Published on May 3rd, 2016 | by Sunit Nandi0
Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi5 – face-off in specs, features and price
Xiaomi finally announced the Mi5 in a special event in China. The company also showcased the smartphone in the Mobile World Congress 2016. The Mi5 has a 5.15″ display with a hardware home button at the bottom. It is also the first time Xiaomi released a device with a fingerprint sensor on the home button. Powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, the Mi5 is one of the most powerful Android smartphones in the world till date.
Today, we’re going to compare the Mi5 with Mi4s which was launched along with Mi5 in the same event.
Display, processor and RAM
Considering the display, the Mi5 sports a bit bigger display of 5.15-inch while the Mi4s sports a 5-inch display. Both devices have 1080p screen resolution.
The Mi5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz dual-core processor coupled with 4GB/3GB of RAM and comes in 32GB/64GB/128GB storage options. The Mi4s is powered with a Snapdragon 808 Hexacore processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Only the Mi4s has microSD card slot for further memory expansion.
Camera and Operating System
The Mi5 sports a 16-megapixel shooter while the Mi4s comes with 13-megapixels with LED flash. Both the devices run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7 on top and includes various connectivity features like 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
In terms of recording capability, the Xiaomi Mi5 can shoot 4K videos while the Xioami Mi4S can shoot 1080p videos.
There is a 3000 mAh battery inside the Xiaomi Mi5, which supports Quick charge 3.0 technology, while the Mi 4S has a 3260 mAh battery with Quick charge 2.0.
Full comparision table
|Xiaomi Mi5||Xiaomi Mi4S|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI)||428||441|
|Processor||Snapdragon 820, dual-core at 2.15GHz||Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core|
|OS Version||Android 6.0 (MIUI 7)||Android 6.0 (MIUI 7)|
|Memory Card support||No||Yes|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|WiFi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Other Connectivity||Bluetooth, GPS, 4G||Bluetooth, GPS, 4G|
|Dimensions||144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3mm||139.26 x 70.76 x 7.8mm|
|Release Date||February 2016||February 2016|
The Mi5 is retailing online at $429.79 at Gearbest. You can buy in the following colours: White | Golden | Black
The Mi4s is on sale for $300.89 at Gearbest. The following colour variants are available: White | Golden | Black | Light Purple