The Xiaomi Mi 4 has been released in August 2015, while the Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to arrive next month, today we’re going to compare these two devices and you will decide if you would want to wait for the Xiaomi Mi 5 to be released or you’ll just pick the Xiaomi Mi 4, which is already in stores.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 measures 139.2×68.5×8.9mm and weights 149 grams. The device has a simple plastic back available in two variants of colors: white and black, and the sides are protected with a metal frame. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be thinner and lighter as it will measure 144.6×69.2×7.3mm and it will weight 139 grams, but its design will be much more elegant, featuring 3D glass on its back, which is curved on the right and left sides, just like the Galaxy Note 5. As for the color options, they will be Black, White, Gold and Ceramic.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 has an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 441ppi. The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 will feature a bigger IPS LCD display of 5.12-inch that will supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Xiaomi Mi 4 has a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset, a quad-core Krait 400 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, an Adreno 330 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi 5 will feature a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, an Adreno 530 graphics card and it will come in two variants of hardware configurations, as follows:
– a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.8GHz (Pro Edition),
– a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 2.15GHz (other editions),
– RAM: 3GB (other editions) or 4GB (Pro Edition).
The Xiaomi Mi 4 comes in two storage variants of 16GB and 64GB and it doesn’t feature a card slot for storage expansion. At the same time, Xiaomi Mi 5 doesn’t feature a card slot for storage expansion and it comes in three internal storage variants as follows:
– 32GB and 64GB (other editions),
– 128GB (Pro Edition).
The Xiaomi Mi 4 sports a primary camera of 13MP (found on the rear side of the smartphone) that supports autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 8MP (located on the front side of the handset). The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with a better primary camera of 16MP that features OIS, autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of only 4MP.
Both smartphones come with non-removable batteries, but the one found on the Xiaomi Mi 4 has a capacity of 3080 mAh and it is slightly more powerful than the battery that is powering the Xiaomi Mi 5, whose capacity is 3000 mAh.
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