The Chinese smartphone manufacturer – Xiaomi has officially launched its two new iterations of smartphones entitled as Mi 5s and Mi5s Plus in China. Talking about the differences the two smartphones possess, the Mi 5s Plus is a bumped up version of Mi 5s in terms of size, battery, and improved camera.
Xiaomi Mi 5s
Talking about the Mi 5s, the smartphone is fully crafted with metal uni-body with brushed metal finish and curved edges complementing its look, while the antenna lines at the top and bottom of the phone create a similar vibe of iPhone’s 6 series. Display wise the Mi 5s sports a 5.15-inch full-HD(1080×1920) IPS LCD panel with a maximum brightness of 600nits. There’s also a newly implemented ultrasonic fingerprint scanner courtesy of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID, making it more accurate & harder to fake, works under any materials(it can be placed under metal and glass), and is dust & water resistant.
There’s a new 12MP Sony IMX 378 camera at the back of the phone with f/2.0 lens, Phase Detection Auto Focus(PDAF) and LED flash which tends to produce similar or better images than the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7. Up front, there’s a 4MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
As far as specs are concerned the new Mi 5s comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset making it the 2nd smartphone to feature the latest chipset from Qualcomm after Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Memory wise there’re two variants of the phone including a 3GB/64GB & 4GB/128GB model, with the higher end featuring a pressure sensitive display much like Apple’s force touch.
Connectivity option includes dual-SIM capability with 4G support, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, and A-GPS with GLONASS and BDS support. The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on top of MIUI 8.0 and packs a decent 3200mAh battery supporting Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
Pricing of the new Mi 5s goes $299 for the 3GB/64GB variant whereas, the 4GB/128GB variant will cost you $344.
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
Alongside the Mi 5s Xiaomi also announced the stretched out version of the phone dubbed as Mi 5s Plus. While most of the hardware are similar to the Mi 5s the main highlight and difference of the smartphone tends to be its 13MP dual-camera setup. Basically, the dual-camera works similar to Huawei’s P9 – one camera significantly apprehends color images whereas the other one catches the black and white images. The dual-camera lens of the Mi 5s Plus works together to produce vibrant and more detailed shots, although you have the option to click the black and white images only.
Other contrast of the Mi 5s Plus includes a bigger 5.7-inch full-HD display and a 3800mAh battery, both comparatively bigger than Mi 5s. The phone also comes in two variants of 3GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB, carrying a price tag of $344 and $389 respectively.
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