After MWC 2016, Lot of Smartphones have come up with Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM, and a better in-built memory. Which is making it very difficult for users to select a Smartphone.
The key question which always arises is whether to go for Brand , or specs or Price.
We always take these Three Criteria in consideration :
- Brand – Of course many users do that, and this has two main benefits : Better Brand and Better Service, and off course Social Prestige.
- Hardware – Mainly smart users do that. The hardware and performance matters more than Brand.
- Price – Now coming to the Most important point. Lot of users can not afford to go for High Range Products like 600 ~ 900 $.
Why Xiaomi Mi 5 is a better Deal, Let’s compare all the Smartphones by Brand, Specifications and Performance.
Why LG G5, Galaxy S7 or Xperia X Performance?
- MicroSD card support ( LG G5 up to 2TB, Galaxy S 7 and Xperia X Performance up to 200GB )
- Removable battery ( LG G5 )
- 2K Resolution ( LG G5 and Galaxy S7 )
Display : Let’s have a close look at ” Is 2k Resolution worth the Deal, or really required ? “
Let’s take the example of YouTube. When you run a Video, what pixels you use ? YouTube Video comes in following Formats : 144, 240, 360, 480, 720, 1080 , 1440 and 2160 pixels. Last three formats 720 , 1080 and 1440 are known as HD Formats. 2160 is 4K format.
Ask yourself a question, Whatever the Format of Video is !! What resolution normally you watch. I am sure, normally we are ok with 480 p / 720 p format on you tube. It gives a very decent picture quality and Video. Though, I have a decent connection, very rarely I go for 720 p / 1080 p.
Don’t run behind something that you don’t really need. Also 2K Video also drains the battery much faster compared to Full HD, and also you need a very high class Internet connection.
Specs Comparison : LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 vs Sony Xperia X vs Xiaomi Mi 5
- Dimension and WeightLG G5 : 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm, 159 gramsGalaxy S7 : 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, 155 grams
Xperia X Performance : 143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm, 164 grams
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm, 129 grams
Mi 5 is a clear Winner with the lightest weight and the most Sleek Smartphone
LG G5 : 5.3 inches Quad HD DisplayGalaxy S7 : 5.1 inches Quad HD Display
Xperia X Performance : 5 inches Full HD Display
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 5.15 inches Full HD Display
Though, Xiaomi lost little charm here, but we have already explained what you need in a 5 ~ 5.2″ Display
LG G5 : 4GB RAMGalaxy S7 : 4GB RAM
Xperia X Performance : 3GB RAM
Xiaomi Mi 5 : Two Variants : 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage or 3GB RAM with 32 or 64GB Storage
- Processor and Graphic (CPU and GPU) – All the four Models got Snapdragon 820 and Same Graphic Processor Adreno 530, but the only difference is the ” Clock Speed ”
LG G5 : 2 cores @ 2.1 GHz + 2 Cores @ 1.6 GHzGalaxy S7 : 2 cores @ 2.15 GHz + 2 Cores @ 1.6 GHz
Xperia X Performance : 2 cores @ 2.2 GHz + 2 Cores @ 1.6 GHz
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 2 cores @ 2.15 GHz + 2 Cores @ 1.6 GHz (128GB or 64GB variant), If 32 GB the first 2 cores will be clocked at 1.8 GHz and rest 2 at 1.6 GH
- Antutu ScoreLG G5 : 133054
Galaxy S7 : 127712 (for Exynos 8890, Snapdragon 820 variant has not been tested yet)
Xperia X Performance : N.A.
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 142084
- Rear Camera
LG G5 : 16 MP (f/1.8 Aperture) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4 Aperture), LED Flash, OIS, Laser Autofocus, 4K Video RecordingGalaxy S7 : 12 MP with dual pixel technology, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 1/2.6″ sensor size, LED Flash, Phase Detection Autofocus, 4K Video Recording
Xperia X Performance : 23 MP, f/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.3″ sensor size, LED Flash, Phase Detection Autofocus
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 16 MP with dual LED flash, OIS, f/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor size, Phase Detection Autofocus, 4K Video Recording
- Front Camera
LG G5 : 8 MPGalaxy S7 : 5 MP, f/1.7 Aperture
Xperia X Performance : 13 MP, f/2.0 Aperture, 1/3″ Sensor Size
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 4 MP, f/2.0 Aperture, 1/3″ Sensor Size, 2µm pixel size
LG G5 : 2800 mAh
Galaxy S7 : 3000 mAh
Xperia X Performance : 2800 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 3000 mAh
Galaxy S7 (32GB) : $780
LG G5 (32GB) : $700
Xperia X Performance (32GB) : Yet to be announced, but Xperia X with Snapdragon 650 has been listed by Amazon Germany for 599 Euros that makes around $658. We can expect Xperia X Performance would certainly cost around or over $700
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 32GB for $306, 64GB for $352, 128GB for $413
Xiaomi Mi 5 will cost almost half even if you wish to go for 64GB Variant compared to LG G5, Galaxy S7, and Xperia X Performance. Furthermore, If you have good taste in design and want 128 GB Smartphone with 4GB RAM, Try Ceramic edition, and that will save your more than $300. After all it’s you hard earned money, spend it wisely and buy some thing which is worth it.