Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are the two leading flagships in 2016; however, they face a tough competitor in the shape of China’s Xiaomi Mi 5.
The Chinese OEM made its debut at last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it is taking the smartphone world by storm thanks to the amazing price to performance ratio the Xiaomi Mi 5 brings to the table. The three phones pack the same specifications under the hood; however, the Chinese phone has a surprisingly low price tag when compared to its counterparts.
In a bid to establish which one of these devices offers the best performance, several benchmarking tests have been carried out. While initial tests showed that Xiaomi Mi 5 managed a 142,084 score on AnTuTu, the latest reports suggest otherwise. New tests reveal that the Mi 5 manages a score of up to 179,566.
This is something that is expected from a company that has taken close to two years before releasing a successor to its 2014 flagship Xiaomi Mi 4. The company took its time to build a decent smartphone that can equally compete with the Galaxy S7 and LG G5, but priced it at an amazingly low price.
When the latest AnTuTu score for the Xiaomi Mi 5 is compared to the LG G5’s 133,054, there is no doubt that it has been outperformed. It even outscores the 116,668 score the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 managed. However, other benchmarks have gone ahead to show that the LG G5 has a relatively higher score of 138,907.
Better hardware and software integration from Xiaomi?
The fact that the three smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 and the LG G5 – use the same hardware the hood makes it even more interesting. The Snapdragon 820 chipset rests under the hood in addition to RAM capacities of 4GB. However, now that the Xiaomi Mi 5 is coming in with a much higher benchmarking score may hint at the company’s greatness at hardware efficiencies and software optimization.
One thing that buyers of the new Xiaomi Mi 5 should be aware of is that this smartphone comes in two variants. There is a standard Mi 5 (3GB RAM) and another Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro (4GB RAM), which is actually the device that is set to make the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 sweat for their money. This device also carries an onboard storage capacity of up to 128GB.
All three phones are powered by the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone is currently unavailable in the U.S. unless you want it shipped from China.