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Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5s Plus vs Mi 5: Here is what’s new

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus have been announced in China. Here's a comparison with the original Mi 5 phone.

By: Tech Desk |
September 27, 2016 5:34:11 pm
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Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, the company’s new 2016 flagship smartphones have been announced in China. The highlight of Mi 5s Plus is its dual rear camera setup. Both Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and support USB Type-C. The Mi 5s is successor to company’s Mi 5, which was launched in India in March.

Xiaomi’s Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus come with all-metal unibody design, ditching the glass and metal style of the Mi 5. The Mi 5s Plus comes with pressure-sensitive display, which works like Apple’s 3D Touch as well as a dual-rear camera setup. Xiaomi previously introduced such a camera on the Redmi Pro smartphone.

Xiaomi also unveiled its Mi TV 3s along with Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. Let us look at what all is different in Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus from Mi 5:

Xiaomi Mi 5s

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Xiaomi Mi 5s is smaller of the two, with a 5.15-inch full HD IPS display (1920×1080 pixel). The device has an aluminum unibody design with brushed metal finish. It gets 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 4MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. Under the hood, Mi 5s is powered by Snapdragon 821 processor and comes in two storage options. The 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at 1,999 yuan (Rs 19,9oo approx), while the 4GB RAM+128GB storage model costs 2,299 yuan (Rs 22,900 approx).

Read: Xiaomi Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus along with Mi TV 3s launched in China

Xiaomi Mi 5s features a new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for security. The sensor which uses Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID, is capable of detecting user’s fingerprint in split-seconds. Xiaomi Mi 5s packs 3,200 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 technology. It supports 4G, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, dual-band MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 3xCA network connectivity. The smartphone will be available in silver, gold, gray and rose gold colour variants.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

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Xiaomi is touting dual rear camera setup as the USP of Mi 5s Plus. It features a 13MP+13MP camera lens with f/2.2 aperture. And just like Huawei P9, this one comes with a monochrome mode as well. The dual camera setup in Mi 5s Plus is designed in such a manner that it doesn’t jut out. Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus has a larger 5.7-inch full HD display (1920×1080 pixels). The front camera on Mi 5s Plus is the same as that on Mi 5s.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus runs 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 processor, and comes in two storage options. The 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant of Mi 5s Plus comes at 2,299 yuan  (Rs 22,000 approx), while 6GB RAM+128GB storage is priced at 2,599 yuan (Rs 25,000 approx). The battery in Mi 5s Plus is 3,800 mAh and the smartphone supports QuickCharge 3.0 technology. The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is there in Mi 5s Plus as well.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is available in silver, gold, gray and rose gold colour variants. Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus weighs 168 grams, and the device will go on sale in China starting September 29. According to reports, more than 1.2 million people have already registered for Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus.

Xiaomi Mi 5

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Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced as a mid-budget smartphone in India in March. Xiaomi only introduced the 3GB RAM +32GB storage version of the Xiaomi Mi 5 in the country. While, it was originally priced at Rs 24,999; the company announced a price-cut for Mi 5 ahead of Mi 5s launch. It can now be bought Rs 22,999 in black, gold and white colour variants.

Read: Xiaomi Mi 5 now available at Rs 22,999 on Flipkart and Mi.com

Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch full HD display with a metal and glass design with 3D Glass. Mi 5 weighs 129 g and is 7.25 mm thick. The fingerprint scanner is on the front. The Mi 5 runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 Ghz. It features a 16MP rear camera with 4-axis OIS, and 4MP front camera with a wide-angle lens. The Mi 5 is VoLTE compatible, and supports 4G+. Mi 5 was the first Xiaomi phone with UFS 2.0 for storage. Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 3,000mAh battery, and the device supports fast charge. The Mi 5 runs Android 6 with MIUI 7 on top.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 5 review: A great phone, but just not perfect yet

In our review, we noted that Mi 5 was a pretty fast performer but it faced massive overheating issues as well software inconsistencies. The camera in Mi 5 was also not up to the hype, especially in low-light conditions.

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