Xiaomi Mi 5 got released in India a couple of months back. It carries a price tag of 24,999 for the base variant. Just to recall its specs, the Xiaomi Mi 5 boasts a 5.15-inch IPS LCD display that has FHD 1080p resolution.
Under its hood, there is a Snapdragon 820 SoC with Adreno 530 GPU and 3 GB RAM. It comes in two storage options - 32 GB and 64 GB and there is a 16 MP main camera with OIS, dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, and HDR.
The front facer is a 4 MP one. It has a fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C connector, and a 3,000 non-removable battery. Here are some useful tips and tricks that will let you use your Xiaomi Mi 5 to the maximum extent.
Adjust the text size
Usually. Xiaomi phones give you the option to adjust the text size from tiny to XL. But, in case, XL is not big enough for you, you can use XXL. This is possible with the MIUI 7 and only the Mi 5 and Mi 5 Pro allows scaling the text size to XXL.
Mi 5 can sort your SMSes automatically
The MIUI interface has many useful features. The Smart SMS Filter will help you filter your SMSes instead of cluttering the SMS inbox with notifications of OTPS, marketing messages, service provider messages, etc.
In the Messaging app, you need to go to Settings and enable the option 'Group Carrier Messages'. The messages can be grouped by time as well.
Child mode locks kids into pre-set apps
The child mode feature will lock your kids into an app or apps based on your choice. The kids do not get access to any other app.
First, set a PIN or a pattern for the lock screen of your Xiaomi Mi 5 from Settings → Lock Screen. Then, go to Settings → Child Mode and select the apps that you like your kids to access. You can leave this mode by tapping on the X button and entering the PIN or pattern.
Copy OTPS and verification codes quickly
These days, many websites and services require entering an OTP. The Xiaomi Mi 5 makes it simple by letting you copy the OTPs and codes from the notification.
Whenever it things that a message has a code or password, it will display the specific notification in a different shade and give you a button to copy the code or password. You can paste the code in the app or website without switching between apps.
Read Mode is a useful feature
Read mode tweaks the temperature and saturation of the display that will reduce the strain on your eyes while reading. It will make the display pleasant for reading even in dim light and helps in getting a better sleep as well.