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

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Display

Size

5.7 inches
4.7 inches
5.1 inches

Technology

LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

74.25 %
65.71 %
69.76 %

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 & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
128GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
1810 mAh
2800 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
 

Talk time

 
 
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

34.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

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

Front

4 MP
1.2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

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

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 849
 

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