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Xiaomi MI 5 vs LG G5 Comparison: Similarities and Differences

Xiaomi MI 5 has been launched at MWC 2016 and in China simultaneously with a lot of expectations and rumors recently. The device joins the recently launched flagships like Galaxy S7 and LG G5. Xiaomi is known for their low pricing but high quality in terms of product hardware which has been their trademark. With the MI 5  the company is maintaining their ideology with some great specs at offer for low price.

Let us look at the comparison between the two flagships, the LG G5 and Xiaomi MI 5 as they go head on in a specs comparison along with the similarities and differences between the two.

Xiaomi Mi5 vs LG G5 comparison

Similarities between Xiaomi MI 5 vs LG G5:

  • Both devices come with Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • Both devices come with 4GB of RAM
  • Galaxy S7 and LG G5 run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with their own UI
  • Both devices support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Fingerprint sensor is present in both devices
LG G5 Xiaomi MI 5
Display 5.3-inch Quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and 554 ppi with Always On display 5.15-inch full HD IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
Processor Quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC


Quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC
RAM and Storage 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32 internal storage with microSD card for expansion 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 3GB RAM with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM with 128 GB internal storage (Xiaomi Mi5 Pro)
Camera Dual Camera set up on the back with standard 16MP 78-degree lens and an 8MP 135-degree wide angle lens and LED flash, the front of the camera is an 8MP shooter 16MP rear camera with LED flash having OIS, Auto Focus and 4MP with 2ultra pixel sensor front facing camera
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery 2,800mAh Li-ion Removable with quick charging 3.0 3,000mAh with quick charging 3.0
Connectivity Features 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac/ad, Bluetooth 4.2 LE & apt-X, GPS with GLONASS and NFC 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11, microUSB port and GPS
Additional Features Fingerprint sensor, Removable battery module  Fingerprint Sensor

Differences between Xiaomi MI 5 vs LG G5:

  • Slightly bigger 5.3-inch display with Quad HD resolution in G5 compared to 5.1-inch Full HD display in Galaxy S7.
  • LG G5 comes with an always On display showing notifications
  • Dual Camera set up at the rear in LG G5 with 16MP + 8MP wide angle lens (135 degrees) in LG G5 compared to the 16MP rear camera in Mi 5
  • Fingerprint sensor is present on the Home button at the front in Mi 5 compared to the Back side in the LG G5
  • Smaller 2800mAh battery in the LG G5 compared to the 3000mAh one in Mi 5
  • Removable battery in LG G5 compared to the non removable battery in Mi 5
  • Modular concept of LG G5 where additional accessories be added
  • Expandable storage option is avialable with LG G5 and absent in Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes in three variants having different RAM and Storage options with the Mi 5 Pro version having 4GB RAM and 128GB storage space which is the best comparsion to the LG G5. There are many differences between both the flagships but with the price difference between the two it depends on if you want to spend additional bucks on getting a better display, modular concept features and better camera with dual Camera set up. Lg G5

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