One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 has to be the talk of the town especially after the release of the One Plus Three in Indian Market. The middle range phone section has become very interesting and important nowadays. The entry of One plus 3 and Xiaomi Mi5 have made it even more interesting. Both the phones are beast and can do a lot. The mid-tier segment has opened up a lot for the customers and the specifications and performance have even outsmarted the others in higher price range. Here is the detailed comparison of One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5.

One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 – Design

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Xiaomi Mi5 has been designed with utter care. The phone is made up of 3D glass and has been compacted with the metal body. The phone has been equipped with Gorilla Glass 4 for extra protection. However, the best part of the phone is that it is not slippery at all despite a glass made.

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One Plus 3, on the other hand, is made up of metal. This looks and feels like a premium phone with nice finishing. If you are comparing it with the existing One Plus phones, then it is a generation ahead of them. However, despite the efforts, the phone feels slippery and that is a major drawback.

One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 – Display

 Xiaomi Mi5 has a fitting 5.15 inches of display. That is big enough to work and small enough to handle. However, the 1080*1920 display resolution of the IPS LCD screen of Mi5 can put iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 to shame at almost half of their money. The saturate colors, brightness adaptability and the viewing angles are perfect for the phone.

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One Plus 3 has used AMOLED screen for its 5.5 inches of display. Even though the resolution is 1980*1080 pixels but the phone lacks way behind to Mi5 in terms of display. The over saturate colors can be a real headache for this phone.

One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 – Software

One Plus 3 uses Android Marshmallow 6.1 based OxygenOS 3.12 and that is quite cool. It can offer the best stock Android experience and if you love the stock android experience, then there is nothing better than this.

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Xiaomi Mi5 does the remarkably good job but a disappointment for the stock Android lovers.

One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 – Hardware and Connectivity

One Plus 3 is definitely one of the best and unimaginable in this price range. The impeccable phone has 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which is coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. The whopping 6 GB of RAM is a just beast for a smartphone. But that is not only it, the phone has 64 GB device storage even though it is not extendable. It can support LTE, Dual SIM, and NFC Connectivity.

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Xiaomi Mi5, on the other hand, is quite phenomenal but looks bleak in front of One Plus Three. The phone in India is powered by 1.80 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor with Adreno 530 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of not an expandable storage device. Mi5 can also support LTE, 4G, Dual SIM and NFC Connectivity.

One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 – Performance

One Plus 3 has 3000 mAh battery and supports quick charging. However, the real time performance is not so convincing. However, the speaker of the phone is not so impressive.

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Xiaomi Mi5 has a decent speaker and uses the same 3000 mAh battery.

One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 – Camera

One Plus 3 comes with a stunning Sony IMX 298 Sensor 16 MP rear camera. The f/2.0 aperture of the camera also has the OIS. Time Lapse Recording, 4K Video, and RAW file format are few of the additional and special features of the camera with the phase detection, auto focus and dual LED flash. It is also equipped with 8 MP camera and has clear details.

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Xiaomi Mi5, on the other hand, has Sony IMX 298 Sensor 16 MP Rear Camera with 4 axis OIS. It has a sapphire glass lens and DTI technology like iPhone 6S. The front facing camera of Mi5 is not so impressive and the 4 MP camera may disappoint you in comparison to One Plus Three.

 One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 – Price

This is the part of a comparison of One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 that leads to major decisions. As far as the price is concerned, both the phones are placed quite close to each other. One Plus Three is available for 27,999 INR and Xiaomi Mi5 can be grabbed for 24,999 INR.

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One Plus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5 has simply put people in confusion but a number of features Mi5 gives under the budget is quite impressive. But on paper, One Plus three might overtake Mi5.