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

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!

Xiaomi Mi Note vs Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5


Display size

5.7 inches
4.7 inches
5.1 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

386 ppi
326 ppi
432 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

74.25 %
65.71 %
69.76 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus


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

Video recording

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

Recording format

H.264, MOV
MPEG4, H.264


Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing


4 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

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



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


5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)


Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic


Water, Dust; IP 67


Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)


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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC


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


Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 330




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



3000 mAh
1810 mAh
2800 mAh



Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

34.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

18.00 hours
50.00 hours
67.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
11.00 hours
13.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

add the mi note pro too

2. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Please do comparison between Xioami Mi Note Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Apple iPhone 6 plus. Thanks.

3. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The mi note pro!!

4. Cyagocaliz unregistered

iPhone 6 performs the best...

5. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yes it does.. once you hop into the TARDIS and pop back a year. Can I assume that you're DR WHO ??? :oO

6. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

'Pro' It means they're competing with Huawei and Meizu. Good thing they didn't went with the 'Plus' tag. How come Mi's music playback is smaller when they have the larger battery?

9. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

As the facts are wrong, if talktime is 34hrs, music playback can't be less. I hope they review it when they get the device and do some battery test.

10. EdShine

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Why Mi Note cost only 25% from Iphone 6 Plus price, if in comparative tests Xiaomi wins?

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