Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3: specs comparison

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3: specs comparison
The Xiaomi Mi 4, the company's newest flagship smartphone, just got unveiled. The device totes a killer combination between top-of-the-line hardware specs and really adequate suggested retail price, which will surely attract flocks of potential buyers. We are talking about a quad-core Snapdragon 801, humming at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, a hefty 3080mAh juicer behind the swappable back covers, a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, plus 13MP rear and 8MP front-facing cameras. The Mi 4 comes with either 16 or 64GB of native storage on board. Can you guess how much it will retail for? $320 and $400 (in China, that is), respectively. Sounds quite appealing, right?

Without a shadow of doubt, the main rivals of the Mi 4 are the latest flagship device from the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, etc. We decided to throw the specs listing of the Mi 4 at a duo of its most prominent and popular rivals – the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3 – and see how it fares against them in terms of pure hardware specifications. Nonetheless, the battle will be more than heated.

Which one is the winner? Well, that will be something that you, our readers, have to decide yourselves! Skim through the specs sheets below and leave a comment in the comments section!

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3



5.0 inches
5.1 inches
5.5 inches




72.20 %
69.76 %
75.22 %


Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC


Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400


Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330



Internal storage



Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.3), Xiaomi MI UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)



3080 mAh
2800 mAh
3000 mAh


Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Stand-by time

11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 25 days (590 h)

Music playback

67.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP
16 MP
13 MP


Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
BSI sensor, PDAF
OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor


Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/3.06"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264


HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing


8 MP
2.1 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)



5.48 x 2.70 x 0.35 inches (139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)


5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)


Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic


Water, Dust; IP 67


Fingerprint (swipe)


Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Shopping information


$ 400



15. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

The phone is pretty compact if you think about it.. At 68.5mm width it's one if not the slimmest 5 inch phone around.

11. Ethos unregistered

damn, that Mi4 is contender !!! guys now compare prices btw all these 3 ... which u gonna get ? ;) i know which one u want .. ;) ;)

10. PhantomSectre

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 25, 2011

The problem with Xiaomi phones is SUPPORT! The Mi-3 has been around since November of 2013, yet its still full of bugs. The manufacturer does not support its products. Some of the bugs with the Mi-3 have been around since the phone was released. I'm not talking about a graphic glitch or a misspelled word, I mean problems with the phone's basic functions. Like switching to 2G when 3G is weak, but never switches back to 3G again. In fact, if the 2G network gets weak, the phone will just drop the signal and switch to "no service" instead of searching for a different signal. The camera SUCKS. Blurry, grainy poor quality pictures... highly advertised slow motion has never worked... and the sensor is "supposed" to be a Sony Exmor RS... yeah right... my cheap flip phone takes better pictures. Notifications and notices are at least an hour late, all the time. Oh and the extremely fragile display that cracks if you look at it wrong... If you want to waste your money, go ahead and buy one... don't let the "high end" specs fool you... these phones are DOGS!

14. Ethos unregistered

well that Mi3 is really crap sht... when i saw it .. we will se how Mi4 gonna be once it will release..

9. Sreddy unregistered

really something, both thumbs up for xiaomi! they combined best of all worlds, if not made it better in some respects, and that too achieved with a reasoable pricetag.

8. Hyper82

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

It's the same specs as the oneplus one or its my idea?!

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Specs wise all are almost same but design wise Mi 4 is much better than the two.

5. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Check out the Vega Iron 2, this phone is so unknown yet it has a superior build quality and specs on par with the devices mentioned on this article.

13. Ethos unregistered

YES ! i know . and it seems to be better than Mi4 ! It is 1mm thinner better battery screen bigger anti scratch glass display etc BUT .... there is BIG BUT BUT .. it cost £500 pounds Mi 4 £250 which is half .. which one u pick ? ;) http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/ed7d84c1 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pantech-VEGA-IRON2-IM-A910S-A910-5-3-2-3GHz-3GB-32GB-Smartphone-Unlocked-Phone-/321407565230?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4ad5623dae

3. AtheK

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

@PA, it is ok there is no rush to conquer the webz, take your time and come up with a good article.

2. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

what wizardry is this? b4 i clicked it says mi4 vs z2 vs m8, after i clicked, mi4 vs s5 vs g3. o.O

1. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The headline in the home page was Mi4 vs Z2 vs M8.. When I clicked the link magic happens.. I saw Mi4 vs S5 vs G3 :-P

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

killer specs... putting everyone to shame... I dont mind saving 200$

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It won't work on us bands.

12. Ethos unregistered

well u have crappy network over there .. here in euorpe it supports for me two bands .. lte 1800 (3) and 2600 (7) YES !

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