Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: specs comparison

Chinese company Xiaomi is all the buzz in China, and while its devices are not officially available in the United States, enthusiasts might have heard about the brand known with its great value for the money phones.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is the new flagship: the most affordable Snapdragon 820 phone out there, at a starting price of just around $300 in China, it's half the price of the Galaxy S7s and LG G5s of this world.

If this alone hasn't captured your imagination, the Xiaomi Mi 5 does not shy away from comparing directly against the best out there: it stands on equal footing with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple's iPhone 6s in terms of specs, and it takes pride in great design craftsmanship as it cameras does not annoyingly stick out and it has details nice and centered.

But that's not what you came here to read about: you have come to see how the Xiaomi Mi 5 specs compare against the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple's iPhone 6s, and we've got you covered. Take a look right below.

Mi 5
Galaxy S7
iPhone 6s
PlatformAndroid 6 Marshmallow
with MIUI
Android 6 Marshmallow
with TouchWiz
iOS 9
Dimensions144,5 x 69.2 x 7.25mm
129g weight
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Display5.15" Full HD (1080 x 1920)5.1” QHD Super AMOLED (1440 x 2560)4.7" IPS LCD
(750 x 1334)
SoCSnapdragon 820
1.8GHz / 3GB RAM (32GB)
2.15GHz / 3GB RAM (64GB)
2.15GHz / 4GB RAM (Pro)
Snapdragon 820Apple A9
Cameras16MP rear cam, 4-axis OIS, 4K video
4MP front cam with 2.0-micron camera
12MP rear cam with Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.7 lens
5MP front cam, f/1.7
12MP rear cam
5MP front cam
Storage32 / 64 / 128 GB
with microSD support
32 GB
with microSD support
16 / 64 / 128 GB
NO microSD
Battery3000 mAh3000 mAh1715 mAh

Related phones

Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Xiaomi Mi 5 is well priced.

14. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015


16. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

The title says comparison with S7 Edge, but the listed specs are from regular S7.

21. remotespeed

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I think this phone will take a big chunk of the International market, at least of the countries they sell into.

2. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

You know apple is s**t, when even chinese companies start copying samsung...!

23. Matt110110

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Actually they copy both. Design of samsung UI of Apple. Because, if you can't beat them, then join them, right?

3. prabhas2015

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Wow snapdragon 820 plus full hd screen = killer performance and battery life, quick charge 3.0, excellent cameras with ois waiting for it to be launched in India.

4. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Damn iPhone spec is still OP compared with other 'smurf' droid lmfao XD

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

iPhone may have not have impressive specs but still can hold a candle against those Droid flagships... The one thing that has always kept me from owning an iPhone is the price... If iPhone was selling for the price of a Nexus 5X, which means around $300 then I'd surely be an iPhan... IPhone's screen isn't particularly great, nor it's battery, Ram or pretty much everything else except for the A9 SoC... If it had Android then it would be considered as a mid range smartphone from almost all angles... Well, too bad!

7. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The only thing iPhones can still beat androids is in RAM management, and thats mostly because apps on android require much more work in order to work on all the different devices. Cameras, displays, audio quality, battery life , you name it , iphones cant compete there.

13. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

In performance aspect, the iPhone still has a good cpu and gpu. Plus its 750p display helps. RAM is not a big actor in raw performance but is useful for multitasking.

6. aditya1998

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Xiaomi mi5 does not have microsd card support . Please correct it.

20. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Micro SD cards are supported in Mi5. Please check again.

8. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Haha the iPhones battery xD

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Galaxy S7 has 4K video support. Please correct it.

10. DBounce

Posts: 172; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Title is wrong, no S7 edge in the comparison.

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah man. So many errors in this article.

12. chrisfc923

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Mi5 looks like the iphone had sex with the s7

17. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Mi5 just looks like a smaller brother of Xiaomi Mi Note Pro....

15. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I will wait for the note6, i herd is going to be bad ass

18. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

You better wait for Note 10.... it will be the Badest Ass...

19. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

The reason i don't see Xiaomi coming to the U.S. and if they do the prices will HAVE to go up. Because most of those Chinese companies that sell killer top of the line spec'd phones don't make their profit of the devices initial sale. That's why they can sell for 300 in China. They get they're profits from after purchase sales in apps, themes etc because that market is HUGE in China. They sell all there own stuff and MIUI has THOUSANDS of customizable themes built by Xiaomi or people supported by them and they go for a cost. That business model won't necessarily work here in the west because we don't have the same interests.

22. Callisto

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Say hi to the new Xiaomi Note 5!

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