Xiaomi Mi 5 breaks into two pieces in a bend test

In a durability test conducted by JerryRigEverything, a You Tube gadget tester, Xiaomi’s newest flagship smartphone Mi 5 lost its robustness and broke into two pieces.

Mi 5 bend test

However, the device performed quite well in the scratch tests, thanks to the Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Even the fingerprint scanner-embedded home button and the camera lens are well protected and easily survived the scratch test.

The video that showcased the test also said that Xiaomi Mi 5 can survive little burns. Although the display turned black at the point-of-contact, Mi 5 recovered as if all is well. A reason for the flagship smartphone to break into pieces would be its aluminum frame, which would have probably used to reduce the weight of the device as well as to make it cheaper.

In the earlier tests performed on JerryRigEverything, the HTC M9 and the Nexus 6P were the two smartphones which did not survive the break test. Now, Xiaomi Mi 5 too joined the league.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 went on sale in India earlier this month. Priced at Rs. 24,999, it features a 5.15-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal memory. It also features a 16 MP rear camera with 4K video recording capabilities, four-axis OIS technology, 4 MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. There is 4G support for the phone. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 wrapped under MIUI 7.

Here is the full video of the test conducted by JerryRigEverything:

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7 Comments on "Xiaomi Mi 5 breaks into two pieces in a bend test"

 

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Madhan Kumar
April 25, 2016 7:27 pm 7:27 PM

@Ria: Correction Mi5 has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection…

Sudhakar
April 26, 2016 9:46 am 9:46 AM

Gorilla glass can only withstand drops and not forceful bending of the phone.

Only money selfish and quality ignorant techs lum persons will buy mobiled from th!rd class companies lice xiaomi, lava, oppo, g five, micromax, vivo, karbonn etc.

NTL
April 26, 2016 9:54 am 9:54 AM

check your lg g3 how much strong lg g3 also bend and break in youtube

Madhan Kumar
April 26, 2016 7:21 pm 7:21 PM

@NTL: I just mentioned a small correction to Ria that MI5 has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection but the other guy as usual misinerpts my comment and is simply blaming me for no reason.I don’t know what to do with this kind of people…

Sudhakar
April 26, 2016 1:28 pm 1:28 PM

I am talking about the foolish assumption that all gorilla glass phones do not break when bending.

All phones will break if bent.

Generally the quality of xiaomi, xolo, micromax etc are th!rd class.

Rajesh
April 25, 2016 5:08 pm 5:08 PM

its not a big deal.. if it breaks,, purposely no one gonnna break it.

Jyotirmoy Manna
April 25, 2016 6:36 pm 6:36 PM

Right.
Why will it bend so much during normal use?
Whereas HTC and NEXUS did not pass also.

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