In case you’re planning on changing your old phone with a more powerful new one, in this article we’ll compare two of the most popular smartphones that will surely catch your attention. The Galaxy S5 beats the Mi3 in hardware performance and camera resolution, and the Mi3 beats the S5 in price, pixel density and battery lifetime.
The rectangular and slim smartphone has sharp edges and three capacitive buttons below the screen. It measures 144×73.6×8.1mm and weights 145grams, it features an IPS LCD display of 5inches with a resolution of 1080x1920pixels and 441ppi. Apart from this, there’s a layer of MIUI 5.0 on top of the Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS, which is upgradable to 4.4.2 (KitKat). The phone has a non removable back panel under which hides a Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery that lasts 25 hours when talking on 3G. You’ll be happy to hear that the Mi3 is powered by a 2.3Ghz Krait 400 processor with four cores, supported by a Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 801 chipset and couples perfectly with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. This phone comes with two variants of internal memories of 16 and 64GB, but you can’t expand them. The back camera is 13MP, with dual-LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, geo tagging, HDR and face and smile detection, recording at 1080p@30fps in HDR. For video calling there’s a 2MP decent front camera which is also capable of recording at 1080p@30fps. The 16 GB variant of the Mi3 costs 310 dollars and the 64GB variant is priced at 380 dollars. Both variants can be bought from xiaomishop.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The beautiful Galaxy S5 with perforated dots on its back panel has a 5.1inches display (Super AMOLED) with the same resolution as the Mi3, but it supports a slightly lower pixel density of 432ppi. The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of the display to protect it against scratches, a fingerprint sensor was integrated on the back, under the camera, and both the exterior and the interior of the phone are water and dust resistant. The dimensions of this flagship are 142×72.5×8.1mm and it weights 145grams. If you’ll remove the back shell, you’ll have access to the user replaceable Li-Ion 2800mAh battery which lasts 21 hours when talking on 3G. Underneath it hides a 2.5GHz Krait 400 processor with four cores, based on a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset and the phone uses the same Adreno 330 GPU. There are two variants of built in storage of 16 and 32GB, expandable up to 128GB, and the RAM capacity is 2GB. The back camera is 16MP with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR and other useful features, and the front camera is 2MP. The Galaxy S5 operates on Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) with TouchWiz interface on top of it. The 16GB variant costs 554 dollars and the 32GB variant is priced at 597 dollars on Amazon.com.