Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi5s vs Mi5s-Plus [Detailed Comparison]

Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Mi 5s vs Mi 5s Plus

There are lots of rumors blowing about the launch of upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5s, Xiaomi Mi6 and Xiaomi Mi Note2 smartphones. Rumors about Mi 5s put to an end when Xiaomi has finally launched its new Xiaomi Mi 5s smartphone on 27th September. The big surprise was when Xiaomi introduces another version that’s called Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus. Yeah if you don’t know till know then I would say you were amazed at that moment when Xiaomi launched Mi 5s Plus in an event in china. No one knows about this thing that Xiaomi will launch 2 smartphones in that even.

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The eye-catching part of Xiaomi launch event at china was the introduction of Xiaomi Mi 5s plus featuring 13 MP dual camera setup at the back panel like the Apple did with iPhone 7 plus. The design was not very much different from its predecessors but have some minor changes in features and design. We all know that Xiaomi is called as the Apple of China, I don’t know how different it is from Apple as its doing so many things like Apple did and doing as well.

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Differences between Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi 5s and Mi5s-Plus

We know that our readers are eagerly excited to know what the difference between Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus smartphones are? So without any further delay, we are going to discuss the major differences in Xiaomi Mi5 and its successors.

Screen Size of Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi 5s vs Mi5s Plus

The display/ screen size of Mi5 and Mi 5s is same as 5.15-inch while the screen size of Xiaomi Mi5s Plus is bigger than both these devices as 5.7-inch. It’s obvious that its plus means bigger. There are not just screen size difference, many others things as well. If we talk about the display resolution then all these 3 Xiaomi Mi smartphones have the same resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. That states more pixel density on Mi5 and Mi 5s phones then Mi 5s Plus.

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Antenna lines

Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5s have Antenna lines on the rear side of the smartphones like other flagship smartphones coming nowadays but on Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus these antenna lines are no more. One can clearly notice this difference once see all these smartphones.

Camera specs of Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi 5s vs Mi 5s Plus

I understand that you all have noticed this big difference that Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus have a dual camera on its back side while on of the other Xiaomi smartphones have this unique features. We will discuss the use of Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus dual camera but for now, we are listing what are the major differences among all these Mi5 series smartphones so that we can clear out why & which one you should buy.

One thing is strange that Xiaomi Mi 5 had a 16 MP camera while Mi 5s and Mi 5S Plus have just 12 MP and 13 MP camera. Generally, we expect a higher MegaPixel and better camera in successor smartphones but its reverse here. The front facing camera is 4 MP in all these Xiaomi Mi phones. Camera features are as face detection, autofocus, OIS, dual tone LED flash, and support for 4K video recording as well. But one thing is to notice is that Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus camera uses Qualcomm’s ‘Clear Sight’ technology for better picture quality with having lower pixels.

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 Fingerprint Sensor of Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi 5s vs Mi5s Plus

That’s another major differentiator in these Mi 5 series smartphones. Xiaomi Mi 5 uses Sweden FPC fingerprint scanner that is pretty fast and accurate, and in Xiaomi Mi 5s a new fingerprint scanner is used that is last year announced by Qualcomm together with its 820 snapdragon processor. This is called as “ultrasonic fingerprint scanner” This sensor is said to be different than traditional capacitive touch screen fingerprint technology as it works with sweat, dirt, grease and wet hands where other failed.

On the other side, Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus uses standard fingerprint scanner located on reverse side below the Dual camera.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Xiaomi Mi 5s Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
Display Size 5.15 inches (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio) 5.15 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.7 inches (~74.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Processor 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Memory 128 GB, 4 GB RAM – Pro edition
64 GB, 3 GB RAM – Prime edition
32 GB, 3 GB RAM – Standard
128 GB, 4 GB RAM
64 GB, 3 GB RAM
128 GB, 6 GB RAM
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera 16 MP/4MP 12 MP/4MP 13 MP/4MP Dual Camera
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable 3200 mAh battery Non-removable 3800 mAh battery
Features Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Quick Charge 3.0

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Storage/memory of Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Mi5 s vs Mi 5s Plus

Any of Xiaomi Mi 5 series smartphones doesn’t support external memory cards.  But are available in different internal storage variants. Let’s start from Xiaomi Mi5 – it is available in 3 storage variants as 32GB and 64GB with 3Gb of RAM and 128GB with 4GB RAM. Now Xiaomi Mi 5S – it’s available in 2 variants as 64GB internal storage with 3GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and 4GB RAM.

Whereas Xiaomi Mi5s Plus is also available in 2 storage variants but with the highest RAM as 64GB with 4GB RAM and 128GB with 6GB RAM variants.

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Battery capacity of Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Mi5s vs Mi 5s Plus

All these Mi 5 series smartphones have a non-removable Li-Po battery. There is a slight 200 mAh difference between Mi5 and Mi 5s battery capacity, as Mi 5 packed with 3000 mAh battery and Mi 5s with 3200 mA. But Mi 5s Plus has a bigger battery than these as it’s equipped with 3800 mAh battery. It’s not much higher but will work fine and gives a nice backup.

Apart with this battery capacity, its has a very nice “Quick Charge 3.0” feature, that will charge 83% battery in just 30 minutes. Isn’t good? That’s great!.

Processors of Xiaomi Mi5 vs Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5s Plus

Xiaomi Mi 5 uses Quad-core 1.8 GHz Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor while Xiaomi Mi 5S and Mi 5s Plus come with latest Quad-core 2.15 GHz and Quad-core 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. Yes! Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus has same processors but with different clock speed.

Are you thinking “Xiaomi copy dual camera feature from Apple?”

Then let’s make it bit clear, I am not sure but can analyse some facts and logics. I didn’t think Xiaomi copy “Dual Camera” feature from Apple and you should too. As that technology takes a lot of time to research and implement and if Xiaomi copied it then its not possible to launch this technology very next or say in the couple of days next to Apple. It’s a coincidence that both were working on same technology and Apple introduces it first that’s it!


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