OnePlus 3  Xiaomi Mi5 
OnePlus 3 Xiaomi Mi5
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Excellence Score
63.7
45.8
Value for Money Score
83.0
70.3
Price Rs. 23,061 onwards Rs. 18,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Apr, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 8.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.15 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 428 pixels per inch)
Display Features Optic AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Night Mode Display Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment, 95% NTSC Color Gamut
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 530
RAM 6 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX 298 Sensor, Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash, 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.12 um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Slow Motion Video, RAW Image Support, Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise, Manual Control, Clear Image Sony IMX298 sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization, 6-Piece Lens, Sapphire Glass Lens Cover, Two-tone Flash, DTI Image Enhancement, 32s Manual Exposure, Qualcomm 2nd-gen Spectra ISP, Low light Enhancement, HDR Adjustments, Panorama, Auto HDR, Burst Mode, Face Recognition
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 4.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, EIS, Smile Capture, Sony IMX179 Sensor, 1.4 um Pixel Size 2um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, 80-degree Wide-angle Lens, Beautify with 36 Smart Beauty Profiles, Large 2-Micron Pixels, Mi Video Call with real-time Beautify, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.35 mm 7.25 mm
Weight 158 gm 129 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Alert Slider; Gesture Control (Display On + Display Off); Fast Battery Charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge); DLNA; NFC; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0); Curved 3D Ceramic glass; NFC; WiFi Dual Band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, high-end aluminum unibody design that gives the phone a truly elevated aesthetic compared to its predecessors
  • Super sleek at 7.35mm
  • Chamfered details around the display and charging port catch and reflect light to add to the looks
  • OnePlus' useful notification toggle is carried over from the previous OnePlus device, and is handy as ever
  • Bright, sharp AMOLED display
  • Oxygen OS UI keeps things nice, simple, and close to stock Android, is quite stable, and adds useful touches like the "shelf" homescreen, as well as handy customization options for power users - overall it works very well, and doesn't include any bloatware
  • Breathtaking, and flagship-beating performance backed by powerful hardware and an astounding 6GB of RAM
  • Excellent heat management - the phone doesn't get hot even when put under high stress levels
  • Very good camera, that compares well with the top flagship phones
  • Camera interface is fast, minimalistic, and intuitive
  • Support for 4K video, as well as time-lapse and slow-motion movies
  • Front camera is excellent too
  • Good battery life that is helped by good software optimizations - lasts the whole day even with heavy use
  • Super quick charging battery (OnePlus calls it "Dash Charging") that can completely charge the phone from 0 to 100% in a little more than 1 hour, beating other "quick charging" phones by a good margin
  • Incredibly fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Decent loudspeaker, with good volume levels
  • Excellent audio quality via headphones
  • On the whole, the OnePlus 3 is easily one of the best and most well-rounded Android phones ever made, and the fact that it manages to be so at a price well below current flagship devices, makes it nothing short of exceptional
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful, premium, stunning design with a curved backing - this phone is a looker
  • Rounded rear makes it comfortable to hold
  • Compact and light-weight - fits snugly in your pocket
  • Excellent display with good brightness levels, high contrast, and outdoor readability
  • MIUI is one of the better, and neater Android UIs around and has useful customization options
  • Excellent performance with top-of-the-line hardware, that stands up against the very best, including the Galaxy S7 which is at a much higher price point
  • Very good camera performance with instant focus, fast shutter speed, better than expected low-light performance, plenty of resolved detail, high dynamic range, and excellent colors and contrast
  • Very good battery life, with fast charging support
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Good fingerprint scanner
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • Video recording quality is underwhelming
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