Xiaomi Mi Note vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 6: specs comparison

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Enter the Xiaomi Mi Note, the all-new flagship device of one of the largest smartphone makers in the world right now. It, alongside its bigger and more spec'd brother, the Mi Note Pro, is by no means sub-par to most of the higher-tier phones available right now, but what made us the biggest impression is the slightly higher price tag that Xiaomi asks for its new crop of devices. But we digress.

The device surely packs some potent silicon muscle under the hood, but how does it fare against the more popular device out there, the battle-worn and scarred Samsung Galaxy S5 and the ever-fierce Apple iPhone 6. A pretty fierce competition, if you ask us, but we believe that Xiaomi's newest will probably appeal to those who are on the market for a device that offers some reasonable bang for the buck, complemented by well-rounded design.

Let's grab some pop corn and tune in for the specs battle!

Display

Size

5.1 inches
4.7 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
65.71 %
74.25 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable
64GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (5.0 Lollipop), Xiaomi MI UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
1810 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
34.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 

Music playback

67.00 hours
50.00 hours
18.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
 

Features

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

Front

2.1 MP
1.2 MP
4 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
6.11 x 3.06 x 0.27 inches (155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.68 oz (161.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
 

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