Xiaomi has announced 2 new smartphones; Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. The Plus version isn’t just a big smartphone, it’s a real upgrade compared to Mi 5s, but not in every aspect. We will tell you everything You should know about both the device.

Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5s Plus

Design & Color

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus both feature full metal body design, and they are available in various colors. Mi 5s features 145.6 X 70.3 X 8.25 mm dimension and weighs 145 grams, compared to 168 grams weight and 154.6 X 77.7 X 7.95 mm dimension in Mi 5s Plus. Both the models have rounded edges on the back, and Antenna line on the top and bottom that we have already seen on many devices. The design looks fair, but there isn’t really anything new in terms of design. These days most of the Smartphone manufacturers fail to innovate new design.

Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus both will be sold in 4 colors; Gold, Gray, Silver and Rose Gold.

Here are images of Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus in all colors.

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Xiaomi Mi 5s : 5.15-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 428 PPI, 600nit brightness, 1500: 1 contrast ratio, 94.4% NTSC color gamut.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus : 5.7-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 386 PPI, 550nit brightness, 1300: 1 contrast ratio, 94% NTSC color gamut.

The display is one of the features where Xiaomi missed to improve in its Mi 5s Plus version. According to specs, Xiaomi Mi 5s will certainly have a better (sharp) screen quality as it’s getting more pixels per inch, because of the smaller display. Xiaomi got its hands in 2K display with Mi Note Pro, but it seems they didn’t like it 🤔. Now they keep making the high-end models with FullHD display whether they are small compact or a phablet.


Xiaomi Mi 5s

  • Rear Camera : 12MP 80-degree wide-angle lens, Sony IMX378 Sensor, dual-tone LED flash, f 2.0 aperture, 1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size.
  • Video Recording : [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], 720p Slow [email protected]
  • Front Camera : 4-megapixel 80-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

  • Rear Camera : 13MP Color + 13MP Black & White Camera, dual-tone LED flash.
  • Video Recording :[email protected], [email protected], Slow [email protected]
  • Front Camera : 4-megapixel 80-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture.

The dual-camera in Mi 5s Plus has been made for the different purpose. One of them captures color images and the other captures black & white images. If you are not interested in Black & White photos, Mi 5s can capture better images and video compared to Mi 5s Plus.

Finger Print Scanner


Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus both feature a Finger Print Scanner, but if you are looking for something new and unique, you should get Xiaomi Mi 5s. Xiaomi was rumored to launch Mi 5 with Ultrasonic Finger Tech, but Xiaomi couldn’t do so. However, Xiaomi did it with Mi 5s but left Mi 5s Plus with the same boring Finger Print Scanner on its back panel. Xiaomi Mi 5s features a Finger Print Scanner that is incorporated in its glass itself. Xiaomi hasn’t cut the hole to give a physical home button to use as Finger Print Scanner.

Battery & Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus features a 3800 mAh battery compared to 3200 mAh found in Mi 5s. Both the models support Qualcomm’s Fast Charging 3.0 technology and also comes with reversible USB Type-C Port.

Connectivity Options for both Models: NFC, bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Dual-SIM (4G+4G/2G/3G), USB Type-C Reversible etc..

RAM and Storage

Xiaomi Mi 5s :  3GB RAM + 64GB ROM OR 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus : 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM OR 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM

Xiaomi Mi 5s and 5s Plus both features LPDDR 4 1866 MHz RAM and Universal Flash Storage 2.0 for better performance. None of the model features MicroSD card, so you won’t be able to expand it. 64GB should be enough, but some users may need more, so choose it wisely.

CPU and GPU (System/Graphic Processor)

Xiaomi Mi 5s  : Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 CPU ( 2 x 2.15 GHz + 2 x 1.6 GHz), 624MHz Adreno 530 GPU.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus : Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 CPU ( 2 x 2.35GHz + 2 x 1.6GHz), 624MHz Adreno 530 GPU.

GeekBench Benchmark Xiaomi Mi 5s vs Mi 5s Plus

Single-Core Performance Score

  • Xiaomi Mi 5s : 1721
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus : 1769

Multi-Core Performance Score

  • Xiaomi Mi 5s : 4169
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus : 4220

Here are Screenshots of GeekBench 3 Benchmark Report. Click on Image to see in full size.

As far as performance is concerned, Xiaomi Mi 5 have everything to perform device smoothly, like latest high-end CPU, GPU, enough LPDDR4 RAM etc.. However, the benchmark score is still behind compared to Apple A10 Fusion.

Antutu Benchmark

According to Xiaomi, Mi 5s Plus scored 164119 on Antutu v6.1.9. So I assume that Mi 5s will score slightly lower because its 2 powerful core is clocked at 2.15 GHz compared to 2.35 GHz in the case of Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus. Please note that real life score may still be different.



Xiaomi Mi 5s Price

  • ¥ 1,999 (around $300) for 64GB Storage + 3GB RAM Model.
  • ¥ 2,299 (around $345) for 128GB Storage + 4GB RAM Model.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus Price

  • ¥ 2,299 (around $345) for 64GB Storage + 4GB RAM Model.
  • ¥ 2,599 (around $390) for 128GB Storage + 6GB RAM Model.

Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5s Plus First Sale/Release Date

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus both will go on their first sale on 29 September at 00:00. A great rush is expected with limited stock. So Xiaomi may not make all their fans happy. The devices will initially be sold in their home country (China).

Where to Buy Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus in China

You can visit This page to buy any of those models, but make sure you are ready before 00:00 on 29th Sep. Xiaomi will sell both the models from its official website.

When Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus will be released in India?

Like Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus should certainly reach India, but Xiaomi hasn’t said anything about it. We will update you once we have more information about Indian release date and pricing.

Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5s Plus Camera Samples

Xiaomi has posted many images comparing its latest smartphone’s camera with iPhone 6s Plus, but I am still confused why they have compared it with the 1-year-old model when they already have the latest iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 to compare. We will see when the device is launched. In the meantime, let’s have a look at camera samples posted by Xiaomi.

Photos Captured with Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

As we said in specs, Mi 5s Plus has a dual rear camera, one of them captures color images and the other black and white images. We have got sample photos for both the rear cameras.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus Camera Samples

All these photos have been captured by Xiaomi Mi 5s, and there is no doubt they are really amazing.

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