The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been released back in April 2016, while the Huawei Honor 8 has hit the stores in July 2016. Today we will compare these two smartphones and let you decide which one of them suits your needs betters.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 measures 144.6×69.2×7.3mm and weights 139 grams. On the other hand, the Huawei Honor 8 is thicker and heavier as it measures 145.5x71x7.5mm and weights 153 grams. Both devices come with a glass back and metal frame, but the Xiaomi Mi 5 has its rear panel curved on the two sides and the fingerprint scanner is embedded into the home button, while the Honor 8 has the scanner on the back side.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 has an IPS LCD display of 5.15-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428 ppi. The Huawei Honor 8 has a slightly bigger LTPS display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 423 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Xiaomi Mi 5 features a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.36GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Huawei Honor 8 has a HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card and 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t feature a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The Huawei Honor 8 comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB which you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a primary camera of 16MP that features dual-LED flash, OIS, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, face detection, HDR and a secondary camera of 4MP. The Huawei Honor 8 has a weaker primary camera of 12MP that features laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 8MP.
Both devices are powered by a non-removable battery of 3000 mAh.