The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a Chinese flagship smartphone that is available in India at a price of Rs 24,999. This smartphone has received positive reviews from the users and it is considered a worthy offering for its powerful specs, impressive features, and premium build.
Another Chinese flagship that created a lot of hype in the market is the LeEco Le Max 2 that is available in two variants. It is priced at Rs 22,999 and Rs 29,999 for the 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants with 4 GB and 6 GB RAM respectively.
While both are great smartphones for the price that you pay for them, here is a detailed comparison between the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Le Max 2 for you to know which one is a better smartphone.
The Mi 5 has a premium look with 3D glass back panel and curved sides making it highly comfortable to be held in hands. It is 7.3 mm thick and weighs in at just 139 grams.
The Le Max 2 features a full metal unibody design that makes it heftier at 185 grams and it is also thick measuring 8 mm.
Le Max 2 is bestowed with a 5.7-inch IPS display with 2K 1440p screen resolution translating to 515 ppi pixel density. The screen is protected with the Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well. Le Max 2's screen represents deep blacks, vivid colors, adequate brightness, and good viewing angles.
On the other hand, the Mi 5 boasts a smaller 5.15-inch IPS display with an FHD resolution of 1080p that results in a relatively lower pixel density of 428 ppi. This screen reproduces the colors in an amazing way and it is easy on the eyes of the users.
Both the smartphones get the power from a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor that is teamed up with Adreno 530 graphics. The Le Max 2 comes in two versions - one with 32 GB of default memory capacity and 4 GB RAM and the other with 64 GB of native storage space paired with 6 GB RAM.
The Mi 5 has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of native storage capacity. However, both phones lack expandable storage support.
The LeEco Le Max 2 features a 21 MP main snapper with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and dual-LED flash. It also features an 8 MP selfie snapper that has a better aperture of f/2.2. In comparison, the main snapper on the Xiaomi Mi 5 is a 16 MP sensor with phase detection autofocus, OIS, and dual-LED flash. It has a 4 MP front-facer with support for FHD video recording.
The Le Max 2 runs on the EUI 5.6 on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It UI is highly customized, but it misses out on the app drawer and notification shortcuts. The Mi 5 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7. This latest UI comes with a slew of features additions as well.
Both these smartphones include connectivity aspects such as 4G LTE, NFC, USB Type-C charging port, dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. The Le Max 2 lacks the 3.5 mm audio jack as it is the first CDLA technology enabled smartphone in the world.
Both the smartphones include a fingerprint scanner at the front for secure operations. The scanner is quite fast and responsive in terms of performance.
The Le Max 2 comes with a non-removable 3,100 mAh battery with the Quick Charge 2.0 feature. Also, the Mi 5 has a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery that comes with the Quick Charge feature for rapid charging.