Samsung Galaxy Note 4  Xiaomi Mi5 
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Xiaomi Mi5
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Excellence Score
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30.3
Value for Money Score
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50.2
Price N/A ₹ 24,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2014 Apr, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 MarshmallowNo more updates expected Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.15 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 428 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features Super AMOLED, 2.5D Glass Screen Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment, 95% NTSC Color Gamut
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.7 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 805Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Ranked #17 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 420 Adreno 530
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 16.0MP 16.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Optical Image/Video Stabilization, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR 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 3.7MP 4.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Selfie (90 degree), Wide selfie mode (120 degree) 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 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.5 mm 7.25 mm
Weight 176 gm 129 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3220 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
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features S Pen stylus; S Pen Optimized Features- Air Command, Screen Write, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match, Smart Select, Advanced S Pen; S Voice; Air Gestures; Ultra Power Saving mode; Multi-window (Managing multiple applications at once on a single screen); Fast Charging (Go from zero to 50% in around 30 minutes); DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; IR LED (Remote Control); Download Booster; ANT+ support; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0); Curved 3D Ceramic glass; NFC; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Great design and build quality
  • Fingerprint sensor, and the S Heath App along with the health sensors, add useful functionality
  • Gorgeous, top-notch, high-resolution display
  • Android interface with Samsung's TouchWiz on top
  • The Touchwiz interface is now more polished, and has a lot of clutter stripped off
  • New S Pen features, and improved multi-tasking functionality, add to the productivity muscle of the Note 4 - no other phone comes close in this area
  • Top-notch speed/performance backed by great hardware
  • Very good camera, with optical image stabilization, and stunning 4K videos
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Excellent battery life
  • Quick battery charging
  • 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
  • Good fingerprint scanner
  • 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
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good battery life, with fast charging support
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The large size of course means the phone is not the easiest to carry around, and handle
  • Video recording quality is underwhelming
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