Now that the Xiaomi Mi 5 is finally out, it time to see what upgrades the new phone has to offers and if they are at all better than its predecessors. To recall, the Chinese private electronic had launched the Xiaomi Mi 4 in 2014 as a part of Xiaomi’s high-end smartphone lines. Mi 4 was a highly revamped version of its earlier versions and reception towards the device was generally positive. And the all new Mi 5 will be launched on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona. The launch of the handset was live steamed via YouTube and had hit the Chinese market the day it was launched. In this post we are going to do a hands-on comparison between Xiaomi Mi 4 and Xiaomi Mi 5, so buckle up.
Xiaomi Mi 4 Vs Mi 5: Display
Mi 4 is 5-inch 16:9 aspect ratio with multi-touch display. It also comes with LED backlit IPS TFT LCD. As for the resolution, Mi 4 has 1080 x 1920 pixels at 441 ppi. While Xiaomi Mi 5, has a 5.2-inch full-HD display and feature pressure-sensitive touchscreen which is quiet similar to the 3D Touch technology found in iPhone.
Xiaomi Mi 4 Vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Processor
The Xiaomi Mi 4 is powered by 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor that is coupled with 3GB RAM. The phone comes packed with 16GB in-built memory storage which, unfortunately is not expandable by Micro-SD card. On the other hand, the Xisomi Mi 5 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.1GHz. The device has two storage and memory options – 3GB of RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage.
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Xiaomi Mi 4 Vs Mi 5: Operating System
As for Mi 4 comes with Android OS, v4.4.3 (KitKat) which can be upgraded to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) while Mi 5 runs on MIUI 7 based on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow). The Xiaomi Mi 4 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM while Mi 5 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM.
Mi 4 Vs Mi 5: Camera
Mi 4 has to offer 8-megapixel selfie camera with a 13-megapixel, as far as the camera is concerned the Xiaomi Mi 5 has a superior 16-megapixel rear camera and 13-megapixel selfie camera. The the front camera remains same, its evident that the primary camera has taken a lead forward. The Mi 4 measures 139.20 x 68.50 x 8.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 156.00 grams and Mi 5 measures 144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 129.00 grams.
Xiaomi Mi 4 Vs Mi 5: Connectivity
When it comes to connectivity, the Xiaomi Mi 4 features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, infrared port, microUSB v2.0 and USB Host. The Mi 5 seems to support dual-band, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, DLNA, hotspot, USB type-C 1.0 reversible connector among other amazing features.
Mi 4 Vs Mi 5: Battery
The Xiaomi Mi 4 is backed by non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery that provides a stand-by of up to 280 hours (3G). On the other hand the Mi 5 comes 3000mAh non-removable battery.
Xiaomi Mi 4 Vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Other features
Besides the above specifics, both Xiaomi Mi 4 and Xiaomi Mi 5 has to offer a number other amazing features. Mi 4 comes in two colours only – Black, White and has all-sorts of sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer. Owing to Quick Charge 2.0 technology, the battery charges 60% in 30 minutes. Mi 4 also features active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor, Document viewer, Voice memo/dial/commands etc. The Xiaomi Mi 5 has almost similar features to offer, like the Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0), active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, photo/video editor, document viewer among others. The device also features fingerprint (ultrasound), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.
Below we have made a chart for you to compare the key features of Xiaomi Mi 4 and Xiaomi Mi 5. Check it out –
Key Features of Xiaomi Mi 4 and Xiaomi Mi 5:
|Key Features||Xiaomi Mi 4||Xiaomi Mi 5|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080x1920 pixels|
|Processor||2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820|
|Operating System||Android OS, v4.4.3 (KitKat), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Battery||3080 mAh||3000 mAh|
Both Xiaomi Mi 4 and Xiaomi Mi 5 are pretty excellent devices but its kind of obvious that the last Xiaomi Mi 5 has an upper hand in this case. Being an upgraded version, Mi 5 quiet naturally has better camera, processors, operating system among great features. Officially the Xiaomi Mi 5 is being currently sold in Asian market but there’s no knowledge when the handset will be available to the rest of the world or the United States of America. Anyway, a reminder , at Techvicity are constantly covering all the launch news and other latest news from the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2016.