Xiaomi Mi 5s vs. OnePlus 3: Budget Flagship War


#XiaomiMi5s #OnePlus3Xiaomi Mi 5s vs. OnePlus 3: Budget Flagship War : Xiaomi unveiled Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus a couple of days ago, making their flagship device even better by adding new Snapdragon 821 SoC and an all-metal body, making  the phone even better. On the other side, we have OnePlus 3, this year’s “flagship killer” device coming from OnePlus. Let’s see how the two models compare.

Design, Dimensions

The Xiaomi Mi 5s kept the same screen size, making the phone almost the same size as the Mi 5. The company managed to build another compact device, with dimensions being 145.6 x 70.3 x 8.3 mm. Talking about design, the all-metal body makes the phone attractive, although we must note that Mi 5 looks a bit better with its ceramic coating.

The large home button dominates the front side, and a 5.15-inches screen along with thin bezels make the phone look like a portal to another world. Generally speaking, the Mi 5s is one very attractive phone.

OnePlus 3 is noticeably larger (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm) but thinner than the Mi 5s. The phone sports a 5.5-inch screen so the size difference is justified. And for a 5.5-inch device, OnePlus 3 is very compact. It is thinner than the Mi 5s, and sports a similar front side design, with extremely thin bezels and a large home button.

On the backside, you’ll find an already proven design sporting two antenna lines along with a camera placed in the middle of the backside. Metal body in combination with a thin profile and extremely thin bezels make OnePlus 3 one very attractive device, especially when seeing it live.

Hardware, Display

Xiaomi Mi 5s comes with the newest (and most powerful) chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 821 (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo along with Adreno 530). Xiaomi decided to lower the clock a bit – default clocks for the Snapdragon 821 are 2.4GHz for performance cluster and 2.0GHz for power efficiency cluster – but nevertheless, the processor used in the Mi 5s is one proper performance beast.

The phone comes in two flavors – 3GB of RAM coupled with 64 GB of internal memory, and 4 gigs of RAM along with 128 gigabytes of internal memory. Internal memory can’t be expanded, the same case as with the Mi 5.