Monday, 24 October 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5s comes as a tough competition to iPhone 7

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company which is also the world's 4th largest Smartphone maker, was previously known to produce low-cost smartphones. But now, it has emerged as one of the key players in the industry when it comes to innovation too. Xiaomi has come a long way in creating world class products at astonishingly lower prices as compared to the competitors and gained a considerable market share worldwide. The product portfolio of Xiaomi now ranges from Smartphones, Accessories, Smart TVs, Fitness bands to various IoT devices.

Xiaomi has recently unveiled the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus models which are said to be a tough competition to the premium iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. Surprisingly, Xiaomi was known to take inspiration from the Apple products when it comes to software and with these latest variants of 5s and 5s Plus, Xiaomi targets to go the next level in the competition by upgrading the hardware too with elegant looks. It is for the first time that Xiaomi has launched two variants simultaneously.

Xiaomi Mi 5s runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and comes with the latest 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. Some of the key features of the Xiaomi 5s are the latest ultrasonic finger print reader under the glass screen which is accurately responsive even when the fingers are wet or dirty. It also comes with a Sony CMOS image sensor for the 12 megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash and 4k video recording similar to the iPhone 7. With these specifications, Xiaomi is confident to challenge the camera quality and capabilities of the iPhone 7. The Xiaomi Mi 5s has a slightly larger display than the iPhone 7 and a more powerful battery, the Quick Charge 3.0 can charge 83% of the battery in just 30 minutes.

Xiaomi Mi 5s comes with the features on par with the iPhone 7 and in some aspects even better. Unless you are a hardcore iPhone lover, there would be many reasons for you to consider the option of Xiaomi Mi 5s. The 32 GB and 64 GB variant of Xiaomi Mi 5s are priced at approximately Rs.23,000 and Rs.27000 respectively. While we consider the Apple iPhone7 32 GB and 64 GB variants, they are priced at approximately Rs.51,000 and Rs.57,000 respectively. So, we can see that Xiaomi Mi 5s comes at less than half the price as compared to that of the iPhone 7. For the Indian Market, where price still plays a major role in deciding the fate of a product, Xiaomi Mi 5s may have a really competitive advantage over the iPhone 7.

For a detailed and accurate comparison between the Xiaomi 5s and iPhone 7 with respect to the Operating system, Processor, RAM, Design, Battery, Camera and Connectivity etc, please visit

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Written by Rohit Jha

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