Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs. Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: Battle of Giants

Samsung galaxy s7 edge

February 2016 saw the announcement of various flagship devices; Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro being among the devices creating headlines.

The announcement of these two smartphones has caused excitement and led to varied reactions among tech pundits and the public at large. Released details about the Mi 5 Pro and Galaxy S7 Edge will actually make a potential customer get to compare these two phablets. To help you through it, here is the comparison between Galaxy S7 Edge and Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro.

Design comparison

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge boasts of an aluminum body that is further protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The device has smooth curves and the camera bump on S7 Edge is less reduced than in previous Galaxy models. The device is also dust and water resistant.

On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro boasts of nice rounded edges with a 3D ceramic back. The ceramic material used on the outer cover of the Mi 5 Pro is actually scratch resistant and the perfectly finished edges of the device make it comfortable to handle.

Display comparison

The Galaxy S7 Edge packs a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display that has a res power of 2560 by 1440 pixels with top notch brightness levels and superb viewing angles. Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro comes with a 5.15-inch IPS screen having a resolution of 1920 by 1820 pixels offering a density of 427ppi. Mi 5 Pro has a perfect body to screen ratio as compared to the S7 Edge, thus offering an, even more, excellent view.

Hardware comparison

Having a RAM of 4GB, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is powered with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. This time round, the South Korean manufacturer has included support for expandable memory (microSD card slot) in its latest flagship. Galaxy S7 Edge arrives in two variants of 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage models, but it is only the 32GB variant that will be available in the U.S.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro runs on the same type of chipset and RAM as Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. However, the Chinese smartphone boasts of an internal storage of 128 GB. Regarding the camera specs, the S7 Edge has a 12MP main snapper having an aperture of f/1.7 and enhanced with Dual Pixel and BRITECELL technologies. Its front cam is of 5MP.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro packs a 16MP rear camera having a 4-axis OIS with an aperture of f/2.0. The front camera is 4MP, which can still manage decent selfies and high-quality video calls. The main cam is promising thanks to the Sony IMX298 sensor that is fitted on this snapper.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a battery capacity of 3600mAh whereas the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro packs a 600mAh less battery than the S7 Edge’s. Both batteries have been enhanced with Quick Charge Technology.

Software comparison

Both devices run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro having the MIUI running alongside whereas Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has the usual TouchWiz UI.

It is too early to tell which phone will outdo the other in the market, but given time, the best among the two will definitely emerge. Still, Samsung holds the upper hand thanks to its world-popular brand name.

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