OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Comparison

OnePlus has launched their latest smartphone, the OnePlus 3 which has been rumored and all the specifications and pricing of which was revealed before the launch. The OnePlus 3 comes in a 6GB variant with 64GB internal storage which is surprising as there is no information about the 4GB RAM variant. On the other hand, Xiaomi had released their flagship Mi 5 some time back and has made sure that it is ahead of the competition in terms of launch date.

If you are looking to get your hands on either one of them and are confused between the two as the internal specs are quite similar to each other and are being called the affordable Flagships. Let me make it easy for you to choose between the OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi 5 by showing you the differences in the form of a table and detailing the differences later.

OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Comparison

Differences between OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 5:

  OnePlus 3 Xiaomi Mi 5
Display 5.5 inches FullHD AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection 5.15 inches 1080p IPS with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection

 

Processor 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 GPU 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 or 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 GPU
RAM and Storage 6GB LPDDR4 and 64GB UFS 2.0 – not expandable Two variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB/64GB and a 4GB RAM with 128GB storage variant
Camera 16 Megapixel 1/2.8″ Sony IMX 298 Sensor (1.12 microns), f2.0 aperture, OIS, PDAF and LED Flash and a 8 Megapixel Sony IMX 179 Sensor with f2.0 Aperture, 1.4 microns 16 Megapixel 1/2.8″ Sony IMX 298 Sensor (1.12 microns), f2.0 aperture, OIS, PDAF and Dual-Tone LED Flash and a 4 Megapixel with f.20 Aperture, 2 microns and 80 Degree Wide Angle Lens
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Oxygen OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 7
Battery 3000 mAh with DashCharge Quick Charge Technology 5V at 4A ~ 0-60% in 30 minutes 3000 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Connectivity 4G LTE Dual Nano SIM, 3G, WiFi, GPS 4G LTE Dual Nano SIM, 3G, WiFi, GPS

The main difference we see is the build of both the devices and the size of the Mi 5 is smaller at 5.15-inch and is having a Ceramic or Glass body whereas the OnePlus 3 has an Anodized Aluminum body. Both have FullHD resolution displays. The Mi 5 comes with an underclocked SoC in the 3GB RAM variant compared to the full powered OnePlus 3 having massive 6GB of RAM. There is a variant of the Mi 5 having 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage but it does not match the massive 6GB RAM variant of the OenPlus 3.

Both devices come with similar 16MP rear facing camera with similar sensor but the OnePlus 3 has an 8MP front camera compared to the 4MP front camera in the Xiaomi Mi 5. Both devices run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based on their respective UI’s. The OnePlus 3 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 27,999 whereas the Xiaomi Mi 5 is priced at 24,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant.

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