1.8GHz on the 32GB variant, and 2.15GHz on the 64GB variant. The rest of the specifications remain the same.

The Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch 1080p display, 16-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording capabilities, four-axis OIS technology, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash, and a 4-megapixel selfie camera.

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It also features a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, IR Blaster, USB Type-C port and NFC. On the software front, it runs on Android Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 7.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 scratch test video follows.

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  • Published Date: March 31, 2016 10:44 AM IST


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