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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

OSAndroid (6.0, 4.4.3), MIUI 6 UIAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), TouchWiz UIAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.2)
Dimensions5.48 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)
Weight5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
Materials Main body: PlasticMain body: Plastic
FeaturesTouch sensitive control keysFingerprint (swipe), Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

 IP 67 
Physical size5.0 inches5.1 inches5.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

441 ppi432 ppi538 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

72.20 %69.76 %75.22 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Camera13 megapixels16 megapixels13 megapixels
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent) 31 mm29 mm
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

 1.12 μm1.12 μm
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, CMOS image sensorAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Recording format MPEG4, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization
Front-facing camera8 megapixels2.1 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

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

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Qualcomm Krait 400Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Adreno 330Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3 GB RAM (933 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR33 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

64 GB32 GB32 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

3080 mAh2800 mAh3000 mAh
Fast ChargeYes  
Wireless charging OptionalOptional
Talk time 21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
Stand-by time11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
Talk time (3G) 21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
Stand-by time (3G)  23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 24 days (581 h)
Stand-by time (4G)  25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
Music playback 67.00 hours 
Video playback 13.00 hours 
Screen mirroringWireless screen share, MHLMHLDLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD) Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20Bands 3, 7, 20
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 400  

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 05:06 6

1. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 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


posted on 22 Jul 2014, 05:23 1

4. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 06:25 1

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

It won't work on us bands.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 16:44

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)

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 05:07 4

2. marcski07 (Posts: 600; Member since: 25 Apr 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

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 05:09 4

3. AtheK (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 05:41

5. jayd3n (Posts: 33; Member since: 15 Apr 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.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 16:48

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
BUT ....
there is BIG BUT BUT .. it cost £500 pounds Mi 4 £250 which is half .. which one u pick ? ;)



posted on 22 Jul 2014, 06:15

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 06:29

8. Hyper82 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:37

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.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 12:05

10. PhantomSectre (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Sep 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!

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 16:53

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..

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 16:41

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 .. ;) ;)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:07

15. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 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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