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The Sony Xperia Z5 has been released back in September 2015 and the Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to hit the markets soon. Today we’re going to compare these two devices and you will decide if any of these phones deserves your money.


The Xperia Z5 measures 146x72x7.3mm and weights 154 grams. The Omnibalance design is present on this model and Sony has added Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back sides for a better protection against scratches, while the frame is made of aluminum and has rubber bumpers on the corners, which protect the device against shocks. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 5 measures 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm and weights 139 grams, but is chassis is made entirely of metal and the back is slightly curved on the right and left sides.


The Xperia Z5 has an IPS LCD display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428 ppi. The Xiaomi Mi 5 device comes with an IPS LCD display of 5.15-inch with the same resolution and pixel density and it’s also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Xperia Z5 device features a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 CPU clocked at 2GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 received the new Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset and an Adreno 530 graphics card. However, when it comes to processors and RAM, it comes in two variants, as follows:

– a quad-core processor formed from dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and 4GB of RAM (Standard edition);
– a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and 3GB of RAM (other editions).


The Xperia Z5 device has been released with an internal storage variant of 32GB, which you can expand up to 200 GB using a microSD card slot. The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes in three internal storage variants as follows: 128GB (standard edition), 64GB (other editions) and 32GB (other editions). Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Mi 5 doesn’t offer a card slot for storage expansion.


The Xperia Z5 sports a primary camera of 23MP that supports LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 5.1MP. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 5 has a primary camera of 16MP with dual-LED flash, OIS, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, face detection and a secondary camera of 4MP.


Both devices come with non-removable batteries and their capacities are 2900 mAh – Xperia Z5 and 3000 mAh – Xiaomi Mi 5.

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