Xiaomi Mi5s vs Xiaomi Mi A1: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Xiaomi Mi5s vs Xiaomi Mi A1. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.5 Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.4 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 5.5 Design & Materials 6.0 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 6.1 Performance & Hardware 5.5 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 6.8 Camera 5.7 Camera
Connectivity score 5.5 Connectivity 6.5 Connectivity
Battery score 5.0 Battery 4.5 Battery

User reviews

User score
9.0
205 reviews
8.7
314 reviews

Summary

Inches 5.15" 5.5"
Resolution FHD FHD
Usable surface 71% useful 70% useful
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Dimensions 70.3 mm
145.6 mm
8.3 mm
75.8 mm
155.4 mm
7.3 mm
Weight 145 g 165 g
Micro SnapD. 821
Quad-Core
SnapD. 625
Octa-Core
RAM 3 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
AnTuTu 146.988
v6
78.150
v7
Battery 3200 mAh 3080 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/2.0
IMX378 Exmor RS
1
12 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
OV12A10
2
Selfie Camera SELF 4 Mpx · ƒ/2.0 SELF 5 Mpx · ƒ/--
Bands
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9.0 P

Brand

Brand Xiaomi Xiaomi
Aliases Xiaomi Mi 5s Xiaomi MiA1

Release Date

Release date September 2016,
4 years ago
September 2017,
3 years ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market China Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Xiaomi Mi5s
Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi Mi5s
Xiaomi Mi A1
Size
70.3 mm
145.6 mm
8.3 mm
Print 3D Model
75.8 mm
155.4 mm
7.3 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 145 g 165 g
Usable surface 71 % 70 %
Materials Plastic, Metal Aluminium alloy, Metal
Resistance - -
Colors
White

Gold

Gray

Rose-gold
Black

Gold

Rose-gold

Screen

Diagonal 5.15" 5.5"
Type LCD IPS LCD IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution FHD
1080 x 1920 px
FHD
1080 x 1920 px
Density 428 Pixels per inch 401 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Without Notch
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 650:1 contrast ratio
  • 94.5% NTSC
  • Color LED Notifications
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Brightnes 450 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • LED Notifications
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • 2.5D curved glass glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Physical buttons

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.6
7.6
Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.2
9.0
Is it comfortable?
9.2
8.6
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
9.0
7.8
Number of reviews
205 reviews
314 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPU 2x Kryo 2.15 GHz + 2x Kryo 1.6 GHz 8x Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz
Type Quad-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 14 nm 14 nm
Frequency 2.15 GHz 2 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 530 624MHz Qualcomm Adreno 506

RAM

RAM 3 GB 4 GB
Type -- --

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 64 GB
Type -- --
SD Slot No Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card

Security

Fingerprint Yes, on the front Yes, in the back

Sensors

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

Others

Notifications LED Color LED Notifications LED Notifications
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
8.0
8.6
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.4
9.0
What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.1
8.2
Number of reviews
205 reviews
314 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Rear camera Double rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 12 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX378 Exmor RS Omnivision OV12A10
Type CMOS BSI 2 CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0 ƒ/ 2.2
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.55 µm 1.25 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/2.3 1/2.9
2
Camera type
--

Telephoto lens
Resolution
12 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV13380
Type
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.6
Pixel size
1.00 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
1/2.4

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation No No
Slow Motion Video Yes,
120 fps
Yes,
120 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Manual focus
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • ISO settings
  • RAW
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 4 Mpx 5 Mpx
Sensor Omnivision OV4688 Samsung S5K5E8
Type CMOS BSI CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0 ƒ/ --
Pixel size 2.00 µm 1.12 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/3 1/5
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score -- --

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.4
8.7
Quality of nighttime photos
8.1
6.5
Quality of selfies
8.5
7.3
Does it have a powerful flash?
9.0
8.5
Number of reviews
205 reviews
314 reviews
Kimovil Photo Lab

Xiaomi Mi5s vs Xiaomi Mi A1 camera: Comparison of real photos

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B33 (TD 1900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • 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
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)

Navigation

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

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.

0.768 W/Kg on head
1.010 W/Kg on body
1.750 W/Kg on head
0.760 W/Kg on body
American measurement

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

-- 1.260 W/Kg on head
0.170 W/Kg on body

Others

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

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.1
8.8
Quality of the GPS
9.2
8.7
And the WiFi?
9.4
8.8
Number of reviews
205 reviews
314 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3200 mAh
3080 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes No
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 2%
    Less than half day
  • 17%
    Less than a day
  • 36%
    One day
  • 40%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more
  • 2%
    Less than half day
  • 15%
    Less than a day
  • 36%
    One day
  • 42%
    More than one day
  • 5%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
205 reviews
314 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • MIUI V10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
    Android 8.0 Oreo, 3 years ago
  • Android 9.0 Pie
    Android 9.0 P, 2 years ago
Google Services (official) No Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 8%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 81%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 11%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 56%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 41%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 3%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 3%
    Never
  • 6%
    Once a year
  • 48%
    Every six months
  • 44%
    Every two months or less
  • 1%
    Never
  • 2%
    Once a year
  • 16%
    Every six months
  • 81%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
205 reviews
314 reviews

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version CN  •  3GB  •  64GB Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  4GB  •  64GB Change