In the era of technology, the smart phone manufacturers were launching better smartphones at very affordable prices for the global consumers. The current smart phone market gives a wide range of options for the buyers with best-in-class configurations at very affordable prices. Both Xiaomi and OnePlus have recently launched their flagship model with beast configurations, which made the buyers in a great dilemma that which one they should opt for.
If you’re currently looking for a smart phone with picture perfect configuration, then this post might help you to buy a better device with best-in-class specification.
Design: When it comes to the external design, look and feel of the device, it will be very difficult to judge, which device will be the best. If we compare both Xioami Mi5 and OnePlus 3, it’s very hard to give a verdict, in terms of its exterior build. Both the device will blow your mind in purely different way. Both of them come with totally different build material – Xiaomi Mi5 comes with ceramic build with metal frame, whereas OnePlus 3 comes with unique aluminum body. In terms of their weight, the former is lighter than the latter one, due to its smaller size.
Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi5 comes with minor flaws in its build; the rear panel comes with minor gaps between its rear case and its body frame. This made the device to appear that the rear panel can be removable, although the device has not removal back case. This made the OnePlus 3 to crown the victory in terms of exterior design.
Display: Both the device comes with Full HD support, and also comes with a little difference in-between them. Yeah, Xiaomi Mi5 comes with 5.15 inch display and the OnePlus 3 comes with 5.5 inches of screen. This made the display of Mi5 to offer extra pixel density when compared to its rival. But the difference is barely noticeable and in generic, both the device offer equal sharpness and picture quality.
In addition to this, Xiaomi flagship model comes with IPS LCD display, whereas the OnePlus 3 comes with AMOLED display technology. Both the technologies are equally competitive, since both the display has a little weakness in them. The IPS LCD display has the capacity to produce brighter than the other one, and it cannot produce deep black as well. In the mean time, AMOLED display produces an accurate pixel, thanks to its infinite contrast ratio. Moreover, it’s very hard to judge the best in this segment, due to their specialties.
Operating System: Both the device comes with Android Marshmallow based operating system. Both the company offers customized operating system on their devices, namely MIUI 7 and OxygenOS. MIUI 7 is a single layered operating system, developed over the top of the Marshmallow operating system, which offers a different set of layout as well as style, when compared to original stock Android Marshmallow operating system. On the other hand, OnePlus 3’s OxygenOS comes with a set of dual-interface app drawer and also a homescreen. The OxygenOS is a purely optimized operating system by the combination of stock Android operating system and CyanogenMod.
The performance of the device will be increased with the help of OxygenOS, which make the operating system very light and ease to handle. This made us to crown the OnePlus 3 for this segment.
Processor and Performance: Both the device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which is the fastest octa-core processor till date in the smartphone market. OnePlus 3 comes with a higher clock speed of 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz combination, whereas Mi 5 comes with 1.8GHz + 1.3GHz, which is quite lesser than its rival. Also, OnePlus 3 comes with 6GB of RAM, and Mi 5 comes with 3GB of RAM, which is almost half the amount of OnePlus 3. The device performance is little higher in OnePlus 3, thanks to its RAM and SoC.
Camera: Both the devices come with 16 mega-pixel of camera, and allow the users to shoot 4K video without any heating issue. In the mean time, OnePlus 3 comes with 8 megapixel front facer and Mi 5 comes with 4 megapixel front camera. Both the device offer poor performance in low light settings. Both the device comes with a tiny flaw in their stock camera application and which can’t make us to judge, which one will get the crown here.
Fingerprint sensor: Nowadays, fingerprint sensor is a common feature, which is even found in $200 devices. Both the device has the sensor in the front of the device, inside the home button. There is a lot of difference in the fingerprint sensor of both the devices. The OnePlus 3 automatically capture the fingerprints, even the device is in sleep mode too. But Xiaomi Mi5 has to be put in standby mode, in order to make the sensor to register the fingerprint. While comparing both the device, OnePlus 3 is quite faster than the Xiaomi Mi 5, also it is more accurate than the Mi5.
Battery: In normal standby test mode, Mi 5 ran continuously for 13 hours and 5 minutes, whereas the latter one ran for 16 hours and 45 minutes, which is quite a big difference. Both the device support some sort of quick charging. The former supports Quick charge and the latter support Dash Charge, which is a different system of power management that power excessive heating of the battery.
Verdict: It is very hard to judge, which device will get the crown with their unique configuration. But, by spending some extra $50 will make you to get a faster processor and extra 3GB of RAM. After a series of comparison, OnePlus 3 has won the comparison today, with its accurate fingerprint sensor, SoC 820 and 6GB of RAM.