xiaomi_mi_5Late last month, the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone was launched with much fanfare – although we soon found out that it will be sold in core markets only at first, despite gaining plenty of interest in registrations for the device. Well, it looks like out of the three variants, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition will arrive with a Snapdragon 820 chipset that underwhelms in its performance due to having it underclocked.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition will boast of 3GB of RAM as well as 32GB of internal memory, which is half the amount of internal memory that the High Edition comes with, while the Special Edition will boast of a ceramic back, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal memory.

This makes the 32GB Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition arrive with an underclocked 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 chipset, whereas the other models will feature the processor humming along to its maximum 2.15GHz frequency. In a recent benchmark, this particular model of the Xiaomi Mi 5 snagged more than 110,000 points on the AnTuTu system test, which is more or less a 20% performance drop when you place it side-by-side with some of the more expensive variants that pick up over 142,000 points despite running on the same chipset. On paper it might seem like a lot, but in real life for majority of the casual users, there would not be too much of a performance difference, although hardcore gamers will definitely want to aim for the more premium versions of the Mi 5 if lag is not their cup of tea.

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