MWC 2016 has slowly faded into the distance and two smartphones have emerged as really great performers, the Xiaomi Mi5 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. However, when it comes to specs and design, which of these devices stand at the top? A comparison of these two flagship performers should do the trick.
Before the Galaxy S7 got unveiled in Barcelona, the world already knew what this device would look like but even then, witnessing the smartphone in all its glory was worth the wait. In terms of size, the S7 Edge is certainly bigger than the S6 Edge but at the same time, it feels nice and compact boasts a gorgeous aluminum body which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The handset boasts impressive curves and Samsung has definitely crafted a pretty premium piece with the Galaxy S7. Meanwhile, compared to the other models, the camera behind the S7 protrudes less and this means that there is less of a rocking motion when the device is placed on a flat surface.
The outline of the Samsung Galaxy S7 looks elegant in metal and overall the smartphone feels great to look at. The S7 also comes with water resistance; meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro is the most expensive device from Xiaomi so far. The price hike is justified, thanks to a different design with a 3D ceramic back and rounded edges.
This material gives the Mi5 Pro a pretty unique look but at the same time, it’s a fingerprint magnet. The device gets a pretty unique look and feel and moreover, it is very comfortable to hold. The material used in the Xiaomi Mi 5 is also scratch-resistant and this clearly means that the ceramic build of the Xiaomi Mi 5 can be kept fresh and clean with the new look.
When it comes to displays, we already know that Samsung is a superior performer with its AMOLED technology. The Galaxy S7 Edge offers a 5.5inch beautifully crafted display with colors popping out beautifully on the screen.
It has a display resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and a superior pixel density of 510ppi. In terms of screen size, it seems like the device has hit a sweet spot. The viewing angles are impressive and the brightness levels are top-notch.
Compared to that, the Mi 5 has a 5.15inch IPS LCD display. If you grab the phone tightly, sometimes your fingers will end up obscuring the display.
It has a full-HD display resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 427ppi. The backlight configurations of the Mi5 match perfectly with varying lighting conditions. As already discovered in MWC 2016, Xiaomi Mi5 has an excellent screen-to-body ratio and this makes the pictures and videos a treat for the eyes.
The latest flagship from Samsung is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM. When it comes to performance, Samsung has managed to amaze with the device.
It offers 32 to 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 200GB using a microSD card. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, again equipped with 4GB of RAM.
In terms of storage, even the base model is equipped with 128GB internal capacity. There is a 12 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel technology, whilst the front facing shooter rocks a 5 MP sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The S7 Edge also has a focus speed which is 4 times faster in low-lighting conditions, than the S6. This results in a delightful and highly impressive fast shooting experience with the device.