LG and Xiaomi have been both working on the release of new smartphone offerings: the LG G5 and the Xiaomi Mi 5. Now that the Mobile World Congress 2016 is finally kicking in, the more important question now is: which flagship is better? Did LG get a one up over Xiaomi or is the other way around?
LG has finally unveiled a series of devices including the LG G5. More notably, the LG G5 apparently comes with a range of add-ons or accessories, which would define it eventually. According to The Verge’s Vlad Savov, the LG G5 is more than just a phone with the “extras,” the device will make a mark because it is excellent in its own right. People will notice right away that the feel of the LG G5’s aluminum-clad body is similar to the Google Nexus 6P. Other features include a protruding camera that is housed inside a anodized aluminum available in gold and silver colorways, high-resolution (2560 x 1440), 5.3-inch screen and an unobstructed unibody shell.
More importantly, the device reportedly offers a smooth animations and quick response times. The excellent performance is mostly credited to Qualcomm’s new top-tier Snapdragon 820 chipset plus 4GB RAM. Additionally, users are treated to a 32GB onboard storage, removable 2,800mAh battery, USB-C, microSD expansion slot, and 900 nits of display brightness. “The mission of the G5 is to wake up your play instinct,” said LG Mobile planning chief Dr. Ramchan Woo.
Xiaomi, on the other hand, has yet to make the official announcement but according to GSM Arena, some of the expected features include 5.1 mm thickness, DUAL SIM, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~416 ppi pixel density), Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 and 16/64 GB, 4 GB RAM internal memory. There are also expectations for a white version but all details need to be announced officially by Xiaomi. As with all other releases, the right product depends on the preferences of the user. So far, LG G5 has been gaining positive reviews and Xiaomi Mi 5 has still yet to get some upon announcement.