Xiaomi has released its Mi 5 handset in April 2016 while the 5s Plus is expected to hit the stores this month. Today we will compare these two smartphones and let you decide which one of them is better for you.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 measures 144.6×69.2×7.3mm and weights 139 grams. It has a 3D Glass back that’s curved on the sides and it’s available in four variants of colors: Black, White, Gold and Ceramic. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is thicker and heavier, measuring 154.6×77.7x8mm and weighting 168 grams. It has a full metal body with a brushed effect and it’s also curved on the sides. The phablet has a fingerprint scanner located below the dual camera, while the Mi 5 has a simple camera that sits in the upper left corner.
Both handsets come with an IPS LCD display, but the one found on the Xiaomi Mi 5 has 5.15-inch, while the one that Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus has 5.7-inch. The two displays support a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
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 or a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus has a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.35GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
Both devices come in two internal storage variants of 64GB and 128GB, but they don’t offer a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a primary camera of 16MP that features dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, OIS, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, HDR, face detection and a secondary camera of 4MP. The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus comes with a dual primary camera of 13MP that supports dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, HDR, face detection and a secondary camera of 4MP.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is powered by a non-removable battery which is weaker than the 3800 mAh non-removable battery of the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus.