Xiaomi Mi5 VS. Xiaomi Mi8: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Xiaomi Mi5 VS. Xiaomi Mi8. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
7.6
Cost-effectiveness
9.2
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
6.6
8.3
Performance & Hardware
7.1
8.5
Camera
7.6
8.7
Connectivity
7.1
8.2
Battery
5.4
6.2

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi 8

Release Date

Release date
February 2016, 3 years ago
May 2018, 1 year ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
68.5 mm
144.6 mm
7.3 mm
74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
Weight
129 g
175 g
Usable surface
73 %
83 %
Materials
Glass, Metal, Plastic
Glass, Metal
Resistance
-
-
Colors
Black

Gold

White
Black

Blue

Gold

White

Screen

Diagonal
5.15"
6.21"
Type
LCD IPS JDI
Amoled
Resolution
1080 x 1920 px
1080 x 2248 px
Density
428 Pixels per inch
402 Pixels per inch
Others
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • 95% NTSC
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Peak brightness - 600 cd/m2 (nit)
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • 600 cd/m2
  • 60000:1 contrast
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Frameless
  • HDR
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Notch
  • Wide screen notch
  • Scratch resistant

Prototypes





Prototypes
Xiaomi Mi5
Print 3D Model
Xiaomi Mi8
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 2.2GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU
Dual cluster Kryo 2x2.2GHz + 2x1.6GHz
4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 + 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385
Type
Quad-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
2.2 GHz
2.8 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Adreno 530 624MHz
Qualcomm Adreno 630 710MHz

RAM

RAM
3 GB
6 GB

Antutu

Score
136.773 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 80% of devices
357.329 (Antutu v8)
Overall performance better than 95% of devices

Storage

Capacity
64 GB
64 GB
SD Slot
No
No

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, on the front
Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
LED Notifications
LED Notifications

Camera

Main

Resolution
16 Mpx
12 Mpx
Pixel size
1.132 µm
1.400 µm
Sensor
Sony IMX298 Exmor RS
Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS
Aperture
f/2.0
f/1.8
Flash
Dual LED
Dual LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Digital zoom
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Macro mode
  • Manual focus
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Macro mode
  • Manual focus
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Optical zoom
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
120 fps
Yes
240 fps
Optical Stabilisation
Yes
Yes

Selfie

Resolution
4 Mpx
20 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
2G
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • APT-x
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.376 W/Kg on head
0.798 W/Kg on body
0.701 W/Kg on head
1.662 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.703 W/Kg on head
1.422 W/Kg on body
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Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Infrared
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • DLNA
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE

Battery

Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3400 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Polymer
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Fast Charging
Non-removable

Software

Software
Operating System
MIUI V9 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
MIUI V10 (Android 9 Pie)

Prices

Prices

Prices