Chinese handset maker Xiaomi understands the pulse of Indian audience from the very beginning, when they made their debut with Mi 3 smartphone. On July 22, 2014, Xiaomi decided to sell its Mi 3 model on e-commerce website Flipkart and Booom! Mission successful. Till now, Xiaomi had a good run in the subcontinent, but not without some challenges of course.
Reason behind Xiaomi's pricing strategy!
For the uninitiated, this handset company in many ways different from other when they started selling their mobile phones. To make it clear, Xiaomi doesn't have any presence in traditional retail markets and communicates with customers through social media, forums and others spending a minimal amount on marketing. This allows the company to price its smartphones lower, even though it offers power packed specifications.
Xiaomi's success on Mi 5!
Few days back, Lei Jun's company has launched its latest flagship smartphone, dubbed as Mi 5 in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 24,999. As expected, this device received positive comments from both the masses and critics for premium build quality, power packed specs and of course the pricing range.
In fact, the Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced at MWC this year held in Barcelona, Spain. Amid the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and iPhone 6s, Xiaomi seems to have hit the right chord by introducing top of the line specifications and features in its Mi5 smartphone.
Mi 5 specs once again!
Talking about the specifications once again, the Mi 5 comes with 5.15-inch display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB ROM, 16MP/4MP camera, and powered by a 3000mAh battery. In case if you are a proud user of Xiaomi Mi 5, you must know certain things in order to make best use of the device. In an attempt to sort things out, GizBot has come up with the top 5 tips and tricks that you can try it on your Mi 5.
Now lock apps with a fingerprint sensor
The Xiaomi Mi5 comes with a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button and it also helps the user to lock and unlock apps using the fingerprint. All you have to do is to turn on the apps that you want to lock by reaching. Here's how you do it:
Settings -> Additional settings -> Privacy -> Privacy protection -> App lock
Change your recent app interface
If you are using Xiaomi Mi devices previously, you must have noticed that the minimized apps are shown as small cards. However, the company offers you an option to change the look of it. Yes! You can choose between the card view and icon view. All you need to do is to pinch and zoom on the apps.
Don't stress your eyes! Use read mode!
There are some smartphones comes with the inbuilt read mode option. The so-called read mode basically tweaks the display temperature and saturation, which reduced the strain on your eyes while reading. To enable Read mode, go to Display -> Settings and enable the reading mode or just open the quick settings notification panel and simply tap it.
Use the home button as capacitive button
If you are on the list who do not like clicking the hard physical button, then this is for you! You can transform your physical home button to a capacitive one, by simply going to:
Settings -> Additional settings -> Buttons and enable 'Tap Home button to go back to Home Screen' option.
Enable permission manager
Despite running Marshmallow, you will not be able to take advantage of the app permission manager on the Mi 5. This is due to the handset running MIUI 7, which looks and behaves exactly the same as it did on KitKat. There is a way to enable the permissions manager on the Mi 5. Simply head over to