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Xiaomi MI 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 comparison: Similarities and Differences

Xiaomi has launched their latest flagship the MI 5 at two launch events being held in Barcelona at MWC 2016 and China. The device will be adding to the long list of flagships which have been introduced at the MWC 2016 most of which sport the Snapdragon 820 Processor with 3GB or 4GB RAM. One such device is the Galaxy S7 which had a lot of expectations from fans and many are happy with the end product by Samsung.

Xiaomi has come out with the MI 5 which is a great looking device and has some amazing specifications to go up against biggies like Galaxy S7 and LG G5. Here we are going to compare the flagship by Xiaomi which is the MI 5 against the Galaxy S7.

Xiaomi MI 5 vs Galaxy S7 comparison

Similarities between Xiaomi MI 5 vs Galaxy S7:

  • Mi 5 and Galaxy S7 are powered by Snapdragon 820 processor
  • Galaxy S7 has 4GB of RAM and one variant of Mi 5 comes with 4GB of RAM
  • Both devices run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Both have front facing Fingerprint scanner in the Home button
  • Both devices come with 3000mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy S7 Xiaomi MI 5
Display 5.1-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display with 534 ppi pixel density and always On display feature 5.15-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
Processor Quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC or an Octa-Core Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC Quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC 64-bit Quad Core SoC with Adreno 530 GPU
RAM and Storage 4G LPDDR4 RAM and 32/64GB internal storage, expandable using microSD card 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 3GB RAM with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM with 128 GB internal storage (Pro Version)
Camera 12MP BRITCELL camera with f/1.7 aperture OIS, autofocus and LED flash along with 5MP front facing camera having f/1.7 aperture 16MP rear camera with OIS, autofocus and LED flash along with 4MP – Ultra Pixel front facing camera
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS based MIUI 7
Battery 3000mAh 3000mAh with Quick Charging 3.0
Additional features Heart rate sensor, Water Resistant, Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor

Differences between Xiaomi MI 5 vs Galaxy S7:

  • Galaxy S7 sports a qHD display and Mi 5 sports a fullHD display
  • Mi 5 comes with three variants based on RAM and storage and the Pro version has similar 4GB RAM whiles other two have only 3GB RAM
  • Mi 5 does not come with expandable storage which is present in Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 comes with wireless Charge
  • The Galaxy S7 comes with 12MP Britcell rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera, the Mi 5 sports a 16MP rear camera and 4MP with 2um pixel size front facing camera
  • There is no Water resistance feature in Mi 5 as seen in the Galaxy S7
  • No Heart Rate sensor in Mi 5 which is seen in Galaxy S7

The real difference is in the pricing, with the Galaxy S7 being priced much higher at $699 which is approximately Rs. 48,000 and the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro version with similar 4GB RAM priced at $423 which is approximately Rs. 29,000. With small compromises like the presence of just a Full HD display and absence of Heart rate sensor and Water resistance with other specs matching up nicely.

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Varun Pandula

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