Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: specs comparison

Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: specs comparison
Xiaomi's Mi 5 is here and while the announcement presentation is not yet over, all the fundamental info about this new flagship from the Far East is already here. We can safely say that the Mi 5 is the most affordable Snapdragon 820 device right now, and it won't be far-fetched to say that it's also among the more impressive ones. 

Interestingly, two of the other pretty interesting Snapdragon 820 chipset devices got announced merely a couple of days ago. The ones we are talking about are the Samsung Galaxy S7 (though it comes with the Exynos 8890 in many markets) and the LG G5. For sure, neither of these brings a knife to a gunfight, as merely skimming through their specs sheets induces heavy breathing in us!

Here's a three-way comparison that will show you what we mean:

Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5

Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches
5.3 inches

Technology

LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

73.23 %
72.30 %
70.15 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 8996

Processor

Quad-core, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
32GB
32GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 6.0 Marshmallow), Xiaomi MI UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
2800 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

 
 
25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Talk time (3G)

 
28.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1381 min)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 25 days (590 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

 
55.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
16.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 MP
12 MP
16 MP

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF
OIS, PDAF
OIS, Laser autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
 
8 MP

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 9 mm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

4 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

 
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.72 x 0.29 inches (144.55 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 699
 






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14 Comments

14. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

They seem quite evenly matched on the face of it spec

9. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

MP14? isen`t it MP12? @PA

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

All 3 are awesome.

6. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

lol bezels can't even reach 80% lmao failed :)

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

At least they pass 70, unlike some rotten fruit phones still dangling in the 60s despite the premium price...

4. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Mali T880Mp14 the T880Mp16 would be awesome. It destroys the A530 by 40%. And that's Qualcooms best Gpu. They've failed yet again.

10. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

it`s MP12 not MP14

3. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Why do you keep calling MIUI MUUI almost everywhere I look ??

5. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Hello kity kat...

2. iKamalkandel

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Compare the price also PA.

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

And thus begins the 100 permutations of PA articles entitled: Xiaomi mi5 vs xyz: first look

8. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

They just do their job dude

13. akaliel

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Yes, but, it is a little tiresome. They don't need all their own article. Just add more columns to the grid.

12. Fellwalker

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Worse Than that. Their specifications are so lacking. Many different things just missed off. Does no one check anything? For example, Battery not user replaceable is shown as yes for the Mi5 but not recorded one way or the other for the S7 and the G5. It is as if these are filled in hurriedly to be able to post these comparison items.

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