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[Review&Unboxing] [Device Team] Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi5S vs Mi5S Plus – What’s the Big Change??

2016-09-28 23:01:26
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Edited by Neerajr at 2016-09-29 01:45 PM

Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi5S vs Mi5SPlus Side by Side Comparison

As you know Xiaomi day before yesterday announced its latest flagshipphones,Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus at the event held in China. Both the devices are powered with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor and runs onMIUI 8 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Both the devices will take onXiaomi Mi5 which was announced earlier this year. So let’s have a detailed comparison between all of Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi5S vs Mi5S Plus.

Display & Processor:
The Mi5 and Mi5S sports similar 5.15-inch display while the Mi5S Plus has a massive 5.7-inch display. All these devices has FullHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) screen resolution and runs on Android Marshmallow out of the box. The Mi5 is powered with Snapdragon 820 SoC while the Mi5S and Mi5SPlus are powered with Snapdragon 821 SoC

Camera & Storage:
The Xiaomi Mi5 sports a 16-megapixels Sony IMX298 sensor rear camera,4-megapixels front facing camera and comes in 32/64/128GB storage variants.It has 3GB/4GB RAM and packs with 3000mAh battery capacity which easily provides backup for an entire day. The Mi5S has 12MP Sony IMX378 f2.0 rear camera, 64GB/128GB internal storage and a 3200mAh battery, while the Mi5S Plus includes a 13-megapixels Dual-Camera Sony IMX258 rear camera (dedicated monochrome sensor) (RAW capable too) one camera captures color images and the other captures only black and white images. The black and white sensor lacks the Bayer filter, which means it gathers much more light producing more detailed images with less noise. You can either capture pure black and white images or color images. When capturing color images, the camera combines the output of both the sensors to enhance the final photo also 64GB/128GB storage,4/6GB RAM and a 3800mAh battery on the back. All these Mi5 series smartphones has dual SIM support and fingerprint scanner for better security purposes.


Fingerprint scanner:
The Xiaomi Mi 5s bears an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on its home button. The sensor is placed under glass and it is claimed to not get damaged with use. Xiaomi has also claimed that it offers the samelevel of accuracy and speed as regular planar fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Mi5s Plus on the other hand sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
The original Mi 5 came with a regular fingerprint scanner that was embedded on the home button.

In terms of battery, both the new Mi 5s and Mi 5sPlus get a bump compared to the Mi 5. The new Mi 5s packs a 3200mAh battery while the Mi 5s Plus packs a large 3800mAh battery. To compare, the Mi 5 came with 3000mAh battery.
Much like the Mi 5, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus sports USB Type-C and come with Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.

The new Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus sports metal brushed body. The Mi 5s measures 145.6x70.3x8.2mm and weighs 145 grams. The original Mi5 came with dimensions 144.5x69.2x7.2mm and was lighter at 129 grams. The Mi 5sPlus measures 154.6x77.7x7.9mm and weighs 168 grams. Both the Mi 5s and Mi 5sPlus support 4G dual SIMs much like the Mi 5.

Well Check Out the following table for a side to side comparison between  Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi5S vs Mi5S Plus
Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi5S vs Mi5SPlus

Xiaomi Mi5            
Xiaomi Mi5S         
Xiaomi Mi5S Plus
5.7  inch
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 820, dual-core at 2.15GHz
Snapdragon 821, quad- core 2.15GHz
Snapdragon 821, quad- core 2.35GHz
OS Version
Android 6.0 (MIUI 7)
Android 6.0 (MIUI 8)
Android 6.0 (MIUI 8)            
Internal Storage
Memory Card Support
SIM Type
Dual Sim(nano+nano)
Dual Sim(nano+nano)
Dual Sim(nano+nano)
Primary Camera
Secondary Camera
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
802.11 b/g/n/ac
802.11  b/g/n/ac
Other Connectivity
Bluetooth, GPS, 4G,  USB Type C
Bluetooth, GPS, 4G,  USB Type C
Bluetooth, GPS, 4G,  USB Type C
Fingerprint Sensor
144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3mm
145.6 x 70.3 x 8.25 mm
154.6 x 77.7 x 7.95mm
Release Date
February 2016
September 2016
September 2016

Also You can check out the Hand On Photos of Mi5 and Mi5 Plus Here

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2016-09-28 23:01:26
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Nice Thread..
2016-09-28 23:16:04
Awesome. Thanks for doing this.
2016-09-28 23:17:49

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@subhankar @ali.shabab thank you guys :)
2016-09-28 23:30:09

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Great, thanks for efforts :)
2016-09-28 23:32:10

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Man Meet replied at 2016-09-29 09:02 AM
Great, thanks for efforts :)

Thanks for your support  :)
2016-09-28 23:44:50

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evolution every time
2016-09-29 00:24:59
Thanks for sharing
2016-09-29 01:21:09

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what about pressure sensitive display which was rumoured to be featuring in Mi5s? I have not seen this in any of the technical specs...
2016-09-29 01:32:34

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Sohail Patel | from app


great but mi5s camera got to low compared tp other both 12mp whiile other r 13mp & 16mp thats the only difference i see which lacks 5s in comparision terms
2016-09-29 01:54:16

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Edited by Neerajr at 2016-09-29 05:25 PM
Shikoo replied at 2016-09-29 11:02 AM
what about pressure sensitive display which was rumoured to be featuring in Mi5s? I have not seen th ...

Mi5S 4GB + 128GB and Mi 5s Plus variant supports pressure-sensitive screen, which works like Apple’s 3D Touch
2016-09-29 03:23:50
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