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

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.1 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
432 ppi
538 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

72.20 %
69.76 %
75.22 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Geo tagging, HDR, Effects
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Geo tagging

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

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization

Front

8 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water, Dust
 

IP certified

 
IP 67
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

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)

Battery

Capacity

3080 mAh
2800 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

 
21.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time

11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 27 days (653 h)

Music playback

 
67.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 3, 7, 20

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, MHL
MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 400
 
 

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15 Comments

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: 3250; 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 !

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

3. AtheK

Posts: 50; 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.

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

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.

8. Hyper82

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

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

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.

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..

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 .. ;) ;)

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.

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