Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Xiaomi Mi 5 specs comparison: How are the two different?

Xiaomi launched the much-awaited Mi 5s with 5.15-inch FHD display and Snapdragon 821 processor in China. Xiaomi Mi 5 is also a very popular gadget among tech enthusiasts and geeks. In this article, we will compare and contrast the features and specifications of Mi 5s and Mi 5 smartphones.

Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5: Display

Xiaomi Mi 5s is equipped with a 5.15-inch Full HD display with a pixel density of 428 PPI. If you look at Xiaomi Mi 5, it also offers a 5.15-inch ultra-bright FHD display with the same 428PPI.

Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5: Performance

Xiaomi Mi 5s features a Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 graphics, 3GB/4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage capacities. This means there are two separate variants of Mi 5s with different RAM and storage parameters. Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 graphics, 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal storage.

Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5: Camera

Xiaomi Mi 5s ships with 12MP LED flash, Phase detection autofocus, OIS with f/2.0 aperture. The phone also includes a 4MP front-facing shooter with face and smile detection capabilities. Moreover, the camera also includes geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama and auto-HDR capabilities.

The Mi 5 offers 16MP rear camera with all standard features in addition to two-tone flash. Talking about front camera, the Mi 5 also ships with 4MP snapper. It seems that Xiaomi has set 4MP sensor as a standard for Mi 5 series.

Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5: Battery and OS

The recently released Mi 5s is powered by a 3200mAh battery. If you look at Mi 5, the phone is equipped with a 3000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Xiaomi Mi 5s

Xiaomi Mi 5s ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top of MIUI 7. The Mi 5 also features MIUI 7, but you will be able to upgrade to MIUI 8 upon availability. In fact, you can install a beta build of MIUI 8 and experience the new features of MIUI.

Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5: Price

The Mi 5s is expected to be available from Rs. 23000 for the default 3GB variant. The pricing will differ based on RAM and storage capacities. Xiaomi Mi 5 is priced at Rs. 22999 for 32GB. You will be able to buy the phone with attractive offers during festive seasons.


We recommend Xiaomi Mi 5 because of the improved rear camera. Even though the battery capacity is high, it will not make any difference since the deficit is only 200mAh. The Mi 5 includes the same display as Mi 5. You can compensate the default storage space by using a microSD card. If you are a geek, you should consider the Mi 5s Plus since it offers 12MP dual camera. If you are on a lookout for a medium device, Mi 5 will be more than sufficient.

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