Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Sony Xperia X Performance: How Well do they Perform?

Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Sony Xperia X Performance: How Well do they Perform?
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Xiaomi is popular in the Asian market, but now the Chinese company will foray in the international domain with its flagship model, Mi 5. The phone was recently announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which bore witness to several big launches. The Sony Xperia X Performance was one of the coveted tech products, launched at the event. Let’s compare the specifications and features of both devices and find it out if there is a winner.



The Xiaomi Mi 5 has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers 16M colors for enhanced clarity in display. Measuring 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm and weighing 139 grams, the Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch screen. The display has 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution offering 428ppi. The screen to body ratio is 73.1% with multitouch feature, reports GSM Arena.

Sony brings a similar screen type for the Xperia X Performance, which features an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The screen size is smaller at 5-inch that has 16M colors, 1080 1920 resolution. You can count on the screen made out of scratch-resistant glass, which has an oleophobic coating and Trimulous display technology. The phone measures 143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm and weighs 164.4 gram.

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Software, Chip, Processor

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is based on the Android v6.0 Marshmallow and has dual-core 1.8GHz and dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo processor for the standard edition. The device is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 620 and Adreno 530 graphics card.

The Sony Xperia X Performance also features the latest Android v6.0.1 OS. It is powered by dual-core 2.15GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6GHz kryo processor. The phone has a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 620 chipset and is fuelled by Adreno 530 GPU.


Comparing the camera features of both devices will give an idea which phone ranks better. The Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 16MP rear camera and a 4MP front shooter. On the other hand, the Sony Xperia X Performance has a 23MP rear camera, while its front camera is 13MP.

Memory Storage

While the Xiaomi Mi 5 does not support a microSd card slot, the Sony Xperia X Performance comes with a microSD card that supports up to 200GB memory capacity.


Considering battery power, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is leveraged by a 3000mAH non-removable battery. The Sony Xperia X Performance supports a non-removable 2700mAH battery.

Android Pit reports that the Xiaomi Mi 5 64GB phone is priced at $352. On the contrary, the Sony Xperia X performance is priced at $660.

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