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

Display size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches
5.3 inches

Resolution

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

Pixel density

428 ppi
576 ppi
554 ppi

Technology

LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

73.23 %
72.30 %
70.15 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, 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 megapixels

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
LED
LED

Software Features

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

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
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

4 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

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 oz (171 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust
 

IP certified

 
IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
 

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

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

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

Talk time

 
 
25.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1291 min)

Talk time (3G)

 
28.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 27 days (653 h)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
11 hours
 

LTE

 
13 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours
 

Music playback

 
55.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
16.00 hours
 

Cellular

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 
800, 1900 MHz

GSM

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 7
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

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

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 699
 







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14 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

8. Aploine

Posts: 444; 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: 517; 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.

2. iKamalkandel

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Compare the price also PA.

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...

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

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...

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

All 3 are awesome.

9. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

MP14? isen`t it MP12? @PA

14. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

They seem quite evenly matched on the face of it spec

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