LG G5 vs Xiaomi MI 5: A Revolutionary Device Taking on the Upcoming Stalwart

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The world has been curiously awaiting the launch of LG G5 and MI 5 flagships phones which are expected to take the market by storm. LG G5 is expected to be much costlier than Mi 5, but when it comes to performance and design, it has all the elements to stand against LG’s latest offering. Both the Chinese and Korean manufacturers recently revealed its respective beasts which allowed us to put the smartphones against each other.

Display and Design

The LG G5 exhibits a 5.3-inch IPS LCD full HD display with a razor sharp pixel density of 554ppi. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass which act as a resistant to usermarks and scratches. It appears in metal body which tips the scale at 159 grams and has a waistline of 7.7mm to give it a slim and sleek design. The smartphone also comes with a fingerprint scanner on its back which provides added security to your personal data.

On the contrary, its rival flaunts a slightly smaller curved 3D Ceramic glass full HD display of 5.15-inch with a pixel density of 428ppi. The phone measures 7.2mm around the waist and weighs 139 grams which make it slimmer and lighter than its competitor. Like its rival, it is equipped with a fingerprint scanner which is embedded on the home button.

Configuration and Storage

The G5 generates its power from Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 octa-core processor mated with 4G RAM and Adreno 530 graphics which is more than ideal for gaming and multitasking. The device is powered by Android’s latest Marshmallow operating system. The smartphone comes with an on-board memory of 32GB which can further be expanded up to a massive 2TB.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi MI 5 strength lies in its 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC processor and an Adreno 530. It comes in two variants, the 3GB RAM is available in the variants of 32GB and 64GB of inbuilt storage while the 4GB RAM comes in 128GB of internal memory. Similar to its rival, it is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system along with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 7.0.

Camera, Battery and Connectivity

The flagship phone from LG is stacked with 16MP autofocus primary camera with dual LED flash and the quality of the camera is further enhanced by CMOS image sensor and Optical Image Stabilisation. Along with the standard inbuilt camera features, it boasts of One Touch feature which captures pictures in 360 degree in just one click and Wide Angle Lens which clicks the bigger pictures. The G5 offers an 8MP front camera which snaps high quality selfies and works perfectly well for video calling.

The device is fuelled by a 2,800mAh li-polymer battery which supports fast charging as well. For networking and connectivity, the device supports 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth among other connectivity options NFC and OTA sync.

Talking about its counterpart, the MI 5 is stacked with a 16MP main camera with dual LED flash, autofocus as well. There is 4-axis optical image stabilisation and Spectra image sensor which aggrandize the quality of pictures. The selfie lovers get to rely on 4MP front camera which comes with a pixel size of 2 microns.

The MI 5 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which supports quick charging 3.0 technology of Qualcomm which claims to give a Talktime of 2.5 hours with a mere charge of 5 minutes. To share data with other devices, the phone is compatible with 4G, VoLTE, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 along with other networking options.

Special Features

The LG G5 is the world’s first smartphone with Modular functions and Transformative design which gives you the freedom and flexibility to swap depleted battery with a fully charged one courtesy the Slide out battery design feature. You get the option to transform the device into a Hi-Fi player, a digital camera and many more. The G5 comes with a lightweight and portable 360 VR with a wireless stereo headset.


To begin with, both the flagships are really powerful and impressive phones which boasts of power, beauty and innovative design. So, if you are in a fix to choose between these two devices all you need to look at is your budget, if you are not restricted to a budget then the LG G5 gives you to opportunity to flaunt the world’s first modular and transformative phone, but if you are apprehensive about the high budget then MI 5 is just the perfect flagship device to have.

Mike Smith

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