Is the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro the toughest smartphone ever made?

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro, which officially launched in February, might just be the toughest phone around, if a new viewed released by the Chinese smartphone maker is anything to go by.

Having merged features from the Pro version to bring strength to the Mi 5 series – which led to the phone being touted as having one of the strongest frames on the market, Xiaomi devised a “torture test”.

The smartphone has some pretty impressive features including a 5.15 inch full HD screen, a whopping 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The device is powered by a Snapdragon 820, 64 bit quad-core SoC. The rear camera is also impressive with 16 megapixels although the front camera offers a slightly below average 4 megapixels.

The 3,000mAh battery is not removable and the phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Xiaomi Mi 5

Anyway, back to the tests…

The device underwent a series of tests to see if the ceramic back could be destroyed. This included using industrial files, saws fitter with blades designed for both wood and metal and as if that weren’t enough, they even attacked it with a power drill.

Not surprisingly as Xiaomi have revealed the results, all of the items failed to cause any more damage that just a minor scratch.

Cynics may say that the tests were rigged but it certainly appears that the device is more than capable of holding its own and is far from fragile!

Whether these tests will encourage more people to go out and buy the smartphone remains to be seen.

Xiaomi Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in India on Thursday and is already on sale in its native China.

Earlier this month there were rumours that the Mi 5 series would be headed to Europe and the United States, however, Xiaomi boss Hugo Barra has said the company has no plans to the release the device apart from in a few Asian markets.

It is still unclear whether the Xiaomi Mi5 pro  will be officially available here in Thailand.  The Xiaomi Mi5 is currently lsited on Lazada.co.th for 18,900 Baht.

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