Availability And Release

The Xiaomi Mi5 was released on 2016 April. The OnePlus 3 Smartphone was released in June, which is 2 months after the release of Mi5. This is not a fact to be worried about but as a fact, since OnePlus 3 was lately released the devices comes out of the box with Android v6.0.1 when Mi 5 comes with Android v6.0. Both the devices has Dual-Sim support with dual stand-by.

Screen And Display

The Xiaomi Mi5 features a 5.15 inches IPS LCD capacitive Screen with 428 ppi(pixel density), while the OnePlus 3 has a 5.5 inches Optic AMOLED capacitive Screen with 401 ppi. Both the devices offers same Screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Screen pixel density of the OnePlus 3 is less compared to the Mi5, but this too is not a big issue since both the device offers a pixel density(ppi) above 400. This is more than enough for a user. Even in my experience the minimum amount of ppi required for a device for an average GUI(Graphical User Interface) experience is 300 ppi. When it comes to the type of Screen

Chipset, Memory And Performance

An exciting thing about these devices is that, both the devices runs on a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Chipset, Two Dual-core Kryo Processors as well as the same GPU(Graphics Processing Unit). In both of the devices, the first processor runs at a clock rate of 2.15 GHz and the second at 1.6 GHz. The GPU Used on the devices are Adreno 530. Which means the performance and Graphic rendering of both the devices will be more over identical in its functions.

The Pro edition of the Xiaomi Mi5 comes with 4 GB of RAM along with 128 GB of internal Storage. The other editions of the device comes with 3 GB of RAM along with 32/64 GB internal storage variants. In the case of OnePlus 3, the devices comes with a 6 GB of RAM with a 64 GB internal storage. In the Internal Memory capacity OnePlus clearly stays ahead of Mi5. If you are a serious Android multi-application user, OnePlus will be the right option for you. Because there is a slight chance of running out of memory issue in Mi5 compared to the OnePlus.


Both the devices have a 16 MP, phase detection, auto focus Primary camera. But in the Secondary Camera, the OnePlus 3 out-stands the Mi5’s 4 MP Front(Secondary) Camera with an amazing 8 MP Camera. If you have a craze of selfie then OnePlus 3 might suit you better than the Mi5. Both the devices supports Full HD video encoding on both Primary as well as secondary Camera.