Xiaomi is the Apple of China and is one of the best smartphone manufacturers of the world. The company was known for budget smartphones but recently they joined the premium smartphone range with the launch of Xiaomi Mi 5. Samsung which is known for premium high end smartphones is having Galaxy S7 as the flagship device.
The Galaxy S7 is the successor to Samsung Galaxy S6 and comes with many improvements and hardware changes. Both the devices come with powerful hardware and make them the ultimate flagship devices. If you are planning to add a flagship device to your collection but are confused between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Xiaomi Mi5 then you can have a look below and have a read at our comparison.
Xiaomi Mi5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Design
Design is what makes a smartphone stand ahead from the crowd. Both the Galaxy S7 and the Xiaomi Mi5 come with similar design as you are going to get a metal frame equipped with a tapered glass back. If we talk about the Galaxy S7 in terms of design, it is quite similar to its sibling i.e. the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Xiaomi Mi5 is thin and light as compared to the Galaxy S7. When you will hold the device in your hand one won’t feel much however on the other hand you are going to feel little weight when you are going to hold the Samsung Galaxy S7.
As you are going to get tapered back both in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Xiaomi Mi5, it makes both the smartphone comfortable when held in hands. One downside of the glass back is that you are going to leave a lot of fingerprints on the device. This mess is quite less in the Samsung Galaxy S7 however you are going to experience this a lot in the Xiaomi Mi5.
You will get power button and the volume keys on the right of your Xiaomi Mi5 however the volume button is located on left and the power button on right in the Galaxy S7.
You are going to get fingerprint sensor in both the smartphones as the sensor is located right below the display. The fingerprint sensor of Xiaomi Mi5 is quite fast as compared to the Galaxy S7 and is also of good quality.
Talking about the functionality of the fingerprint sensor which you are going to get in these smartphones, Galaxy S7 is one step ahead as you can integrate the sensor with many applications or the Samsung Pay which will add an additional layer of security for people who make payments using Samsung Pay.
As the Galaxy S7 is waterproof it will survive for a while in water while on the other hand the Xiaomi Mi5 comes without any water protection.
Xiaomi Mi5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Interface
Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with MIUI interface which is a custom Android layer. There are a lot of advanced options which you get with the flat UI interface in the Xiaomi Mi5 such as child mode, call recording and much more.
Galaxy S7 comes with touchwiz interface which is considered one of the best Touchwiz interface which is available in any Samsung device. You can customize the device as per your needs as there are plenty of customization options in both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Xiaomi Mi5.
If you are using the game center in the Galaxy S7, it will lock down the buttons so that you don’t experience any interruptions during your gameplay.
The notification counts and calendar are available on the right side of the screen. You are not going to get any of these options in the Xiaomi Mi5, however you are going to get few options which you won’t find in other smartphones which are available out there like recording the calls without need of any third party application, online wallpaper collection which you can access for free.
You also get a password protected child mode along with guest mode in the device. The do not disturb settings will give you peace of mind when you are aiming to have little bit of chill. The one handed mode in the Xiaomi Mi5 makes it very easy for one to access the device.
Xiaomi Mi5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Performance
Both the devices come with the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset processor which is QUALCOMM snapdragon 820 chipset processor. There are different variants available in the Xiaomi Mi5. The base variant comes with 1.8 ghz processor and 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of storage. Next one is the 2.15Ghz processor with 3 GB Ram and 64 GB storage option.
The last variant which you will get under the Xiaomi Mi5 is the Quallcomm Snapdragon 820 2.15 Ghz with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space.
When we tested the Mi5 which was running on MIUI we got amazing results. The processing speed of the device was up to the mark and in fact was better as compared to other devices which are available in the same price range.
You are going to get great gaming performance on both the devices. Mi5 comes with Adreno 530 GPU while on the other hand you are going to get Mali-T880 GPU in the Samsung Galaxy S7. In short we will say that Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Xiaomi Mi5 are treat for all the gamers which are out there.
Xiaomi Mi5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera
If you are looking for a device which delivers the best images then you need to get the Galaxy S7 without any questions. You get a 12 megapixel camera lens in the Samsung Galaxy S7 which comes with an f 1.7 aperture and has an aspect ratio of 4:3. On the other hand the Xiaomi Mi5 comes with a 16 mega pixel camera and f 2.0 aperture.
Optical Image Stabilization is present in both the smartphones which ensure that you are going to get sharp images even in low light conditions.
The camera app present in the Galaxy S7 is simple yet great as you will get all the features which are needed in a camera app in the stock app only. Simply double press the home key and you will be greeted with the camera app on your Galaxy S7. Talking about the camera app of the Xiaomi Mi5, it is not that great as you are going to get limited set of options in the camera app. Swiping left and right will show you different menus which you can use on your device.
One thing which annoyed us in the Xiaomi Mi5 is that if you want to tweak the video settings, you need to enter video mode first as then only you will be able to tweak the changes.
Samsung Galaxy S7 stands one step ahead of the Xiaomi Mi5. Not only it is a beautiful smartphone but also one with powerful hardware which will live up to your expectations.
If you want to buy a premium smartphone which comes with advanced features then you need to go for the Samsung Galaxy S7 however if you are on a limited budget but want to have a smartphone with good features Xiaomi Mi5 is the device which you need to buy.